Latest Carbon Credit News for 10-16-2014

Welcome to the Carbon Capture Report, a free service of the University of Illinois that tracks daily global mainstream and social media coverage of climate change and all 15 core energy sectors and energy industries and offers analytical reports, person, organization, location, and news outlet biographical profiles, interactive timelines and maps, and numerous otheranalytical features to help translate the deluge of daily news into a wealth of actionable insight.

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At-A-Glance Vitals
Quick summary of yesterday's news:

Total Coverage    45
Total Word Count    29,502
News[VIEW]    45 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    32
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    3 videos from 3 users totaling 1 Hours / 11.80 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    0 from 0 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links

The map below shows all geographic mentions across both mainstream and social media coverage.

The following people, organizations, and locations dominated the global conversation yesterday. Click on each to view its full profile, with interactive timelines, maps, dashboards, and a complete list of coverage. Note that even if you have filters enabled, these lists reflect ALL news and social media coverage.

Top person names mentioned in today's news:

Tony Abbott    9 (20.00%)
Barack Obama    8 (17.78%)
Stephen Harper    7 (15.56%)
Malcolm Turnbull    5 (11.11%)
John Howard    5 (11.11%)
Kevin Rudd    5 (11.11%)
Brendan Nelson    5 (11.11%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Team Abbott    5 (11.11%)
European Union    4 (8.89%)
Bloomberg New Energy    3 (6.67%)
European Union On Sept    3 (6.67%)
Dow Chemical Co    3 (6.67%)
European Commission    3 (6.67%)
World Bank Group    2 (4.44%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    8 (17.78%)
Copenhagen, KใธAvn*, Denmark    5 (11.11%)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia    5 (11.11%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    5 (11.11%)
San Francisco, California, United States    5 (11.11%)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia    5 (11.11%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    5 (11.11%)

Below are the top 25 articles of yesterday, ranked in order of their overall potential and actual impact on the global media ecosystem surrounding this topic.

Dow Says World Carbon Market Needs Less Intervention to Work - Bloomberg
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... global carbon market will need less intervention by regulators to succeed, Dow Chemical Co. said. Politicians must avoid earlier missteps in Europe that included bans on imported carbon credits and a temporary cut of permits to curb a glut, said Russel Mills, director of energy and climate policy at the biggest U.S. chemicals maker. Such interventions need to be avoided in a post 2020 ...

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BBC News - Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways for A$1

... fleet is likely to be reduced," Mr Borghetti said in a statement. In August, Virgin had said its annual net loss tripled to A$355.6m due to weak consumer sentiment, the country's carbon tax and the cost of buying the stake in Tiger Airways. The takeover is expected to be completed by the end of this year, Virgin said. ...

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High court clears bullet train but problems remain - Yahoo News
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... 130 miles. At Brown's request, the Legislature this year approved the first permanent funding source for the project, setting aside a portion of the annual fees the state collects through carbon taxes, a symbolic move that will deliver more money for rail but not billions a year. Dan Richard, chairman of the board of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, said in a written statement ...

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Australia PM rebuffs Booker Prize winner criticism - Yahoo News
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... an environmental record which is absolutely second to none," he added. Since coming to power last year Abbott, who once said climate change science was "absolute crap", has abolished a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions. The government also recently tried to have UNESCO revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian wilderness to allow more access to loggers, a move that was ...

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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says oil industry needs to remain competitive' - The Globe and Mail

... is that we have to be careful laying on costs, including regulatory costs, on our industry because we need to remain competitive. Have you decided what you'll do with Alberta's existing carbon tax? It's under review at this point in time. The regulation comes up for renewal on Dec. 31. It's part of the overall review that's taking place at this point under the leadership of Steve MacDonald ...

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Five Best Ideas of the Day: October 16 - TIME

... Just not in reading. By Robert Pondiscio in Flypaper from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute 2. Carbon capture technology is costly, but could be an interim solution for climate change. And a carbon tax could pay for it. By David Biello in Yale Environment 360 3. Immersive public art is improving lives and safety in one Detroit neighborhood — and serving as a model for other communities. By ...

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Tony Abbott may yet be on the wrong side of history on climate change debate
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... First and foremost, it is reduced to being little more than a preoccupation of the inner cities and the Fairfax-ABC complex. Second, inasmuch as it can be made indistinguishable from the carbon tax, it is viewed as an electoral plus the single factor that more than any other in 2013, delivered the coalition unto office. Through this frame of reference, Bill Shorten's declaration last week ...

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Just Energy Proudly Sponsors Energy Day 2014 in Houston, Texas -- HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

... about various forms of energy, science, technology, efficiency, and conservation. Festival attendees can visit the Just Energy booth to learn about clean energy and the company's carbon offset programs. Younger participants can enjoy fun giveaways and activities. Just Energy will also present a financial award to the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston recognizing winning students ...

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Newsbyte: SAP Lauded for Sustainability Leadership Worldwide -- WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

... charges those that emit CO2 for their emissions. That charge, called a carbon price, is the amount that must be paid for the right to emit 1 ton of CO2 into the atmosphere by means of a carbon tax or cap-and-trade systems. By supporting the "Putting a Price on Carbon" statement, SAP joined a growing coalition of leaders worldwide speaking out for action on climate change. More than 1,000 ...

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Just Energy Group | You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure
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... SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ -- The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier! TerraPass, a leading carbon offset provider, is pleased to launch its new state-of-the art online carbon calculator. They have taken the complex process of calculating your carbon footprint and turned it into a comprehensive, easy and informative customer experience. By developing ...

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EPA comments suggest emphasis on creativity and internalizing externalities in climate strategy - Lexology
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... emission limits beyond just those large sources. The goal of leveling the carbon playing field across sources would undoubtedly have been simpler in many respects through a nationwide carbon tax or cap-and-trade system. Indeed, John Cruden (current President of the Environmental Law Institute and nominee to head the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division), ...

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STVERAK: Selling out on climate change - Washington Times

... traction on halting construction of the proposed natural gas line, but his other initiatives have not worked out as well. For example, many cap-and-trade plans, oil extraction taxes, and carbon taxes have been non-starters. He has also run into a host of other problems that have stifled his progressive environmentalist crusade. Some prominent Democrats refused to play ball and oppose gas ...

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Udall, Gardner disagree on carbon tax, Ebola, Supreme Court justices - Denver Business Journal

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The Breakthrough Institute - It's Not About the Climate 

... regulations, and renewable energy mandates at home. That approach is now in ruins. In 2010, UN negotiations failed to create a successor to the failed Kyoto treaty. A few months later cap and trade died in the Senate. And two weeks ago, the slow motion collapse of the European Emissions Trading Scheme reached its nadir, with carbon prices, already at historic lows, collapsing after EU leaders ...

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Stanford Roundtable 2014 brings climate change to the fore

... exists and solutions are delayed, solving the climate problem will continue to get more expensive. Umaa says that there are already effective solutions in place, such as Costa Rica's carbon tax. It's a matter of adopting those solutions. "In order to solve the climate problem," said Umaa, "you have to have somebody to protect the atmosphere. It's the tragedy of the commons at a global ...

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Bay Area could force oil refineries to slash emissions - Fossils & Photons Energy and Clean Tech

... that they'll follow this through." California oil refineries already face state regulations designed to lower the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. Under California's "cap and trade" system, refineries and other large industrial facilities must buy credits to emit carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. Next year, oil companies will have buy cap-and-trade credits, called " ...

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Australia PM rebuffs Booker Prize winner criticism - Channel NewsAsia
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... We have an environmental record which is absolutely second to none." Since coming to power last year Abbott, who once said climate change science was "absolute crap", has abolished a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions. The government also recently tried to have UNESCO revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian wilderness to allow more access to loggers, a move that was ...

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Sudbury letter: Climate change an opportunity | Sudbury Star

... that Canada can use the market to solve the climate crisis: Put a predictable price on carbon pollution and return the revenue back to citizens. Political will for a revenue-neutral carbon tax can be changed with newspapers educating voters about carbon-pricing policies and Canada’s disappointing track record on climate change. A market-based solution, such as a revenue-neutral ...

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TransCanada Recognized as World Leader for Corporate Action on Climate Change | 3BL Media

... have set absolute targets for emission reductions. TransCanada goes the furthest with one target to 2018, as part of the RGGI initiative, and another to 2020 as part of the Quebec cap and trade scheme." -- The A List, The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 (Page 20) The A List presents those companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. ...

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Vista Establishes Carbon Credit Portfolio : BioPower Digest

... In Colorado, Vista International Technologies announced the completion of its Carbon Credit Project Design Documentation, thereby establishing a portfolio of carbon credits for itself. According to the Voluntary Carbon Standard methodologies, a single Vista municipal solid waste gasification project will prevent the emission of the equivalent of 4.1 million tons of CO2 annually. Aside from the ...

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Vista Establishes Carbon Credit Portfolio - EIN News

... (Marketwired) -- 10/14/14 -- Vista International Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: VVIT), a pioneer in efficient Waste-to-Energy technology, is pleased to announce the recent completion of its Carbon Credit Project Design Documentation (PDD), thereby establishing a portfolio of carbon credits for the Company. According to the VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard) methodologies, a single Vista municipal solid ...

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Sources Say: Voters may not be as savvy as Dems presume

... and Syria and behead American hostages. Billionaires contribution puzzling Source made a rookie mistake last week by reporting that Republican state Sen. Bruce Starr voted against a carbon tax study in 2012. In fact, Starr voted for the study. And his climate change record is pretty moderate. But thats the reason we were told that billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is funding an ...

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Oil Is Down. Gas Taxes Should Go Up. - Bloomberg View

... good policy, however, because higher gas prices incentivize fuel economy, which helps reduce air pollution, including carbon emissions. Indeed, the gas tax is a form of climate-protecting carbon tax. In the event Congress still chooses not to act, states can still tie their own gas taxes to the price of oil -- and invest the extra revenue wisely in public transit and road safety. States and ...

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The News Journal | News

... cut carbon emissions. Germany, which used to be the greenest country in Europe, is now importing coal. The Chinese are building coal plants. Just two months ago, Australia repealed its carbon tax. "This was their version of what the president is trying to do through the EPA," McConnell said. "Even if you thought this is an important cause, nobody else is going to do it. "So for us, it is ...

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Australia's Energy Policy Is Simple. Listen To The UN And Do The Opposite

... governments of Canada, the UK, India and New Zealand to fight back. Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, backed Abbott but there has been little further news of this anti-carbon tax alliance. With the next G20 Summit happening in Australia in November, U.S. President Barack Obama has pressured Abbott to include climate change on that summit’s agenda but so far, this seems ...

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Comment: Fig leaf no more, governments climate change inaction laid bare | SBS News

... was no great shock to hear him spout such lines as to argue that "coal is essential for the prosperity of the world" and that "coal is good for humanity". Moreover, Mr Abbott suggested a carbon tax was misguided because it suggested to the world that coal was "some kind of environmental villain". By this stage anyone who actually believes that Tony Abbott agrees with the science on climate ...

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Manitoba can lead climate debate - Winnipeg Free Press

... motor-fuel tax infrastructure and, most importantly, the policy appears to be working. A recent study by Sustainable Prosperity, a green economy think-tank in Ottawa, shows the B.C. carbon tax has contributed to reduced fuel use in the province without negatively affecting economic growth. Of course, the impact of such a levy in Manitoba needs to be considered carefully, taking into ...

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