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    ... From: Thorsten Arndt To: Michael Neuman Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 16:41:59 +0100 Subject: Energy & Climate News (7
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      Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 16:41:59 +0100
      Subject: Energy & Climate News (7 January 2005)
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      HEADLINES
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      - Legal action threat over CO trading limits
      - 21 EU nations ready to make Kyoto emissions cuts
      - Industry starts trading CO2 pollution permits amid controversy
      - Utilities brace for climate change pressures but still plan new coal
      plants
      - Researchers challenge carbon absorption effects of managed forests
      - CO 2 trading targets too generous, say environmentalists
      - CO2 trading threatens to suffocate UK industry
      - Emissions position may cost U.S. jobs, conservationists say
      - New Limits on Pollution Herald Change in Europe
      - A Role For US Firms In Energy Cleanup
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      Legal action threat over CO trading limits
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      Financial Times, 7 January 2005 - Legal action could be taken against the
      European Commission if it fails to approve raising the limit on the UK's
      industrial emissions of carbon dioxide.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12485


      21 EU nations ready to make Kyoto emissions cuts
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      Associated Press, 6 January 2005 - The European Union head office said it
      approved a further five national emissions trading plans Thursday, as the
      EU began participating in the Kyoto climate change pact this month.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12492


      Industry starts trading CO2 pollution permits amid controversy
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      EurActiv.com, 6 January 2005 - Large industrial plants have started to
      trade CO2 pollution allowances as part of an EU scheme to encourage
      businesses to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The system has been
      criticised by both green groups and businesses.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12482


      Utilities brace for climate change pressures but still plan new coal
      plants
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      Greenwire, 6 January 2005 - Bracing for pressure to act on global
      warming, power companies are nonetheless planning major new investments
      in coal-fired plants, according to a new survey.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12489


      Researchers challenge carbon absorption effects of managed forests
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      Greenwire, 5 January 2005 - Managed forests may not soak up carbon as
      previously thought, casting doubt over the ability of "carbon sinks" to
      mitigate power plant and auto emissions, scientists said.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12459


      CO 2 trading targets too generous, say environmentalists
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      The Guardian, 5 January 2005 - The European Union is at the centre of a
      new row between governments, industry and environmental campaigners over
      its ambitious new CO 2 emissions trading scheme, which came into effect
      on January 1. It is designed to help the 25 members meet their commitment
      to an 8% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 under the Kyoto
      protocol.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12435


      CO2 trading threatens to suffocate UK industry
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      The Times, 3 January 2005 - Manufacturers will face extra costs of �1.8
      billion from the soaring price of energy this year, with �600 million of
      that due to the latest anti-pollution initiative -emissions trading
      -which came into force at the weekend.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12409


      Emissions position may cost U.S. jobs, conservationists say
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      Duluth News-Tribune, 2 January 2005 - When some U.S. political leaders
      fight against laws that would cut greenhouse gases, they say new
      regulations would cost jobs and hurt the economy.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12396


      New Limits on Pollution Herald Change in Europe
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      The New York Times, 1 January 2005 - For Peter Koster, the beginning of
      2005 merits more than one glass of Champagne. Mr. Koster, the chief
      executive and founder of the European Climate Exchange, says he sees new
      rules on pollution as the dawn of a ''new era for European business.''
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12400


      A Role For US Firms In Energy Cleanup
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      The Boston Globe, 30 December 2004 - While the Bush administration was
      working to stall the global warming talks in Buenos Aires this month,
      US-based companies have been taking the lead in developing and utilizing
      technologies to reduce greenhouse gases.
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      http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=DocDet&id=12394


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