Greenpeace issued its annual report on the energy efficiency of Internet companies, praising Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other major providers of online services for improved use of energy resources.
Supply of United Nations carbon offsets may rise after February as owners of offsets rush to sell them before their eligibility ends in the European Union’s market in March 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The European Union should ban the use of United Nations-approved carbon offsets from its emissions-trading system, or ETS, by 2020, an environmental group said in a submission to the European Commission.
Supply of United Nations carbon offsets, known as Certified Emission Reductions or CERs, may jump 95 percent in November to the highest total since the mechanism began, according to UN data compiled by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance reduced its forecast for the supply of carbon offsets this year to 85 million metric tons from 105 million tons after the regulators of the United Nations program boosted scrutiny.
South Korea asked its largest emitters to make cutbacks at home before giving them credit for overseas spending to reduce greenhouse gases, and it will begin charging for about 3 percent of pollution allowances in 2018.