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Investing in Carbon Offsets

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Every time we heat our homes, take a flight or drive the car, fossil fuels are burnt and CO2 is released into the atmosphere causing climate change. Carbon offsetting enables you to take responsibility for the carbon emissions you create by paying an organisation to reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere on your behalf. A carbon offset is measured in tonnes of CO2, and the product you purchase is an equivalent Emission Reduction quantity. There are certain criteria that a tonne of Emission Reduction must meet in order to be classified as a carbon offset: They must be carried out in countries who do not have Kyoto Protocol ...
e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases. One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases. There are two markets for carbon offsets. In the larger, compliance market, companies, governments, or other entities buy carbon offsets in order to comply with caps on the total amount of carbon dioxide they are allowed to emit. In 2006, about $5.5 billion of carbon offsets were purchased in the compliance market, representing about 1.6 billion metric tons of CO 2 e reductions. In the much smaller, voluntary market, individuals, companies, or ...
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Climate 411 » Five Denier Myths about the Climate & Energy Bill ...
Like the summer weather outside, the fight over a strong climate bill is heating up. The next three weeks will reveal which Senators are serious about fixing the world's biggest crisis, and which are worried about short-term political advantage. At stake is whether the Senate will consider a strong bill that caps America's carbon pollution and ends our over-dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Or whether the Senate will pass yet another energy-only bill that won't solve the problem. Predictably, the "No Can Do" climate action naysayers continue to oppose to setting hard limits on ... market research, surveys and trends
Pajamas Media » After Climategate, Should Savvy Investors Short ...
Just how badly have Climategate and the failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen hurt prospects for a global market in carbon “offsets”? Camco International Ltd., bills itself as “a leader in demonstrating strong financial structuring and placement capabilities for carbon credits,” and is 19.5% owned by Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management. It was trading at 91 British pounds per share in April of 2007. Its shares, which trade on the London Stock Exchange, are now down in the 13.50 pounds per share ($20.56) range. Climate Exchange Plc is the parent company of the Chicago Climate Exchange, a greenhouse ... market research, surveys and trends

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Investing in Carbon Offsets: Guidelines for ACUPCC Institutions
“The Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) is a $180 million mutual fund for .... limit on CER/ERU use 10 percent, it could use only 10 CERs or ERU's for compliance. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
On the Issues: Climate Change - Election Guide 2008 - The New York ...
It is hard to see how legislation that, by design, raises the cost of energy will take hold in Congress while the economy remains in turmoil. Some environmentalists are pushing for a focus on more research or actions a president can take without legislation. On the international front, prospects are poor for significant progress. Globally, and particularly in China and India, economies are being fueled mainly by an ever-expanding use of coal. The next president will take office just 11 months before a deadline that the world’s nations have set for a new climate treaty, a situation that many experts say almost guarantees a weak ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Five Denier Myths about the Climate & Energy Bill
Like the summer weather outside, the fight over a strong climate bill is heating up. The next three weeks will reveal which Senators are serious about fixing the world's biggest crisis, and which are worried about short-term political advantage. At stake is whether the Senate will consider a strong bill that caps America's carbon pollution and ends our over-dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Or whether the Senate will pass yet another energy-only bill that won't solve the problem. Predictably, the "No Can Do" climate action naysayers continue to oppose to setting hard limits on America's ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Understanding Google's Big Wind Energy Deal
Google has been serious about renewable energy for a while, buying solar panels and carbon offsets, and even forming an energy-focused subsidiary, Google Energy. Recently, the search company has been putting a special focus on wind power. In May , Google announced it was investing nearly $40 million in NextEra wind farms in the North Dakota plains. And this week, Google announced it had struck a deal with NextEra to buy wind-generated electricity for the coming 20 years. We just completed a substantial 20-year green Power Purchase Agreement that allows us to take responsibility for our footprint and foster true growth in the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

ACUPCC Guidelines for Carbon Offset Investments - Full Report ...
Investing in Carbon Offsets: Guidelines for ACUPCC Institutions. November 2008 v1.0. Accompanying document to. The ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offsets Protocol ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative –SF6 Carbon Offsets
Carbon Offsets. EPA's 2009 Workshop on SF. 6. Emission Reduction ... specializing in the investment opportunities created by a low carbon economy. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
BACKGROUND PAPER: WOODS INSTITUTE CARBON OFFSET PROJECT
“Offset” Projects. Project-based investments that reduce carbon emissions from non-industrial sources that are not otherwise regulated under a cap-and-trade ...
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Cap and Trade a good idea? - Yahoo! Answers
....the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits — a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an "environmental plan," called cap-and-trade. The new carboncredit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won't even have to rig the game. ...
How should Yahoo! go carbon neutral? - Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! has announced it's going carbon neutral in 2007. We want to do our part to combat climate change. We're investing in greenhouse gas reduction projects around the world that will make our impact on the environment essentially neutral. To read more about what this means, visit Yahoo! for Good (link below). We want your ideas on how we can reach our goal. In what innovative or creative offset projects do you think we should invest? Yahoo! for Good: http://brand.yahoo.com/forgood/environme… Oh boy, do I ever have lots of suggestions! I guess these suggestions apply not only to Yahoo, but any company. ...