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CMM Monthly News

August 2015

CBM market to grow rapidly to 2020

Grand View Research published a report forecasting nearly 6% growth in the global coalbed methane (CBM) market and 7% growth in CBM production. Grand View points to the increasing spotlight on unconventional CBM research.
Source: http://www.worldcoal.com/cbm/03072015/CBM-market-to-grow-rapidly-to-2020-/ Exit EPA

Upcoming Events

Promoting Coal Mine Methane (CMM) for Energy, Safety and the Environment: Legislation and Project Development in Kazakhstan
25 September 2015
Website: http://epa.gov/cmop/conf/promoting_cmm_kazakhstan_agenda_sept2015.html
Contact: Volha.Roshchanka@pnnl.gov

2015 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference in conjunction with the 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
5—8 October 2015 (CMM Program is 6-7 October 2015)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.epa.gov/cmop/conf/cmm_conference_oct15.html

GMI Coal Subcommittee Meeting and 10th Session of the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
27—28 October 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
Website: http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=38525#/ Exit EPA

2015 15th International Symposium on CBM/CMM and Shale Gas in China
12—13 November 2015
Beijing, China
Contact: cbmc@coalinfo.net.cn
Website: http://www.nios.com.cn/c/index_en/latestnews/16274.html Exit EPA

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Carbon Corner

EU Announces Carbon-Trading Revamp

The European Union recently announced an overhaul of its carbon-trading program in order to try to meet its emission reduction targets. A key measure was speeding up the reduction of the number of emission allowances, in order to drive up price and reduce overall emissions.

Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/eu-unveils-carbontrading-revamp-20150715-00214 Exit EPA

Pakistan to set up carbon markets to cut emissions, lure investment

The ‘Carbon Neutral Pakistan’ project received a large stipend in Pakistan's budget for the coming year, as the country hopes a carbon market will coax individuals to “cut carbon emissions by adapting to green technologies and new techniques.”

Source: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/06/29/pakistan-to-set-up-carbon-markets-to-cut-emissions-lure-investment/ Exit EPA

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