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→  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 […]

→  April 28, 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 […]

→  April 26, 2012

The paper, released by RepuTex’s carbon analytics service in conjunction with Standard and Poor’s ratings agency, forecasts the impact of the Australian carbon price mechanism on the shape of Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) through to 2020, examining the question of which fuel sources are likely to benefit most in the move away from coal […]

→  April 22, 2012

Europe’s largest institutional investors called upon EU energy and climate ministers to take urgent action to bolster carbon prices ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels that took place this week.   In one of the most significant interventions to date, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), a coalition representing around 80 investment […]

→  April 19, 2012

Italy has become the latest country to commit to the introduction of a carbon tax, in a move aimed at  generating funds for the nation’s renewable energy production. The Italian government announced the plan after a cabinet meeting late on Monday, having raised the 2020 renewable energy targets last week while cutting production incentives to […]

→  April 2, 2012

AAP Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has dismissed as “rubbish” claims that workers will be overcompensated for the carbon tax. The Australian Industry Group (AIG) has asked Fair Work Australia to limit the next rise in the minimum wage to $14 a week – below the rate of inflation, The Australian reports. The industry group […]

→  March 24, 2012

“Two of the biggest threats to our industry are the price of oil and the impact of commercial air travel on our environment,” Boeing CEO Jim Albaugh said. A new EU law that took effect from Jan. 1 makes it obligatory for airlines flying in and out of the region to buy carbon permits to […]

→  February 9, 2012

BEIJING – European companies have thrown a large number of Chinese emissions reduction projects into doubt by refusing to pay the pre-agreed price following a market plunge, industry insiders said. About half of the Chinese Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM) projects are being renegotiated or terminated, according to estimates. No official figures are available. China is […]

→  February 9, 2012

By Lan Lan BEIJING, Feb. 09 (Xinhuanet) —  European companies have thrown a large number of Chinese emissions reduction projects into doubt by refusing to pay the pre-agreed price following a market plunge, industry insiders said. About half of the Chinese Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM) projects are being renegotiated or terminated, according to estimates. No […]

→  January 30, 2012

London, 28 January 2012 Thomson Reuters Point Carbon analysts have slashed their price forecasts for EU Allowances and U.N.-backed offsets for the second time in two months to reflect swelling supplies and the demand destruction caused by the euro zone debt crisis. In a report published late Thursday, the Oslo-based analysts forecast EUAs will average […]