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  • California Kicks Off Cap-and-Trade Program to Auction Carbon Emission Credits

    Today, California kicked off the first auction of their cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) new cap-and-trade program. This is the first large-scale carbon market in the United States, and is expected to be the second largest carbon market in the world, after the European Union. "Many may agree, especially with the buzz around climate change ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • School board to sell carbon credits

    The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Greening Canada Fund (GCF) signed an agreement this week under which TDSB will begin selling carbon credits to GCF - credits created from results of the Board"s efforts to make significant reductions to its greenhouse gas emissions. Over five years, this innovative transaction - one of the first of its kind - is expected to generate more than $1.7 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Initiative: Carbon-credit dollars for timber lots

    For most of Oregon's history, the forests like the ones near Paul Nys' house were places where a landowner could get wealthy. Cultivated from seed, rows of trees were grown to a healthy middle age and then chopped down, buzzed into lumber at sawmills and shipped out. Over the years, the retired schoolteacher has had many offers to buy his property, like many other landowners in the state's timber ...


    By Associated Press

  • Could carbon credit schemes save the whale?

    It's likely that commercial whaling has released around one hundred million tons of carbon to the atmosphere over a century or so. That's according to researcher Andrew Pershing, who believes that carbon credit schemes could be employed as an incentive to protect whales and large fish such as bluefin tuna. In a joint project backed by the University of Maine, US, and Gulf of Maine Research ...


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  • Carbon credits to be used to fund GM food crops

    US biotech firm Arcadia Biosciences has announced a plan to help fund the planting of genetically modified rice with carbon credits. The company will work with the Chinese government to give farmers who plant their crops carbon credits, which they can then sell on the global carbon trading market. Arcadia is touting its GM rice as a greener alternative to the regular crop. The plant has had a ...

  • Few African farmers benefit from carbon credit projects

    African smallholder farmers lack adequate and reliable information about how to participate in agricultural carbon credit projects, says one of the authors of a recent report on innovations in such projects. A report published in July by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security says carbon credit projects ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Greenhouse gas calculator connects farming practices with carbon credits

    Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees. Farmers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders need ...

  • EU vote attempts to drive up price of carbon-trading credits

    The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favor of reinvigorating Europe’s carbon trading program despite the differences in the region over energy policy. The legislation will help to restore financial incentives for an industrial shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. Policy makers and industry leaders have vigorously debated the effectiveness of carbon trading due to a ...


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  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd Announces Acquisition of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corporation

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ESR) ("ERA" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into two non-binding letters of intent dated September 6, 2012 to acquire (the "Acquisition") shares in Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. ("Offsetters") and Carbon Credit Corporation ("CCC") of Vancouver BC, Canada. The Company is also pleased to announce that it is conducting a private ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • Conference program announced for `CARBON TradeEx AMERICA 2010`

    Koelnmesse, Inc., the Carbon Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) and the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) for Carbon TradeEx America today announced details of their conference program. The tradeshow and conference will take place from September 28-29, 2010 at the McCormick Center in Chicago. The main pillars of the program are titled 'Emerging Opportunities', 'Marketplace ...

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Announces Extension for Acquisition of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corporation

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) wishes to announce that it is continuing to work towards the conclusion of definitive agreements with the shareholders of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corp. with respect to the Company's proposed acquisition (the "Acquisition") of these two companies. The Acquisition was first announced on September 17, ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality Credits

    BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • CantorCO2e L.P. Retained to Arrange Forward Sales of Green Automotive`s Carbon Credits

    Green Automotive Company Corporation, announced today that it has retained CantorCO2e L.P. to market the Zero Emission Vehicle (“ZEV”) credits and carbon credits resulting from the sale of Green Automotive vehicles in North America. Following the Company’s announcement last June that it was developing a carbon credit forward sale program which could ...

  • ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd Announces Signing of Definitive Agreements for the Acquisition of Offsetters Clean Technology and Carbon Credit Corp.

    ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ("ERA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ESR) is pleased to announce that it has entered into three definitive agreements to effect the purchase of Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. ("Offsetters") and Carbon Credit Corp. ("CCC") (the "Acquisition") as first announced on September 17, 2012. The closing of the Acquisition (the "Closing") is anticipated to occur concurrently ...


    By ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • Act now to get credit for early action!

    On June 28, 2008, the Government of Canada launched the first phase of the Credit for Early Action Program (the "Program"), which forms a part of its Turning the Corner Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Phase I of the Program is now open and applicants are required to submit a notice of interest prior to July 28, 2008 The Program is designed to recognize facilities in Canada that ...


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  • MOVE Systems and ALLCOT develop first ever New York based carbon credit generation project and it is already officially registered

    MOVE Systems International, LLC, a company which delivers safe and clean energy solutions to the mobile food industry, has commenced a joint venture with ALLCOT Group to develop the first ever carbon credit generation project based in New York City. The program is already officially registered with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program, the world’s leading voluntary GHG program.   ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Entergy Announces Purchase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Credits

    Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of approximately 137,000 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York's largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The credits were generated from the capture and destruction of methane, a byproduct of waste decomposition. Seneca Meadows, Inc. owns and operates the waste ...


    By Entergy

  • Korean green life encouraged by Green Credit Card

    The South Korean Ministry of Environment and Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) have announced that over 2 million people, about 10% of economically active population of 24.7 million, have signed up for the Green Credit Card in just 9 months since its launch. In Korea, a credit card is deemed a success when the number of users passes 200,000. Green Credit Card is ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • First Kyoto Protocol Emission Credits Generated by Honduras

    BONN, Germany, October 20, 2005 (ENS) - Two hydroelectric power projects in Honduras today became the first facilities to generate certified emission reductions under the Kyoto Protocol. The hydroelectric projects, which do not emit greenhouse gases, are creating credits for Italy and Finland to use in meeting their emissions reduction commitments under the protocol. In Bonn, the Executive ...

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