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Businesses move quickly to discard banned carbon credits

Power plants and factories covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) used more UN-issued carbon credits to meet their emissions targets last year than ever before, analyst firm Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said this week, noting that companies could be looking to offload soon-to-be banned offset credits issued by controversial industrial gas projects.

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Farmers need to be carbon aware

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will provide more opportunities for farmers if it is linked to an emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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BarCap ups 2013 U.N. carbon price forecast by 10 percent

(Reuters) – Barclays Capital raised its price forecast for U.N.-backed carbon credits by 10 percent to 24 euros ($34.70) a tonne on widening spreads, analysts said in a research note on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Jan 19th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China provides opportunities to generate carbon credits via the CDM process

| Sourced From Lexology |

Although China is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, it is listed as a “non-Annex I” country, meaning it is not under any legal obligation to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. However, under the Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, foreign entities either from or sponsored by an Annex I signatory can partner with non-Annex I countries, such as China, to carry out voluntary projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in those countries, yielding carbon credits, known as certified emission reduction units, or “CERs.” Foreign entities can also acquire CERs generated through such CDM projects and use them to satisfy their home country’s greenhouse gas reduction commitments.

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U.N. panel says has cut carbon offset backlog

(Reuters) – A U.N. panel which oversees a market in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol says it has cut a backlog in project approvals, a development that is likely to quell long-running private sector complaints about delays.

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EU drafts tough regulations for carbon market

| Sourced From Commodityonline |

BRUSSELS (Commodity Online) : In its attempt to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme, the European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market.

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Brussels gets tough with carbon crime

|Sourced From Euractiv |

The European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market in a bid to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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U.N. panel issues 20 mln carbon offsets – report

A United Nations panel overseeing trade in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol decided late on Friday to issue 20 million tonnes of offsets, the information company Point Carbon reported.

The panel, known as the executive board, oversees a $20 billion trade in offsets which allows rich countries to meet greenhouse gas emission limits by paying for carbon cuts in developing nations.

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U.N. carbon credit investors see prospects after 2012

(Reuters) – Investors in the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) now have more confidence in the carbon offset market after 2012 after the number of post-2012 carbon credit deals rose in recent weeks. The CDM is part of a U.N. treaty to fight climate change, the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period (2008-2012) sets emissions targets for rich nations that drive demand for carbon credits called certified emissions reductions (CERs).

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  • Published: Aug 19th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Has the UN-Governed Carbon Trading Scheme Had Its Day?

| Sourced From Agmetalminer |

There is a large and largely unseen transfer of money going on between the west and Asia (principally China and India) that if the average citizen were asked they would most likely have trouble seeing the value. I talk of carbon-backed offsets formerly known as Certified Emissions Reductions that are issued under the U.N.s Clean Development Mechanism. The scheme is intended to reward investors in clean energy projects in developing countries.

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  • Published: Aug 18th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 3

Tata Power plant’s carbon status denial upsets investors

| Sourced From Lawnandlandscape |

A UN carbon credit scheme’s rejection of a huge coal power plant by Tata Power deprives the project of revenue running into hundreds of millions of euros and rings alarm bells for investors developing similar plants.

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 3

Carbon markets await new direction

| Sourced From Carbonpositive |

The EU carbon market is treading water currently, benchmark prices for EUAs and CERs

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  • Published: Aug 13th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 2

Carbon Credits – Press Information Bureau

| Sourced From Radionz |

Under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), carbon credits are earned by project proponents that develop and implement projects as per CDM modalities and procedures and are registered by the CDM Executive Board. National Governments recommend such CDM projects for registration with the Executive Board as contribute to sustainable development.

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  • Published: Aug 8th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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UN steps up carbon offsetting investigation

| Sourced From Businessgreen |

The UN panel responsible for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has announced plans to intensify an investigation into allegations that some companies are deliberately increasing greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to exploit a loophole in the carbon offsetting scheme.

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  • Published: Jul 8th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 5

UN panel recommendation may make India lose half carbon credits

| Sourced From Hindustantimes |

A United Nations panel recommendation this week to change carbon credits calculating methodology for hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) can result in India losing half of its credits valid till 2012. Certified Emissions Reduction Units (CERs), also called carbon credits, for the destruction of hydroflourocarbons (HFC) represent over 80 percent of the total credits issued till date under UNs Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to India. HFC has highest credit value, as a tonne of HFC emission saved means 11,700 carbon credits earned.

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  • Published: Jul 4th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 1

Funds tap into GCC’s carbon market

| Sourced From Business24-7 |

As news of some clean development mechanism projects initiated by the GCC governments begins to spread, funds managed by banks and financial institutions are descending on the region to tap CERs, or Certified Emission Reduction units, that can be traded on European climate exchanges.

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  • Published: Jun 11th, 2010
  • Category: India
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PE investors begin funding carbon credit projects

| Sourced From Economictimes.indiatimes |

MUMBAI: There’s something for the green brigade to rejoice this Saturday, when the world dawns to yet another World Environment Day. Private equity investors have begun funding clean development mechanism projects, a strategy which will enable them to earn profits from the project as well as by selling certified emission receipts (CERs) or carbon credits.

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  • Published: Jun 7th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 2

Barclays snaps up carbon emissions trader Tricorona for

| Sourced From Proactiveinvestors |

Retail and investment banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC) is snapping up Stockholm listed carbon trader Tricorona AB for

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  • Published: Jun 7th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 3

MCD first civic body in India to win carbon credits

| Sourced From Zeenews |

New Delhi: The MCD today claimed that it has become the first civic body in the country to win carbon credit through its municipal solid waste compost plant in Okhla area of south Delhi.

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
  • Comments: 4

South Africa: Gold Fields Methane Project to Net R200 Million Carbon Credits

| Sourced From Allafrica |

Johannesburg GOLD FIELDS will capture methane from its Beatrix mine in the Free State and sell 1700 certified emissions reductions (CERs) in a R200m deal that will run until 2016, it said yesterday.

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: India
  • Comments: 6

India Gets Fewer Carbon Credits as UN Scrutinizes Projects

| Sourced From Businessweek |

June 2 (Bloomberg) — India, the second-largest supplier to the United Nations emissions market, received 51 percent less carbon credits in the five months through May as regulators scrutinize the countrys projects.

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 5

Strong potential for candidate CDM projects in Oman, says PwC expert

| Sourced From Zawya |

MUSCAT — Oman represents a potentially attractive market for investment in energy efficient initiatives that fall within the scope of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), according to an expert representing one of world’s largest providers of climate change services.

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  • Published: Jun 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Global Carbon Market Grows to $144 billion Despite Financial and Economic Turmoil

|Sourced From Balkans |

The latest annual reportfrom the World Bank on the global carbon market showed that in 2009 it grew to$144 billion, up 6% from 2008 despite enduring its most challenging year todate. The global economic crisis negatively impacted both demand andsupply sides and, as industrial output plummeted, the demand for carbon assetsfell. The State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2010,released on Wednesday, by the World Bank at Carbon Expo in Cologne, also saidthat on the supply side, the reduction in access to capital made it difficultfor many project developers to lock in financing. As a consequence, projectorigination ground to a halt.

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Gold Fields: R200m carbon deal unveiled

| Sourced From Busrep |

Gold Fields would invest in a R200 million carbon emissions trade deal to raise funds for clean energy projects, the gold producer said yesterday.

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  • Published: Jun 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon trading to rival crude markets: CCX head

| Sourced From Risk |

Carbon trading could soon become the biggest commodity market in the world, Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) founder Richard Sandor told the Energy Risk USA conference in Houston yesterday.

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