Sceptre International Group News – Prince’s house aims to provide eco-blueprint for UK homes

Earls Court showcases home part-designed by Prince Charles to extract maximum energy efficiency from natural materials

A house designed by Prince Charles that aims to bring “ecological living” to the volume house building market went on display at the Ideal Home Show in London last weekend.

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Sceptre International Group News | Saving Orangutans with Carbon Offsets

“These orangutans will have no place to go!” said Dr. Birute Mary Galidkas. The world-renowned primatologist had just told us that the carbon offset project we were verifying was the only hope for protecting the hundreds of injured and orphaned orangutans living at her Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) Rehabilitation Center. As if combating climate change wasn’t significant enough, now the offset project had the added responsibility of providing a home for orangutans.

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Sceptre International Group News | Airlines "broadly happy" with carbon credit allowance

Over 212 million credits will be divided between aircraft operators when the sector enters EU emissions trading scheme in 2012

The European Commission has decided on the amount of carbon credits it will issue to aircraft operators when they enter its Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) next year, securing luke warm approval from airlines who said the distribution of allowances had been set at “an acceptable level”.

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Sceptre International Group News | Farm carbon credit initiative panned

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RIO TINTO, Woodside and other major emitters are putting pressure on the federal government to change the rules for its agricultural carbon credit scheme to make it easier for them to meet their future carbon liabilities.

Under draft legislation for the government’s carbon farming initiative (CFI), farmers, forest growers and land-holders will be able to earn ­credits they can sell locally and ­internationally for activities that increase carbon sequestration.

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Sceptre International Group News – Is Europe’s carbon emissions trading system working?

By  Simon Wilson www.moneyweek.com

Carbon trading has been getting a tough press recently, but reports of its demise are very much exaggerated, says Simon Wilson.

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Sceptre International Group News – UK’s new Carbon Plan targets green power, heat and travel

The UK Government has set out its action plan on climate change setting strict actions, tougher domestic targets and binding deadlines for delivery.

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Sceptre International Group News – Biofuels only major way to decarbonizes road fuel: BP

London, March 2 – Biofuels represent the only way to significantly reduce carbon emissions in road transport fuel and are likely to account for at least 12 percent of supply by 2030, an official with oil giant BP said on Wednesday.

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Sceptre International Group News – EU sets emissions targets for airlines as of 2012

Amsterdam, March 7 – The European Union told airlines Monday to trim their carbon emissions by three percent on flights to the continent next year to fall within new pollution limits.

The limit is designed to encourage airlines to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming by switching to cleaner fuels or economizing on fuel consumption with lighter aircraft or more efficient flight patterns.

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Sceptre International Group News – Airlines to get 213 million EU CO2 permits in 2012

London/Brussels, March 7 – The aviation sector will receive nearly 213 million permits to emit carbon dioxide when it joins the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) next year, the EU’s Executive Commission said on Monday.

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Sceptre International Group Limited recommends: HOME – a movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Sceptre International Group Limited recommends this exceptional movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Narrated by Glenn Close, and with some amazing photography, it’s a must-see for anyone interested in our planet.

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