UPDATE 1: Britain sole carbon capture bidder for EU cash: document - News - Point Carbon
LONDON, July 5 (Reuters Point Carbon) – A single Britain-based project to capture and store carbon dioxide underground has applied for funding in the second round of an EU scheme to help advance the nascent technology, a European Commission document showed Friday.Australia hands out 50 pct of permits in CO2 scheme for free: data - News - Point Carbon
OSLO, July 5 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Australia has issued another batch of free emission permits to its most energy intensive firms, taking the total to over 100 million for the financial year 2012-2013, nearly half of all emissions covered by the carbon pricing mechanism.Microbes will joust for survival in Earth's warming climate - latimes.com
Andreas Andersson, a geoscientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, cautioned that predicting shifts in populations of microbes is complicated by many factors beyond carbon dioxide.EPA’s own climate model: Effect on temps of mega-carbon tax too small to measure on 50-year scale | JunkScience.com
[Pat Michaels] One can use the EPA’s own model (curiously, acronymed MAGICC) to assess the effects on global temperature of emissions reductions that would be caused by a carbon tax. Assuming outrageously high taxes that would reduce them by 83% (giving Americans the per-capita emissions of 1867), the amount of warming that would be prevented is too small to measure on the 50-year time scale. Anything less does even less.