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Local Carbon Markets Set to Become More Attractive to Investors

May 25, 2011 by

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As the Kyoto protocol nears its term end, there has been a lot of speculation over where the global carbon market will stand. International meetings like the Cancum(Mexico) summit in December 2010 and the April 2011 talks in Bangkok (Thailand), demonstrated that the global consensus on  the Kyoto carbon mechanism is breaking down. The failure […]

Western Climate Initiative releases program design document

January 25, 2011 by

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Similar to the EU-ETS operational in Europe, the US also seems to be moving slowly towards establishing a regional cap and trade system to begin with. The Western Climate Initiative (WCI – A partnership of seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces) recently released its program design document (the Program Design), setting out how the […]

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 […]

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 […]

WCI’s GHG Cap and Trade – Promises of Clean Tech, energy security and Jobs creation

November 17, 2010 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 […]