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Four British carbon investment fraudsters sentenced to 32 years in prison

Published 07:07 on September 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 07:08 on September 17, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Four British men have been jailed for a combined 32.5 years after being found to have operated a £2.4 million fraud that involved mis-selling carbon credits to 130 victims.

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EU carbon price spike linked to massive losses for Nordic power trader, energy exchange

Published 23:40 on September 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:29 on September 14, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The recent spike in EU carbon prices has been tied to a massive loss booked by a major Nordic power market trader that has likely bankrupted him and cost energy exchange Nasdaq and its members over €100 million.

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GCAS: Offset developer Bluesource announces new investment from GEF Capital Partners

Published 17:28 on September 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:28 on September 11, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Offset developer Bluesource has secured an undisclosed investment from private equity firm GEF Capital Partners to help further expand its services in the North America market, the two companies announced Tuesday.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:41 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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BNEF European power and carbon analyst leaving company

Published 17:23 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:23 on August 30, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

One of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s European power and carbon analysts is leaving the firm, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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UNFCCC pulls offsetting promotion after being accused of mocking low-carbon lifestyle changes

Published 20:35 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:52 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate division hastily pulled a social media campaign and accompanying video relaunching its voluntary offsetting platform on Wednesday, just hours after the ad was panned by campaigners and other viewers for mocking people’s efforts to lead a low-carbon lifestyle.

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Scottish govt levies £75k in EU ETS non-compliance fines on Shell, Engie

Published 18:36 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:36 on July 17, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK’s partly-devolved Scottish government has fined two installations operated by energy majors Shell and Engie a total £75,000 for non-compliance under the EU ETS.

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Norway’s Equinor buys energy traders Danske Commodities for €400m

Published 16:03 on July 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:03 on July 6, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Norway’s state-owned oil and gas producer Equinor has acquired Danish energy trading firm Danske Commodities (DC) for €400 million euros ($470 mln), it announced Friday.

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Ex-BP environmental head sets up US firm to trade biofuels, forest carbon

Published 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The former head of environmental products trading at oil major BP has left to set up a US-based firm specialising in biofuels and forest carbon assets.

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Australian offset veteran leaves GreenCollar Group to start advisory firm

Published 10:46 on June 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:20 on June 27, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage  /  No Comments

The head of environmental markets and strategy at Australia’s biggest carbon project developer has left the company to set up his own offset advisory firm.

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