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2008-12-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The development of a successful global carbon trading market that delivers real and cost-efficient greenhouse gas emission reductions will require an improved market infrastructure, according to a report issued today by The Bank of New York Mellon entitled, "Towards a Common Carbon Currency: Exploring the Prospects for Integrated Global Carbon Markets." The report -- prepared in conjunction with Point Carbon, a world-leading provider of market...

2008-12-09 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An economic study released today shows a regional cap-and-trade policy would severely handicap Minnesota's economy, causing sharp increases in energy prices and reducing net employment in Minnesota by 21,000 jobs by 2015. The report, titled "Economic Analysis of the Impact of a Midwest Regional Climate Policy on Minnesota," was written by CRA International (CRA) and commissioned by Partners for Affordable Energy (PAE) along with several Minnesota trade...

2008-12-08 05:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City and county elected leaders from across America today kicked off "Local Climate Action Week" to highlight innovative climate initiatives and draw attention to hundreds of clean energy projects that are ready-to-go and could quickly create green jobs in their communities. Hundreds of local officials called on President-elect Obama and Congress to invest...

2008-12-04 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT? An expert briefing discussing a phased-in, revenue-neutral national carbon tax as a policy option for addressing climate change. Sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), the Carbon Tax Center, the Climate Crisis Coalition, Friends Committee on National Legislation and Friends of the Earth. The briefing will focus on the environmental, economic, economic-efficiency, logistical and political benefits of a national...

2008-10-24 06:00:21

Des King, managing director and CEO of Caltex, has expressed fears that high costs for carbon emission permits would threaten the viability of the Australian oil refining industry. Mr King said: "The government's green paper proposes only 20% of permits would be allocated free to emission-intensive, trade-exposed industries. That is just half of the permits they are required to hold for their emissions. An explanation is needed of how the A$10 billion of total revenue from the sale of...

2008-10-09 21:00:33

OUR OPINION When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and stemming climate change, there's really only one way to force compliance by fossil fuel-burning power plants: Hit 'em where it counts - their bank accounts. That's the theory behind the nation's first cap-and-trade greenhouse gas auction, which brought in nearly $40 million for the six states that participated last month, the results of which were released last week. Massachusetts raised $13.3 million from the first...

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2008-10-09 11:46:06

Carbon brokers are devising a plan in which greenhouse gas polluters in rich countries would pay tropical communities in exchange for slowing deforestation. "It's a bit of a minefield," said Michael Brune, the executive director of nonprofit group the Rainforest Action Network. Brune added that although enforcing laws would be difficult, "But I would say the benefits outweigh the threats." Deals between greenhouse gas polluters and developing countries have been encouraged by new data which...

2008-10-01 00:10:00

Gordon Brown's much-trailed plan to get the less well off out of "fuel poverty" have now been revealed - to snorts of derision. The plan really boils down to Mr Brown ordering the energy companies to provide pounds910 million to insulate people's homes. He boasts that the plan is for "the long term" but the energy companies have already indicated that they will provide the finance but will have to recover it from increases to the very bills Brown is hoping to reduce. Mr Brown can very...

2008-09-24 03:00:26

By Tatu, Robin GOLD FROM GREEN EARTH: THE SEQUEL The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn, W. W. Norton & Co., 256 pps. An optimistic look at ways regulation and the profit motive, together, can inspire entrepreneurs and engineers to fight climate change. WITH BOTH presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama signaling their support, the push for federal oversight of carbon emissions is gaining momentum. Several U.S. states have already...

2008-09-18 08:45:00

By Anthony Harrington ENERGY policy ranks high on the list of campaign issues for both US presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. The two are united in wanting to wean America off its dependence on imported oil. For McCain, typically, the emphasis is on oil security. "Dependence on oil provides direct support to our enemies and threatens the peace," is one of his core slogans. So McCain plans to "lead the effort to promote energy independence and to cut off the flow of oil...


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