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EU demands action from Germany on climate goals
Reuters UK  Jan 19 2008 1:08PM UTC

BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Germany must take concrete steps to tackle global warming instead of protesting when it comes to implementing planned measures, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Brussels to unveil EU green strategy amid strong criticism
EUobserver  Jan 21 2008 6:59AM UTC

The European Commission is set to table on Wednesday (23 January) a highly controversial set of legislative proposals designed to fight global warming and the EU's dependence on imported energy.

Commission scrambling to finalise battered climate plans  Jan 21 2008 9:50AM UTC

[fr][de] The Commission's services are engaged in intense negotiations to finalise controversial energy and climate proposals, which are under heavy attack from industry groups and some member states, who warn the plans could destroy Europe's

Industry warns EU on CO2 proposals
Financial Times  Jan 21 2008 3:57AM UTC

Europe's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, due to be unveiled as part of a radical green agenda this week, risk working against the environment and could destroy the competitive position of European industry, according to the region's leading

EU plans to charge for pollution rights ruffle feathers
Yahoo! UK and Ireland  Jan 20 2008 8:28PM UTC

AFP - 2 hours 18 minutes ago BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU plans to make companies pay for the right to pollute have come under fierce fire from governments and industry, warning they could force business and jobs to leave Europe.

EU to set easier CO2 regime for heavy industries
Reuters  Jan 20 2008 5:42PM UTC

(Reuters) - Europe's steel, aluminium and cement industries will have a special, less strict regime for greenhouse gas emissions under European Commission proposals to fight climate change to be announced this week.

18% cap on CER/ERUs in Phase 3 EU ETS suggests JP Morgan forecast
Carbon Yatra  Jan 20 2008 5:36PM UTC

Higher auctioning which is expected in the January 23 directive by the EC, may be a negative for emitters, with a potential offset on price with more CER/ERU imports allowed.

Kyoto market

Credit Suisse signs 8 mln-tonne China carbon deal
Reuters  Jan 18 2008 11:38AM UTC

(Reuters) - Credit Suisse International WPMFX.O and British firm Arreon Carbon on Friday signed a deal with China to invest in emissions-cutting projects that will generate around 8 million tonnes of carbon credits by 2012.

Greece to face UN on emissions  Jan 19 2008 9:09PM UTC

Greece will next month have to explain its poor record in measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the United Nations compliance committee for the Kyoto Protocol, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said yesterday.

North America market

Florida officials push for carbon trade
South Florida Business Journal  Jan 18 2008 11:17PM UTC

Top state government officials visited South Florida on Friday to pitch local companies on the importance of carbon trade and clean energy.

Post 2012

Japan to propose 2000 as post-Kyoto base year: report
AFP via Yahoo!  Jan 21 2008 6:29AM UTC

Japan will propose setting 2000 as the reference year for future greenhouse gas emission cuts in a bid to bring more countries aboard a post-Kyoto Protocol deal, a report said Monday.


FEATURE-Japan follows Europe by tapping offshore wind for power
Reuters  Jan 20 2008 12:14AM UTC

(Reuters) - Overlooking a mountain lake a few hours drive from Tokyo, dozens of tall wind turbines spin in the breeze creating carbon-free power for the world's fifth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Global carbon trade rose 80 percent last year: group
Reuters  Jan 18 2008 7:38PM UTC

(Reuters) - Trade in the world greenhouse gas emissions market rose 80 percent last year as climate change became a greater concern for more companies, a carbon analysis said on Friday.

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