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Subsidies for a Global Warming Gas - Graphic - NYTimes.com

Edition: U.S. / Global

World

Published: August 8, 2012

Subsidies for a Global Warming Gas

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More than 40 percent of all carbon credits issued by the United Nations have been awarded to 19 plants for destroying HFC-23, a gaseous byproduct of a coolant that causes global warming and is used in air-conditioners.

OTHER

HFC-23

CARBON CREDITS ISSUED

(Certified Emission Reductions)

Plant locations

Argentina

Mexico

New

Delhi

Buenos

Aires

Beijing

South

Korea

India

China

’10

’08

100

200

300 million

’06

11

5

1

1

1

PLANTS

CARBON credits issued FOR HFC-23 BY COUNTRY

COUNTRY

China

India

South Korea

Mexico

Argentina

300,452

87,764

11,090

10,360

4,759

*Through June 1.

’12*

Note: Two plants in Russia are obtaining carbon credits through a different United Nations process.

Source: UNEP Risoe Center