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Analysis: EU carbon prices steady or up slightly over summer

(Reuters) – Prices for European Union carbon emissions permits are likely to remain steady or gain a few euros over the summer as increased buying due to German nuclear reactor shutdowns counterbalances a seasonal lull.

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Independent carbon bank needed to oversee ETS

AN INDEPENDENT carbon bank, similar to the Reserve Bank, should be set up to oversee a carbon price and investment in clean technology, the peak renewable energy lobby says.

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Farmers need to be carbon aware

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) will provide more opportunities for farmers if it is linked to an emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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TAXING TED: Baillieu supports Gillards carbon agenda

While Prime Minister Gillard has every reason to feel a little glum about the direction of the carbon-dioxide tax debate, she has an unlikely supporter in the form of Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu.

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UN Reports – NZ Not Heading For Carbon ‘Targets’

155. New Zealands emissions for 2008 were estimated to be 22.8 per cent above its 1990 level, excluding LULUCF [land use, land-use change and forestry], and 62.5 per cent above its 1990 level with LULUCF. Emission increases were driven by strong population and economic growth, in particularly an increase in the number of animals and their productivity in the agriculture sector and an increase in a number of cars. These factors outweighed by far the modest improvements in the efficiency of energy use in the residential and industrial sectors and resulting emission reductions.

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Carbon tax compo detail may help govt

Voters may be persuaded to support a carbon tax if the federal government is true to its word and provides compensation to households, a new opinion poll suggests.

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Abbott slams EU’s carbon policy

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has accused the European Union of “environmental vanity”, saying its emissions trading scheme (ETS) is merely sending manufacturing jobs offshore.

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Definition debate ramps up over climate

When is a tax not a tax? When it’s the federal government’s carbon tax, it seems.

With Julia Gillard in the United States, Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan has stepped up to the plate to defend Labor’s plan to price carbon – a move he insists is not actually a new tax.

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EU Commission: Spain To Reopen Carbon Market Wednesday

BRUSSELS -(Dow Jones)- Spot trading on the European carbon market will resume Wednesday at 0700 GMT in Spain, the European Commission said Monday.

Spain will become the seventh country to reopen its carbon market following last months’ breach of security in the market.

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Australian Greens Say No To Compo For Big Carbon Polluters

Europe Grapples With Stolen Carbon Credits

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Romania probes carbon credits theft from Swiss Holcim

BUCHAREST Romanian prosecutors said Monday they had launched an investigation after the theft of 1.6 million carbon credits from the local branch of Swiss cement company Holcim.

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Increasing carbon-market security

The cyber-attacks on the emissions-trading system highlight the need for a rapid strengthening of the security of national registries.

The European Commission’s decision last week to suspend transactions in the EU carbon market registries system following a series of cyber-attacks has understandably received a great deal of news attention.

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EU needs tighter security for carbon trading says PwC

PWC HAS urged the European Commission to invest in the prevention of cyber attacks against its pioneering emissions trading scheme (ETS).

The entire ETS was shut down last week after about

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US carbon markets eye ETS theft fallout

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North American carbon markets are taking measures to avoid the theft that hit the EU ETS this week. Regulators and administrators of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) said theyve been monitoring the widespread theft of EU allowances (EUAs) that shook the European carbon market.

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EU disarray makes it easy for carbon credits hackers

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BRUSSELS Europe boasts that its control of polluting rights makes it a leading light in moves to save the planet, but patchwork national systems for trading carbon credits have simply left hackers licking their lips.

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Labor’s carbon trading bid

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IT’S more of the same in Canberra so far this year.

Labor’s pussyfooting around and Opposition leader Tony Abbott is making short-sighted decisions.

Labor’s carbon-farming initiative is starting to look like a set-up to win rural support for a carbon trading scheme.

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EU drafts tough regulations for carbon market

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BRUSSELS (Commodity Online) : In its attempt to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme, the European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market.

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Brussels gets tough with carbon crime

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The European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market in a bid to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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EU to crack-down on “gaming” of carbon offsets

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EU officials have confirmed they will move to address controversial carbon credits that “game” the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and undermine the effectiveness of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) before the end of the month.

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Press Release: Qantas boss buoyed by AUD, finds carbon taxing

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Qantas boss has said the strong Aussie dollar wont benefit the tourism industry in the longer term, and also proposed that Australia should invest in sustainable fuels rather than impose carbon taxes.

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Voters split on carbon tax, prefer regulation

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AUSTRALIANS are almost evenly split over a carbon tax, a key option before the government’s high-level committee on how to price carbon.

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Rudd report backs carbon tax

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A report commissioned by the Federal Government says Australia should increase its energy efficiency by 30 per cent over the next decade, and the best way to do it is with a carbon price.

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Monarch sees possible MRO boost from carbon scheme

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering is confident that the UK’s high labour rates can be overcome as it seeks to build its Boeing 787 maintenance business.

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Carbon taxes support from ETS

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The green consensus on emissions trading may be fragmenting, as environmentalists and economists swing their support behind a permanent carbon tax instead.Tim Roxburgh reports.

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