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NZ carbon drops fifth straight week as new supply offered

Aug 1 (Reuters) - New Zealand carbon permits recorded a fifth consecutive week of losses with prices shedding another 1.3 percent to close on Friday at NZ$3.90 ($3.31), after a new supply of NZUs were offered for sale in the previous day's session.

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China regulator approves fresh supply for carbon market

BEIJING, July 31 (Reuters) - The Chinese carbon market regulator has approved 33 new projects that could yield up to 6 million offset credits per year, equivalent to around half the number of permits traded so far and piling pressure on already shaky carbon prices.

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Shanghai carbon market cut 5 mln tonnes of CO2 - paper

BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) - The nearly 200 firms in Shanghai’s emissions trading scheme cut their CO2 output by 5.3 million tonnes in 2013 compared with 2011, government officials said Monday, according to state-owned media.

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Japan, Mexico sign carbon trade deal

July 28 (Reuters) - Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico - in Japan's 12th bilateral carbon agreemen

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Australia approves Adani's $16 bln Carmichael coal project

MELBOURNE, July 28 (Reuters) - The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater.

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NZ carbon drifts further in pre-election lull

July 25 (Reuters) - Spot permits in New Zealand's emissions trading scheme fell 5 NZ cents over the week to close Friday at NZ$3.95 ($3.39), racking up losses for a fourth straight week as traders await general elections in September.

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China to roll out seven pilot markets for trading water rights

BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) - China has picked seven provinces to host pilot markets for trade in water rights, as the government battles a spreading water crisis that threatens to curtail economic growth and hurt food production.

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Tianjin's carbon prices hit record low this week, over-allocation worries grow

BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) - Carbon prices in China's Tianjin crumbled to the lowest level recorded in any of the seven pilot emission markets launched by the country, ahead of Friday's compliance deadline, sparking calls for the government to cut the amount of permits.

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China warns against "blind" rush to build coal-to-gas plants

BEIJING, July 22 (Reuters) - China has warned operators against "blindly" developing projects to turn coal into synthetic fuel, underlining the requirements needed for regulatory approval as companies rush into investments that are costly and might harm the environment.

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Some Chinese offset projects to exit CDM if allowed

LONDON/BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) - Some developers of projects to cut carbon emissions in developing nations, particularly China, are likely to pull out of the U.N. offset scheme and move to markets with higher prices, if plans to allow them to exit are implemented.

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S.Korean finmin says planned carbon market flawed, wants delay -paper

July 18 (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister has called its impending emissions trading market "flawed in many ways", hinting that he would pressure other ministries to delay the planned 2015 launch, a local newspaper reported.

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NZ carbon falls further as emitters stay away

July 18 (Reuters) - Spot permits in New Zealand's carbon market fell for the third consecutive week, dropping to NZ$4 ($3.47) on Friday, as traders remained hesitant to take significant positions ahead of the September general election.

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Global carbon market hope fades as Australia dumps CO2 trading

WELLINGTON/LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - The goal of a global carbon market to tackle climate change, once touted to reach $2 trillion by 2020, received a major setback when Australia on Thursday scrapped its planned carbon trading scheme, which would have been the world's third biggest.

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FACTBOX - Australia's carbon trading future

July 17 (Reuters) - Australia's Parliament on Thursday repealed the country's controversial carbon tax and the emissions trading scheme that was to succeed it in 2015, signalling an end to what would have been the second largest such system after the European Union's.

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Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

SYDNEY, July 17 (Reuters) - Australia's Parliament on Thursday repealed the country's controversial carbon tax and the emissions trading scheme that was to succeed it in 2015, signalling an end to what would have been the third largest such system after Europe and Guangdong.

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