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EU confirms van carbon emissions target

|Sourced From Energysavingtrust |

The European Parliament has finally agreed on a target to reduce the carbon emissions from vans.

Proposals made by the European Commission had to be amended after opposition from Germany, home to large manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz.

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Australia May Pay A$14 Billion Without Carbon Price, Review Says

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Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Australias government faces a A$14 billion bill to meet its lowest emissions targets if it doesnt implement a carbon price, the Australian Financial Review said, citing a report by the Climate Institute to be released today.

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Opinion: Want to stop climate change? Move beyond carbon pricing

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Leigh Ewbank writes: Its time for the government and climate change advocates to stop obsessing over carbon pricing and get behind an investment-centred climate policy.

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Australian Greens Push For Carbon Price

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With the Greens possibly holding the balance of power after the next election, the stakes are high for the Australian Government.

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  • Published: Jun 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Huhne Calls On Eu To Raise Carbon Emissions Target

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The energy and climate change secretary in the UK, Chris Huhne, has called on European Union (EU) member states to help fight climate change by raising the carbon emissions target for the EU. By 2020, the EU will reduce its carbon emissions by 20 per cent compared with levels in 1990. It has said it will cut CO2 emissions even further – by 30 per cent – if the US and other big-polluting countries agree to follow suit.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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SNP set for defeat over new carbon emissions target

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Labour, LibDems and the Greens are threatening to combine to throw out ministers latest plans to reduce the countrys carbon emissions by just 0.5% in 2011 and 1% in 2012.

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Australia backs carbon plan,early poll chances cool

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia promised to press on with its carbon trade plan on Tuesday despite the U.N. climate summit’s failure to set emissions targets, but the Copenhagen outcome has cooled chances an early election on climate policy.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Sarkozy sees EU, Africa agreement on CO2 targets

PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday there was agreement between European Union member states and African countries on targets for reducing carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Dec 26th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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US pushes for low-carbon technology trade deal

Reports have emerged that the US is pushing for a commitment to liberalise trade in low-carbon products and services as one of the desired outcomes from the Copenhagen Summit.

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Poland says to sell CO2 permits to Ireland soon

WARSAW, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Poland will sign an accord shortly under the global Kyoto Protocol to sell surplus carbon emission permits worth 15 million euros to Ireland, Environment Minister Maciej Nowicki said on Saturday.

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  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Proposed climate change Bill puts legal onus on taoiseach over CO2 cuts

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THE TAOISEACH would assume legal responsibility for ensuring Irelands greenhouse gas emissions targets were met under radical new proposals for a climate change Bill.

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  • Published: Nov 1st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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SEC Guidance May Lead CO2 Policy Risk Disclosure

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WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S.-traded companies may be under greater pressure to disclose their exposure to the potential cost of climate policies under a new U.S. Securities Exchange Commission staff guidance issued Tuesday.

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Lawmakers join hands to fast-track carbon cut

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COPENHAGEN: The time to act is now, whether or not there is an international consensus on climate change at the UN Copenhagen talks in December, say the 100-odd legislators from major economies representing major political parties including US, UK, France, China, Brazil, Mexico and India.

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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UPDATE: SEC Guidance May Lead CO2 Policy Risk Disclosure

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WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S.-traded companies may be under greater pressure to disclose their exposure to the potential cost of climate policies under a new U.S. Securities Exchange Commission staff guidance issued Tuesday.

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China Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Industry

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2009-10-05 06:56:22 – Bharatbook.com included “Retail Futures-2009 Deep Research Report on China Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Industry” which gives a detailed analysis of the CDM theory, CDM distribution and CDM development prospects.

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Carbon targets may be too tough, says John Prescott

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Targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions may have to be watered down to get a deal at the critical Copenhagen climate summit, the former deputy prime minister John Prescott warns today.

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The carbon party’s over

| Sourced From NZHerald.co.nz |

Award-winning writer Chris Barton was the only NZ reporter at the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in London. Climate change was the big issue – and it’s about to get even bigger with the Government setting a greenhouse gas emissions target.

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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Funding to be linked to carbon reduction

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Universities will have to reduce their carbon footprint in order to secure funding, it has been announced.

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G8 CO2 Pledge Falls Short Of Climate Change Needs – IPCC Chief

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PARIS (AFP)–The head of the U.N.’s panel of climate-change experts said Friday he was encouraged by climate pledges at last week’s G8 summit but warned commitments still fell short of what was required by science.

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  • Published: Jun 24th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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SNP bows to Green lobby and amends carbon emissions cut

| Sourced From Theherald.co.uk |

The Scottish Government last night bowed to pressure from political opponents and the Green lobby and increased their target to cut carbon emissions by 42% by 2020.

But ministers made clear that the new target, which will be enshrined in tomorrow’s Climate Change Bill, will have conditions set on it regarding EU and UK measures which could impinge on Scotland’s ability to lead the way in terms of climate change.

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japan utilities set 2020/21 CO2 emissions target

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TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) – Japan’s electric power sector aims to improve carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per unit of electricity generated to around 73 percent of the 2008/09 level by the business year 2020/21, an industry association said on Friday. Hurt by the extended shutdown of a quake-hit major nuclear plant, the power sector’s CO2 emissions per kilowatt-hour were estimated to be around 0.45 kg in the 2008/09 business year that ended last month, roughly in line with the previous year’s 0.453 kg, the Federation of Power Companies of Japan said.

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