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Slow start for first dedicated carbon footprint fund

The first dedicated carbon footprint funds have got off to a slow start with the funds going live on Monday, later than anticipated.

At the launch of the IFSL Carbon Footprint UK Equity Index Tracker Fund in June 2010, Ralph Pettengell, the chief executive said he aimed to launch before the end of the year.

However, due to delays the fund did not launch until Monday and will be invested on 14 February 2011.

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CRC carbon and energy manager

The company Spencer Ogden is recruiting for is a leading energy management consultancy dedicated to cost and carbon reduction for our clients. We offer a range of individually tailored risk-managed procurement strategies and carbon management services for an impressive blue-chip customer base, which includes 6 out of 10 of the largest property managing agents in UK.

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EU needs tighter security for carbon trading says PwC

PWC HAS urged the European Commission to invest in the prevention of cyber attacks against its pioneering emissions trading scheme (ETS).

The entire ETS was shut down last week after about

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Rating the potential high cost of carbon to investors

Stocks in Toronto are booming because of Canadas treasure trove of red hot resource companies, but the markets dependence on rocks, trees and oil carries an underappreciated risk. Canadian shares are heavily exposed to any move to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.

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Canada won’t jump into cap-and-trade carbon market on its own: Kent

OTTAWA Canada’s new environment minister is rejecting the advice of a government advisory panel that has urged him to moved ahead with made-in-Canada climate change policies, despite uncertainty about U.S. measures and regulations.

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Opinion: George Abbott responds to criticism on carbon tax promise

I recently read your editorial posted on January 9 regarding my proposal to add a question on the carbon tax alongside the HST referendum.

Obviously, I was disappointed you disagreed with my position on the matter. In hopes that you may reconsider that position, or at least pass this response along to your readers, I wanted to offer my response to the five points you raised.

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Environment Agency to tackle carbon emissions with B25 biodiesel

Convert2Green will supply eight of the Environment Agency’s depots in England and Wales with B25 biodiesel, which is recycled from 100% waste vegetable oil, taken from sustainable sources.

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Carbon tax to hit global trade

Within the next few years the world trade market would look towards greener products and according to recent discussions a carbon tax would be implemented on those products not following the proper procedures. Addressing the Green Job Conference organized by the ILO, Brandix Apparel, Energy and Environment Group Head, Iresha Somarathna said within the next two years the trade market would implement a carbon tax over manufactories. He said it is vital to reduce carbon footprint to be competitive as other regional countries are already in the process. Businesses could earn more profits by reducing their environmental impact. According to the Brandix study the company which had an electricity bill of more than Rs. 1.2 million was able to reduce it to Rs. 800,000 by managing the lighting conditions and using sunlight for its daily activities.

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How we are leading the way as a carbon neutral company

The Cairns Post has played a leading role in helping News Ltd’s Australian operations achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral.

It set targets to cut carbon emissions by 20 per cent nationally and identified 179 carbon reduction projects.

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Doubts over UK offshore wind targets -Carbon Trust

* UK govt has no definite target for offshore wind

* Ramp-up needed to meet EU green energy goals

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Expected UK offshore wind deployment by 2020 may be far below levels the country needs to meet European Union renewable energy goals, a director at the government-funded Carbon Trust said on Tuesday.

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Seven charged in carbon trading VAT fraud case

An investigation into a

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Interest in Carbon Market Growing Amid Shortcomings, UNFCCC Says

Interest is increasing in the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism, the worlds second-largest carbon market, an official from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said.

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Offset Ban Will Boost Demand for Africa Carbon Projects, UN Says

The European Unions ban on carbon credit imports linked to some industrial gases will boost demand for Clean Development Mechanism projects in Africa, a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change official said.

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  • Published: Jan 30th, 2011
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Slow start for first dedicated carbon footprint fund

The first dedicated carbon footprint funds have got off to a slow start with the funds going live on Monday, later than anticipated.

At the launch of the IFSL Carbon Footprint UK Equity Index Tracker Fund in June 2010, Ralph Pettengell, the chief executive said he aimed to launch before the end of the year.

Continue Reading at Ftadviser

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How we are leading the way as a carbon neutral company

The Cairns Post has played a leading role in helping News Ltd’s Australian operations achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral.

News Ltd, publisher of The Cairns Post, launched the energy plan One
Degree in June 2007.

It set targets to cut carbon emissions by 20 per cent nationally and identified 179 carbon reduction projects.

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  • Published: Jan 29th, 2011
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Doubts over UK offshore wind targets -Carbon Trust

* UK govt has no definite target for offshore wind

* Ramp-up needed to meet EU green energy goals

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Expected UK offshore wind deployment by 2020 may be far below levels the country needs to meet European Union renewable energy goals, a director at the government-funded Carbon Trust said on Tuesday.

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Carbon plan needed with or without U.S.: panel

Canada should proceed with its own climate change initiatives including a cap and trade system for carbon whether or not it has the support of the U.S., a government appointed advisory panel has recommended.

In a report Tuesday, the National Roundtable on Environment and the Economy suggested Canada adopt its own solution to climate change over the next 10 years, while the U.S. decides what direction it will take in its own economic and environmental policies.

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Energy Performance Systems, Inc. Announces the Commercialization Phase of Its Carbon-Neutral Whole Tree Energy

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Performance Systems (EPS) announces entry into the commercialization phase of its carbon-neutral Whole Tree Energy

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Rising fuel prices ‘to increase popularity of low carbon vehicles’

Neil Wallis, head of communications at the LowCVP, said smaller running costs are one of the major advantages of driving low carbon vehicles, with the price of fuel and the exemption of green cars from the London Congestion Charge named as two major factors behind this.

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Commercial buildings task group launches to cut carbon emissions

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is behind the new task group, which will focus on mandating Display Energy Certificates (DECs) in non-domestic buildings and simplifying the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

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Leader Newspapers to go carbon neutral

LEADER Community Newspapers aim of becoming carbon neutral is set to become reality.

News Limited – which owns Leader – today announced the company has become carbon neutral and is on track to achieving its goal of reducing its emissions by 20 per cent.

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EU MOVES TO BAN FAKE CARBON CREDITS

BigNews.Biz – Jan 24,2011 – THE London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has welcomed a European Member State vote to end the corrupt global trade in fake HFC-23 carbon credits.

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Greening Australia calls for fast-track of the Australian Government Carbon Farming Initiative

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Half Of UK Companies Clueless About Carbon

UK businesses are struggling to manage their carbon consumption and prioritise sustainability programmes

More than half of companies in the UK still have poor carbon and sustainability management, despite the forthcoming government carbon tax, a poll has revealed.

Fifty-five percent of businesses surveyed admitted they do not produce board-level reports on sustainability targets. A similar number of companies also said they cannot report their carbon footprints accurately, citing

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