Category Archives: Carbon credits

Increased CO2 Emissions Will Delay Next Ice Age

Sir Fred Hoyle Vindicated (Via Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF) According to new research to be published in Nature Geoscience  (embargoed until 1800 GMT/10AM PST, Sunday 8 January 2012), the next ice age could set in any time this … Continue reading

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China Warns EU’s Green Fanatics Of Global Trade War

Via the GWPF, the great war of flying carbon credits appears to be massing on the border. China has warned the European Union to abandon its controversial carbon tax on airlines or risk provoking a global trade war. Adding weight … Continue reading

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EU carbon trading in freefall

Looks just like what happened to the Chicago Carbon Exchange is about to repeat in Europe. Source: http://www.barchart.com/charts/futures/CKZ11 By Thomson Reuters Point Carbon LONDON | Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:01pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – EU carbon prices fell to their … Continue reading

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UEA: shake-shake-shake up your Carbon at Durban

From the University of East Anglia  some news that a Major shake-up of carbon markets is called for. To that I ask: what carbon market? Seems they are pretty much DOA now. Research from the University of East Anglia calls … Continue reading

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Maryland, quite possibly even more la-la land than California

While California has committed economic suicide with their ridiculous carbon trading plan that nobody wants, Maryland seems to think that magically, green jobs and non baseload power sources will “improve reliability” of electric power. From my perspective, seeing how well … Continue reading

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They had to burn the village to save it from global warming

From Wikipedia: One of the most famous quotes of the Vietnam War was a statement attributed to an unnamed U.S. officer by AP correspondent Peter Arnett. Writing about the provincial capital, Bến Tre, on February 7, 1968, Arnett said: “‘It … Continue reading

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“Technology funding makes climate protection cheaper”

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research a call to bring on the carbon trading and other tools. Of course, its all just modeling again. 09/19/2011 – To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but … Continue reading

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Death of a carbon salesman: Chicago Climate Exchange

It was essentially dead when we announced on WUWT Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX) was halting carbon futures trading last year. Note the flatlined final price of 5 cents per ton: My only question now is “what took them so long”? From … Continue reading

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Corruption in the carbon trading market

Corruption and crime already taking place in the carbon market Opinion piece by Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Australia) 20th July 2011 Carbon offsets have already run out of credit “…..It is alarming that the Prime Minister has … Continue reading

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Europe’s Green Agenda Folds As Economic Crisis Deepens

Newsbytes from The Global Warming Policy Foundation EU carbon prices have slumped 15% in one week, as a slew of bearish news took its toll on the markets. “It’s just been carnage these last few days,” said a trader at … Continue reading

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EU Carbon Credit trading takes a dive. In Greece, they can’t hardly give EU carbon credits away

 Guest post by Ecotretas CO2 tumbling down Once upon a time, carbon trading was supposed to be the salvation for Earth’s climate problems. But as time went on, people started realizing that something was wrong. As usual, financial markets anticipated … Continue reading

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Craziest carbon credit scheme yet – shooting camels in Australia

How to Create Carbon Credits – Kill a Camel. By Viv Forbes The people who brought us pink-bats and cash-for-clunkers have a new scheme – we can earn carbon credits by shooting wild camels, humanely of course. Surely it would … Continue reading

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Countdown to flatline: world carbon trading market falls for first time – World Bank reports rumblings of possible failure

I wonder how long before flatlining occurs, like last year with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX):   Even the Guardian is covering this “failure” of carbon markets. They write: The international market in carbon credits has suffered an almost total … Continue reading

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New Hampshire House Votes to Quit Cap-and-Trade

The New Hampshire House of Representatives, the third largest legislative body in the world, voted yesterday to end the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program. The House voted 251-108 after less than 5 minutes of debate … Continue reading

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California’s AB32 global warming law put on hold by judge

From the LA Times, some “climate justice” for the poor:

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California’s AB32 cap-n-trade: “could be worse than sticky”

SPECIAL REPORT-The California Carbon Rush (Hold the Eureka!) It could be worse than sticky, argues Gary Stern, a power utility executive. Stern lived through the disastrous deregulation of the California power market a decade ago and fears the carbon market … Continue reading

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The “next big thing”: a carbon swap bank

Via Eurekalert: Carbon swap bank to beat climate change Could swapping carbon emissions rather than trading them reduce climate change? Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap … Continue reading

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Kyoto Protocol: Bad Science = Bad Policy

Guest Post by Ruth Bonnett As early as 1969, writings by Ayn Rand – philosopher and novelist – sounded the alarm bells on the environmentalist movement and the potential impact on our society: The uncontested absurdities of today are the … Continue reading

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