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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
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Energy efficiency study and Tim Murphy on carbon credits

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Ask 500 average consumers to pick the least energy efficient way to move goods, and they’ll correctly choose airplanes over ships, trucks or trains. Ask them to choose the best of the rest and the whole thing falls apart.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Why a carbon tax makes sense for the auto industry

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General Motors argues that when you measure carbon emissions on an oil-well-to-wheel basis, electric vehicles have a larger footprint than gasoline or diesel vehicles.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Down with Carbon

| Sourced From Datacenterjournal |

Whether it is through public outcries or through software monitoring, pressure on data centers, organizations, and other entities to reduce their carbon emissions is increasing. Perhaps one of the most formidable voices in this anti-carbon movement is that of Greenpeace and several environmental watchdogs.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
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Carbon Capture Projects Could Overshoot Energy Funding Deadline

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According to a letter sent to the US Department of Energy by Gregory Friedman, the Inspector General, there is some risk that $3.4 billion in American

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
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Foster Refrigerator achieves Carbon Trust Standard

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Foster Refrigerator has become the first refrigeration manufacturer to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.

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Research and Markets: Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d24abf/carbon_reduction) has announced the addition of the “Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies” report to their offering.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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First Tokyo carbon credits trade for $142/tonne

(Reuters) – The first carbon credits in Tokyo’s new cap-and-trade scheme traded on Monday for 12,000 yen ($142.2) per tonne, well above market rates for units of the climate-warming gas, Point Carbon News reported.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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AUO completes carbon footprint verification on EcoDuo PM220P00

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AU Optronics has completed the carbon footprint verification on EcoDuo PM220P00, a multi-crystalline photovoltaic module, according to the international carbon footprint standard PAS2050.

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  • Published: Aug 29th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Crackdown on carbon credit scam

| Sourced From Telegraph |

From November, a zero VAT rate put in place as an interim measure to combat scams is being replaced by a new system whereby the customer, rather than the supplier, has to account to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for VAT.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon trade lobby calls for rule clarity from EU

(Reuters) – An emissions trading lobby group has called for the European Commission to clarify rules on UN-backed carbon offset use in the third phase of its emissions trading scheme in order to boost ebbing market confidence. In an open letter to EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard on Tuesday, the International Emissions Trading Association urged the commission to rule the number and types of offsets that scheme participants can use between 2013-2020 should the bloc adopt a deeper 2020 emissions cut target.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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CDM Moves Against Chinese Polluters, Carbon Credit Prices Rise

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The UN backed Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has suspended carbon credits for shady chemical manufacturers in China that were producing an excess of pollution and then destroying it, all to get credit for doing good.

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Q+A-Why Australia needs a price on carbon

SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Australia is the world’s top exporter of coal which generates more than 80 percent of its power, transports most goods by road and cars clog its cities.

But the country has been a laggard in passing a law enshrining a cap on emissions and a market-based trading scheme for carbon pollution.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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The Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company wins Carbon Trust Standard

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The Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company Ltd has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action on climate change by measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions by 2.4% from November 2006 until October 2009 across its UK operations.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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Xcel’s CEO among those calling for a tax on carbon

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Dick Kelly, CEO of Xcel Energy Inc., is irked that Congress hasn’t raised his taxes.

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Forest Carbon has new free online tool

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EITG has released a new on line tool that allows owners of post 1989 or Kyoto Forest under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme quickly assess the amount of NZU units they would receive if they entered into the ETS.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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U.S. States and Regions Taking Up the Charge to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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As prospects for Congress to pass climate legislation this year dim, states are taking up the charge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Take last weeks hearings in New Mexico to create a cap on GHGs as an example. New Mexicos Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) held five days of hearing testimony on a proposal by New Energy Economy (NEE). The EIB will hold more hearings to listen to testimony from groups opposed to the NEE proposal.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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UN Carbon Trading Scheme: $2.7 Billion Market Could Be ‘Biggest Environmental Scandal In History’

| Sourced From Huffingtonpost |

UNITED NATIONS An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam.

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UN enables athletes to know their carbon footprint at Youth Olympics

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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What Carbon Footprint?

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In case you havent heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure is that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming, and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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W.Bank defends controversial HFC carbon-cut plants

* Says newer plants less efficient than older ones under CDM

* Warns against suspending CDM methodology before int’l pact

* CDM Watch says World Bank protecting its investments

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The World Bank has defended its investment in chemical plants accused by green groups of raising production of greenhouse gas HFC-23 with the aim of incinerating it to get extra carbon offsets worth millions of dollars. Approved under the Kyoto Protocol’s $2.7 billion Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) scheme, 19 plants mainly in China and India are issued offsets by the UN for incinerating the refrigerant waste gas called hydrofluorocarbon-23.

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Measuring carbon footprint is not a high priority

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As companies around the world begin to focus on including corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals in their annual reports, a surprising number of companies in the United Kingdom do not even understand the company’s carbon footprint. With a portion of a typical CSR report focused on reducing ones carbon footprint, actually knowing this number would be a good place to start.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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Carbon capture: federal task force report supports use of technology to reduce GHG emissions

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The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) created by President Barack Obama (D) has issued a report that includes recommendations on how to overcome barriers to the widespread cost- effective deployment of CCS within 10 years. CCS represents technologies for capturing, compressing, transporting, and permanently storing power plant and industrial source emissions of carbon dioxide.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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POSCO to introduce in-house carbon trading

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POSCO, the worlds fourth largest steelmaker, will introduce a system for trading carbon credits within the company.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon trading could start to gain traction in region: experts

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SINGAPORE : Industry watchers say Asia’s renewable energy market will be worth some US$50-55 billion over the next 5 to 10 years.

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  • Published: Aug 27th, 2010
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Carbon Credit Prices May Increase in 2010, Emissions Trading Group Says

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Prices of carbon credits generated by developing countries may rise over 2010 as regulators review industrial gas projects and Chinese wind energy facilities, fueling speculation that supplies will slow.

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