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Ed Miliband outlines new direction on energy management
Ed Miliband outlines new direction on energy management

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband has outlined a new direction on energy management, as well as taking steps to highlight the UK's need for a new low-carbon, secure energy mix. In a statement, Mr Miliband - who is also the Labour MP for Doncaster North - said that the threats ...

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Spain and Poland announce energy management plan
Spain and Poland announce energy management plan

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Spain and Poland have agreed to the terms of a multi-million euro energy management plan that will allow them to trade carbon emissions. In a statement, the European Commission explained that this is the first deal of its kind for Poland under the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in Japan on ...

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Green Voice of the UK found by Carbon Challenge
Green Voice of the UK found by Carbon Challenge

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Piper Terrett has been named as the Green Voice of the UK. In a statement, the Carbon Challenge explained that Mr Terrett was the winner of a contest that aimed to find a member of the British public who could represent the nation's views on climate change, which could incorporate issues ...

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Carbon Trust welcomes
Carbon Trust welcomes "major" Korean agreement

Wednesday 11th November 2009

A "major" new agreement has been struck between the Carbon Trust and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute, it has been announced. In a statement, the organisation explained that within 12 months, products from the country that are exported into the UK and other destinations around the globe could well ...

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Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'
Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'

Monday 9th November 2009

Hotels with energy-saving features are becoming increasingly popular for business travel in the US, according to a report. As companies become more conscious of their carbon footprint and overall environmental performance, a growing number of hotels are using green measures to attract corporate guests, USA Today reveals. The news provider explains that ...

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UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive
UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Drinks firm Britvic and road surface manufacturer Tarmac are among the first companies to join a new UK initiative known as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). Launched by the Carbon Trust, the £15 million project aims to substantially cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the British manufacturing sector by ...

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Football stadium plans feature energy-saving commitment
Football stadium plans feature energy-saving commitment

Wednesday 28th October 2009

Tottenham Hotspur have pledged to deliver a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions when the football club's new stadium is built in north London. A planning application for the 56,000-capacity arena was submitted to Haringey Council this week, with the stadium forming the centrepiece of a scheme known as the ...

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Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions
Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions

Monday 26th October 2009

The UK government will invest £20 million in reducing the carbon emissions and energy bills of its central departments, it has emerged. Energy and climate change minister Joan Ruddock said that the money will be used to help government departments make financial savings, as well becoming more environmentally friendly. The £20 million ...

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Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures
Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures

Friday 23rd October 2009

The owner of a filling station in Illinois has revealed how a new energy-saving project is cutting his utility bills and reducing his carbon footprint. David Welch told the Chicago Tribune that his electricity and water bills have fallen by about 20 per cent since he rolled out a number of ...

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Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'
Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'

Friday 16th October 2009

Energy efficiency is growing in stature as a method of cutting carbon emissions in the US, although some states are still lagging behind when it comes to saving power. This is according to the environmental news service Grist, which claims that there is still a "wide variation in energy efficiency among ...

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Obama wants government to set energy-saving example
Obama wants government to set energy-saving example

Friday 9th October 2009

Barack Obama wants the US federal government to lead the way on climate change policy by setting new targets for energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling. Speaking in Washington DC earlier this week, the US president announced that federal agencies would have 90 days to define their targets for cutting greenhouse ...

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UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme
UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme

Wednesday 7th October 2009

A major new campaign to encourage large businesses to reduce their carbon emissions was unveiled by the UK government today (October 7th). Starting in April 2010, the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) will target organisations whose annual half-hourly metered electricity use is at least 6,000 megawatt hours. Businesses taking part ...

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Energy-saving measures on the agenda at Harvard
Energy-saving measures on the agenda at Harvard

Monday 5th October 2009

The oldest university in the US is attempting to set an example to the rest of the Ivy League with its energy-saving performance. Harvard's Office for Sustainability (OFS) has created a certification system which rates campus buildings according to their use of energy-saving and recycling measures, the Harvard Gazette reports. As the ...

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California unveils major energy-efficiency investment
California unveils major energy-efficiency investment

Friday 25th September 2009

California has hailed its new programme for energy-efficiency investment as the largest in the history of the US. More than $3 billion has been earmarked by the state to comprehensively retrofit homes and introduce other measures to slash energy consumption among Californian businesses and consumers. According to the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'
Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'

Thursday 24th September 2009

The British construction sector will become more in tune with energy-saving business opportunities as it emerges from the recession, an industry expert has claimed. Brian Berry, director of external affairs for the Federation of Master Builders in the UK, said that construction firms are adapting to the growing demand for green ...

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Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'
Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A growing number of global organisations are making a commitment to reducing their carbon emissions through energy-saving initiatives and other green measures, it has been claimed. To coincide with this week's climate change summit at the United Nations in New York, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched its Global 500 ...

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Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips
Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

UK hard landscaping firm Marshalls is giving its employees some guidance on how to cut energy use in the workplace. As part of a week-long energy-saving initiative, staff members were recently encouraged to think about their energy consumption and carbon footprint while at work, the Halifax Courier reports. Chris Harrop, marketing director ...

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New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London
New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London

Wednesday 16th September 2009

Businesses in certain parts of London will soon be working to a new set of energy-saving targets following the announcement of a new green initiative. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has declared that ten 'low-carbon zones' are to be established in the English capital, with each of these areas receiving a ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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Businesses back 10:10 campaign
Businesses back 10:10 campaign

Saturday 12th September 2009

Businesses and celebrities have signed up to a new campaign designed to encourage greater energy efficiency over the next few months. The 10:10 campaign has been launched seeking to encourage businesses and individuals alike to cut their carbon emissions by ten per cent by 2010. The initiative has been launched at the ...

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Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions
Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK has led the world in the development of many energy saving solutions, according to the Carbon Trust. Dave Raval, head of the organisation's incubation scheme, made his comments as it was announced that the initiative is set to expand in response to a developing need for business support to ...

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UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition
UK firms urged to save energy for 'greenest office' competition

Friday 11th September 2009

Cartridge World has announced a competition to identify the most environmentally-friendly office space in the UK. The global supplier of printer ink cartridges partnered with CO2balance to launch the contest, which can be entered by any British business demonstrating a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through energy-saving initiatives or other ...

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UK and China make energy-saving business deals
UK and China make energy-saving business deals

Thursday 10th September 2009

British enterprises will be able to access new business opportunities through a series of new low-carbon investments in China. This is according to British business secretary Lord Mandelson, who was in China this week to speak at a business forum on low-carbon solutions and energy-saving in Beijing. Lord Mandelson said that contracts ...

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Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts
Top 100 companies urged to step up conservation efforts

Friday 4th September 2009

The world's largest companies are not doing enough to reduce their carbon emissions, according to a report published by the not-for-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project. Most of these major companies have put in place carbon reduction and energy conservation measures, but their schemes do not go far enough and still fall ...

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