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EU moves to fast-track 'clean coal' proposals
Reuters UK  Apr 17 2008 10:48AM UTC

BRUSSELS, April 17 (Reuters) - The European Union may boost efforts to capture climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it underground by pushing forward proposals for a dozen demonstration projects, EU officials said on Thursday.

EU may grant more time to carmakers to fulfil emission targets
Sharewatch  Apr 17 2008 9:23AM UTC

FRANKFURT (Thomson Financial) - The European Parliament is close to a compromise regarding the timetable for planned curbs on carbon emissions for carmakers, which may result in more time for manufacturers to fulfil their emission obligations,

CO2 emissions trading to cost €1-1.5 billion annually : RWE CEO
Carbon Yatra  Apr 18 2008 5:38AM UTC

RWE is anticipating to offset two adverse effects in 2008- the tougher framework conditions for CO2 emissions trading and further cuts in grid fees by the German Federal Network Agency.

Kyoto market

Surplus carbon emissions for sale
Prague Post  Apr 17 2008 10:46AM UTC

The Czech Republic is nearing a deal to sell its surplus carbon dioxide credits to Japan under the Kyoto Protocol. The deal could bring in billions of crowns for the country.

Norway says 80 projects vie to sell emissions cuts
Reuters UK  Apr 17 2008 2:52PM UTC

OSLO, April 17 (Reuters) - The Norwegian government said on Thursday its call for proposals to sell carbon reduction credits had met with a good response and 80 projects had been put forward by the end-March deadline.

North America market

Kansas gov again vetoes bill supporting coal plant
Reuters UK  Apr 17 2008 7:38PM UTC

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - A standoff over coal-fired energy in Kansas continued Thursday as Gov.

EU urges Bush to be more ambitious on CO2 curbs
Reuters  Apr 17 2008 6:11PM UTC

(Reuters) - The European Commission urged U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday to be more ambitious in tackling climate change while welcoming his acceptance that the United States would need to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Bush's CO2 plan is 'Neanderthal': German minister
Reuters  Apr 17 2008 1:54PM UTC

(Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to halt a rise in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 could undermine, rather than support, efforts to combat climate change, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.

Houston, LA seen as top U.S. CO2 polluters
Reuters  Apr 17 2008 8:52PM UTC

(Reuters) - Counties in the main U.S. petrochemical and driving hubs top the country's output of the planet-warming gas carbon dioxide, emitting about three times more CO2 than the top county in New York does, researchers said on Thursday.

Post 2012

New Kyoto should focus on industry sectors: Mimura
Reuters  Apr 17 2008 12:40PM UTC

(Reuters) - Greenhouse gas curbs on industries such as power generation and steel could provide a basis for a renewed U.N.-led drive to fight global warming, Akio Mimura, Chairman of Nippon Steel Corp said on Thursday.


Rio coal unit eyes expansion, frets over climate
Reuters  Apr 18 2008 3:42AM UTC

(Reuters) - Coal & Allied Industries Ltd (CNA.AX: Quote, Profile, Research), a unit of Rio Tinto Ltd/Plc (RIO.


Norway to help SA with carbon capture
IOL  Apr 17 2008 2:37PM UTC

Norwegian experts will be sent to South Africa to help the government examine the possibility of carbon capture and storage, the country's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

Suez's Electrabel in jv to build and operate facility for testing CO2 capture
Interactive Investor International  Apr 17 2008 4:06PM UTC

AMSTERDAM (Thomson Financial) - Suez SA unit Electrabel SA, E.ON AG and Hitachi said they intend to cooperate in a joint research project to design, build and operate a test facility to investigate the behaviour of different solvents in the process

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