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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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. ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EU kicks off latest carbon trading crackdown

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

  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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

  • 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

  • New Jersey carbon cap and trade plan called `timid`

    A newly proposed cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, in New Jersey may do little to combat global warming, charges Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a nonprofit association of government workers. The trading program proposed by the administration of Governor Jon Corzine sets emissions caps above current ...

  • 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

  • Carbon Forum America sets the stage for emissions trading in the US

    After two days of conference sessions, exhibitor presentations via “Side Events“ and interaction on the trade show floor, Carbon Forum America came to a close at the Moscone Center in San Francisco where the event took place on February 26-27, 2008.  The event was jointly organized between the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the Chicago-based show organizer Koelnmesse, ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • The role of offsets in next-generation carbon cap-and-trade schemas

    Offset compliance provisions in proposed U.S. climate change regulations imply that offsets may be a significant portion of abatement activity under the cap-and-trade program. How might this emphasis impact companies in regulated sectors as they consider what range of abatement projects to fund? As with many of the ‘moving parts’ of the climate change and clean energy landscape, offsets — ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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. ...

  • Serious shortcomings in carbon trading scheme - German research institute

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a flexible mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol that allows countries and businesses to offset their emission reductions from greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement projects in developing and newly industrializing countries. There are two key criteria which these CDM projects must fulfil. Firstly, the project must genuinely reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Secondly, ...


    By Öko-Institut e.V.

  • Florida`s Climate Action Team Explores Carbon Trading

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The first report from Florida's new Action Team on Energy and Climate Change landed on Governor Charlie Crist's desk Friday loaded with recommendations for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction strategies, including a cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide emissions. With 1,350 miles of coastline and most residents living in ...

  • South Korea passes legislation for carbon cap and trading scheme.

    South Korea's National Assembly recently passed legislation on the Allocation and Trading of Greenhouse Gases Emissions. The greenhouse gas (GHG) trading scheme will be implemented effective January 1, 2015. Korea's industrial sector has long opposed the emission-trading scheme. It has maintained that if the proposed law were passed Korean manufacturers would be unable to compete with ...


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