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January 11, 2012 Airlines could net £1.6bn windfall from EU carbon trading scheme, report says


US analysis suggests inclusion of aviation in European emissions trading scheme could financially benefit airlines, rather than harm them

January 11, 2012 Climate Change Causes Dramatic Ecological Changes

Source: Planet Save

A new multi-year study has determined that reduced winter snowfall in mountainous regions as a result of climate change is causing cascading shifts in plant life and animal communities by allowing elk to stay through winter and...

January 10, 2012 Barcap cuts 2012 EU carbon price forecast, sees macro risks

Source: Platts

Barclays Capital has cut its 2012 price forecast for carbon allowances under the EU Emissions Trading System to Eur7.50/mt ($9.58/mt), citing further macro-economic risks in an already oversupplied market. Barcap said it had...

January 10, 2012 Carbon emissions 'will defer Ice Age'

Source: BBC News

Human emissions of carbon dioxide will defer the next Ice Age, say scientists. The last Ice Age ended about 11,500 years ago, and when the next one should begin has not been entirely clear. Researchers used data on the Earth's...

January 9, 2012 Are wind turbines increasing carbon emissions?


A new report published on Monday by Civitas, a social policy thinktank that promotes a "free and democratic society", is claiming that wind power is "inordinately expensive and ineffective at cutting CO2 emissions". In a...

January 9, 2012 Climate Change Is Undeniable and Must Be Addressed Now, Says Former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman

Source: Think

We are beginning a new year, and the silence in Congress is still deafening. Will there ever be a debate about what should be done to deal with climate change? Oh, you don’t “believe” in it? If you do not, please, suspend that...

January 6, 2012 Toxic releases rose 16 percent in 2010, EPA says

Source: Washington Post

The amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment nationwide in 2010 increased 16 percent over the year before, reversing a downward trend in overall toxic releases since 2006, according to a report released Thursday...

January 6, 2012 Is China Preparing to Implement a Carbon Tax?

Source: Clean Technica

China’s airlines may be bristling over being forced to join the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, but it seems the Chinese government is still focused on its own emissions reductions plans — all the more so, we’d imagine, since...

January 6, 2012 Europe Stands Firm on Airline Emissions, Raising Fears of a Trade Conflict

Source: NY Times

BRUSSELS — The European Commission said on Thursday that airlines that did not follow a new European law requiring them to account for their emissions of greenhouse gases could face being banned from European airports.

January 5, 2012 China denounces EU's airline emissions law, seeks talks

Source: Reuters

China voiced its deep concern and opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to counter airline emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after China's major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the...

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