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The EU must put extra legislation in place to meet carbon emission plan-EWEA

The EU must put extra legislation in place in the lifetime of the current European Commission if it is to meet its commitment to cut domestic carbon emissions by 80-95% by 2050 warned the European Wind Energy Association.

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More consultation on carbon tax: Baillieu

The federal government needs to consult more with the states before introducing a carbon tax, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says.

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EU Carbon Pares Losses as Virus Threatens Trading Registries

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European Union carbon permits pared losses as Germany and other regulators said trading registries that track ownership of the allowances may have been attacked by a computer virus named Nimkey.

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Carbonflow raises $4.2M to streamline carbon emissions trading

Carbonflow, a developer of software applications for carbon reduction projects, has closed a$4.2 millionsecond round of funding. The round was led by existing investorOVP Venture Partnerswith participation fromClean Pacific Venturesand@Ventures.

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  • Published: Sep 25th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Orbeo Revises Downward Spot Carbon Forecasts, Says Outlook `Still Bullish’

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Orbeo revised down its forecast for spot carbon permits in the European Unions emissions trading program to 16.5 euros a metric ton in the fourth quarter from the previous estimate of 19 euros.

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EU Carbon Permits Decline Along With Prices for Natural Gas, German Power

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Carbon allowances in the European Unions emissions-trading system, the worlds largest, dropped along with natural gas and German electricity prices.

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Press Release: Europe Overhauls Carbon-Emissions Trading Scheme, an Industrial Info News Alert

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http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Europe-Overhauls-Carbon-Emissions-Trading-Scheme-an-Industrial-Info-News-Alert-1291214.htm
GALWAY, IRELAND–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –

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  • Published: Jun 4th, 2010
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Carbon Permits, Credits Fall as UN Prepares to Increase Supply

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May 28 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon allowances and United Nations credits fell as UN-overseen regulators prepared to increase supply and EU lawmakers considered protections against a possible surplus for much of the next decade.

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Greens keen on carbon tax

THE Australian Greens hope the Rudd Government can rehydrate its climate change credentials with a carbon tax in its third Budget later today.

The Government had shirked its responsibility on climate change by not taking up an alternative measure to its deferred emissions trading scheme, leader Bob Brown said.

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Australian MPs urge PM Kevin Rudd to embrace a carbon tax

The Australian Greens welcomed media reports that five Labor MPs are asking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to embrace a carbon tax today (Wednesday).

The Greens claim the most effective way to do this would be to adopt their proposal for a levy on the biggest polluters.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: New carbon trade policy is an obstacle

Nearly five months after the global community failed to reach an agreement on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, last December, the Australian government has altered its climate change policy and postponed discussions on the emissions trading scheme (ETS) until 2013.

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View: The carbon strangler

Melbournes Grattan Institute has made a fine contribution to Australias greenhouse gas debate with a report, released this morning, that looks into how much emissions trading would actually cost companies and industries.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU emissions have dropped, but carbon credits can mean future pollution

Greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union are in steep decline, according to new figures released today. Emissions covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 11%, following on from a cut of 6% the year before.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2010
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Event: Carbon credits to be explained at forum

An emissions trading seminar is being held in Invercargill tomorrow to explain to Southlanders how carbon credits could affect them.

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  • Published: Jan 11th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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S Korea to start carbon emissions trading late next year

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — South Korea announced Monday it will launch a pilot greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme as early as late next year in a bid to encourage carbon emissions reduction.

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  • Published: Dec 5th, 2009
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LCQ10: Development of a carbon emissions trading platform

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Following is the question by the Hon Audrey Eu and a written reply by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, in the Legislative Council today (December 2): Question: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) conducted consultation this summer on the business feasibility of developing a carbon emissions trading platform in Hong Kong.In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether: (a) it has found out from HKEx the result of the above consultation; if so, of the details; if not, the reasons for that; (b) it has assessed the impact of developing such a platform in Hong Kong on the economy; and (c) it has estimated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions which can be reduced by developing such a platform in Hong Kong?

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Snouts in the Carbon Trough

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Mr Rudd accuses opponents of his Ration-N-Tax Scheme of

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  • Published: Nov 6th, 2009
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CO2 to be future driver of energy prices: Mercuria

LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon emissions prices could become the driver for other energy commodities within the next 5-10 years, said Jean-Francois Steels, head of Mercuria Energy Group’s newly expanded emissions trading team.

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Auto industry pushes hard to reduce CO2 emissions and needs supportive, realistic legislative framework to succeed

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The European automobile industry is proceeding at full pace to reduce further CO2 emissions from its vehicles and is confident to meet legislative targets if a supportive policy and legislative framework is secured. The legislative proposal for limiting CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles, adopted today by the European Commission and subject to approval by the European Parliament and Member States, however disregards the economic reality as well as the specific characteristics of the vehicle segment concerned.

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Curiouser and curiouser carbon

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The closer we get to the end-game on the debate over the proposed emissions trading scheme, the deeper we slip into the theatre of the absurd.

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Australian government hopes for deal on carbon trade

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s government returned stalled emissions trading laws to parliament’s lower house on Thursday, hoping for an approval that would avert the threat of a snap election fought on climate change.

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  • Published: Oct 24th, 2009
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Carbon trading: Greenhouse gases offer growth prospects

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Australian opposition leader stakes job on carbon deal

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CANBERRA, Oct 1 – Australia’s conservative opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday threatened to quit unless opposition lawmakers end divisions over climate policy and avert a possible snap election on carbon-trade laws.

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OWNERS SPLIT OVER CO2 REDUCTION PLANS

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A major difference of opinion has come into the open between shipowners’ associations on how to curb CO2 emissions.

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Reportlinker Adds Carbon Emissions Trading Markets Worldwide Report

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NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

Carbon Emissions Trading Markets Worldwide

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119237/Carbon-Emissions-Trading-Markets-Worldwide.html

Carbon emissions have been traded, albeit at minor levels, in the over-the-counter (OTC) market since the 1990s. In recent years, significant global governmental involvement in the stabilization of the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases has facilitated tremendous growth in the market for carbon emissions trading. The value of the carbon market has grown from $727 million in 2004 to $118 billion in 2008.

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