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→  July 3, 2012

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s government said on Monday it would continue allowing carbon emitters to offset just half of their emissions until at least 2015 to avoid putting New Zealand firms under more financial pressure as the economy struggles to improve.   In addition, the government will allow unrestricted use of cheaper, international carbon credits in […]

→  July 2, 2012

As Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott began their fight to the death over carbon, businesses warned they would begin jacking up prices to offset their higher costs. A survey released by the Australian Industry Group has found 43 per cent of businesses across manufacturing, services and construction intend to lift prices immediately. The $23-a-tonne price […]

→  June 8, 2012

PRIME VIEW: Master Builders director of housing policy Paul Bidwell discusses the impact of the carbon tax on the construction industry. The cost impact of the carbon tax will vary depending on the materials used, the size of the building and location. Picture: File Source: Bloomberg THE introduction of the carbon tax on July 1 […]

→  May 20, 2012

The Liberal Party has again demonstrated they either don’t understand the price on carbon, or they’re prepared to misrepresent the facts, the Minister for Energy, Bryan Green said today. “The Tasmanian Government has a plan to deliver immediate power price relief to households from 1 July and we won’t be distracted by blatant politicking from […]

→  May 19, 2012

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Fri May 18, 2012 8:53pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The historic initial public offering of Facebook Inc did not go as planned on Friday, as the social networking company’s sky-high valuation combined with trading glitches left the stock languishing near its offering price at the market close. Facebook […]

→  May 18, 2012

The negative impact that spikes in global oil, gas and coal prices have on the UK could be reduced by over 50% in 2050 as a result of climate change policies, that’s according to Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The analysis, produced by Oxford Economics and commissioned by Government, shows […]

→  May 18, 2012

Green policies could halve the negative impact of spikes in fossil fuel prices by 2050, according to a new report. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said that the negative effects of increases in global oil, gas and coal prices have on the UK could be reduced by using low-carbon forms of electricity […]

→  May 15, 2012

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. (“Asia Carbon“, or the “Company”) today announced its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company, whose shares trade in the U.S. on the OTCQB Tier of the OTC Markets under the stock symbol “ACRB”, filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with […]

→  May 15, 2012

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. (“Asia Carbon”, or the “Company”) today announced its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company, whose shares trade in the U.S. on the OTCQB Tier of the OTC Markets under the stock symbol “ACRB”, filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with […]

→  April 29, 2012

The federal government’s carbon-pricing mechanism (aka the carbon tax) will come into effect on July 1 and, although it has been widely covered in the media, it is not yet clear what the impact on individual sectors will be. In a nutshell, the tax will require Australia’s top-500 carbon emitters to pay $23 a tonne […]