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Press Release: Research and Markets: This Essential and Comprehensive Report on Analyzing Carbon Management is Now Available

| Sourced From Businesswire |

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4519a6/analyzing_carbon_m) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Carbon Management” report to their offering.

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  • Published: Aug 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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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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  • Published: Aug 13th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
  • Comments: 5

Japan plans innovative technology for carbon credits programme

| Sourced From Businessgreen |

The Japanese government is to launch a scheme that will gain the country carbon credits for exporting low-carbon technology to developing countries, according to a report on the Nikkei newswire over the weekend.

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Press Release: ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Announces Appointment of Mr. Jeff Calvert, P.Eng., MBA, as Chief Financial Officer

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jul 15, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd., /quotes/comstock/11v!esr (CA:ESR 0.36, 0.00, 0.00%) , is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Calvert, P.Eng., MBA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Herrick Lau has resigned as CFO effective July 15, 2010.

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Member states agree on carbon trading rules

| Sourced From Europeanvoice |

Permits to be sold through a common auctioning system. But countries will have the right to opt out.

National governments have unanimously agreed on new rules for Europe’s carbon trading system from 2013.

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  • Published: Jul 12th, 2010
  • Category: USA
  • Comments: 5

Sea otters worth $700 million in carbon credits

| Sourced From Newscientist |

Want to slow global warming? Save a sea otter. So says Chris Wilmers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose team has calculated that the animals remove at least 0.18 kilograms of carbon from the atmosphere for every square metre of occupied coastal waters.

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  • Published: Jul 11th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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CDM Panel Calls for Investigation Over Carbon Market Scandal

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Certified Emissions Reduction Units (CERs) for the destruction of HFC-23 represent over 1/2 of the CDM credits issued to date. The CDMs HFC-23 projects pay 65-75 times more for HFC-23 destruction than the manufacturers pay. A revision request submitted by CDM Watch to the CDM Executive Board provides overwhelming evidence that manufacturers are gaming the CDM system and undermining carbon markets by producing potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) just so they can get paid to destroy them. The revision request called for an immediate overhaul in the rules governing the number of credits being issued and removal of the perverse financial incentives that currently exist.

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Climate Plan Depends on Energy Saving, Carbon Storage, IEA Says

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July 1 (Bloomberg) — Any plan for halving global greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 will depend on cutting the energy used by buildings and vehicles and on developing technology to capture and store pollution, the International Energy Agency said today.

More energy-efficient buildings and cars could provide 38 percent of the carbon dioxide cuts necessary, and

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Press Release: CDM Panel Calls for Investigation Over Carbon Market Scandal

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WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Certified Emissions Reduction Units (CERs) for the destruction of HFC-23 represent over 1/2 of the CDM credits issued to date. The CDM’s HFC-23 projects pay 65-75 times more for HFC-23 destruction than the manufacturers pay. A revision request submitted by CDM Watch to the CDM Executive Board provides overwhelming evidence that manufacturers are gaming the CDM system and undermining carbon markets by producing potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) just so they can get paid to destroy them. The revision request called for an immediate overhaul in the rules governing the number of credits being issued and removal of the perverse financial incentives that currently exist.

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  • Published: Jul 4th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Gap Narrows on Outlook for Fewer Credits: Energy Markets

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June 23 (Bloomberg) — The gap between carbon permits in the European Union and United Nations markets reached the narrowest in three months on speculation that the world organization will restrict credits for hydrofluorocarbons.

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Want to trade carbon without CPRS?

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THE CPRS might be dead or at least in deep freeze but carbon trading opportunities for farmers are likely to emerge as Australia opens up a voluntary emissions trading scheme.

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Bulgaria suspended from U.N. Kyoto carbon trade

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Bulgaria has been suspended from United Nations carbon trading for violating greenhouse reporting rules set under the Kyoto Protocol, a key tool to fight climate change, the Bulgarian environment ministry said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Spread Narrows as Traders Bet On Fewer UN Credits: Energy Markets

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The gap between carbon permits in the European Union and United Nations markets reached the narrowest in three months on speculation that the world organization will restrict credits for hydrofluorocarbons.

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  • Published: Jun 25th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU Carbon Permit Price Gains May Outpace UN Credits

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June 23 (Bloomberg) — European Union carbon emission permit prices, which increased 22 percent this year, may extend gains while comparable UN certified emission credit units may lag behind, Nomura International Plcs analyst said.

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  • Published: Jun 21st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon trades took a hit in the Great Recession

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As we know, one of the few beneficial side effects of the Great Recession of 2009 was the decline in global greenhouse gas emissions as our consumer-centric economy sputtered. But that also sent the voluntary carbon markets into a tailspin, according to a new report released Tuesday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Ecosystem Marketplace.

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  • Published: Jun 19th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Download the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Report

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NEW YORK | 14 June 2010 | Last year was a tumultuous one for the voluntary carbon markets, which saw transactions equivalent to 94 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions reductions, a 26% drop compared to 2008, according to the fourth annual State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report issued today by Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The total value of traded credits declined 47% to US$387 million in 2009 and the average price of an emission reduction was $6.5/tCO2e.

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Local carbon market active ahead of ETS launch

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More than 200,000 NZUs — domestic units for greenhouse gas emissions — are reported to have traded on the local market this week, as participants gear up for July 1 when utilities, industrials and the transport sector are brought into trading market under the emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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Local carbon market active in run-up to July 1

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Wellington, June 4 NZPA – More than 200,000 NZUs — domestic units for greenhouse gas emissions — are reported to have traded on the local market this week, as participants gear up for July 1 when utilities, industrials and the transport sector are brought into trading market under the emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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  • Published: Jun 10th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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FACTBOX-Investment bank activity in carbon trading

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Investment banks are chasing opportunities in a $144 billion carbon market as the U.S. Senate considers a federal climate bill that would launch a cap and trade scheme.

Governments worldwide are also expected to lean heavily on the private sector and carbon markets in particular as a way to raise finance to fight climate change.

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Why Reuters Acquisition of Point Carbon Is a Smart Move

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Major media company Thomson Reuters is acquiring Point Carbon, a Norwegian media company that provides analysis, news and content for the energy and environmental markets. Its a smart move. Thomson Reuters, after all, is the amalgam of Reuters and the Thomson Corporations, an information company that supplied textbooks and other academic materials that acquired the news service in 2008.

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  • Published: May 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon tax set to be contested

A draft of the National Treasury’s blueprint for a more comprehensive carbon tax is on course to be released within the next three months, and is likely to spark a round of lobbying by business.

Treasury spokeswoman Lindani Mbunyuza said the department was on track to release the carbon tax discussion paper by the end of July at the latest.

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  • Published: May 15th, 2010
  • Category: India
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India a leading player in ‘carbon bazaar’: Germany

NEW DELHI: Recognising India as the leading generator of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the world and the nation’s “huge potential” in the field, the German government on Monday called on India for international cooperation to provide market linkages for carbon credits.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Kenya Turns to Carbon Trade in a Bid to Curb Climate Change

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the country is keen to partner with investment bankers to promote trading in carbon markets and ensure the rehabilitation of the Mau and other threatened forests in the country.

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Where do forest carbon markets go from here?

For thousands of years, we have been planting and growing trees without difficulty. It’s simple, and forest carbon business strategy can be, too. In fact, it’s core to what I’m trying to teach the MBA/MS students in my course at the Erb Institute this semester: If the world’s best available technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is employing the natural photosynthetic capacity of natural forest management, we can too.

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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European carbon trading survives key tests

A funny thing has happened to carbon dioxide prices in the past few days: they have failed to collapse. Hours before most traders departed for their Easter break last week, the European Commission issued data showing the carbon market, under the European Unions emissions trading scheme (EUETS) was oversupplied.

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