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  • The future of carbon trading in the US

    An analysis by New Carbon Finance concludes that a carbon trading scheme in the US is inevitable within four to five years. Currently the US favors a domestic market, however linking into international schemes could significantly reduce the price of carbon, impose less cost on US industry and consumers and help make the US a climate change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future

    Co-Authored by: Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director and Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE The lights are going on all over Africa, home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Overall, that is great news. Children can study at night without breathing harmful or environmentally damaging kerosene fumes; the sense of ...

  • ADB establishes future carbon fund

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has established a new fund that will use carbon credits generated beyond 2012 to provide urgently needed financing for clean energy projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The current regulatory framework, based on the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period expires on 31 December 2012, hampering the trading in post-2012 carbon credits. This would affect the level ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Scarborough Hospital Looks Forward to Low Carbon Future

    York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have chosen NHS Sustainability day to celebrate the opening of their new low-carbon energy centre at Scarborough Hospital. The energy centre, which was delivered in partnership with Vital Energi will deliver in excess of £9.1m in guaranteed financial savings and ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Scientists publish road map for low carbon future

    The UK lacks a coherent energy system that can effectively meet future energy needs while preventing rapid climate change, according to leading scientists.  A report, published today, of a discussion meeting held at the Royal Society calls for a new vision for energy generation that is based on the long term replacement of fossil fuels through the development and deployment of new technologies. ...


  • Shell and Cosan: Fuelling a Lower-Carbon Future With Biofuels

    Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raizen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets. To view the Multimedia News Release, ...


  • Montreal exchange to launch carbon futures trading

    The Montreal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montreal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), plans to launch trading of futures contracts on Canada carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) units on May 30, 2008, subject to regulatory approval. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Colorado can meet future carbon emissions standards

    New analysis of Colorado’s power sector finds that the state has the policies and opportunity to further reduce their carbon emissions in coming years. The analysis, conducted by the World Resources Institute, shows existing state policies and improved use of infrastructure could lower ...

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Future demand for energy is rising substantially, particularly in rapidly emerging economies and in many developing countries that lack even the most basic of energy services. The investments required to address future energy demand as well ...

  • Global business leaders commit to a low carbon future

    Business leaders from major global corporations have committed to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions across a wide range of sectors, including energy, communications, building and construction. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the UN-supported Business for the Environment (B4E) Summit, held in Mexico City from 4 to 5 October, ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Cancun next ...

  • UK research is pioneering a low carbon future

    New website highlights groundbreaking technologies that are making a difference to climate change Research Councils UK Energy Programme led by EPSRC is investing more than £530 million in UK research to develop low carbon technologies to fight the effects of climate change.  A new website to highlight and explain this work has now been launched and is available at ...

  • carbon-investments.co.uk: EU, Australia See Joint Carbon Credit Trading Future

    Earlier this week, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard confirmed that, as of July 2012, the country’s top polluters would have to pay $23 in carbon tax for each emitted ton of CO2. The tax is expected to be in effect until 2015, and to be replaced by a compliance carbon credit trading scheme thereafter. The European ...


  • IEA welcomes UK efforts towards a low-carbon future

    As it seeks concrete solutions to the low-carbon investment challenge, the United Kingdom is leading by example, according to a review of UK energy policies published today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report, Energy Policies of IEA Countries - United Kingdom 2012 Review, applauds the UK's long-term vision for a low-carbon future - greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Global business leaders to support transit to a low carbon future

    Leaders from influential global corporations and key global environmental organizations are expected to call on countries to make a success of this years UN climate negotiations in Mexico. The call will come from a Business for Environment (B4E) conference to be held 4 to 5 October in Mexico City. The event today was announced by the Mexican Minister of Environment Juan Rafael Elvira, UN ...

  • Natural gas could ease the path to a low-carbon future

    A new paper, The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy, finds that gas-fired power plants could reduce U.S. coal dependence and greenhouse gas emissions significantly in the next 10 ...

  • Study shows policies, not economy, drive future carbon reductions

    A new study released by the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) upends the conventional wisdom that cheap natural gas and the lagging economy alone account for recent and expected declines in U.S. carbon emissions. The study and accompanying analysis show that counted together, eight policies already in place at local, state and federal levels ...


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  • The effects of future land use change on EU soil carbon stocks

    Policy, demographics and globalisation are expected to cause large changes in EU land use in coming decades. A new study models four scenarios of future land use change (LUC) to estimate the effects on carbon stored in soil and vegetation. Soil is an important carbon sink and LUC the main driver of carbon transfer between land and atmosphere. Under the Kyoto Protocol, governments must report soil ...

  • Investing in the future: EC calls for additional EUR 50bn in low carbon technologies

    European Commission called public authorities, business, and researchers to join efforts in order to develop by 2020 the necessary technologies to address climate change, secure EU energy supply and ensure the competitiveness of our economies. In a proposal on 'Investing in the development of low-carbon energy technologies', the Commission estimates that an additional investment of €50 billion in ...

  • New Analysis Shows Illinois Can Meet Future Carbon Emissions Standards

    Using existing policies and infrastructure, the state could reduce emissions 35 percent by 2020 New analysis of Illinois’ power sector finds that the state is currently decreasing its carbon pollution emissions and is well positioned to make deeper ...

  • Clean Energy connections: business growth for a carbon-neutral future

    Clean Energy Connections is the premier forum in Western Massachusetts for green career- and business-development information and networking. The event convenes business owners, entrepreneurs, financiers, educators, career seekers, community leaders, and public agencies. It consists of a full-day program and concurrent opportunity ...

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