Thursday, April 14, 2011

UK carbon price floor to harm businesses-Pt Carbon | Reuters
(Reuters) - Britain's plan to introduce a price floor for carbon emissions permits from 2013 could push the UK carbon price to 54 euros a tonne by 2020 and harm UK businesses, Point Carbon analysts said.
Gillard plays down Windsor carbon comments
However independent MP Tony Windsor, who is on the committee working on the scheme, said on Thursday while he believed a carbon price could create renewable energy jobs in the bush he would not "vote for something that does nothing".

"There is no carbon tax, there may not be a carbon tax," Mr Windsor told ABC radio.

"The prime minister doesn't have the numbers, as I understand it at the moment.
Surge in green frauds anticipated in the near future, shows PwC report - News - Business Review
ency in fraud and market abuse has emerged, as the scale of sustainable business activity and green projects grows while the controls and systems that protect them remain relatively weak, shows a PwC report.

Programs such as the EU Trading Scheme (which covers approximately 11,000 installations across Europe, or half of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions - worth nearly USD 120 billion) are now of such a size that they are attracting the serious attention of professional criminals, continues the information from PwC.

“We are seeing a surge in frauds with a green element. Often this is down to a lack of a mature information security policies and controls”, stated Daniel Anghel (in picture), Partner, Indirect Tax, PwC Romania.

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