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CBI Backs Mandatory Carbon Reporting For UK Businesses
CBI Backs Mandatory Carbon Reporting For UK Businesses

Friday 8th July 2011

THE CBI (Confederation of British Industry) yesterday reiterated its call for the UK Government to introduce mandatory carbon reporting for businesses. But they urged the Government to take the opportunity to align it to existing regulations on measuring emissions. 
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Call for UK to Match Actions with Words
Call for UK to Match Actions with Words

Wednesday 6th July 2011

UK BUSINESSES stand ready to build a new low-climate-risk economy, but feel the Government needs to take their promised action. Business leaders and Chief Executives from some of Britainʼs biggest companies including Shell, Tesco, Lloyds Banking Group, EDF Energy, Unilever and Kingfisher, have issued their sternest warning yet that the Government ...

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UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices Report
UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices Report

Monday 4th July 2011

The UK Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications were published on June 30 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes. The June edition ...

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Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme
Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme

Thursday 30th June 2011

Proposals to make the UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler (formerly Carbon Reduction Commitment) easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The CRC scheme started in April last year to reduce carbon emissions in businesses through energy efficiency improvements. Following recent discussions with businesses, industry, other scheme participants and regulators the proposals ...

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Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings
Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings

Monday 27th June 2011

THE initial results have been published from the pilot energy efficiency projects as part of Sustainable Stamford’s Corporate Sustainability Challenge, in the City of Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A. The city is the first municipality to take part in the Challenge, launched by Sustainable Stamford, the city’s volunteer environmental task force, and the ...

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Perfect Time for Australian Retail Energy Efficiency Measures
Perfect Time for Australian Retail Energy Efficiency Measures

Thursday 23rd June 2011

AUSTRALIAN energy prices are climbing rapidly, and the countries businesses are beginning to take evermore interest in improving energy efficiency. Sean Lucy, Head of Origination, Environmental Finance Solutions at the National Australia Bank (NAB), writing for Climate Spectator states that now is the perfect time for business leaders to engage with ...

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Poland Blocks EU Emission Reductions
Poland Blocks EU Emission Reductions

Thursday 23rd June 2011

THERE was disappointment yesterday after the failure of the EU Environmental Council to reach an agreement on emission reduction targets from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020. Chris Huhne, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said after the meeting, “I’m deeply disappointed that the only country in the EU that ...

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ADB Calls for Investment in Asia-Pacific Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
ADB Calls for Investment in Asia-Pacific Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) is urging countries in the Asia-Pacific region to invest in energy efficiency and clean energy to benefit from the resulting economic gains. Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President, said today in a speech at the opening of the 6th Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, that investment in ...

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New EU Law to Meet Energy Efficiency Target
New EU Law to Meet Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

THE European Commission have proposed a new law to push the public and private sector organisations to save energy, putting the EU on track for 20 percent savings by 2020. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), said in a statement today: "If nothing changes in the ...

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EU add ETS Option to new Energy Efficiency Law
EU add ETS Option to new Energy Efficiency Law

Tuesday 21st June 2011

THE European Union (EU) looks to have ended the internal dispute over a new energy efficiency law and the impact it would have on its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). We reported last week the howls of protest from certain sectors of the EU regarding the new law with claims that it ...

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Australian Government could have saved $75 Million through Energy Saving
Australian Government could have saved $75 Million through Energy Saving

Monday 20th June 2011

The Australian Federal Government is trying to reach an agreement on a carbon price, but The Sydney Morning Herald claims the Government has shelved some of its own key energy efficiency commitments. The paper states that they have failed to publish an annual update on its energy use since 2007-08. It ...

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Big Business calls for Tougher EU Emission Reductions
Big Business calls for Tougher EU Emission Reductions

Friday 17th June 2011

OVER 70 major companies have called on the European Union (EU) to increase its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 30 percent. The declaration has been orchestrated by WWF, The Climate Group and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, has been signed by such corporations as British Telecom ...

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Chinese Revitalises Energy Efficiency
Chinese Revitalises Energy Efficiency

Friday 17th June 2011

CHINA is revitalising its interest in energy saving and efficiency, in response to power shortages and blackouts this year, along with longer-term security worries about dependence on energy imports. The importance of reemphasising energy efficiency comes as China's construction industry continues to drive forward at breakneck speed. In 2010, China used ...

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Survey Reveals Commercial Building Owners push for Energy Efficiency
Survey Reveals Commercial Building Owners push for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 16th June 2011

ACCORDING to the fifth annual, global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey rising energy prices, enhanced public image and governmental incentives are driving energy efficiency in buildings to new heights. The survey of nearly 4,000 building owners and operators around the world was led by Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, the International ...

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Unrest over EU Energy Efficiency and Carbon Trading Policies
Unrest over EU Energy Efficiency and Carbon Trading Policies

Thursday 16th June 2011

Peter Vis, a senior European Commission official, has broken with protocol to warn that the European Commission's draft Energy Efficiency Directive could "undermine" the bloc's carbon market, EurActiv report. It is extremely rare for Commission officials to comment on draft EU laws, but Vis said yesterday that new binding rules Günther ...

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Almost Half of UK's Biggest Companies Failing on Carbon Targets
Almost Half of UK's Biggest Companies Failing on Carbon Targets

Wednesday 15th June 2011

ALMOST half of the top companies in the UK have not set targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, despite legislation over the last few years, reveals a study by the Carbon Trust. The Guardian newspaper reports that these leading businesses either lack numerical targets or their targets have expired and ...

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Mixed Nuclear Message from Japan - but Energy Efficiency Needed
Mixed Nuclear Message from Japan - but Energy Efficiency Needed

Wednesday 15th June 2011

JAPAN’S Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda pledged to do his "utmost" to get nuclear reactors operational, adding nuclear power will remain a core energy source for Japan. Kaieda’s pledge came during a government panel meeting earlier this month and has come to light through previously undisclosed minutes of ...

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Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Japan needs to plan for more Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Thursday 9th June 2011

BLOOMBERG New Energy Finance report that Japan should become a global leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy as it rebuilds its power infrastructure after the disaster in March. The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor disaster and resultant energy crisis in Japan, opens the way for the country to embrace a fully rounded ...

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UK Low-Carbon Projects at Risk
UK Low-Carbon Projects at Risk

Wednesday 8th June 2011

THE UK Government risks failing to achieve emissions reduction targets despite its ambition, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). 
Launching its latest Climate Change Tracker today, the CBI said the UK Government had set the wheels in motion in a number of key areas, including providing more clarity on ...

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Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Nova Scotia Target Government Buildings for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday 8th June 2011

NOVA Scotia is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money and protect the environment. “Nova Scotians want their government to take action toward a more sustainable future and lead the way to a healthier economy and environment,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister ...

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Help for EU Industries to Reduce GHG Emissions
Help for EU Industries to Reduce GHG Emissions

Tuesday 7th June 2011

EUROPEAN energy-intensive manufacturing industry is facing significant added costs based on their green house gas (GHG) emissions with the introduction of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The European Commission is calling for proposals to help GHG intensive industries reduce their Trading Scheme costs, which starts in January 2013, ...

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Lebanon Introduces Green Building Rating System
Lebanon Introduces Green Building Rating System

Monday 6th June 2011

THE Lebanon Green Building Council, with support from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have launched ARZ, a rating system that will evaluate the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. The rating system is designed to encourage better resource management, decreasing energy costs and addressing climate change. ...

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Tamil Nadu use Energy Efficiency to Cope with Power Outages
Tamil Nadu use Energy Efficiency to Cope with Power Outages

Monday 6th June 2011

THE Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu today has requested Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to allocate more power to the Southern State as they are currently outstripping their supply. Jayalalithaa sent a letter to the Prime Minister, in which she said: 'Due to increasing demand and stagnant generation of power, ...

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Hong Kong Promotes Energy Efficiency
Hong Kong Promotes Energy Efficiency

Friday 3rd June 2011

Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment, Edward Yau, is looking to energy efficiency to reduce the energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across all districts. Yau revealed that almost 90 percent of Hong Kong’s electricity consumption is from buildings, contributing around 60 percent of the city’s GHG emissions. Yau said: ...

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Cities to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Cities to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Friday 3rd June 2011

FROM London through Los Angeles and onto Sydney cities are working hard to become energy efficient, amongst other environmental measures, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Mayors of 58 of the world’s largest cities have come together at the C40 Cities Summit, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the past three days. ...

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