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Czechs plan about 30 pct tax on carbon emissions

Oct 27 (Reuters) – The Czech government plans to slap about 30 percent tax on carbon dioxide emissions allowances granted to power generation companies in 2011 and 2012, Industry and Trade Minister Martin Kocourek said on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Crackdown on carbon credit scam

| Sourced From Telegraph |

From November, a zero VAT rate put in place as an interim measure to combat scams is being replaced by a new system whereby the customer, rather than the supplier, has to account to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for VAT.

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  • Published: Aug 16th, 2010
  • Category: UK
  • Comments: 6

Carbon sledgehammer will crush competitiveness

| Sourced From Independent |
IRELAND’S dairy processors have been managing CO2 emissions since 2005.

Due to their scale, the majority of dairy processors participate in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), whereby they are limited in the quantity of CO2 that they can emit annually.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU Carbon Slides Along With German Power After Permit Auctions

March 23 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon permits slid along with German power after the nation, western Europes largest emitter, and Austria sold spot allowances today, boosting supply.

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  • Published: Nov 21st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Giveaways: Fight Over Carbon-Emission Permits Comes to Senate

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More fun and games as the Senate grapples with the climate bill. The latest twist: Senators from coal-dependent states are pushing hard to ease the pain for power companies that rely on coal.

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  • Published: Jul 11th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Clearing the Air on Carbon Disclosures

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The sweeping 1,400-page energy bill passed by the House of Representatives in late June, and now on its way to the Senate, contains the makings of a new asset class for affected companies: carbon emissions allowances. Further, the proposed legislation, dubbed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, would also create new liabilities for companies that are unable to comply with the new proposed carbon emissions rules.

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