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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Planting Trees for a Better Environment and Healthier Citizens

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August 4, 2009A reforestation project on the Plateau of Bateke in the Democratic Republic of Congo will generate important environmental benefits to the local community as well social services through an innovative financing scheme.

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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US Doesnt Need Cap and Trade to Grow Low-Carbon Market

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The value of the low-carbon energy market will almost triple by 2020, even if the US does not introduce a comprehensive cap-and-trade programme, an HSBC report says.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon trade lobby calls for rule clarity from EU

(Reuters) – An emissions trading lobby group has called for the European Commission to clarify rules on UN-backed carbon offset use in the third phase of its emissions trading scheme in order to boost ebbing market confidence. In an open letter to EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard on Tuesday, the International Emissions Trading Association urged the commission to rule the number and types of offsets that scheme participants can use between 2013-2020 should the bloc adopt a deeper 2020 emissions cut target.

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  • Published: Aug 13th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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How Can President Obama Cut Carbon Emissions Without a Climate Bill?

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With Congress still not able to get out of its own way and actually move forward any legislation with the word ‘climate’ in it, what options does President Obama have to make good on his oft-stated commitments to make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions? Leaving aside the EPA mandating carbon emission reductions (remember it’s now officially a pollutant), over at Climate Progress, the executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project has some good suggestions:

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Obama touts tax credits, ending tax breaks and charging carbon polluters

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The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should force Congress to provide more tax incentives to spur clean energy development while also cutting back billions in tax breaks for oil companies.

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  • Published: May 13th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: After 2 Carbon Disasters in 1 Month, Time for Clean Energy

America has experienced two energy-related disasters in the past month, and though they involved different technologies and occurred in different parts of the country, they had one thing in common: fossil fuels.

On April 5, a massive accident at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia killed 29 people and injured 2 others.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Masdar signs MoU with US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low Carbon Investments Tied To Dimming Fate Of Climate Bill

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Capitol Hill politics aren’t just bogging down a climate bill in the Senate, but also investment in low-carbon energy.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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US Joins Partners Across The Americas to Chart a Low-Carbon, Clean-Energy Future

President Obama has pledged that the United States will join with our partners across the Americas to chart a low-carbon, clean-energy future. Energy and climate challenges affect us all, and it will take all of us to solve them. The Americas are blessed with talent, ingenuity and resources, and we can go further, faster by working together than by working alone.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon worries remain in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON – The demise of the NB Power deal means the province’s energy challenges include an uncertain environmental future, which could eventually end up either costing ratepayers or leading to a shift towards cleaner sources of electricity.

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Big Polluters Hurt By Carbon Regulation

Arguments around carbon regulation have been in and out of popular media over the past decade. While some form of pollution control is mandatory for the sustainability of our delicate environment, an ideal approach to face the issue has not yet effectively been implemented.

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Press Release: The U.S. National Center for Sustainable Development and the China CDM Fund Join to Promote Low Carbon Development with the China-U.S. Low Carbon Development Cooperation Program.

WASHINGTON – (Business Wire) The first-of-its kind creative initiative and significant effort by the Government of China, for new non governmental cooperation between China and the U.S. on sustainable low carbon development was announced today. The National Center For Sustainable Development (

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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INTERVIEW – JPMorgan sees immediate value in EcoSecurities buy

* EcoSecurities buy to help JPM clients manage price risks
* JPM commods head “happy” even if just pre-2012 portfolio
* New EcoSecurities CEO to be named soon
* EcoSecurities will not be integrated into JP Morgan

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – JP Morgan’s <JPM.M> acquisition of clean energy project developer EcoSecurities <ECO.L> will help its clients manage commodity price risks, even if the investment has a shelf life of only three years, JP Morgan’s head of global commodities said.

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  • Published: Nov 12th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China’s largest biogas CDM project runs smoothly

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China’s largest biogas project, the 20,000 cubic meter Minhe biogas project in Shandong, has recently been successfully connected to the grid. This is the first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project which has been registered in Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board, United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the annual revenue 6.3 million yuan.

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  • Published: Nov 4th, 2009
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CO2’S POLITICAL FINGERPRINT

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The Senate’s Kerry-Boxer and the House’s Waxman-Markey global warming bills could not have been better designed to inflict more pain on the states that swung red in the last election than on those that went blue, says the Heritage Foundation.

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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Trade carbon credits on new Singapore exchange

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As part of its plan to become the Asia-Pacific’s carbon hub, Singapore may start trading emissions on a new exchange, Bloomberg reported yesterday.

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carbon-reducer.com, New Website Unveiled by Carbon Credits International Inc.

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BANGKOK and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Carbon Credits International Inc. commenced in conjunction with Carbon Reducer Industries Ltd. a new sophisticated internet sales platform under the URL: www.carbon-reducer.com.
The new website www.carbon-reducer.com is designed to showcase the energy efficiency products and is the first step in what will be several advances within the Company.

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  • Published: Oct 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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The Senate Bill Tinkers With Touchy Issue — Carbon Offsets

| Sourced From NYtimes.com |

Call it carbon offsets, round two.
Major climate legislation introduced yesterday in the Senate makes significant changes from a House version of the bill on offsets, or clean-energy initiatives that businesses can use to meet emission cuts outside their own facilities. The new text (pdf) from Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) shifts jurisdiction over a potential program to the president, rather than defining clear roles for U.S. EPA and the Agriculture Department.

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Global Carbon Policy Analysis Policy Initiatives Driving the Growth of the Carbon Market

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  • Published: Jul 19th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

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Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. A 21% reduction has already been delivered

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  • Published: Jul 13th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Obamas carbon emission bill to licence pollution and fraud

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On May 15, HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 was introduced in the US House of Representatives, purportedly

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2009
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CME Revs Up for Surge in Carbon Credit Trading

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As the Senate debates the American Clean Energy and Security Act recently passed in the House that attempts to create a cap-and-trade scheme for carbon emissions in the U.S. similar to Europe’s, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has been ramping up its efforts to prepare for an expected surge in carbon credit trading.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Congress plans to raise your electric bill 50 percent with green energy

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The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 HR 2454 is a 1,200-page bill passed by the House of Representatives last Friday that claims to recreate jobs with renewable sources of energy. It still has to be debated and passed by the Senate, and then signed into law by President Obama.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2009
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How to reduce a billion tons of CO2, add millions of jobs, ensure energy independence

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A new report by clean technology CEOs, venture capitalists and academics iIdentifies a plan to reduce a billion tons of CO2 from each of eight existing industries, add millions more jobs than fossil fuel industries, and ensure energy Independence.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Hello to Carbon Trading (but With Smog?)

| Sourced From Online.wsj.com |

Carbon trading may get a long-awaited lift Friday, but perhaps with strings attached.

The House is expected to vote on a sweeping climate-change package being championed by President Obama: the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

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