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Carbon Trust: Public sector energy efficiency could save

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The public sector could save

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  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010
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Affordable zero-carbon homes

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An affordable house that achieves level six on the Code for Sustainable Homes was unveiled at the Eco Innovation Forum in Westminster yesterday.

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Wipro tops carbon disclosure leadership index

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Indian IT major Wipro topped the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) rankings published for India for the first time.

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Swan says there is consensus on carbon price

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The Federal Government says there is consensus among business leaders for the need for a price on carbon.

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Business leaders appreciate need for price on carbon, says Wayne Swan

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THE first meeting of the Gillard government’s business roundtable on climate change has resolved to thrash out some “key principles” to guide a move towards pricing carbon.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment can work as a trading platform, says Dave Farebrother

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In public and in private there have been assurances for over a year that the first phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) was set in stone, that no changes could possibly be considered to a scheme always promoted as

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Carbon pricing wont hurt Alberta and Saskatchewan: C.D. Howe

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A federal carbon tax or emissions-trading system could easily be designed so it doesnt hurt the carbon-intensive economies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the C.D. Howe Institute says.

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Australia May Pay A$14 Billion Without Carbon Price, Review Says

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Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Australias government faces a A$14 billion bill to meet its lowest emissions targets if it doesnt implement a carbon price, the Australian Financial Review said, citing a report by the Climate Institute to be released today.

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  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010
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US offer of carbon cut homeopathetic: Jairam Ramesh

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Environment minister Jairam Ramesh today slammed as “homeo-patehtic” the United States’ offer of reduction of 17% of its total carbon emission by 2020 on 2005 level and wanted a vastly improved target cut.

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  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010
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Creating carbon offsets out of B.C. forests

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To have a carbon market, you need to have measurable and quantifiable units of both carbon emissions and carbon offsets that can be traded, valued and – more importantly – audited.

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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EPA Finalizes Carbon Dioxide Rules

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The EPA has finalized rules related to capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CSS) technology. CSS technology enables large emitters of carbon dioxide, such as coal fired power plants, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store the carbon dioxide utilizing geologic sequestration.

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Climate Control: Unlikely Allies in the Fight on Carbon

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Although aggressive climate action is basically frozen in the U.S., the hard work of emissions reduction continues among states, cities, corporations, and nonprofits. On Nov. 16, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger launched R20, a public-private partnership of regional players that seeks measurable reductions within five years. Environmental groups, while girding for courtroom battles against corporations seeking to roll back coming carbon regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, are also working with companies that want to make their businesses more sustainable.

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U.S. Carbon Trading Goes Up in Smoke

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Just three years ago, George H. Stein, a managing director at New York-based recruiter Commodity Talent, was seeing a brisk volume in calls from Wall Streeters looking to make a career switch. While oil traders were getting pilloried on Capitol Hill, a new line of work promised to deliver wealth and social benefits: buying and selling carbon permits in the emerging market designed to control global warming pollution. “There was such a great deal of interest in carbon trading,” recalls Stein.

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Carbon – the more you emit the greater the subsidy!

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Recently the Gillard Government warned it might remove solar energy subsidies and review the value of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS).

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Maldives takes step to “carbon neutrality” by 2020

* Maldives wants to be first carbon neutral nation by 2020

* Step to attract investments in clean energy

OSLO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The Maldives took a step on Wednesday towards a goal of becoming the first “carbon neutral” nation by 2020 with an audit showing its citizens emit the same amount of greenhouse gases as tourists flying to its islands.

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World Bank pushes carbon markets in agriculture and climate talks

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In the lead up to Cancun climate negotiations, the Bank has used a conference on agriculture and climate as a platform to expand its agricultural activities and link them to its interests in carbon markets, despite new evidence of problems with investment in the sector.

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The Board will plant a billion trees to lower CO2 levels

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The delegate for the Environment, Silvia López, yesterday visited the town of Vejer has been implemented by City Forest, an experimental project of the Action Plan for Climate developed by the Andalusian government and with the collaboration of the University Seville.

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Cancun hopes to serve “oven-ready” REDD deal

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UK businesses should prepare for international climate change negotiators to strike a deal on how rich nations will pay to help reduce emissions from deforestation at Cancun, according to experts from leading green groups.

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Mexico eyes climate funds for locally run forests

* Bulk of Mexico’s forest land is community owned

* Study shows selective logging can capture more carbon

* Illegal logging still rampant in some areas

AGUA BENDITA, Mexico, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Local landowners collectively running a small lumber yard in the pine forests of central Mexico say they are making profits from logging and cutting carbon emissions at the same time.

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Indonesia’s forest protection plan at risk, says report

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Industrial interests are threatening to undermine Norway’s billion dollar partnership with Indonesia, potentially turning the forest conservation deal into a scheme that subsidizes conversion of rainforests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp and paper plantations, logging concessions, and energy production, claims a new report from Greenpeace.

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  • Published: Nov 28th, 2010
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India to play ‘bridge’ role at Cancun: Jairam Ramesh

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) With climate change talks at Cancun next week expected to get stuck on some contentious issues between developing and developed countries, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that India will act as a ‘bridge’ between the two sides.

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Eight municipalities in Pará launch projects to combat deforestation and promote environmental adjustment of rural

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Cancun’s vanishing mangroves hold climate promise

(Reuters) – This famous beach resort, which will next week host international climate change talks, was itself born from the destruction of a potent resource to fight global warming.

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B.C. draft carbon offset rules draw criticism from environmentalist

Proposed rules for forest carbon offset projects are receiving criticism as a new draft protocol is opened up for public review.

The B.C. government released the draft Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP) Tuesday (November 23) and is requesting comments from the public on the document.

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Forest preservation works in Mexican butterfly reserve, but Monarchs face host of threats

ZITACUARO, Mexico (AP) This small patch of mountain fir forest is a model of sorts for the global effort to save trees and fight climate change. The problem is that saving trees has not saved the forest’s most famous visitors: Monarch butterflies.

Millions of Monarch butterflies migrate here from the United States and Canada every year, but their numbers declined by 75 percent last year alone, apparently because of changing weather and vegetation patterns.

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