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Recent events on inclusion of aviation

Recently several newsworthy events have happened in connection with the inclusion of aviation in the EU ETS. Decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union On 21st December 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union – … Continue reading

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Vertis signs agency deal for sale of bio-methanol

Almere (Netherlands) and Budapest (Hungary) – 20 December 2011 – Environmental commodity brokers Vertis Environmental Finance have signed an agency agreement with BioMCN for the representation and sales of bio-methanol. BioMCN is the largest 2nd generation biofuels producer in the world, producing … Continue reading

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Summary of the Durban COPMOP

The 17th Conference of the Parties (“COP17”) made important and unexpected progress. 1.       New Global Agreement The parties agreed to push towards a new global agreement on cutting emissions.  The main features are: Negotiations on the agreement are to start … Continue reading

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Release of methane from the Arctic

Climate scientists predicted that global warming would trigger the release of methane from the ocean which would further accelerate global warming, a so-called positive-feedback mechanism.  This is now happening.  Read this article from the Independent which describes recent observations of … Continue reading

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Some simple figures from Sir Nicholas Stern

Sir Nicholas Stern had an interesting article published in the Financial Times of 9th December  where he outlined a contradiction between market valuations of energy companies and government targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The article had some useful numbers … Continue reading

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