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What are carbon credits?

In the voluntary carbon offset market, individuals and businesses purchase carbon credits on a voluntary basis in order to lower their carbon footprint, or the total amount of carbon emissions that result from their activities. Carbon offsets can 

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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2011
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Olympics Drops Carbon-Offset Plan to Focus on U.K. Benefits

 so-called carbon offsets, or credits, which are created by funding clean- technology projects in developing countries. Greenhouse-gas emissions are blamed for climate change. Offset projects generate carbon credits when they reduce pollution versus 

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Australia Senate passes forest, farm offsets scheme

Known as the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), the new laws allow farmers and investors to generate tradeable carbon offsets from farmland and forestry projects that polluters can buy and use to meet mandatory emissions reductions. 

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  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2011
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Don’t Call It Offsets: Site Connects Sponsors to Domestic CO2 Reduction Projects

There was a time when protesters where occupying offset companies, decrying these “modern day indulgences”, but carbon offsets seem to have slipped off the radar of late. Nevertheless, many companies and individuals continue to use carbon offsets 

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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European Carbon Permits Fall as Slow Economy May Sap Demand

European Union carbon permits fell this week, tracking losses in wider commodity markets after Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled slow economic growth.
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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Quick gains for cutting your carbon footprint

Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint may seem like yet another government requirement to make your life more difficult, but ongoing research has found making changes can bring significant financial benefits.
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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Businesses increasingly focused on reducing carbon emissions

Small businesses operating in various industries across the UK could be among those interested in the recent comments of one expert regarding carbon reduction.

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Australia, SA mull carbon tax fallout

Southern hemisphere mining giants Australia and SA have much in common, including a major debate raging about the fallout that can be expected if the governments of both countries press ahead with plans to introduce comprehensive taxes on carbon emissions.

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Building believed to be first zero-carbon facility of its kind to be officially opened

One of the countrys first zero-carbon community centres will officially open its doors to the public tomorrow.

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Carbon tax missing in action from budget

WHEN it comes to climate change the big talking point in the federal budget is what won’t be included rather than what will be unveiled on Tuesday night.

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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A low carbon plan for HGVs

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low carbon solutions has been published in conjunction with the Automotive Council UK.

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Encana strikes new deal with B.C.s Pacific Carbon Trust

VANCOUVER – Encana and the British Columbia governments Pacific Carbon Trust have a new deal thats expected to cut emissions from gas flaring in northeast B.C.

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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott visits Vili’s to highlight carbon tax costs

THE Federal Government’s planned carbon tax will damage the profitability of Australian businesses and jeopardise jobs, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said in Adelaide.

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Garnaut to outline carbon tax revenue

Federal government climate adviser Ross Garnaut will release additional papers at the end of the month detailing how much money is expected to be raised by Labor’s carbon tax and how it should be spent.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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Trash company reduced its carbon footprint

Sustainability of buildings is crucial to carbon reduction in Britain. Ive fought for years to get greener buildings taken seriously by successive governments, and so Im delighted that a zero carbon target for new builds was confirmed by the chancellor in Marchs Budget.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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Government is serious about zero carbon

Sustainability of buildings is crucial to carbon reduction in Britain. Ive fought for years to get greener buildings taken seriously by successive governments, and so Im delighted that a zero carbon target for new builds was confirmed by the chancellor in Marchs Budget.

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SA needs to cut carbon emissions

South Africa needs to find ways to cut carbon emissions in producing electricity to comply with the potential outcomes of COP17 later this year.

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Carbon tax nonsense

Growing up in Brisbane thirty years ago I attended People for Nuclear Disarmament rallies and was part of the protest when Joh Bjelke-Petersen was awarded an honorary doctorate. This Saturday I will be returning to Brisbane to be a part of the No Carbon Tax Rally.

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Europe’s carbon policies bolster a b.c. bioenergy industry

When Regina and Peter Pretterhofer built their new home in the city of Graz, Austria, they decided to give up fossil fuels and adopt a nationwide trend toward alternative energy to keep them warm during the snowy Austrian winters

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Carbon tax could end businesses

THE proposed carbon tax could be the death knell for small businesses, Noosa Chamber of Commerce president Carl Beck says.

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Legislation enables carbon dioxide storage in Alberta

The legislation, named

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Turkey needs new low-carbon economy model

Turkey needs alternative finance models to integrate into the green economy while decreasing carbon emission and implementing international requirements, said the head of the Turkish Industry and Business Association, or TÜSİAD, during a meeting in Istanbul on Thursday.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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U.S. health care sector addresses carbon footprint with information technology

The health care sector in the United States, apart from having been the climate change bills biggest competitor for a passage, accounts for 8 percent of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions and 7 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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Directors cool on carbon price and broadband

TWO of the federal government’s biggest initiatives – the national broadband network and a carbon price – will not be positive for business or Australia, according to more than half of 500 company directors surveyed by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Analysis: EU carbon prices steady or up slightly over summer

(Reuters) – Prices for European Union carbon emissions permits are likely to remain steady or gain a few euros over the summer as increased buying due to German nuclear reactor shutdowns counterbalances a seasonal lull.

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