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....But the ETS has come under fire for being overly lenient on heavy users, while the EU has been accused of giving away too many permits – leading to low prices. The value of carbon credits in the EU is about €5. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Carbon credit markets allow low emitters to sell their spare credits to heavy polluters. The high cost of the credits should persuade the worst offenders that investment in new technology is a better route to high profits than submitting to ever-more expensive carbon credits. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Proper carbon tax could wipe billions from polluters' profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 06:01:05 AM
....But the ETS has come under fire for being overly lenient on heavy users, while the EU has been accused of giving away too many permits – leading to low prices. The value of carbon credits in the EU is about €5. ...
The longer Brexit stays up in the air, the higher the risk flights will be grounded image
....Carbon credit markets allow low emitters to sell their spare credits to heavy polluters. The high cost of the credits should persuade the worst offenders that investment in new technology is a better route to high profits than submitting to ever-more expensive carbon credits. ...
Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts image
....20) for every tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. The European scheme, which issues firms with carbon credits that can be traded on a central exchange, has come under fire for allowing heavy energy users to avoid investments in new technology to cut their emissions. ...
Investment scams peddled by rogue law firms double image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 06:06:00 PM
.... . It says the huge losses it has come across have led to people losing at least £100 million in cons that offer big returns to people putting their money into schemes involving the likes of rare earth minerals, carbon credits, agricultural rights, leases on hotel rooms, holiday homes not yet built, films or precious gems. ...
Vitol: world's biggest energy trader emerges from the shadows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 05:00:14 AM
.... Oil may be the main commodity bought and sold but there is also coal, iron ore and carbon. Taylor boasts that Vitol was once the biggest mover and shaker in the world of carbon credits until – in his words – the business based round the Emissions Trading Scheme in Europe was “killed” by politicians. ...
Green policies are not responsible for the Tata steel crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 12:32:33 PM
....”. Emil Dimantchev, also a climate policy analyst with Thomson Reuters, said membership of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) had delivered Tata Steel’s European operations a £780m windfall through the over-allocation of carbon credits between 2008 and 2014. ...
Heathrow expansion: The environmental challenges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 12:10:16 AM
.... . There are plans for a global emissions trading scheme in future, where airlines could swap carbon credits with other airlines, possibly other types of polluters too. ...
The nine most toxic investments ever image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 08:01:23 AM
.... Ostrich meat is low in calories and high in protein, but is not a healthy investment   Photo: Alamy. One scam that has reappeared over the years is overpriced “carbon credits” sold through “boiler rooms”, the highly aggressive sales teams that target victims with phone calls. ...
Pension savers targeted to invest in unregulated car parking spaces image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 02:52:53 PM
.... . According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) the rhetoric used by salesman is similar to other high-risk investment schemes, such as those that sell diamonds, wine and carbon credits. ...
'Mining debate caught between anti-coal and climate denial' – BHP coal boss image
.... The demand for metallurgical coal to make steel, including for renewable energy technologies, would continue to grow – which he said was a boon to the economy of Queensland, the world’s largest source of it. Related: Kyoto protocol's carbon credit scheme ‘increased emissions by 600m tonnes’. ...
The palm oil plantations powering communities and tackling climate change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 01:15:05 PM
....Gan Lian Tiong, the company’s head of sustainability, told the Zoological Society of London that it would take approximately 10 years to recover the investment costs for the methane digester. However, that assumes that no income is generated from carbon credits and that the methane digester provides electricity for internal use, not the national energy grid. ...
VIDEO: Madagascar's carbon credits plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 12:04:23 PM
‘Disruption’, the buzzword as I join the City scambusters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 06:00:21 AM
.... The buzzword among the scambusters today is “disruption”. The so-called boiler room operators, the hard-sell purveyors of fake shares, bonds and carbon credits , too often scarper from the scene before the police can build enough evidence to prosecute. ...
.... But its consequences are far from fun. The billions of pounds and euros that organised crime gangs have defrauded from taxpayers through this nasty scam has found its way into some of the world’s most dangerous hands – none more so than the carousel scams carried out using carbon credits. ...
The trends spawning the next wave of sustainable business models image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 05:42:54 PM
.... It sells the organic refuse to farmers as a soil nutrient and the dry waste to processors. Investors receive carbon credits. ...
Pension scams now 'investment' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:14:15 PM
...."Unless you know that it is a legitimate investment, you should be very careful," said Jamie Smith-Thompson, the managing director of Portal Financial. He said other investment scams included land banks and carbon credit schemes. ...
Time to shut these dodgy offices for the dodgy dealers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 06:00:04 AM
....3m in 2014 – was lucky to get off so lightly. It turns out that four months earlier, Regus had been contacted by the City of London Corporation’s trading standards team, worried that their temporary tenant in Tower 42 had the hallmarks of a typical “boiler room” investment scam, involving the sale of worthless or nonexistent commodities like diamonds and wine, or “carbon credits”. ...
Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 11:39:02 AM
.... British investors lose £1. 2bn a year in investment scams, with wine investments, share sales, "land banking" and carbon credits proving popular among conmen, according to Action Fraud, the national body run by the police. ...
How did I end up on so many 'suckers lists’? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 05:19:06 PM
.... . Over time I’ve been urged to put money into carbon credits, shipping containers, student accommodation, fine wine, graphene, palladium, bamboo, pink diamonds, energy-related schemes of all sorts, property-related schemes, shares in unheard-of (and nonexistent?) companies and timeshare schemes from the Costa Brava to Brazil. ...
How rogue 'financial advisers' in Spain stung British pensioners for millions image
.... . The Government and other, legitimate advisers are warning savers to be on “red alert” for salesmen pushing “too good to be true” investments, which could include shares in car parks, “carbon credits”, foreign property, fine wines and a range of other assets – loosely categorised as “unregulated” funds. ...
Pension freedoms: Six things NOT to do on Monday image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of April 2015 08:41:00 AM
.... . Beware of all investments that sound too good to be true - such as car parks, foreign property or hotel rooms, carbon credits and fine wines that promise "guaranteed" returns. ...
Investment scams on the rise – nine ways to avoid being duped  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 04:31:23 PM
.... . Popular scams include con-artists selling overvalued commodity investments and carbon credits, always with the promise of higher returns than investors can obtain elsewhere. ...
Regulator to tackle scam artists with crime proceeds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 11:02:13 PM
....The average loss is £20,000, with Birmingham, Guildford, Leicester, Northern Ireland and Bristol leading the list of worst affected areas. Investors face high-pressure selling over the phone from swindlers offering shares, land, carbon credits and rare-earth metals. ...
Beware the pensions crooks who want to liberate your savings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of September 2014 06:00:17 AM
....They usually don’t tell you about the enormous tax charge you face, but talk, instead, about the “amazing investment opportunities” you now have with what remains of your pension. The “amazing investment opportunities” are likely to be phoney carbon credits, rare earth minerals, penny shares and overseas property projects. ...
'Callous' firms in carbon credit scam shut down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of May 2014 07:53:12 PM
. A web of firms that sold carbon credits to vulnerable investors at inflated prices has been shut down in the High Court on grounds of public interest. ...
Get the low-down on today's sophisticated fraudsters image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of May 2014 11:58:00 PM
.... Shares remain the most-common product, according to Citizens Advice, accounting for 40 per cent of all investment scams. Next come carbon credits, land, and rare earth metals. ...
Bans for rogue bosses as Cable gets tough image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 18th of April 2014 11:01:38 PM
.... . Some of the most serious case have involved fraudulent carbon credit schemes with nearly 2,000 investors in the last two years, including a 94 year old man, losing about £30m. ...

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