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Estonian carbon cap rejected

TALLINN — Estonia’s proposed strategy for distributing carbon emission quotas through 2012 has been again rejected by the EU.

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Majority of European firms fail on carbon reporting: study

LONDON Less than half of Europe’s top 300 firms are publishing full and verified carbon emission data, with French and Swiss companies ranking worst at greenhouse gas reporting, a study showed Tuesday.
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Europe Ends Three-Month Curbs on Carbon Registries After Hacking Thefts

The European Union allowed the Lithuanian carbon registry to reopen tomorrow, bringing back to normal all emission registries in its cap-and-trade system after a string of thefts triggered three months of restrictions.

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EU steels itself for carbon rules challenge

A legal challenge to draft EU rules for including steel plants in Europe’s carbon emissions market is being planned by industry body Eurofer.

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Nuclear Halts May Lift Carbon Permit Price Up to 15%, New Energy Says

European Union carbon prices may rise as much as 15 percent for the eight year through 2020 if Germany decides to permanently cancel extended use of its nuclear fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Europe dead set on low-carbon economy

BRUSSELS, March 11 (UPI) — Efforts to create a low-carbon economy in the European Union by 2050 require energy efficiency steps from all member states, the European Commission said.

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EU wants 60 pct transport carbon cut by 2050-draft

* EU is trying to put detail on existing carbon goals

* Transport sector must use more eletric cars and biofuels

LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive Commission will call for a 60 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 2050, in a draft paper to be published in the summer, an EU official said on Wednesday. The proposed transport targets are based on an existing EU goal to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 percent by the middle of the century.

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Security scanners at EU airports and a low-carbon energy system top the agenda of the EESCs February plenary session

The EESCs stance on security scanners at EU airports and the EUs roadmap for a low-carbon energy system will be discussed at the upcoming plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee on 16 and 17 February. Mercedes Bresso, president of the Committee of Regions, will attend the plenary session to give her recipe for the success of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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EU Carbon Advances for First Year in Three as Economy Recovers

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European Union carbon permits snapped two consecutive years of decline amid signs the regions economy is recovering from recession.

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Swedish research measures website carbon emissions

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A Swedish researcher has developed an online application that measures the carbon emissions from the energy used by web sites.

The application, called Greenalytics, uses regionally-specific data to calculate the energy used by client devices when surfing a specific site on the web. It also calculates the energy used by the servers and internet infrastructure, such as routers and switches, that deliver data to clients.

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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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Hedegaard: EU carbon market grows rapidly, both in size and sophistication

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“The European carbon market is a relatively young market which has grown rapidly during its first six years of operation, both in size and sophistication. With a climate crisis and an economic crisis, the world more than ever before needs cost-effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore important that the market can continue to expand and safely be relied upon to give an undistorted carbon price signal to investors and decision-makers in boardrooms across the EU.

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Eight municipalities in Pará launch projects to combat deforestation and promote environmental adjustment of rural

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Automakers cut carbon dioxide faster in EU

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Environmental activists say car makers are cutting their fleets’ carbon dioxide emissions faster than expected.

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European Union Carbon’s Premium to UN Offsets Widens to Three-Month High

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The premium of European Union carbon permits for 2012 to offsets from the United Nations, which boosted supplies last week, advanced to the widest in more than two weeks.

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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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  • Published: Sep 20th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Energy-efficiency project to save 50,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

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A new energy-efficiency project will save 50,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, the equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the roads.

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  • Published: Sep 20th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU Considers Setting Aside Carbon Permits for New Emissions Technologies

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The European Union may set aside carbon allowances in its cap-and-trade program for companies that invest in new emission-reduction technologies, Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said.

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EuPR: PET’s carbon footprint report ist unwise and dangerous

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Brussels – SRI Consulting has released a study stating that

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Dutch, Austria to auction 4.2 million EU carbon permits

(Reuters) – The Dutch environment ministry will auction 4 million European Union carbon permits in two auctions on October 14 and November 18, the auction host, Amsterdam-based emissions exchange Climex, said on Wednesday.

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  • Published: Jul 25th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Assumptions to draft Carbon Capture and Storage Bill

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On November 13 2009 the Ministry of the Environment launched a public consultation regarding assumptions(1) to the draft Carbon Capture and Geological Storage Bill, which was due to be finalized by December 6 2009. The main aim of the new regulation is to transpose the provisions of the EU Carbon Dioxide Storage Directive (2009/31/EC)(2) into Polish law. This may result in the execution of two demonstrative carbon capture storage projects in Poland (located in Bełchatow and Kedzierzyn) within the framework of the EU plan to test 12 projects in the European Union.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Finland’s forests work as massive carbon sink

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HELSINKI, June 23 (Xinhua) — The capacity of Finland’s forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has doubled in the past 20 years, Finnish media reported Wednesday.

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  • Published: Jun 18th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Huhne calls for carbon clampdown

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HAMPSHIRE MP Chris Huhne will today urge European ministers to back tougher limits on carbon emissions to help combat climate change.

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  • Published: May 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU considers general carbon tax

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The minimum tax would apply to fuel, natural gas and coal.

The EU’s new Taxation Commissioner, Algirdas Semeta, is working to revise the EU’s existing Energy Taxation Directive, his spokeswoman said.

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  • Published: May 16th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Lufthansa plans low carbon alternative fuel by 2012

Low carbon aviation fuels could be ready for take off far earlier than many commentators expected, after German airline Lufthansa this week became the latest in a long line of operators to unveil concrete plans for the widespread use of alternative fuels.

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