Europe’s Carbon Market Failures Expose Flaws in the Cap and Trade System

April 23, 2013 by  
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There once was a time when cap and trade plans looked like our best hope for limiting carbon emissions . But recent fluctuations in the European carbon market seem to indicate trouble in paradise. The prices of carbon allowances — necessary for any company that plans to produce more emissions than allotted — have dropped down to 10% of what they were once worth. While that’s bad news for investors, it also gives polluters a cheap way to continue polluting as usual. Read the rest of Europe’s Carbon Market Failures Expose Flaws in the Cap and Trade System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cap and trade problems , carbon market dropping , carbon market failure , eu cap and trade , EU carbon allowances , EU carbon market , European cap and trade , European carbon allowances , European carbon market , global warming solutions , market solutions for warming        

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Odds Are Better For Winning The Lottery Than Being Poisoned By A Leaking Carbon Capture Project

September 13, 2011 by  
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Of all the potential problems with carbon capture and storage projects (financial viability, scaling them to the level necessary to actually capture enough our prodigious carbon emissions to make a difference, being just two), a new study says that leaking CO2 killing people isn’t one of them. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that the risk of death from p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Nauru Wonders About Climate Role Reversal As Emerging Powers Continue Backing Kyoto Protocol

August 30, 2011 by  
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photo: Zane Edwards / CC BY-ND As the US east coast and New England deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, some updates on progress towards addressing climate change at the global policy level: Adopt a Negotiator reports on climate change debated in the UN Security Council; and,

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Double Impact on Electronic Recycling

August 30, 2011 by  
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Which of the following would you pay someone else to pick up and recycle for you? Each week, we’ve been asking you to help vote on new Double Impact challenges so that you can keep earning points and rewards for your favorite charity! … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Both India & China Enacting Carbon Trading Programs

April 11, 2011 by  
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A laborer is seen working at a deisel powered crusher infont of a wind turbine.

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Catch Of The Day: Food Crate, Bucket, And Fishing Net From The South Pacific

April 11, 2011 by  
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All photos credit: Paula Alvarado It was an eventful day on the Sea Dragon, the boat where TreeHugger is taking part in an expedition with the 5 Gyres Institute in search for plastic pollution in the South Pacific.

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You Said It: Readers Comment on Live Keychains and Executive Elephant Hunts

April 11, 2011 by  
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Once again, we have scoured Facebook to find the posts that were really resonating with you. Recently, grizzly tales of animal mistreatment had people talking…

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Homeowners Continue To Waste Green Home Improvement Money

April 11, 2011 by  
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Image credit American Express American Express likes to know where people spend money, and according to its latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, 64% of homeowners say they are going to invest in renovations this year, and a third of them are going to invest in green improvements. “Many are choosing to spend on energy saving measures because of the long-term, cost-saving benefits”, and it appears that many of them are throwing their money away on the wrong things. …

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Send Your Message of Support to Japan (Auto-Translated!)

April 11, 2011 by  
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Image: Screen capture of messagesforjapan.com Thank You Google! The wounds from the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan a month ago, and from all the other problems that the seismic event caused (the tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis , etc), will take a long time to heal. Thousands are physically wounded, thousands are dead, many have lost their homes and the infrastructure is cri… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Climate Change Emergency: Time to Slam on the Brakes

March 11, 2011 by  
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photo: John Norton / Creative Commons The following is a guest post from Skeptical Science by James Wight Global warming is an increasingly urgent problem. The urgency isn’t obvious because a large amount of warming is being delayed.

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