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Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits

SAO PAULO, April 15 (Reuters) - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005 - EPA

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

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U.S. EPA studies whether to regulate methane from oil and gas

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday took a step toward a wider strategy to address climate change, releasing five technical papers that will help it decide whether or not to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

EU ETS

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EU carbon up 6 pct after strong auction result

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - EU carbon climbed 6 percent on Tuesday on strong government auction demand and speculation that prices would climb ahead of a pause in the near-daily sales due to the Easter holiday.

Domestic policy

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U.S. appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting next year.

Markets

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EIB completes carbon sales, raises 548 mln euros

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank sold 10.25 million EU carbon permits this month to complete by April 11 its fundraising for renewable energy and carbon capture projects in Europe, the bank said Tuesday.

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Germany renews calls for EU carbon market reform

BERLIN, April 15 (Reuters) - Germany's economy and energy minister on Tuesday renewed calls for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), saying the oversupplied market needs be overhauled from the next decade.

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