Greenwise 20th September 2010
SME manufacturers target low carbon markets
A large number of small to medium-sized UK manufacturing companies are targeting business within low carbon markets, according to the Manufacturing Advisory Service. Source: GreenWise 20th Sept 2010
New Carbon Finance 20th April 2010
Farmers face EUR 600m bill to cut emissions
Cutting the number of cattle in the country in a bid to meet greenhouse gas targets would cost the beef industry EUR 600m, a Teagasc conference on climate change heard yesterday. Source: Independent
New Carbon Finance 20th April 2010
Vehicle emissions 'declining'
Energy Saving Trust Apr 22 2010 6:19AM UTC.
Average CO2 emissions from vehicles in the UK have fallen at their fastest ever rate. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' Motor Industry Facts 2010 revealed that 2009 saw average UK vehicle emissions drop to 149.5g/km.
New Carbon Finance 9th March 2010
EU carbon prices higher as cold snap boosts demand
Reuters UK Mar 9 2010 5:41AM UTC
European carbon emissions futures were slightly higher on Monday, extending Friday's late gains as the return of very cold weather gave a boost to energy prices, traders said.
New Carbon Finance 14th January 2010
Voluntary carbon market hoping for growth in 2010
Reuters Jan 14 2010 6:46AM UTC
The market for voluntary carbon offsets is pinning its hopes on growth this year after demand stalled in 2009 as companies cut back spending on reducing their carbon footprints due to the economic slowdown.
New Carbon Finance 1st December 2009
Carbon Trust increases interest-free loans
Telegraph Dec 1 2009 6:39AM UTC
Astrum, a military vehicle castings maker which employs 240 people, has become the government agency's largest single borrower after it applied to replace its air compression system at its foundry in Stanhope, County Durham.
New Carbon Finance 24th June 2009
UK 'carbon budgets' seen as model for others
Reuters Jul 24 2009 11:25PM UTC
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - The world can learn from a British plan for 'carbon budgets' to fight climate change even though London often promises more than it delivers, a senior government adviser said.
New Carbon Finance 30th June 2009
Brown puts green at heart of government's relaunch
Jun 30 2009 11:18AM UTC.
Despite his reputation for being sceptical about the political merits of environmental policies, prime minister Gordon Brown is making the transition to a low-carbon economy a central component of efforts to revive his government.
New Carbon Finance 27th April 2009
Budget puts UK on course to hit green energy goals
Reuters Apr 27 2009 10:55AM UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - This week's UK budget has revived hopes wind energy could become sufficiently cost effective to generate around a fifth of Britain's power and put the nation on course to meet its carbon re...
New Carbon Finance 6th Mar 2009
Has recession trimmed CO2 output? We'll know by 2010
Reuters Mar 6 2009 7:46AM UTC
By David Fogarty, Climate Change Correspondent, Asia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The financial crisis has slashed industrial output and trade but it will be months before there is an accurate picture of how much the downturn has curbed greenhouse gas
New Carbon Finance 2nd Feb 2009
BP attacked for watering down EU green agenda
Guardian Unlimited Feb 1 2009 12:32AM UTC
Oil industry lobbying at the heart of the European Union has undermined efforts to tackle climate change, environmental groups are claiming.
New Carbon Finance 30th January 2009
Public Opinion Limits Nuclear Energy Use In EU
Nasdaq Jan 30 2009 12:53PM UTC
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AFP)--European Union Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Friday negative public opinion limited the use of nuclear energy in the bloc, but vowed to push it as far he could.
New Carbon Finance 6th January 2009
EDF completes 12.5bn nuclear takeover of British Energy
BusinessGreen Jan 6 2009 10:01AM UTC
French energy giant says it could work with partners to build new generation of low carbon nuclear reactors The UK took a major step towards its goal of building a new fleet of low carbon nuclear reactors yesterday after EDF
New Carbon Finance 2nd December 2008
UK govt wants airlines in carbon trading scheme
Sharewatch Dec 2 2008 3:36PM UTC
LONDON, December 2 (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday, it wanted airlines included in a European scheme to cut carbon emissions but business leaders voiced scepticism about the UK's ability to hit its emission reduction targets.
New Carbon Finance 3rd November 2008
Defra launches GBP6 million greener living fund
Government News Network Nov 3 2008 7:23PM UTC
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (National) A new £6 million fund to help charitable and voluntary organisations support and develop environmental projects throughout England is being announced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn
New Carbon Finance 25th September 2008
EU lawmakers split on date for car emission rules
Macro World Investor Sep 25 2008 1:50PM UTC
BRUSSELS, Belgium-The European Parliament appears divided on how soon car makers should have to curb carbon dioxide emissions after its environment committee voted Thursday for a start date of 2012.
New Carbon Finance 2nd September 2008
EU moves towards phased CO2 cuts for cars
Reuters Sep 2 2008 9:02AM UTC BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Curbs on carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union could be phased in slowly through 2015 after two political groups in a key EU parliamentary committee agreed a compromise.
New Carbon Finance 7th August 2008
U.N. to tighten rules on earning carbon offsets
Reuters Aug 7 2008 9:39AM UTC. The U.N.'s climate change agency on Wednesday proposed to make it more difficult for speculators to earn carbon offsets from emissions-cutting projects which were already profitable.
New Carbon Finance 5th August 2008
European carbon hits 5-month low on oil, no buyers
Reuters UK Aug 5 2008 12:01PM UTC. European carbon emissions prices hit a 5-month low on Tuesday as weaker energy prices and sparse compliance buying put downward pressure on EU permits, traders said.
New Carbon Finance 15th July 2008
Brown 'wants to go nuclear - and fast'
Public Service Jul 15 2008 12:32PM UTC.The government is said to be planning to use fast-track planning methods incorporated in the new Planning Bill to build eight new nuclear power stations in the next two years.
New Carbon Finance 14th July 2008
Whitehall urged to step up its own emissions efforts
BusinessGreen Jul 14 2008 10:30AM UTC The Environmental Audit Committee of MPs has stepped up its criticism of the government's climate change record with the publication of a new report claiming that it is not doing enough to cut carbon emissions from its own buildings and activities.
New Carbon Finance 9th July 2008
Plans for 'eco-tolls' on Europe's lorries unveiled
EUobserver Jul 9 2008 7:16PM UTC
Today @ 08:43 CET Lorries in the European Union are to be charged a toll for their production of air and noise pollution, according to 'greener transport' proposals unveiled by the European Commission on Tuesday (8 July). Currently, truckers are only....
New Carbon Finance 8th July 2008
EU lawmakers approve deal on airline CO2 emissions
Reuters Jul 8 2008 11:39AM UTC STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European Union
lawmakers approved a deal with governments on Tuesday to include aviation
from 2012 in the EU's Emission Trading Scheme, a key tool to fight climate
New Carbon Finance 12th June 2008
Stirling pledges to become first UK carbon neutral city
Building Jun 12 2008 4:39PM UTC
Scottish city receives £1.25m to fund community-led project to reduce residents' CO2 emissions Stirling is aiming to become the UK's first carbon neutral city following a £1.25m cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund and Scottish government.
New Carbon Finance 13th May 2008
World CO2 levels highest for 650,000 yrs
Economic Times May 13 2008 7:56AM UTC
LONDON: Scientists have warned that climate change could soon begin to get
out of control, with concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
touching a record high.
New Carbon Finance 17th April 2008
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.
New Carbon Finance 27th March 2008
France and UK to step up nuclear co-operation
EurActiv.com Mar 27 2008 8:55AM UTC
A two-day bilateral summit is to culminate today (27 March) with the signing
of a new accord that will see France help the UK develop a new generation of
nuclear power stations.
New Carbon Finance 3rd April 2008
Porsche challenges London congestion charge
Reuters UK Apr 3 2008 8:15AM UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Luxury carmaker Porsche launched a legal
challenge on Wednesday to a tax on gas-guzzling cars proposed by
London mayor Ken Livingstone who is campaigning for a third term in
New Carbon Finance 19th March 2008
Carbon Trading announcement and £30 million for public
sector energy improvements: Benn
Carbon Yatra Mar 19 2008 12:07AM UTC
All central government departments will be included in a pioneering
emissions trading scheme that will also target emissions from large
businesses including supermarkets, banks, hotel chains and department
stores, UK Environment Secretary Hilary Benn
New Carbon Finance 12th March 2008
China Defends Role in Climate Change
Yahoo! Canada Mar 12 2008 1:49PM UTC
China Says Developed Countries Should Take Lead in Fighting Climate
Change BEIJING (AP) -- China insisted that developed countries were
chiefly responsible for global warming, saying Wednesday that
critics of the country's soaring emission levels must
New Carbon Finance 12th March 2008
Gold Standard VER Registry launched
Carbon Yatra Mar 12 2008 4:30AM UTC
Source: Mumbai (APX) APX, Inc., a platform provider for environmental and
energy markets, and the Gold Standard Foundation have announced the creation
of the Gold Standard VER Registry.
New Carbon Finance 10th March 2008
Tricorona, WWF Germany and Stockholm Environment
Institute partner to compare voluntary CO2-offset standards
HUGIN Online Mar 10 2008 8:44AM UTC
Tricorona, the Stockholm Environment Institute and WWF Germany have today
released a joint report 'A comparison of Carbon Offset Standards'. The main
conclusion of the report is that Gold Standard offsets from projects within
the Clean Development
New Carbon Finance 6th March 2008
An energy efficient Ireland New report shows
benefits far outweigh costs
Egov Monitor Mar 6 2008 12:32PM UTC
Economic benefit by 2020 - ?3.6 billion Carbon savings ? 6,300
million tonnes Speaking today at Energy Forum 2008, Minister Eamon
Ryan outlined the potential for the Irish economy embracing the new
New Carbon Finance 27th February 2008
New daily record - turnover of more than half million
Deutsche Börse Feb 27 2008 12:26PM UTC
February 2008, a new daily record was achieved in trading of EUA futures on
the market for emission rights operated by European Energy Exchange AG (EEX)
and Eurex with 600,000 EUAs.
New Carbon Finance 26th February 2008
UK sets specific target to cut CO2 emissions
by 26% by 2020
Platts Feb 26 2008 4:28PM UTC
The UK government has set a target to cut carbon dioxide emissions
by 26% from 1990 levels by 2020, instead of a previous target range
of a 26%-32% cut.
New Carbon Finance 25th February 2008
Virgin Atlantic flies Boeing 747 powered by biofuel
NWCN.com Feb 25 2008 6:00AM UTC
LONDON - Virgin Atlantic carried out the world's first flight of a
commercial aircraft powered with biofuel on Sunday in an effort to show it
can produce less carbon dioxide than normal jet fuels.
New Carbon Finance 21st February 2008
Four nations, four cities take 'climate
AFP via Yahoo! Feb 21 2008 3:15PM UTC
Four nations and a clutch of cities and corporations unveiled a
Web-based information hub on Thursday to help meet a pledge to
radically de-carbonize their economies in the coming decades.
New Carbon Finance
21st February 2008
EU ponders greener products and consumer habits
EurActiv.com Feb 21 2008 8:18AM UTC
The Commission has repeatedly delayed publication of its sustainable
consumption and production strategy, an indication of the difficulties the
EU executive faces in defining its approach to a highly complicated issue
that affects a wide range of
New Carbon Finance 19th February 2008
Global carbon market set to explode in next decade
EurActiv.com Feb 19 2008 9:55AM UTC
Analysts foresee a boom in carbon emissions trading by 2020 as the EU
prepares to include new sectors in its Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) and
the United States' accession to a similar system appears increasingly
New Carbon Finance 18th February 2008
Norway mall offers shoppers greenhouse gas credits
Reuters Feb 18 2008 4:31PM UTC
OSLO (Reuters) - Half a kg of salmon; two kg of potatoes; a tonne of
greenhouse gas reductions -- shoppers at one Norwegian mall can now buy cuts
in their carbon footprint as they pick up their weekly groceries.
New Carbon Finance 15th February 2008
Major emitters eye long-term reduction goal before G-8
U.S.+ Calibre Macro World Feb 15 2008 2:11PM UTC
TOKYO, Feb. 15-(Kyoto), The U.S.-initiated meeting of the world's major
greenhouse gas emitters will work toward reaching an agreement on long-term
global goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions before the Group of Eight
summit to be hosted by
New Carbon Finance 14th February 2008
Energy saving most effective in CO2 cutting-report
Reuters UK Feb 14 2008 7:18PM UTC
For additional analysis on carbon markets and climate change policy please
join the online Reuters carbon community here UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14
(Reuters) - Squeezing more productivity out of the energy that industries,
homes and vehicles burn is the
New Carbon Finance 14th February 2008
Ship CO2 emissions at 3.5 pct of global total
Reuters Feb 14 2008 12:28PM UTC
Annual carbon dioxide emissions from world shipping reached 1.12 billion
tonnes in 2007, about 3.5 percent of total global carbon emissions, a
scientific report by the world's top maritime body shows
New Carbon Finance 13th February 2008
Shipping emissions three times as much as estimated:
Report AFP via Yahoo! Feb 13 2008 2:19AM UTC
Carbon emissions from merchant shipping are nearly three times as much as previously estimated, according to a draft United Nations study leaked to The Guardian on Wednesday.
New Carbon Finance 12th February 2008
IFC to buy 550,000 carbon credits from JI projects in Ukraine
Carbon Yatra Feb 12 2008 4:09AM UTC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and ING Bank N.V. of the Netherlands have signed an agreement to help reduce methane emissions in Ukraine.
New Carbon Finance 7th February 2008
Russia, Ukraine next to trade Kyoto carbon credits
Reuters UK Feb 7 2008 5:12PM UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine will be the next nations to join,
within months, only a handful of countries physically connected to a U.N.
emissions trading scheme, a senior United Nations official told Reuters on
New Carbon Finance 4th February 2008
Corus invests GBP60m in steel energy plant
BBC Feb 4 2008 4:05PM UTC
About half of the plant's energy is already produced on siteSteelmaker Corus
is investing £60m at its Port Talbot plant to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions at the site
New Carbon Finance 29th January 2008
EDP's Energias do Brasil sells Germany's 3C Markets
1.5 mln reals of CO2 credits
Forbes.com Jan 29 2008 9:40AM UTC
SBON (Thomson Financial) - EDP Energias de Portugal SA's 62-pct owned
Brazilian unit Energias do Brasil said it sold 1.5 mln reals (about 571 mln
eur) or 122,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide credits to German company 3C
New Carbon Finance 26th January 2008
Iraq ratifies Kyoto Protocol on climate change
AFP via Yahoo! Jan 26 2008 6:35PM UTC
Iraq has formally ratified the UN's Kyoto Protocol on climate
change, according to a government statement seen by AFP on Saturday.
New Carbon Finance 24th January 2008
Wrap-up: reactions to EU climate and energy package
EurActiv.com Jan 24 2008 12:17PM UTC
The CO2 reduction and renewable energy targets put forward by the Commission
yesterday (23 January) have evoked a flood of reactions from member states,
industry, NGOs and other stakeholders. EurActiv provides an overview.
New Carbon Finance 22nd January 2008
Germany versus the EU: Merkel Caught between Industry
and the Climate
Spiegel Online Jan 22 2008 11:42AM UTC
Last spring, Chancellor Merkel portrayed herself as the world's foremost
fighter against climate change. With the EU set to pass a package of
emissions regulations, though, she suddenly finds herself defending German
New Carbon Finance 21st January 2008
Top scientists call on Government to adopt a tough
target in the Climate Change Bill
WWF UK Jan 21 2008 2:06PM UTC
January 2008 David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF-UK, said: 'The
Government has a unique opportunity to set an example to the rest of the
world by introducing groundbreaking legislation on climate change.
New Carbon Finance 21st January 2008
Commission scrambling to finalise battered climate
EurActiv.com Jan 21 2008 9:50AM UTC
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
New Carbon Finance 17th January 2008
to stick to climate plan despite rival protests
Reuters UK Jan 17 2008 1:39PM UTC BRUSSELS, Jan 17
The European Commission will spell out next week, over the din of protests
from industry and governments as well as green groups, how it intends to cut
greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.
New Carbon Finance 17th January 2008
EU threatens 50,000 jobs with CO2 plan: German steelmakers
Yahoo! UK and Ireland Jan 16 2008 7:45PM UTC
BERLIN (AFP) -
The German steel industry warned Thursday of huge job losses if the European Commission went ahead with a new emissions trading scheme in its climate protection drive.
New Carbon Finance 15th January 2008
EU business blasts planned CO2 emissions auction
Reuters Jan 15 2008 11:23PM UTC
Europe's top business lobby attacked on Tuesday European Commission plans for implementing deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, saying that auctioning pollution permits could hurt industry in global competition.
New Carbon Finance 14th January 2008
members braced for emissions targets
Jan 14 2008 2:37PM UTC
BRUSSELS (AFP) - EU members are bracing for proposed greenhouse gas emission
targets due next week as they fret over how much of the burden they will
have to bear in the fight against climate change.
Daily Telegraph 9th January 2008
Energy woes before nuclear energy can help
08/01/2008 00:01AM GMT | Richard Fletcher
Energy woes before nuclear energy can help. Has Alistair Darling
forgotten that he is no longer the Cabinet secretary in charge of
Trade and Industry (or the Department for Business & Enterprise as
his former ministry is now called)? The Chancellor generated ...read
New Carbon Finance 9th January 2008
EU: No Formal Notification Over Romania CO2 Lawsuit
Lloyd's Jan 7 2008 10:12PM UTC
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The European Commission Monday said it has as
yet received no formal notification from Romania that it is
launching legal action over its carbon dioxide national allocation
plan for 2008-2012 and that there are currently seven
New Carbon Finance 9th January
EU emissions quotas too generous / Trading scheme may require major overhaul
Yomiuri Shimbun Jan 7 2008 7:04PM UTC
The European Union's emissions trading scheme, seen as the bloc's
trump card in reducing greenhouse gases, allocated several companies
higher emissions quotas than they actually needed, it was learned
New Carbon Finance
Severstal secures 300 mln eur from EBRD to
improve energy efficiency
Interactive Investor International Dec 17 2007 11:18AM UTC
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - OAO Severstal has received a 300 eur
long-term loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (EBRD) to help cut the energy consumption of its Russian
Hungary to sell carbon credits to Japan
Monsters and Critics Dec 17 2007 2:18PM UTC
Budapest - Hungary will Tuesday sign a framework agreement to sell
carbon credits to Japan, Hungary's Environment Ministry said in a
RP links climate change deal with Austria
ABS-CBN News Dec 17 2007 11:15PM UTC
The Philippine and Austrian governments recently signed the
first-ever bilateral agreement to cooperate on the implementation of
the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol,
considered a vital step to address climate change.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Set for Massive
Reduction as Cement Industry in China Cleans Up Carbon Dioxide
AZoBuild Dec 18 2007 4:15AM UTC
But China has a waste problem as well as an environmental problem.
The country produces more than one billion tonnes of waste a year,
and the way in which it is treated is less than satisfactory.
Cap and Share scheme would tackle emissions
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange Dec 17 2007 6:05PM UTC
The question of how Ireland can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
will be the subject of a research project carried out by Comhar
Sustainable Development Council.
Poland sees EU flexibility on CO2 emission quota -
Guardian Unlimited Dec 14 2007 12:46PM UTC
'The issue of CO2 is of great importance for us,' he told reporters, adding Tusk has raised the issue in recent weeks in talks with Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Italy will comply fully with EU-requested carbon cuts
ClimateChangeCorp.com Dec 14 2007 11:26AM UTC
Italy's environment ministry said on Wednesday that the nation has agreed to cut its CO2 emissions from sectors covered by the EU by 13.64 million tons, down to 196 million tons per year in the next four years.
Concern over CO2 emission permits
The Times Dec 17 2007 1:39AM UTC
An environmental stealth tax on business could raise hundreds of million of pounds for the taxman over the next five years through the auction of a large chunk of the next round of carbon emission permits.
The Telegraph 14th December 2007
Carphone blows hot and cold on global warming
14/12/2007 00:01AM GMT | Edited Simon Goodley
Carphone blows hot and cold on global warming. Was it only a year ago that some of Britain’s most high-profile businessmen emerged from a climate change summit at Downing Street with a statement of their commitment to the fight against global warming?
The Telegraph 13th December 2007
Industry is energised about climate challenge
13/12/2007 00:11AM GMT | Ingar Skaug
Conference on Climate Change in Bali On Monday, Al Gore, the former
US vice president, was in Oslo collecting a Nobel Peace Prize for
his wake-up call on global warming, highlighted in the documentary
An Inconvenient Truth. Meanwhile in Bali, delegates
The Guardian 10th October 2007
carbon trading auction scheme
Britain is to push ahead with reforms to the
system - a key part of
the EU's battle against climate change, Alistair Darling said
yesterday. Mr Darling said the government was planning to step
up the use of the auction process in the allocation of
allowances which permit
companies such as power generators, cement makers and steel