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Chris Huhne outlines low carbon energy measures

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Energy secretary Chris Huhne is set to announce a raft of measures to encourage low carbon electricity, amid claims they could lead to major increases in energy bills.

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Carbon price delay leaves super savings vulnerable

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AUSTRALIA urgently needs a carbon price so superannuation funds can ramp up investment in clean energy and technology industries and future-proof your nest egg.

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  • Published: Jul 23rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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UK must invest in nuclear to meet carbon target-KPMG

Britain must reform electricity market – report

* Nuclear to play central role in low-carbon energy mix

* Radical changes needed to secure private investment

* Clearer planning needed to reach emissions target

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Britain must reform electricity markets if it is to secure the private investment needed to meet its carbon emissions targets, according to a study by KPMG.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Japan’s TEPCO bought $229 mln in carbon credits last yr

TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co, 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.

TEPCO, one of the world’s most active carbon credit buyers, did not say how much delivery it received in CO2 equivalent in the business year to March 2010, or the volume of carbon credits it bought abroad for the 21.5 billion yen ($229 million).

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Press Release: Npower Welcomes Cash Rewards for Low Carbon Electricity and Heating

npower has welcomed the Government’s announcement regarding Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) levels and urged consumers to buy now to take advantage of the Government scheme.

The scheme offers financial assistance when installing solar PV panels, potentially earning customers GBP986 per year.

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  • Published: Feb 10th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Opinion: Outokumpu achieves 25pct reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of stainless steel produced

Finland based leading European stainless steel producer Outokumpu has announced that facilities have the smallest carbon footprint of all stainless steel producers in Europe. In general, the company notes that the firm’s output is 10% to 20% lower than the EU average.

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Japan power firms make scant progress with CO2 cuts

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TOKYO, April 10 (Reuters) – Japan’s electric power companies made little progress in producing low-carbon electricity and lowering emissions in the past year, industry data showed on Friday, mostly due to an outage at a nuclear power plant.

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