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June 4, 2012 EPA's proposed carbon limits may affect Seacoast power plants

Source: SeaCoast online

Battle lines are being drawn in Washington and around the country, including in New Hampshire, over a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that would limit the carbon dioxide emissions on new power plants.

June 1, 2012 CO2 market wants tougher EU 2020 climate goal

Source: Reuters

The European Union needs to aim for a deeper emissions cut soon, to rescue a record low carbon price and spur long-term investment in low-carbon technology, leading carbon market players said at an industry gathering.

May 31, 2012 When hitting 400 is not good: Levels of key greenhouse gas pass milestone, trouble scientists

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts...

May 30, 2012 EU greenhouse gas emissions rise despite climate change policies


Greenhouse gas emissions for the European Union increased in 2010, despite the economic recession and policies intended to tackle climate change. The increase of 2.4% takes Europe further away from its international commitments...

May 30, 2012 Global carbon market value hits record $176 billion

Source: Reuters

Carbon market trading reached a record value of $176 billion in 2011, rising 11 percent spurred by secondary trading volumes which offset lower prices and slowing economies, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

May 30, 2012 Fights brewing over massive coal-export plans for the Northwest - Olympian

Source: The Olympian

"If the United States is going to embark on a large-scale export ... but the rise of cheap natural gas and the Environmental Protection Agency's crackdown on coal-fired power plants has flatlined coal consumption in the U.S....

May 29, 2012 EU Carbon May Become More Volatile in June: New Energy

Source: Bloomberg

European Union carbon permits may become more volatile next month because of the prospect of intervention in the market following a review by regulators, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

May 29, 2012 American Companies Beating Europe to First Commercial CCS Plant

Source: Bloomberg

May 28, 2012 "Biocoal" fuels steam train comeback

Source: The Register

Trainspotters who find the homogenized world of modern locos a bit dull could soon be celebrating the return of steam, if all goes well in a University of Minnesota study. The university, along with Sustainable Rail...

May 25, 2012 European Fracking Bans Open Market for U.S. Gas Exports

Source: BusinessWeek

Opposition to a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing has slowed the development of natural gas in Europe, creating export opportunities for U.S. producers hurt by low prices and a glut of gas at home.

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