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By 2012, Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, will require carbon labelling on all the products it sells so that shoppers can compare carbon costs

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

According to Randy Stringer and Mike Young of the University of Adelaide, trading in carbon offsets is now a billion-dollar global industry, reported The Advertiser (8/8/2007, p. D20).

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If we must: most big corporations believe emissions trading merely for compliance and not for speculation

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

Compliance is the most often-cited motive for dealing with the EU-ETS, which the following quote of Swiss cement company Holcim illustrated: “Our priorities for the EU-ETS for 2005-07 are compliance management — i.e. internal and external balancing of emis­sions and allowances — and learning to use the system as it is conceptually intended to be used. We do not engage in speculative trading,” according to an article in European Management Journal (2007).

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