Thursday, January 31, 2013

NZ carbon finds new record lows amid stable supply
BEIJING, Jan 31 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Spot permits in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) fell 6.5 percent week-on-week to close Thursday at NZ$2.45 ($2.05), the lowest weekly closing price ever recorded as fresh supply continued to find its way to the market.
U.S. Spring to Start Cool in Northeast - Bloomberg
The Northeast will probably have below-normal temperatures during the beginning of spring as increased storminess keeps the region overcast and weather patterns in the Atlantic bottle up colder air, said Jack Boston, an expert senior meteorologist for the State College, Pennsylvania-based forecaster.

“We think it is going to be a spring with a split personality,” Boston said by telephone yesterday. “Temperatures will be below normal for the month of March and as we head through the spring, things should get better and better. By late April and into May, it is going to get just gorgeous.”  [But won't we all get kidney stones when it warms up this spring?]
Oz Businesses Surveyed On Carbon Tax Impact
Australian businesses estimate that the controversial carbon tax has increased their energy costs by an average of 14.5%, as new research shows that its burden has fallen "very unevenly" across industry sectors.
Want a snow shovel, and a snowfall of thanks? | The Salt Lake Tribune
the Back & Neck Center has treated 1,800 patients this winter, a 40 percent increase over last year.

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