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BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - It was supposed to be the way the market would cut greenhouse gases by itself: governments selling companies permits-to-pollute, which they could trade among themselves. Over time, the number of permits would be reduced, and the cost to companies of failing to cut emissions would rise
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2015-11-27 11:59:02
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Governments around the world will this year raise around $22 billion from schemes putting a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions such as taxes or emissions trading systems, a report on Wednesday showed.
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2015-10-28 07:34:51
Sunday, October 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Trade body says scheme would add just £1 to bills by 2019 and comes in response to government plans to cut subsidies for rooftop solar panels by 87%The solar power industry has proposed an emergency plan to rescue renewables, which it says would add just £1 to consumer bills by 2019, on top of the £9 a year that clean technology subsidies cost bill payers
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2015-10-18 18:01:02
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Labor leader says Australia can have a ‘battle of ideas’ over which party has the best climate change policies, but is yet to detail the ALP’s alternative plansBill Shorten says his goal to source 50% of Australia’s power from renewables by 2030 is a “declaration of intent”, to be achieved by Labor’s yet-to-be-detailed policies including an emissions trading scheme, as well as increased consumer demand for clean energy
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2015-10-06 08:01:08
Friday, September 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern Chinese province of Guangdong will add six new sectors to its pilot carbon market, a move likely next year that will triple the number of firms it covers and help pave the way for a national CO2 trading scheme set to start in 2017.

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2015-09-25 03:04:30
Friday, September 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Solar trade body chief claims energy secretary Amber Rudd told him the impact on jobs was not part of the consultationThe potential loss of thousands of jobs will not be a factor when the government decides whether to implement its proposed heavy cuts to solar power subsidies, according to the chairman of a solar trade body who met energy secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday
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2015-09-04 11:50:49
Monday, July 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
An emissions trading scheme would be cheaper and more effective than Labor’s 50% renewables goal or the government’s Direct Action policy, Paul Hyslop saysThe author of the $60bn price tag for Bill Shorten’s new renewable energy goal – cited by Tony Abbott as proof the scheme is unaffordable – says an emissions trading scheme like the one the Coalition abolished would be more cost-effective than either the coalition’s “Direct Action” plan or Labor’s new goal
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2015-07-27 04:42:34
Sunday, July 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
As the PM ramps up attack on Labor’s promised emissions trading scheme, the communications minister admits all emission reduction policies come at a cost Malcolm Turnbull has cut through the slogans and semantics dominating the climate policy debate – pointing out that all policies to push low-emission electricity generation come at a cost to households, including the ones the government supports, and that the cost of renewables is falling
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2015-07-26 22:23:18
Saturday, July 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Trade minister confirms Clean Energy Finance Corporation will no longer invest in wind projects, but disputes report that Greg Hunt was outmaneuveredThe federal government has ordered the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) not to make any future investments in wind power, instead focussing on “emerging technologies”, trade minister Andrew Robb has confirmed
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2015-07-11 20:12:34
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency have left trade on China's seven pilot carbon exchanges in the doldrums, which could undermine efforts to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.

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2015-07-01 05:31:47
Friday, June 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Queensland premier visits Pentagon in trade mission to US and says navy’s goal to shift to renewable energy could aid industry at homeThe US navy could help create a thriving biofuels industry in regional Queensland, the state’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says.
Palaszczuk visited the Pentagon in Washington DC as part of her first trade mission as premier, where she met the navy’s top brass
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2015-06-12 22:55:51