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Treasurer says jobs come from carbon price

The federal government is under fire from industry and unions over its proposed carbon price to start in July 2012.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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UN targets black carbon emissions

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Future Fund carbon strategy questioned

FREEDOM of information (FoI) documents have suggested that the guardians of the $70 billion Future Fund have not discussed climate change in any meetings since 2007, prompting questions about how Australia’s largest fund is managing carbon risk on investments.

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  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011
  • Category: USA
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California’s carbon market: Will cap-and-trade work?

Nine months before California is set to finalize a trading system aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, participants have the jitters.

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All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey Read it on Global News: All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey

OTTAWA – A new survey shows that all the main political parties except the Conservatives are committed to setting a price on greenhouse gas pollution – which environmentalists say is crucial in fighting climate change.

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Oppn seizes on carbon compo deal

Tony Abbott says the government’s promised compensation for carbon price taxes can’t be trusted, while Treasury Spokesman Joe Hockey suspects it is a ploy to redistribute wealth.

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Transport white paper encourages carbon emissions

Most European car journeys are less than 10 kilometres – so citizens and companies should be embracing green initiatives like cycling and video conferencing, insists Richard Dyer

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

The many new and expanded strong policy initiatives and green targets in Chinas 12th Five year Plan, released on 5 March 2011, provide

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Detail of carbon compensation up in the air

THE government has yet to determine the best way to compensate households for the impact of a carbon tax, the Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet said, as Labor faced pressure from within to release more details of how it will help families deal with increases in the cost of living.

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Combet dismisses carbon estimate

Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has dismissed an official estimate suggesting households would pay $863 a year under a carbon price.

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Alter Space: Play and learn to reduce your carbon footprint

MANILA, Philippines – Alter Space, the new Filipino-developed Facebook game, is a fun way for gamers to learn practical tips on earth-friendly living.

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Australia to discuss carbon tax plan with China

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s plan to tax major industrial polluters for the carbon gas they produce will be discussed at climate change talks with Chinese officials this week, a minister said.

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Innovative Washington Dairy Project Addresses Climate Change

eBay, Stonyfield Farm, Brita, and Effect Partners Help Build Project With NativeEnergy
Mar. 22, 2011 (GlobeNewswire) —

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A project in Washington State will support local dairy farms and reduce approximately 4,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. eBay, Stonyfield Farm, Brita, and Effect Partners are enabling this project through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build

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Garnaut to speak on carbon price

PROFESSOR Ross Garnaut will be in Canberra today to deliver the sixth update to his landmark 2008 climate change report.

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Carbon price to benefit Tasmania: Garnaut

The Federal Government’s key climate change adviser says Tasmania is set to benefit from moves towards pricing carbon.

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Climate science ‘may have underestimated’ damage from rising levels of carbon dioxide

GLOBAL warming may push sea levels rises to the upper limit of current projections and temperatures above previously anticipated levels, Julia Gillard’s top climate change adviser has warned.

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Gillard heads to US to talk carbon price

Julia Gillard is off on her first visit to Washington as prime minister today, as the United States watches Australia’s move to introduce a carbon price amid efforts to figure out its own approach to climate change.

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More carbon in atmosphere results in less water vapor from plants

Rising carbon dioxide levels are affecting not just the planets climate but also its water cycle as scientists have found that plants ability to release water vapor is decreasing.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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Why wont the government investigate its carbon emissions?

It is the received wisdom that the UKs emissions are falling. But this is not the case. As academic studies and government briefings show, the UKs emissions continue to rise, once you factor in the impacts of the goods and services we import from overseas. As we have outsourced industry, so we have outsourced a large part of our contribution to climate change.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
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Wait is nearly over for 4 counties hoping to be FutureGen carbon dioxide storage site

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The wait is nearly over for the four Illinois counties hoping to be the FutureGen clean coal project’s carbon dioxide storage site.

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Climate change: Would you be willing to pay a carbon tax to help fight climate change?

Far more Canadians than Americans believe climate change is real, according to a report released Wednesday by think tanks in the U.S. and Canada.

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Look to Europe for next phase of B.C.’s carbon tax

When it comes to good urban planning, transportation and taking action on climate change, Europe has a lot to teach us.

B.C. took important baby steps with its Climate Action Plan of 2008. Three years later, however, the baby is still clinging to the coffee table.

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Carbon jobs market resilient to recession

Employment and incomes in the climate change and carbon sector appear to be holding up well in the face of ongoing economic hardship, the results of a worldwide survey shows. Average salaries rose and respondents overall reported greater levels of job security and satisfaction compared to 2009, the Carbon Salary Survey 2010 found. The only worldwide job market appraisal in this field surveyed 944 participants in the climate change, carbon markets, renewable energy and clean technology fields in all regions. It was conducted in September and October by recruitment firm Acre Resources and corporate sustainability consultancy Acona.

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Former GG backs carbon price

Former governor-general Michael Jeffery has backed the federal government’s push to put a price on carbon.

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RPT-Australia plans carbon tax from 2012 – paper

SYDNEY Feb 12 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor-led government plans to introduce a fixed carbon price from July 1, 2012 with a compensation scheme for some industries, the Australian newspaper reported on Saturday, a proposal its key coalition ally had earlier rejected.

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