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BlueNext Says Any Delay in Spot Carbon Trading Needs Discussion

David Rapin, business development director at BlueNext SA, comments on potential delays in the settlement of spot carbon trades to protect against theft.

The Paris-based exchange was the biggest spot exchange for emission allowances last year. EU officials said Feb. 9 they may consider a trading delay to help prevent

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Bulgaria regains carbon trade accreditation

Bulgaria has been allowed back into the trade in greenhouse gas emission allowances after the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol decided at a meeting in Bonn on February 5 2011 to restore its accreditation.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU Carbon Allowances Reverse Gains as German Power Declines

April 12 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon permits dropped, reversing earlier gains, as German power declined, cutting demand for emission allowances.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Romania could cash EUR 1.2 bln from carbon emission allowance trading

Romania’s current quota of carbon dioxide emission allowances could bring the country 1.2 – 1.5 billion euros by 2012, Minister of Environment and Forests Laszlo Borbely told a press conference on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Jan 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 2

Deutsche Bank predicts carbon price recovery

Deutsche Bank has added its voice to those of analysts saying the EU carbon market will rebound during 2010, predicting that the price of EU emission allowances (EUAs) will recover to

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  • Published: Dec 4th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Deloitte publishes carbon accounting report

| Sourced From Environmental-expert.com |

The accountancy firm Deloitte has issued a report on the challenges of carbon accounting, reports Envido.

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  • Published: Oct 18th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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A carbon tax, not a cap and trade

| Sourced From Boston.com |

THE WAXMAN-MARKEY bill on climate change that recently passed the House is a train wreck waiting to happen. Intended to reduce global warming and achieve energy independence, it is totally inadequate in its reliance on a flawed cap and trade system, and the recently released Senate version called the Kerry-Boxer bill follows the same track. Like the House bill, the Senate version represents the further transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the nuclear and fossil-fuel industries – a result of their immense power and influence.

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Emissions trading: list of sectors deemed to be exposed to carbon leakage

| Sourced From Environmental-expert.com |

EU Member States approved in September a draft Decision listing 164 industrial sectors and sub-sectors deemed to be exposed to ‘carbon leakage’. Under the revised EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) which will apply from 2013, installations in such sectors will receive a higher share of greenhouse gas emission allowances free of charge than other industrial sectors. The final Decision should be adopted by the European Commission by the end of the year following scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council.

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  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CFTC’s Chilton backs position limits on carbon trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A carbon trading program — a potential route for Congress to control greenhouse gases — could create the largest physical commodity market in the world, and it should be subject to position limits, a federal regulator said on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Sep 22nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Natural Gas Executives Lobby US Senate On CO2, Taxes, Regulations

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By Ian Talley Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Natural gas executives are lobbying the U.S. Senate en masse this week in a bid to gain more favorable terms for their industry on a raft of issues from climate change laws to new tax proposals.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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7 Myths About Global Warming and Carbon Cap-and-Trade Regulation

| Sourced From Thedailygreen.com |

Will the U.S. lose jobs? Will energy bills skyrocket? Can the South really produce enough renewable energy to meet proposed federal mandates?

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  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Charge Companies for Releasing Carbon Dioxide

| Sourced From Newmajority.com |

I have a friend, call him Rick, who runs an ice skating arena that has an outsize parking lot. The lot is rarely used to its full capacity, even when business is popping.

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  • Published: Aug 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Footprints and Rising Energy Prices

| Sourced From Rotor.com |

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dealt a big blow to the ethanol industry earlier this year when it decreed that the corn-based fuel doesn’t have a much better carbon footprint than gasoline made with crude oil. Ethanol producers contend that gasoline also leads to “indirect land-use changes,” and “argues that the corn-based fuel’s environmental credentials should be measured against gasoline made with” oil like that produced by Canada’s oil sands, “not with the lighter and more easily refined crude grades, which are becoming scarcer.” The debate is raising questions about how to extricate the real carbon footprint of a fuel from a complex web of interconnections across continents.

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  • Published: Jul 23rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and the effect upon merchant CO2 sourcing industries

| Sourced From Gasworld.com |

As environment-led legislation evolves and the so-called cap and trade bill passed the US House of Representatives, Sam Rushing delivers a CO2 update for gasworld readers.

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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

| Sourced From Examiner.com |

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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EU Permits Rise as Europe Falls Short on Cutting Carbon in 2008

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April 1 (Bloomberg) — Carbon emission prices advanced for a second straight day after a European Union report signaled that factories and power stations failed to reduce pollution last year as much as some traders and analysts anticipated.

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Exclusive: EU firms selling carbon credits to survive

| Sourced From Business Green |

Companies in the European emissions trading scheme (ETS) are rumoured to be desperately attempting to raise cash by selling off the bulk of their emissions allowances (EUAs), despite the fact that they will have to buy them back, probably at a higher price, to avoid breaching their emissions cap.

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