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U.K. Drops CO2 Offset Quality Program, Carbon Retirement Says

The U.K. has canceled its program to assure the quality of carbon-dioxide offsetting, according to Carbon Retirement, a company that helps polluters cut emissions.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change said it was discontinuing the system on May 20 in letters to companies accredited to the program, including EON AG and British Airways Plc, London-based Carbon Retirement said today in an e-mail.