carbon trading News

  • 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 Foundation

  • EU kicks off latest carbon trading crackdown

    The EU launched the latest phase of its clampdown on fraud in the carbon ...

  • Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Global Carbon Policy Handbook 2010 - Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets' which gives the investment growth in Carbon Trading Markets.Global Carbon Policy Handbook 2010 - Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets This report provides an ...


  • MCeX launches first Canadian carbon trading market

    There wasn’t much business transacted - just three contracts changed hands. But the debut of Canada’s new carbon emissions market last week heralds great potential for growth. The Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montréal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange(R) (CCX), officially launched trading in Canada of futures contracts on carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Ontario carbon trading system act passed

    Ontario is closer to establishing a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Today, the legislature passed the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), the foundation for Ontario’s cap-and-trade program.  The act allows Ontario’s program to link to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ten states formally begin carbon trading

    On Thursday, for the first time ever, the United States will see a price on carbon emerge from a mandatory emissions cap-and-trade program. The auction this week is the first held by the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI caps carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in 10 Northeastern states to 188 million tons CO2 (171 million metric tons). Approximately 90% of the ...

  • Another award for WSP’s personal carbon trading scheme

    We launched the world's first personal carbon trading scheme (called PACT) for our staff some 3 years ago. It's proved a great success not only with our staff, but also with our clients - and the media too. And now we are delighted that PACT has won another award - the European Managing Partner Forum's "Innovation in Practice" award for 2010. The MPF is the leading association for those involved ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • EU kicks off latest carbon trading crackdown

    The EU launched the latest phase of its clampdown on fraud in the carbon market yesterday, banning any trade in "recycled" carbon credits in a move designed to avoid a repeat of last month"s scandal that saw a number of firms purchase illegally traded emission allowances that had already been surrendered by other companies. The fraud stemmed from a controversial decision by the Hungarian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Indigenous Brazilian tribe certified to trade carbon credits

    Brazil's Paiter Suruí community has become the first indigenous group in the country to receive international certification to sell carbon credits in return for protecting and restoring forests in their Amazonian territory. The Suruí community, which numbers around 1300 people, was first contacted ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UK committee supports personal carbon trading

    A House of Commons committee suggested last week that the UK Parliament create a personal carbon-trading scheme for all citizens of the United Kingdom. It was the strongest statement yet by any government in favor of an individual cap-and-trade system for buying and selling greenhouse gas emissions. Personal carbon trading would provide a set 'carbon emissions allowance' to each citizen and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Carbon emissions trading in the United States – an update

    The report Carbon Emissions Trading in the United States, written by Barbara Hendrickson, Virginia Huang and Marty Venalainen and published by McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP, is a detailed discussion and overview of the US carbon market. The report discusses the evolution of emissions trading in the United States, its current ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon credit trading schemes and carbon offsets as part of an investment product

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) are receiving an increasing number of reports from people who have been approached by firms promoting carbon credit trading schemes or offering carbon offsets as part of an investment product to individuals. ClimateCare recommends that any individual that has been approached by a business selling carbon offsets as a personal investment reads the advice on ...


    By ClimateCare

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Advanced Global Trading | AGT Emission Trading Permit

    Advanced Global Trading: AGT Dubai-based trading company has become the first UAE organization to be shortlisted for a global green award for environmentally-focused investment work carried out from its Middle East headquarters in Dubai. Advanced Global Trading (AGT), ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pioneering carbon trading scheme to promote school energy efficiency

    Carbon emissions from state schools are to be included in a pioneering carbon trading scheme for local authorities from April 2010, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. Energy use in schools will count towards the total emissions of local authorities under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the mandatory trading scheme that will encourage local authorities to reduce emissions. ...

  • Greg Barker leads low carbon trade delegation to East Africa

    Greg Barker leads low carbon trade delegation to East Africa Minister of State Greg Barker will lead a delegation of UK business leaders to East Africa from Monday 1 October – 5 October. The trade delegation will meet key senior public and private sector figures to discuss opportunities on renewable energy and investment. The delegation will attend business to business events, ...

  • Kenya hopes to become Africa`s carbon trade hub

    Kenya has announced plans to establish a regional carbon emissions trading scheme to steer Africa"s carbon market. This would hopefully position the country as the continent"s carbon credit trade hub, finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta said in his budget speech to parliament earlier this month (10 June). Kenyatta said a framework for carbon trading — in which polluters buy and sell the right ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Emissions trading: list of sectors deemed to be exposed to carbon leakage

    EU Member States approved in September a draft Decision listing 164 industrial sectors and sub-sectors deemed to be exposed to 'carbon leakage'. Under the revised EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) which will apply from 2013, installations in such sectors will receive a higher share of greenhouse gas emission allowances free of charge than other industrial sectors. The final Decision should be ...


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