carbon liability News

  • Proposals published today on liabilities for nuclear operators

    Seven-fold increase in liability for nuclear sites announced Nuclear operators will be expected to take on liability of €1.2 billion for each of their sites, an increase on the current level of £140 million, under proposals outlined by Chris Huhne today. Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “The coalition is clear on new ...

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • Can capturing carbon become a reality?

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a “silver bullet” for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the US needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment. Undoubtedly, CCS has many detractors. Many are calling for investment in wind, solar and other renewable energies rather than in capture technologies. Renewable ...

  • The carbon marketing wars have begun

    Their logos and packaging are near clones—Lay's potato chips in the United States and Walkers crisps in the United Kingdom. The story behind the similarity is that both brands are owned by PepsiCo. But a subtle difference sets them apart. Each bag of Walkers crisps carries a label stating that 75.0 grams of carbon were emitted to produce a 34.5 gram bag of chips. In 2007, Walkers became the first ...

  • Shadow pricing carbon in the energy sector

    Many large companies in the Canadian energy sector are incorporating a self-imposed internal carbon price into key business decision-making processes according to a new report released today by Sustainable Prosperity. This "shadow" carbon price is used widely by oil and gas, electricity ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UK Village at CARBON EXPO 2006

    - UK Climate Change Projects Office organizes group participation CARBON EXPO 2006 - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference - is the w orld's only trade fair and conference for emissions trading and the carbon market. From 10th to 12th May 2006, it will be ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Notification to parliament of a contingent liability: indemnification to ELEXON Ltd for electricity market reform settlement system set-up

    The Energy Act 2013 makes provision for Electricity Market Reform (EMR) measures which are intended to ensure sufficient investment comes forward to replace old generation plant with new low carbon generation. The Act enables amendments to the Transmission Licence and the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) to allow ELEXON Ltd to undertake settlement functions for EMR. To ensure these functions ...

  • Re-Imaginging Carbon – The search for breakthrough technologies

    The race is on to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into one or more products with the highest net value. Co-sponsored by NRG and COSIA, the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a 4-½ year global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Calgon Carbon Announces First Quarter Results

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. The company reported net income of $8.5 million for the first quarter of 2011, as compared to net income of $9.5 million for the first quarter of 2010. Net income for the first quarter of 2010 was retrospectively adjusted to increase the gain on acquisitions to $2.7 ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • OgilvyEarth Partners With Carbon Disclosure Project in the US

    OgilvyEarth and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international NGO that operates the only global system that gathers, synthesizes and maintains information about corporate behavior on climate change on behalf of investors, announced today a new strategic partnership. OgilvyEarth will advise CDP on the content, communications and presentation of the findings and results of its 2012 S&P ...

  • Government announces new rules on carbon and energy reporting

    Large businesses across the UK will be required to publicly report energy use, carbon emissions and energy efficiency actions under the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations, which come into force in April 2019. This replaces the unpopular and overly complex ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Carbon pricing could help European countries cut deficits

    Carbon pricing can help European countries to raise revenue and reduce their fiscal deficits more effectively than other taxes, according to a new report published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Secretary Chu announces carbon capture and storage simulation initiative

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the creation of the Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative with an investment of up to $40 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The partnership announced today will bring together national laboratories and regional university alliances to collaborate on advancing the science and research related to carbon capture ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • Financing the low-carbon future – UK commission proposes radical changes

    A ground-breaking report released this week by a commission established by Britain"s new government has recommended a massive overhaul of financing mechanisms needed to achieve the UK"s transition to a low carbon economy. Citing numerous market failures and other barriers to investment and innovation, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) Commission has recommended the establishment of the Green ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AEA leads the way on helping companies prepare for the carbon reduction commitment

    Leading climate change and energy consultancy AEA is helping companies to save money by advising them on how to prepare for the impending introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).  In preparation for the introduction of the CRC in 2010, AEA has produced an expert paper which answers the key questions businesses are asking when considering how to prepare for the CRC. Under the ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Stranded Assets: Actual and potential carbon footprint - Identifying investment risks and opportunities

    Last month ERAFP became the first French institutional investor to publish the carbon footprint of its stock portfolio. During the same month the UK Environment Agency also published a ground breaking audit of its exposure to embedded carbon stores or ‘stranded assets’ held in sixteen investment portfolios representing over two thirds of its £2.3bn AUM. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Green investment bank must operate commercially to generate a low-carbon economy

    New report says the government is putting the UK’s low-carbon economy at risk by downgrading the green investment bank. If the Green Investment Bank is to succeed in directing billions of needed investment into green projects such as renewable energy, it must be allowed to operate commercially and attract private sector investors, MPs have warned in a scathing report on the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • CNPV One of the Lowest Product Carbon Footprints Within Solar PV Suppliers

    CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today confirmed TUV Rheinland verified their Mono and Polycrystalline modules meet ISO CD14067. The specific data accrued ...


    By CNPV

  • International Service Company Serco Turns to Greenstone for Carbon Accounting Reporting Tool

    Online reporting empowers organisation to model the carbon impact of future business scenarios and benchmark performance with speed and accuracy. Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced today that it is working with Serco, one of the world"s leading service companies with 70,000 employees delivering essential services to governments and private ...


    By Greenstone+

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