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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2011
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Olympics Drops Carbon-Offset Plan to Focus on U.K. Benefits

 so-called carbon offsets, or credits, which are created by funding clean- technology projects in developing countries. Greenhouse-gas emissions are blamed for climate change. Offset projects generate carbon credits when they reduce pollution versus 

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Energy demand to rise rapidly if no CO2 deal: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – World energy consumption will rise rapidly over the next 20 years, pushing up costs and increasing greenhouse gases, unless a deal is reached to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Sep 27th, 2009
  • Category: Europe
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GE, BP Join Industry Demands for Carbon Regulations (Update1)

G-8 Climate-Change Agreement Falls Short

| Sourced From Online.wsj.com |

L’AQUILA, Italy — The Group of Eight leading nations agreed Wednesday to cut their emissions of heat-trapping gases 80% by 2050, but failed to reach an accord on shorter-term targets — a setback that could have repercussions for a major meeting on climate change in Copenhagen later this year.

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In pre-G8 talks, Franco-British concord on climate change and Iran

| Source From France24.com |

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Brazil wants CO2 cuts based on historic emissions

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil wants historic emissions to be the basis for greenhouse gas pollution targets, slated for discussion during December climate talks in Copenhagen, Brazil’s top climate negotiator said in an interview.

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Europe Fails to Recognize Carbon Dioxide As a Pollutant

During a recent meeting of the environment, ministers of EU member countries sidestepped the issue of declaring carbon dioxide a pollutant. While the ministers agreed on a proposal to reduce industrial pollution, various environmental groups criticized the ministers’ inaction on what seemed an essential and significant decision in Europe’s fight against climate change.

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  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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ANALYSIS – Climate bill spurs less green power than hoped

House bill requires 15 pct renewable power by 2020

* Obama, green groups wanted 25 pct renewable by 2025

* Lawmakers fear saddling voters with higher power bills

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – The renewable energy mandate in the climate change bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week does not go far enough for green power proponents, but the proposed national standard is likely as strong as it will get.

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  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Biggest compromise carbon plan delayed until 2012

| Sourced From Examiner.com |

Biggest compromise carbon plan delayed until 2012. In the biggest set back fro the carbon cap and trade bill passed on the floor of the House Friday is the delay of implementation until 2012. EPA could have a program up and running in the next 18 months by mid-2010. Of course, Obama and the House know 2010 is the mid-term Congressional elections and don’t want to lose votes over increased cost to households, business and the economy right before a key test of public sentiment toward Obama’s and the Democratic Congress’ policies in the first two years of Obama’s reign. In addition, the CERCLA or Superfund program which expired early in the Clinton White House won’t even come up for re-authorization until late 2010 or 2011.

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CalSTRS Proxy Proposals Get Carbon Disclosure Commitments

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a sign that even skeptical companies are

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MSU researchers link carbon markets and tree-planting to fight poverty, protect the earth

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(Media-Newswire.com) – EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University scientists are combining sustainable forest production with emerging carbon markets in a unique effort to help some of the world’s poorest people grow trees that will boost their standards of living and slow climate change.

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Coalition urges carbon credits for farmers to mirror US bill

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COALITION MPs have urged the Rudd government to amend its emissions trading scheme further to ensure proposed US emissions laws do not disadvantage Australian farmers.

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E.ON to Be More Selective in Sponsoring Projects to Cut CO2

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June 29 (Bloomberg) — E.ON AG, Germanys biggest utility, will become more selective when it sponsors projects to reduce greenhouse gas, its chief executive officer said.

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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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MF Global joins Chicago Climate Exchange

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Chicago Climate Exchange announced today that MF Global Market Services LLC, a subsidiary for MF Global (NYSE: MF), has joined the Exchange as an Offset Aggregator.

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  • Published: Jun 29th, 2009
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Obama opposes energy bill trade penalties -reports

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday called a House-passed climate change bill “an extraordinary first step,” but spoke out against a provision that would impose trade penalties on countries that fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Published: Jun 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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IntercontinentalExchange Buys 4.8% Stake In Climate Exchange

| Sourced From Nasdaq.com |

CHICAGO -(Dow Jones)- IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) on Tuesday reported that it had taken a 4.8% stake in Climate Exchange plc (CLE.LN), the operator of emissions trading platforms in the U.S. and Europe.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Cut out the carbon middleman: Matthew Goldstein

| Sourced From Guardian.co.uk |

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – The opposition by the Republicans to the idea of carbon trading is a bit baffling, given that it is a classic Wall Street-driven solution for dealing with a serious problem.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
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Putting a price on carbon

| Sourced From Boston.com |

A MAJOR STEP in slowing global warming could occur today if the US House of Representatives approves the climate change bill before it. Although the bill limits greenhouse gas emissions far more loosely than Barack Obama called for in his presidential campaign, it would at least set the United States on a course to join other nations in curbing global warming. Defeat of the bill would leave US negotiators with empty hands in December talks for a new international treaty on climate change.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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ITT Developing Measurement Technology For Carbon Limits

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CHICAGO -(Dow Jones)- ITT Corp. (ITT) already knows which way the wind is blowing and wants to apply that know-how to tracking carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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TABLE-Rising global carbon emissions, temperatures

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June 25 – Rising emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are widely blamed for causing global warming, and risk more extreme weather and higher sea levels.

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Recession, expensive oil slow CO2 growth in 2008

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AMSTERDAM (AP) The global recession has an up side, at least for people worried about climate change: carbon emissions are growing more slowly than in recent years, Dutch researchers said Thursday.

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EDITORIAL: Carbon offsets good idea but schools, hospitals shouldn’t have to pay

| Sourced From Bclocalnews.com |

Reducing greenhouse gasses to slow climate change is a worthy goal, but not at the expense of students and sick people.

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World Energy Supports Fourth Successful RGGI Carbon Allowances Auction

| Sourced From Newswire.ca |

WORCESTER, MA, June 23 /CNW/ – World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:
XWES; TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and green
commodities, today announced it successfully supported the fourth carbon
allowances auction administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc.
(RGGI, Inc.) on June 17, 2009.

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Beyond CO2: Study reveals growing importance of HFCs in climate warming

| Sourced From Eurekalert.org |

Some of the substances that are helping to avert the destruction of the ozone layer could increasingly contribute to climate warming, according to scientists from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory and their colleagues in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The authors took a fresh look at how the global use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is expected to grow in coming decades. Using updated usage estimates and looking farther ahead than past projections (to the year 2050), they found that HFCsespecially from developing countrieswill become an increasingly larger factor in future climate warming.

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  • Published: Jun 21st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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EPA Rules CO2 a Danger, Prepares to Regulate

| Sourced From Heartland.org |

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases

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