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Carbon Tax – Australia

February 25, 2011 by

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The Australian Government recently announced a proposal to introduce carbon tax on Australia’s largest emitters of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) . Australia cannot afford to lag behind other developed nations in reducing its emissions.  This proposal was designed by the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee (MPCCC). Agreed to by the government and the Greens, the proposal sets […]

Renewable Energy needs more encouragement than fossil fuels

February 1, 2011 by

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Getting energy from the renewable energy resources is common suggestion now. To secure world’s energy demand and subsequently increasing energy generation requires two things to be done either independently or simultaneously. The first option is to use present resources more efficiently and second one is to start increasing the share of energy generation based on […]

National Clean Energy Fund launched in India

January 25, 2011 by

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The Finance Bill presented recently for the financial year 2010-11 created the National Clean Energy Fund to invest in entrepreneurial ventures and research in the field of clean energy technologies. The Fund will be financed through a carbon tax on the coal industry at the rate of Rs. 50.00 for each metric ton of coal used […]

When would Australia put a price on carbon?

January 25, 2011 by

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The Vivid Economics report measured the six countries’ environmental performances by pitting their respective climate change policies to their indirect pricing policies such as pollution price tag, subsidies and regulations which is then gauged in dollars per tonne of carbon pollution. Australia’s performance was better than only South Korea when compared to its major trading […]

New Mexico to become part of WCI

January 25, 2011 by

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The Environmental regulator of New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has recently approved GHG cap-and-trade program. This program will allow the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program is scheduled to begin in 2012 and it would affect around 63 large industrial sources in New Mexico, including electricity generators and the […]

WCI expands – Soon to include New Mexico

November 19, 2010 by

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The Environmental regulator of New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has recently approved GHG cap-and-trade program. This program will allow the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program is scheduled to begin in 2012 and it would affect around 63 large industrial sources in New Mexico, including electricity generators and the […]

EPA expands the GHG reporting rules to oil and gas

November 19, 2010 by

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Last week, the U.S. EPA finalized rules that expand the EPA’s Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule applicable to the petroleum and natural gas industry. The rule for GHG was originally created in October 2009 and was applicable to about 10,000 facilities across 31 categories – mainly energy intensive sectors such as iron and steel, glass, cement, […]