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  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Electric Truck To Help Tofino Go Carbon Neutral

| Sourced From Westcoaster |

By Westcoaster.ca Staff TOFINO The municipally will use an electric, zero-emission utility truck to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and to perform general maintenance and grounds work.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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View: Out of gas on carbon

Its getting tough to tell whether Jim Prentice is Canadas environment minister or merely an environmental meteorologist who surveys the political winds on both sides of the border.

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NZ’s ‘Commercial Greenwash’ Undermined By Its Co2 Stance – Paper

| Sourced From Guide2.co.nz |

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA – A column in a leading British newspaper which accuses New Zealanders of unjustifiably trading off their “clean, green 100 percent pure” imagery doesn’t make for nice reading, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

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Capping Carbon Will Threaten National Security More Than Bolster It

| Sourced From Blog.heritage.org |

Proponents of global warming legislation or an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions argue that climate change could affect the safety, not only in the United States, but in other countries as more natural disasters will lead to increased global conflict. But the claim that warming causes increased tension and causes wars is misleading according to recent testimony from Heritage analyst James Carafano:

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  • Published: Nov 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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U.S. climate bill spurs low-carbon jobs debate

* Google: Climate bill creates millions of new energy jobs
* Democrats from coal states concerned about employment
* Sen Boxer says bill gives oil co’s enough carbon permits

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Leaders at companies that develop low-carbon energy told a Senate panel that climate legislation would create millions of new jobs, but lawmakers from fossil-fuel dependent states said the bill would hit employment in the traditional energy economy.

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  • Published: Nov 7th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Korea considers 4% CO2 reduction

| Sourced From Koreaherald.co.kr |

Korea will consider either a freeze or a 4 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from 2005 levels, officials said yesterday.

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  • Published: Nov 7th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Czechs sell carbon credits for CZK 17 billion

| Sourced From Praguemonitor.com |

Prague, Nov 4 (CTK) – The Czech Republic has sold carbon credits worth 16.8 billion crowns so far, the Aktualne news server writes Wednesday, citing Environment Minister spokesman Jakub Kaspar.

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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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E.U. Faces Oversupply of Carbon Credits

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A vast supply of pollution credits from abroad is threatening to overwhelm systems for capping and trading greenhouse gases, a senior European Union official warned on Tuesday.

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ANALYSIS – Investment risks could maim CDM well before 2013

* Regulatory, political & credit risks may kill CDM pre-2012

* Industrial gas projects most risky; poor nations best bet

* Sellers looking for good credit ratings, snubbing banks

By Michael Szabo

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – A combination of investment risks threatens to almost completely obstruct an already stumbling U.N.-backed $6.5 billion market in clean energy projects in emerging nations, years before the scheme’s first phase is due to end.

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  • Published: Oct 25th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Use of forests as carbon offsets fails to impress in first big trial

| Sourced From Mercurynews.com |

More than a decade ago in the northeast corner of Bolivia, a group of polluters and environmentalists joined forces in the first large-scale experiment to curb climate change with a strategy that promised to suit their competing interests: compensating for greenhouse gas emissions by preserving forests.

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

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  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2009
  • Category: India
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India-Norway MoU to boost CDM projects

| Sourced From Financialexpress.com |

New Delhi: India, which is the second largest beneficiary of clean development (CDM) projects after China, got a boost to its activities on Thursday with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway at the sidelines of the ongoing two-day high level global conference on climate change and technology development and transfer in Delhi.

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  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Exelon CEO Says Cap-and-Trade Approach to Carbon Emissions Is Best for Economy

| Sourced From Enewspf.com |

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–Oct. 13, 2009.Â

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Clean Air Action Corporation Receives CDM Validation for Their Award Winning Environmental Initiativ

| Sourced From PR-usa.net |

Clean Air Action Corporations (CAAC) international award winning environmental initiative, TIST, received validation under the United Nations international treaty for global climate change program known as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for their forestry project in Tamil Nadu, India. This is the first time an American company with a privately sponsored and funded project has been approved using the small-scale afforestation and reforestation project methodology.

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Faulkner Undertakes 1 Million Household Showerhead Efficiency Carbon Credit Project in Mexico City

| Sourced From 24-7pressrelease.com |

October 18, 2009 /EIN News/ — /EIN Presswire/ Faulkner Opportunity, LLC has begun a pilot installation of efficient pressure-compensating showerheads and faucet aerators in the Federal District of Mexico City (DF). The full project is to supply, install, and monitor fittings in 1 million households. The company is gearing up for a 325,000 home deployment next year. Faulkner is pursuing carbon credits for greenhouse gas emission reductions from reduced fuel use in water heaters.

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  • Published: Oct 17th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Borneo Alliance Needed For Carbon Trading

| Sourced From Brudirect.com |

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei may study the idea of grouping with its Heart of Borneo (HOB) partners Malaysia and Indonesia to join the global carbon trading market where it could leverage on its rich forest cover, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Primary Resources.

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  • Published: Oct 16th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Use of Forests as Carbon Offsets Fails to Impress In First Big Trial

| Sourced From Washingtonpost.com |

More than a decade ago in the northeast corner of Bolivia, a group of polluters and environmentalists joined forces in the first large-scale experiment to curb climate change with a strategy that promised to suit their competing interests: compensating for greenhouse gas emissions by preserving forests.

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  • Published: Oct 14th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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IRPC’s Power Plant at Rayong Petrochemical Complex Seeks CDM Status

| Sourced From Istockanalyst.com |

(Source: Datamonitor)trackingThailand-based integrated petrochemical company IRPC has said that it is allying with GE Energy and General Carbon to register a proposed cogeneration power plant at its petrochemical complex in Rayong province, Thailand as a Clean Development Mechanism project.

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  • Published: Oct 12th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Edmonton rethinks $82M plan to cut vehicle emissions

| Sourced From Edmontonjournal.com |

EDMONTON The city is backing away from a proposal to spend $82 million on energy-efficient vehicles and other changes to reduce the fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent within a decade.

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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City Aims to Reduce Carbon Output by Buildings

| Sourced From NYtimes.com |

New York is considered a leader in the movement for sustainable cities, largely because of its ambitious PlaNYC. In it, the Bloomberg administration sets a target of a 30 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.

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UPDATE 1-Major developing nations must peak CO2 by 2020-IEA

* Major developing nations and Russia must peak CO2 in 2020
* Far more ambitious goal than offered in U.N. climate talks

BANGKOK/LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Carbon emissions from a group of richer developing nations including Russia, China, Brazil and the Middle East must stop growing by 2020 to control global warming, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Obama orders agencies to cut carbon footprint

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is putting the U.S. government on a greenhouse-gas diet.
In an executive order signed Monday, Obama directed all agencies to set the first-ever targets for reducing climate-altering pollution from government buildings, fleets and federal workers’ commutes.

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  • Published: Oct 7th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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UNFCCC optimistic as Bangkok talks reach half time

| Sourced From Nationmultimedia.com |

“Progress is being made towards an effective draft in the key areas of global agreements on adaptation, technology and building capacity for action in developing countries,” Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told a press conference at the midway point of a two-week meeting in Bangkok.

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  • Published: Oct 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Cap and Trade: Will The Senate Go For Carbon Tariffs, Too?

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In the new Senate energy and climate bill, there are plenty of details left to be hashed out laterstarting with how the bill would actually build a cap-and-trade program in the first place.

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