Greece will cover its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol

The Greek Environment Minister has approved the NAP for emission trading in the period 2008-12, national media reported. Greece will more than cover its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, due to the approved NAP and other measures taken by the government, Environment Minister George Souflias said, according to news agency ANA-MPA. From 2008 through 2012, […]

Sydney-based carbon credit firm to list on ASX

Sydney-based carbon credit firm Greenair Ltd has announced it is seeking to raise up to $100 million through a share offering on the Australian Stock Exchange within the next 12 months. Greenair, which has signed contracts for carbon credit projects in Asia, the Pacific and South America, was one of the first Australian companies to […]

Carbon futures and options contracts available

The New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) has announced that it will introduce the first batch of carbon futures and options contracts in March as part of its Green Exchange initiative. The first slate of contracts, which will be launched on 16 March for trade the next day, will include EUA futures and options, as well […]

European emissions down

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-27, excluding emissions and removals from land-use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), decreased by 0.7 per cent between 2004 and 2005 and by 7.9 per cent between 1990 and 2005, according to the European Energy Agency. Emissions decreased strongly in the new Member States during the 1990s, but […]

Solar power station for Coober Pedy

Australia’s largest off-grid solar power station is set to be built at remote Coober Pedy in far north South Australia. Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett and South Australian Premier Mike Rann announced the $7.1 million project at the 3rd International Solar Cities Congress in Adelaide. “There will be 26 dishes, each one 14 metres high […]

South Australia introduces energy efficiency scheme

South Australia has announced a new energy efficiency incentive scheme for households. The government says its Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme will help South Australian households reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower their energy bills. The scheme will start on 1 January 2009. Under the REES, energy retailers operating in South Australia are required to achieve […]

US carbon market will reach $1 trillion by 2020

The US will be home to a US$1 trillion carbon emission market by 2020 if federal and state policymakers continue on their current path toward a comprehensive cap-and-trade program confined to the domestic market, according to a new Carbon Finance Report. The report, which analyses the 13 climate change bills under consideration by Congress, also […]