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EU confronts post-2030 renewables policy vacuum

By : Sustainability ..., May 22, 2012

The EU is facing an energy policy vacuum after a firm set of policy goals for renewable energy, carbon cutting and energy saving expires in 2020.

To open a policy debate on what happens next, the Commission is preparing a communication on renewable energy, for an...

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Subject Tags: European Union

US Corporations Sponsor Carbon Scam in Europe

By : Anonymous, May 4, 2012

Major publicly traded U.S. corporations, including Dow Chemical, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Cabot Corporation, have secured multi-million-dollar dubious carbon credits to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, as revealed in this investigative report.

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European Carbon Market Update

By : Anonymous, May 3, 2012

The successful implementation of emissions schemes in the near future largely depends on domestic politics, climate policy enforcement, and commitment to combat climate change. The EU has continued with its agenda of environmental reforms and carbon markets clearly have the...

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India says EU tax deal breaker for global climate talks

By : Anonymous, Apr 27, 2012

New Delhi: A European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is “unacceptable” and would be a “deal breaker” for global climate change negotiations, India’s environment minister said on Wednesday.

From 1 January, all airlines using EU airports have...

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Subject Tags: European Union , India

EU climate chief to review ETS auctioning regulation by yr-end

By : Anonymous, Apr 20, 2012

The European Commission will review the auctioning regulation for the EU's carbon Emissions Trading System (ETS) by the end of the year, EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said on Thursday.

"We are moving forward with this first annual report, in which we will...

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Subject Tags: European Union

EU's green fuel ranking would cost little-report

By : Anonymous, Apr 19, 2012
Proposed EU law requiring fuel suppliers to report the carbon intensity of their product, and which also rank oil from tar sands as particularly polluting, would only cost vehicle drivers around one euro cent per oil barrel, a report said on Thursday.
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Subject Tags: European Union , oil

India Environment Minister Links EU Aviation Emissions Rule to UN Climate Talks

By : Anonymous, Apr 19, 2012

The EU’s controversial decision to include aviation under the bloc’s emissions trading system (ETS) has been dubbed a “deal breaker” for global climate talks by India’s environment minister, Jayanthi Natarajan. While the minister is India’s lead negotiator at the UN...

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India says EU tax a 'deal breaker' for climate talks

By : Anonymous, Apr 12, 2012

India's environment minister said Wednesday that a...

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After aviation tax, EU mulls carbon levy on shipping

By : Anonymous, Apr 2, 2012

After a carbon tax was levied on aviation by the European Union (EU), the government is now preparing for a possible trade war with the European Commission (EC) imposing a similar tax on shipping business as well. The move can increase freight rates by 3%-15%.

With EU...

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Subject Tags: European Union , Politics

Brussels says could drop carbon levy on non-EU airspace

By : Anonymous, Mar 29, 2012

The European Union would consider limiting its new aviation carbon levy to its own airspace, but only as part of a global deal on plane emissions, a senior commission official said on Tuesday.

But he said such a scheme would be technically difficult and was unlikely...

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