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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
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Npower reveals nearly half of businesses want the Carbon Reduction Commitment scrapped

Npower has conducted new research revealing that, on the first anniversary of its implementation, UK businesses want the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) scrapped.

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  • Published: Dec 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Japan buys carbon rights from Poland, nears target

* Japan buys 4 mln tonnes of Kyoto offsets from Poland

* Payments not disclosed, to support energy-saving in Poland

* Japan still needs to buy 3 mln T to meet 100 mln T target

TOKYO, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Japan has agreed to buy emission rights from Poland equivalent to four million tonnes of CO2 under the Kyoto Protocol, the Japanese government said on Friday, moving close to its purchase target for 2008-2012.

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Keidanren cool to carbon tax call

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Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto urged the nation’s top business lobby Monday to back its tax proposals and other measures to help reduce global warming.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Tokyo, Saitama to Combine Carbon Emissions Trading Markets, Nikkei Reports

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Tokyo, September 15 – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and neighboring Saitama Prefecture will unify rules for their carbon emissions markets starting in 2012 so that businesses in both areas can trade credits, Nikkei English News reported.

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  • Published: Sep 17th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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TEPCO: to invest Y2.5 trln in 10 yrs for low carbon

(Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc (TEPCO) (9501.T) said on Monday it plans to invest 2.5 trillion yen ($29.71 billion) over the next 10 years including building power source distribution systems for low carbon projects.

TEPCO, Asia’s biggest utility, also said it plans to invest up to 1 trillion yen over the next 10 years in growth areas with a focus on overseas operations.

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Japanese home aims to cut carbon emissions by half

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Japans Sekisui House Ltd. is set to begin sales of a structurally reinforced single-family home that boasts enhanced heat-insulating performance.

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  • Published: Aug 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Japanese govt to subsidise carbon studies

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  • Published: May 6th, 2010
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Japan’s TEPCO bought $229 mln in carbon credits last yr

TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Japan’s biggest utility, spent $229 million in the last business year on carbon credits, paving the way to achieve a self-imposed target to help Japan to meet its Kyoto Protocol commitments.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Tokyo kicks off carbon trading scheme

Plans for a national Japanese emissions trading scheme may still be mired in confusion, but that has not stopped Tokyo winning the race to launch Asia’s first carbon trading initiative.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2010
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Tokyo kicks off carbon trading scheme

Plans for a national Japanese emissions trading scheme may still be mired in confusion, but that has not stopped Tokyo winning the race to launch Asia’s first carbon trading initiative.

The city last week kicked off its long-awaited carbon trading scheme, which will require 1,400 of Tokyo’s most energy and carbon intensive organisations to meet legally binding emission targets modeled on those used in Europe’s cap-and-trade scheme.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon Market in Japan: Business Report 2010 Was Published by TD The Market Publishers, Ltd.

The Market Publishers, Ltd. has recently presented the comprehensive research of Carbon Market in Japan, which offers business report on Carbon Market and purchase activity monitoring within the sector. Besides, the research is elaborated with detailed Japan business profile.

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon cap and trade at risk as Japan considers climate bill

Tokyo, Japan: Japan is at risk of undermining its own recent commitments on carbon emissions reductions during a confused

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  • Published: Mar 12th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Tokyo delays carbon bill

Japan is struggling over how to meet its ambitious promise to cut carbon emissions by a quarter from 1990 levels by 2020.

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  • Published: Dec 11th, 2009
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Japan to urge China for bigger CO2 cut target: media

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to urge China to toughen its carbon intensity target at a Copenhagen climate conference starting next week, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

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  • Published: Dec 7th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japan Steel Industry Cuts CO2 Emission by 12.1% from F1990

Japan Iron and Steel Federation reported on Friday to Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry the steel industry’s energy consumption was 2,159 peta joules and carbon dioxide emission from energy was 176.3 million tonnes in fiscal 2008 ended March 2009, which was 11.5% and 12.1% lower than the level in fiscal 1990.

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  • Published: Dec 4th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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UPDATE 1-Japan exchanges to study CO2 trade platform

* Panel’s work limited until govt outlines emissions policy

* Panel members are the same as one Tokyo bourse set last yr (Adds details, background)

TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Tokyo Stock Exchange [TSE.UL] and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange will hold the first meeting of a joint study panel on a carbon trading platform for Japan on Thursday, as the world’s fifth-biggest emitter makes slow progress on its emissions policy.

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  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2009
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Japan exchanges to start CO2 market study session

TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc [TSE.UL] and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange will hold the first meeting of a joint study panel of experts on a carbon trading platform on Thursday, a senior TSE official said.

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  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2009
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CO2 goal could cost households big

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Japan’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions could cost households

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  • Published: Nov 25th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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UPDATE 1-Japan steel makers to receive 56 mln T CO2 offsets

* Figure is 3 mln tonnes below previous estimate

* Japan steel makers, power firms major carbon credit buyers (Adds background)

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japanese steel makers now calculate carbon credits they have bought from abroad at 56 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, a business lobby said on Tuesday, down 3 million tonnes from their previous estimate.

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  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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80% cut in CO2 by ’50 reaffirmed

| Sourced From Search.japantimes.co.jp |

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed at their summit Friday the shared goal of achieving an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and supporting efforts by “the poor and most vulnerable” nations to combat climate change.

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  • Published: Nov 15th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japans CO2 Emissions Fall as Recession Cuts Fuel Use (Update1)

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Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) — Japan, the worlds fourth-biggest energy user, said the nations greenhouse-gas emissions fell 6.2 percent in the year ended March 31 after the recession sapped industrial output and consumption of oil and natural gas.

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  • Published: Nov 14th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: Don’t bank on ‘adverse impact’ from Hatoyama’s carbon cuts

| Sourced From Search.japantimes.co.jp |

I would like to commend Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wholeheartedly for his determination to work toward a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020. It is utterly absurd to question the feasibility of attaining this goal. Rather, the entire nation must recognize the unequivocal need to achieve it.

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  • Published: Nov 13th, 2009
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Japan’s Vice Minister Discusses CO2 Reduction, Smart Grid

| Sourced From Techon.nikkeibp.co.jp |

Tetsurou Fukuyama, Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and upper house member of Japan’s Democratic Party, discussed the environmental policies of the Hatoyama administration Nov 5, 2009, at Smart Energy Symposium 2009.

The following is the summary of his speech.

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  • Published: Nov 10th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japan’s Vice Minister Discusses CO2 Reduction, Smart Grid

| Sourced From Techon.nikkeibp.co.jp |

Tetsurou Fukuyama, Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and upper house member of Japan’s Democratic Party, discussed the environmental policies of the Hatoyama administration Nov 5, 2009, at Smart Energy Symposium 2009.

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  • Published: Nov 9th, 2009
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CO2 emissions showed record decrease in the wake of economic slump

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Japan CO2 emissions originating from energy consumption had been down, this is the largest decline since 1965

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