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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 […]

GHG guidelines for states issued by EPA

January 25, 2011 by

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released guidelines for states to issue permits for industrial facilities that are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These guidelines will be relevant to the states when new federal regulations take effect on January 2, 2011. These guidelines have been crafted to give states flexibility in deciding […]

CCX discontinues the GHG cap-and-trade

January 25, 2011 by

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Chicago Climate Exchange (“CCX”) recently announced that they the CCX emission reduction program will be discontinued at the conclusion of its Phase I and Phase II program at the end of this year. CCX was launched in 2003 and it’s emission reduction program was the first voluntary greenhouse gas (“GHG”) cap-and-trade scheme in North America. […]

WCI’s GHG Cap and Trade – Will it create Clean Tech, energy security and Jobs?

January 25, 2011 by

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Western Climate Initiative has recently published its comprehensive strategy to address climate change and spur a clean energy economy. The stated targets include not only greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, but also clean technologies development, green jobs creation, energy security, betterment of public health, and significant cost savings. The primary target of the WCI strategy […]