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  1. Buying carbon credits

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month produces one tonne of carbon monoxide. I buy carbon credits for one tonne. The company that sells these credits invests my money in a wind turbine that creates clean electricity. Or it plants trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and make the air cleaner. The one tonne of carbon dioxide I have produced means I have contributed to global warming. But buying carbon credits helps me ...

  2. EU set to ban purchase of carbon credits

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng In a move that could upend the current global carbon-trading system, the European Commission proposes banning companies in the European Union from buying credits generated ... on China to agree to reduce its own carbon emissions. China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and the biggest supplier of so-called Certified Emission Reductions credits ...

  3. UN probes claims firms are faking carbon credits

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... of the manufacturing process. Destruction of this gas creates 'credits' that can be traded on a multibillion-dollar global market. Carbon-market watchers say the plant is an example of how a system ... is overwhelming that manufacturers are creating excess [industrial gas] simply to destroy it and earn carbon credits,' says Mark Roberts, senior counsel and policy adviser in Washington ...

  4. Beware the coming carbon bubble

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... A climate bill which goes before the United States Senate next month contains a similar provision. Projects are vetted by the United Nations and the carbon credits packaged as tradable Certified ... of credit markets are simply leaping on the emissions bandwagon just as they jumped into credit derivatives following the dotcom bust. If so, there is a real danger of a carbon bubble and bust a few ...

  5. China calls for credit for curbing population

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The Copenhagen summit should formally credit the mainland's population control measures, such as the one-child policy, for mitigating the human impact ... the global average for carbon emissions of 4.57 tonnes per capita, she said, that was effectively equivalent to a cut of 1.83 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. There are six main greenhouse ...

  6. Business - Commodities

    Carbon is commodity of future, says man behind Kyoto accord

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The architect of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change believes that carbon-emissions trading will remain a central part of the accord that replaces the pact in 2012. Maurice Strong, now an adviser to the central government on environmental issues, said during a two-day visit to Hong Kong that ended yesterday that carbon was becoming too big a commodity to ignore. ...

  7. Carbon crunch

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson First came the credit crunch and recession. Now there is a carbon-price slump that may undermine one of the main ways governments have chosen to combat global warming. Since 2005, the European Union has pioneered a trading scheme for greenhouse gas emissions from industries, including carbon dioxide- the main gas blamed by many scientists for warming ...

  8. Carbon copy

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Australia is the latest country to get into this potentially rewarding asset class in which to invest but the fluctuation in price of carbon credits suggests a cautious ... ride taken by the price of carbon credits traded since 2005 under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) suggests they should proceed with extreme caution. The latest country ...

  9. HSBC in global green drive with carbon-neutral scheme

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... any time by buying carbon credits but we want to find sustainable projects rather than trade bits of paper. At present, not all allowances and offsets that can be bought have the same ... fuel. As the reality of global warming finally starts to sink in, an increasing number of companies have taken steps to tackle their carbon dioxide emissions through energy savings and projects ...

  10. Cloud over climate-change mechanism needs lifting

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carbon emissions regime. A more ambitious version may, after all, form part of future international action. Therefore no effort should be spared to stop unethical carbon-credit trading that does ... status- including China and India- to enter into the spirit of it. It does so through incentives for their polluting industries to earn carbon credits by cutting their emissions and then selling ...




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