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  • Published: Jun 10th, 2009
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Perry says carbon dioxide limits would destroy state’s economy

| sourced From Statesman.com |

Flanked by captains of Texas industry, Gov. Rick Perry again lashed out at the federal government on Tuesday for considering limits of carbon dioxide emissions.

At a business round-table organized by the governor’s office at the Capitol, Perry said limits on carbon dioxide, which scientists have linked to global warming, would wreck the state’s economy and raise utility bills for Texans.

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  • Published: Jun 4th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UK carbon offset schemes ‘failing to reduce emissions’

| Sourced From U.tv |

Britain is the world centre of a multibillion dollar “carbon offset” industry which is failing to lower global greenhouse gas emissions, a major report from Friends of the Earth claimed today.

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SMRC auctions carbon offsets

| Sourced From InsideWaste.com.au |

Perths Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) is seeking tenders from parties interested in purchasing up to 91,214 tonnes of Greenhouse Friendly Approved Abatement Units, generated through its organic waste composting facility. Rated one of Australias few

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Australian agriculture a carbon-neutral future?

| Sourced From GreenLeft.org.au |

With its belching cows and giant diesel-powered tractors, the farm sector is widely known to be an important contributor to Australias impact on climate change. Just how important, however, is not often recognised.

In its latest National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, for the year 2006, the federal Department of Climate Change calculates the share of national greenhouse gas emissions coming from agriculture and stock-raising at 15.6% (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent).

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EU registers drop in CO2 emissions

| Sourced From EUObserver.com |

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU fell by 1.2 percent

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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New Study: Improving Efficiencies Could Help Shipping Industry Reduce CO2 Emissions by Up to 75 Percent

| Sourced From YubaNet.com |

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 27, 2009 – A 2009 study by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of greenhouse gas pollution from shipping has revealed that by improving technical and operational efficiencies, ship operators could dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, by as much as 75 percent. The IMO study describes these prospective efforts as cost-effective and important.

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Scots scientists join global inquiry on forests’ carbon emissions

| Sourced From News.Scotsman.com |

SCOTS scientists will travel to Indonesia next week to take part in the first meeting of a group investigating carbon emissions from tropical rainforests.
The researchers from the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute will be taking part in the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Land uses in Rainforests of the Tropics (Redd-alert) project.

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  • Published: May 23rd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Offset Register Projects In Alberta Grew To 25 In 2008

| Sourced From AllHeadlineNews.com |

Edmonton, Alberta (AHN) – More Alberta farmers are participating in the province’s carbon offset projects. According to a report released Thursday by the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development the number of registered projects rose to 25 in 2008 from only seven in 2007.

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Canada oil sands emit more CO2 than average-report

| Sourced From Reuters |

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s oil sands emit more carbon dioxide than average crude so developers need a clearer picture of where greenhouse gas regulations are headed to find the best way to tap the giant resource, experts said.

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Thickening carbon border

| Sourced From TheGlobeAndMail.com |

Jim Prentice, the federal Minister of the Environment, was right to warn in a speech in Washington last Wednesday against “trade protectionism in the name of environmental protection.” But trade and environmental motives may be difficult to disentangle, and Canada must be ready to defend its vital interests as an exporting nation by adopting a serious policy to reduce carbon emissions.

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Groups offer vessels for CO2 waste disposal

| Sourced From TheStar.com.my |

LONDON: Shipping groups are looking into providing vessels capable of transporting carbon dioxide to offshore disposal sites as part of the European Unions push to curb greenhouse gas emissions, ship industry officials say.

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  • Published: May 17th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Panel Adds Free Permits To CO2 Bill

| Sourced From Online.WSJ.com |

WASHINGTON — The latest version of the House Democratic leadership’s climate bill would give away for free up to 85% of the pollution permits created to launch a proposed system to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, according to details released Friday.

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Shippers eye carbon freight market in Europe

| Sourced From Reuters |

* Ships could be short-term solution to CO2 transport
* Oil, gas infrastructure a longer term answer in NW Europe
By Jonathan Saul

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Shipping groups are looking into providing vessels capable of transporting carbon dioxide to offshore disposal sites as part of the European Union’s push to curb greenhouse gas emissions, ship industry officials say.

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  • Published: May 15th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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WHAT CAN CO2 COST YOU?

| Sourced From NCPA.org |

Federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions could boost the monthly electricity bill for the average Texas consumer by $27, maybe even twice that amount, according to a study by the state’s grid operator.

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  • Published: May 14th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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County lands targeted for carbon credits

| Sourced From SunNewspapers.net |

Should the lands that Florida and Charlotte County have purchased in recent years to conserve the environment be used to justify allowing industries to spew more pollution someplace else?

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Carbon tax: Nobody has it right

| Sourced From Canada.com |

Dear Editor,

The Liberals are jamming us with their ‘Carbon Tax Fiasco’ fraud and the further left wing NDP (New Democratic Party) are promoting the ‘Cap and Trade’ falacy. The Irony – First of all, if CO2 is so bad, why do Greenhouses add it, 4-5 times ambient to make the vegetation grow twice as fast? Even this is an infinitesimal minute amount and is a completely harmless increase as the greenhouse workers don’t suffer any ill effects from working in it all day long for a lifetime.

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  • Published: May 13th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Consolidation Begins With SAPs Latest Buy

| Sourced From GreenTechMedia.com |

It’s shopping time in greentech.

SAP, the software giant that competes against Oracle, IBM and Microsoft for large corporate accounts, announced today that it would buy Clear Standards, a privately held firm that helps businesses track and report greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

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Carbon Reality, Again

| Sourced From Online.WSJ.com |

It’s turning out that the biggest problem with carbon taxes is political reality. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has just announced he will delay implementing his trademark cap-and-trade emissions trading proposal until at least 2011. Mr. Rudd’s March proposal would have imposed total carbon permit costs (taxes) of 11.5 billion Australian dollars (US$8.5 billion) in the first two years, starting in 2010. This would have increased consumer prices by about 1.1% and shaved 0.1% off annual GDP growth until at least 2050, according to Australia’s Treasury. Support has fallen among business groups and individuals who earlier professed enthusiasm for Aussie cap and trade. Green gains were negligible; Australia accounts for only 1.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Australian agriculture — a carbon-neutral future?

| Sourced From Links.org.au |

May 8, 2009 — With its belching cows and giant diesel-powered tractors, the farm sector is widely understood as an important contributor to Australias impact on climate change. Just how important, however, is not often recognised.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Britain to help China on carbon capture

| Sourced From Guardian.co.uk |

Britain will share the benefits of its investment in carbon capture and storage technology with China and other developing countries, the energy secretary, Ed Miliband, said today.

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  • Published: May 4th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China requests proposal for carbon tax

| Sourced From IBTimes.com |

China’s Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environmental Protection have requested a study on a carbon tax that may become a method for the nation to slash greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

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Canada aims to end traditional coal power: report

| Sourced From Reuters |

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government plans new regulations that will effectively phase out traditional coal-fired power stations, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said in an interview published on Wednesday.

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  • Published: May 1st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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U.S. pledges to make up for lost time in climate fight

| Sourced From Reuters |

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States gathered China, India and the world’s other top greenhouse gas polluters in Washington on Monday to “make up for lost time” and lay the groundwork for a U.N. deal to fight climate change.

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Power station signs first ever carbon trading deal

| Sourced From News.com.au |

Victoria’s Loy Yang Power signed a contract with Brisbane-based commodities trader and risk manager Arcadia Energy Trading.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Panhandle Republican takes middle path in carbon rules

| Sourced From Statesman.com |

The sole rule at meetings of the carbon management caucus, organized by state Rep. Warren Chisum, is that none of the 40 or so members may talk about global warming.

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