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UK's Next Step Towards Low-Carbon Economy
UK's Next Step Towards Low-Carbon Economy

Wednesday 25th November 2009

The UK's next plan of action towards a low-carbon economy was described in a speech given by the Queen a few days ago. Similarly to most countries in the world at present, the UK strives to participate actively in the conservation of the world's resources, aware that reducing energy consumption also ...

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Global Warming - On Our Way To +6C

Friday 20th November 2009

Irreversible climate changes could be taking place in the near future if carbon emissions are not dramatically reduced, according to several researchers. Scientists estimate a 6C increase of average global temperatures, and claim that civilisation is now on its way to reaching this alarming prediction, by the end of this century or the middle of ...

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Green Washing in the Workplace
Green Washing in the Workplace

Tuesday 17th November 2009

The study shows that while 70% of UK employees are said to think that their company is green for having a recycling bin right next to the photocopy machine, a very small percentage of them actually know of the various disposals available to actively reduce a company's impact on the ...

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A New State of Mind for the United States

Monday 16th November 2009

The newly elected US President, Barack Obama, has placed energy efficiency as a top priority on his presidential agenda. He believes that his administration's economy recovery plan depends on energy efficiency in buildings: "First, we will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy efficient. Our government now pays ...

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Councils 'can help communities reduce carbon emissions'
Councils 'can help communities reduce carbon emissions'

Friday 13th November 2009

Councils can help their local communities to reduce carbon emissions and become more energy efficient, one industry expert has asserted. David Kidney, Labour MP for Stafford and parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, made his remarks at the Sustainable Communities Conference, which took place in ...

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Obama discusses energy efficiency in Asia
Obama discusses energy efficiency in Asia

Friday 13th November 2009

Energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction are high on the agenda for US president Barack Obama as he begins his first tour of Asia since he assumed control of the White House. He is expected to take part in a series of bilateral talks with India, China and Japan during his ...

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'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders
'Fast energy management deal' sought by world leaders

Friday 13th November 2009

World leaders want to reach an energy efficiency and management deal that will reduce carbon emissions and tackle global warming by the middle of 2010, it has been claimed. Janos Pasztor, climate adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, is quoted by Reuters as saying that now that it has been ...

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World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks
World leaders confirm attendance at energy efficiency talks

Friday 13th November 2009

At least 40 world leaders - including Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd and Nicolas Sarkozy - have announced that they intend to be present at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. The news comes after Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen sent invitations to 191 potential delegates through diplomatic ...

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Legislation to reduce carbon emissions 'coming into force'
Legislation to reduce carbon emissions 'coming into force'

Friday 13th November 2009

One sector commentator has noted that legislation designed to reduce carbon emissions will be brought into place from April 2010. Nick Robinson, technical operation lead at Cisco, made his comments at the Green IT Expo 2009, which took place at the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London between November 10th and 11th. He ...

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DECC implements energy efficiency programme
DECC implements energy efficiency programme

Thursday 12th November 2009

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its environmental impact by signing up to the 10:10 energy efficiency campaign. In a statement issued in recent days, the body explained that this means it will take steps to reduce carbon emissions by ten per ...

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"Technology shift" needed for energy efficiency

Thursday 12th November 2009

Advances in technology are required in order to allow for the proliferation of energy efficiency strategies, it has been asserted. Neil Wallis, head of communications for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, made his comments after Cambridge Econometrics published research in recent days that indicated the government is likely to miss its ...

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Energy efficiency 'can aid construction sector'
Energy efficiency 'can aid construction sector'

Thursday 12th November 2009

Energy efficiency initiatives can provide the construction and property sectors with long-term benefits, an industry commentator has asserted. Tim Pullen, eco expert and author, made his remarks after the Self Build Housing Market - UK 2009-2013 report from AMA Research showed that the number of self-build property completions is expected to ...

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Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a
Boris Johnson: Energy efficiency a

Thursday 12th November 2009

Boris Johnson has stated that it is a "no brainer" that the housing sector requires energy efficiency work. The mayor of London made his comments as he announced plans to reduce carbon emissions and energy use from at least 200,000 properties in the capital by 2012. He launched a number of studies ...

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Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'
Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Technology such as smart meters will help reduce carbon emissions in the UK, an industry expert has stated. Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, made his comments after Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, suggested that consumers should be given an annual carbon allowance. He stated that ...

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Energy management a
Energy management a "key issue"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Energy management is a "key issue" in the property construction sector, it has been asserted. Author and eco expert Tim Pullen made his comments after Richard Diment, director general of the Federation of Master Builders, told the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum that financial incentives are needed in order to ...

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'Much to be done' to reduce carbon emissions in the UK
'Much to be done' to reduce carbon emissions in the UK

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Much work still needs to be done to help the UK to reduce carbon emissions and meet governmental targets, it has been avowed. Neil Wallis, head of communications for action and advisory group the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, made his comments following the publication of data by Cambridge Econometrics last month. The ...

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Funding for Onshore Windfarms
Funding for Onshore Windfarms

Wednesday 11th November 2009

It has become increasingly crucial for the UK to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, according to the chancellor of the exchequer. Alistair Darling made his comments in recent days at a forum in London, which he hosted alongside energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband - who is also the Labour ...

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US Cooperates with Native American Community to Reduce Carbon Emissions
US Cooperates with Native American Community to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The US department of energy has taken steps to outline its commitment to cooperating with the Native American community to help develop projects on tribal lands that reduce carbon emissions. Energy secretary Steven Chu explained that the schemes in question also aim to create new jobs and reduce energy use. He stated: ...

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"Whole house" approach needed to enhance home energy efficiency

Wednesday 11th November 2009

People need to take a holistic view of their energy management systems in order to improve their home's green credentials, it has been asserted. Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Climate Change Commission, told the Telegraph that the UK needs to look at more radical ways of improving the environmental efficiency ...

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Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are
Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions" for the natural world, it has been asserted. Deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Richard Jones made his comments at a global district energy symposium in Copenhagen in recent days. The sector expert recognised six communities for their efforts ...

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"New opportunities" to reduce carbon emissions needed

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Industry needs to find new methods and solutions that can help to reduce carbon emissions, it has been avowed. Dr Mark Williamson, director of innovations at the Carbon Trust, made his comments as the organisation met with industry leaders to announce support for a drive to lower energy costs and carbon ...

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Environment Agency publishes plan to reduce carbon emissions
Environment Agency publishes plan to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The Environment Agency has published a new five-year plan that aims to help reduce carbon emissions from businesses. In a statement, the organisation said that environmental management is becoming increasingly important for firms and that it aims to provide support to these enterprises by committing to this initiative. The body's head of ...

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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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