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  • Carbon markets | Business Spectator
    Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Carbon markets Canada s Quebec to launch carbon market First permit auction to be held overnight with 40 emitters set to bid 12 24pm December 03 2 comments Backloading deadline date option EU nations aim to approve carbon supply cut plan this year 11 29am December 03 NZ rules out carbon price floor Government dismisses talk of floor in wake of EU linked price collapse 5 59pm December 02 PetroChina Longyuan strike first offset deal Energy giant and wind producer in first transaction of Chinese CCERs 1 13pm December 02 EU carbon down sharply for month Permits plummet in November as supply curbs seen distant 12 50pm December 02 Carbon tax mindless blindness Rio Tinto s Gove alumina refinery won t be the last energy intensive manufacturer to close over the coming years and the carbon tax is not to blame by Tristan Edis 12 22pm December 02 13 comments Beijing carbon trading starts China sets off on own path with third city to launch a trading scheme 3 47pm November 29 2 comments China to launch world s 2nd biggest carbon market Guangdong trading scheme to start in December second only to EU 11 39am November 28 1 comment Hungary issues over 6m carbon permits to power generators Government to use proceeds to modernise the energy sector 11 36am November 28 1 comment The Warsaw crawl coal kicks and solar hope The week in clean energy saw hopes for a 2015 emissions reduction pact stay on track just coal take some more kicks while elsewhere there were wins for wind in Brazil and solar in China by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 05am November 28 Trading emissions

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  • Carbon markets | Business Spectator
    it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Carbon markets Solar and wind competitive with fossil fuels Gov t economist Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics updates power costings suggesting wind and solar competitive without carbon price by 2030 11 46am January 10 2 comments A soil carbon troppo dream An Australian think tank headed by retired military types including a former Howard government governor general has offered an alluring vision for the Coalition irrigate the north and solve carbon emissions Pity it won t work by Ben Rose 10 03am January 10 19 comments Alcoa gives up on aid report Firm won t seek govt funds for Point Henry smelter risk of closure rises 12 41am January 10 1 comment EU seeks March start for backloading Commission plans to fast track permit withdrawal analysts predict price doubling 11 39am January 09 Carbon markets to rise out of ashes EU to lead global carbon market recovery in 2014 BNEF 11 01am January 09 Five good things about Direct Action Direct Action is doomed to fail because of the limited contract spans it offers But ignoring that there are some positive attributes to the Coalition s plan by Tristan Edis 10 52am January 09 12 comments Court to reconsider Christie s carbon market backflip Appellants to argue that governor didn t follow proper administrative procedures in sudden exit 10 53am January 08 Guangdong sells 3 89 mln carbon permits Chinese province offloads carbon permits in second auction of new market 10 49am January 08 Crunch time for California s pioneering carbon market California s carbon market has sidestepped the problems of Europe s version and enjoyed a bumper year But its expansion into transport fuels will test the model in 2014 by Rory Carroll 8 39am January 08 Abnormal QLD power prices force smelter production cut Aluminium smelter to cut production blaming abnormally high Queensland prices relative to NSW and Vic 12 25pm January 06 China s Guangdong

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/climate/carbon-markets?destination=taxonomy/term/38866 (2014-01-13)
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  • Coal stuck in 'price squeeze' | Business Spectator
    Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Coal stuck in price squeeze 9 Jan 10 16 AM Climate Energy markets Chinese restocking and shrinking steel margins to squeeze coking coal price analysts You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Chinese restocking of coking coal and falling steel margins are set to be among factors to add downward pressure to coking coal prices despite high iron ore prices The Australian Financial Review reports According to the newspaper the rare divergence between coking coal and iron ore prices is due to the low stockpiles of the latter compared to the former in China Normally coking coal and iron ore should be moving in the same direction it s sort of driven by steel prices But with steel prices weak and iron ore prices strong you tend to get a correction in the coking coal market ANZ head of commodity research Mark Pervan

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  • US frackers getting free ride | Business Spectator
    Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters Federal regulators are unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination cases linked to natural gas drilling despite new concerns about water safety given a lack of political will and limited resources to pursue such cases analysts said A report quietly made public on Christmas Eve by the US Environmental Protection Agency s internal watchdog brought back into the spotlight concerns about the effects on water quality from the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking The report said the EPA was justified in issuing an emergency order in 2011 asking the oil and gas driller Range Resources RRC N to improve monitoring and provide clean water to a family in Parker County Texas whose water supply had been contaminated with methane as a result of nearby fracking The EPA Inspector General also criticized the agency for backing off enforcement of the complaint in 2012 At the time the EPA said that as a compromise for dropping its lawsuit it would work with Range to examine the effects of fracking on drinking water in a future national study on fracking and groundwater An EPA spokeswoman said the agency will continue to share any additional sampling data and relevant information provided by Range and other parties with the state regulator the Texas Railroad Commission A spokesman for Range said the company has not heard back from the EPA regarding the study Some see the inspector general s report as justification for the EPA to more aggressively enforce pollution cases related to fracking but other analysts and former officials say the agency lacks both the desire and capacity to do so Fracking is regulated on a state by state basis The only national EPA rule so far on air emissions from operations known as green completions will take effect in 2015 The Texas contamination case was the third instance in which the EPA backed off of an initial assertive stance and instead deferred to local regulators As a result of three relatively unflattering outcomes EPA may aim before it shoots in the future but politics has been a factor too said Kevin Book an energy analyst at Clearview Energy Partners Ahead of congressional elections in November Book said similar activism from EPA is fairly unlikely Good news bad news Amy Mall a senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council an environmental group said she doubts the agency will reverse what she called the trend of systematically pulling back from high profile investigations because fracking is the third rail of US energy policy Specifically she said President Barack Obama may be hesitant to send any signal that federal regulators will step in to slow the expansion of natural gas production The natural gas boom has been a bright spot for the Obama administration Lower gas prices have helped create a domestic manufacturing renaissance and lower household energy bills while cutting greenhouse gas emissions

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  • EU industry 'coping' with energy price gap | Business Spectator
    a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu EU industry coping with energy price gap 8 Jan 10 30 AM Climate Energy markets Brussels says industrial energy consumers using efficiency measures to lessen energy price disadvantage You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters Industrial energy consumers in the European Union have dealt well with a large energy price differential to peers in the United States but should remain concerned about high prices the EU executive said in a draft policy paper seen by Reuters Europe s industrial energy users have been paying more than twice the electricity price and four times as much for gas as their US peers who have benefited from a boom in shale gas European users have complained about a lack of action from EU bosses to address the discrepancy which they say has impacted their competitiveness EU leaders will discuss the issue at a summit in March A draft paper prepared by the European Commission in advance of the meeting showed the EU feels its industrial users have so far been able to lessen the effect of the price discrepancy by using their energy more sparingly than US peers This divergence in EU US energy intensity trends has partially helped EU industry to offset the energy price differential with the US and hence might have acted as a buffer to the US shale gas surge the Commission said Its analysis showed the EU US traded goods balance has been consistently positive for the EU meaning the EU s market performance in the United States has not been visibly affected In addition current energy prices

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  • Shale gas drives coal to Japan | Business Spectator
    from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Shale gas drives coal to Japan 7 Jan 11 59 AM Climate Energy markets Japanese utility looking to boost North American coal imports as shale gas pushes out coal in US power supply You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Major Japanese power utility Tohuku Electric Power Company has said it intends to increase imports of coal from the United States and Canada Bloomberg reports that it will almost double North American coal purchases to 5 of its overall coal supply With a boom in shale gas supply in the US driving down gas prices and pushing out coal in US power generation it has reduced North American coal prices making them attractive to the lucrative Asian market thereby

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  • Proposal for retailers to meet feed-in costs | Business Spectator
    launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Proposal for retailers to meet feed in costs 6 Jan 12 02 PM 2 Climate Energy markets Policy Politics Newman government considering making power firms contribute to solar feed in tariff costs report You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter The Queensland government is considering making electricity retailers bear some of the cost of solar feed in tariffs according to a report in The Australian Financial Review According to the newspaper state energy minister Mark McArdle said the government was set to make a decision on the idea early this year We are concerned about the impost of the solar bonus scheme he said But we need to make it clear we are not going to penalise or impose a levy on solar PV users Any reform would be through tariff reform that is now under way at both state owner power firms Energex and Ergon the newspaper quotes the minister as saying The Energy Retailers Association said retailers should not have to meet the financial burden from the overly generous and overly long scheme which is expected to cost taxpayers more than 3 billion over the next 15 years as firms had already borne the brunt of network charges and green schemes in recent years the newspaper reports Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Hunt firm on RET 10 Jan Obama orders review of energy infrastructure 10 Jan Senators look to revive US climate debate 10 Jan PM takes

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  • Solar cheaper than gas: US court | Business Spectator
    Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Solar cheaper than gas US court 6 Jan 11 41 AM Climate Energy markets Solar energy Minnesota court becomes first in US to rule unsubsidised solar more cost effective than natural gas You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter A US court has ruled that solar would be a better investment for for ratepayers than natural gas the first time a US court has ruled in favour of the renewable energy over gas in a competitive bidding process PV Tech reports According to the website the Minnesota ruling comes as the state sought the most cost effective projects to deliver an extra 150MW of new capacity to utility Xcel Energy by 2017 Judge Eric Lipman chose Geronimo Energy s unsubsidised US250 million 100 MW PV project to be built across 20 solar parks in 17 counties above three gas turbines by Invenergy as well as Xcel s own proposal for a gas plant PV

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