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UK Public Sector Must Save Energy To Reach CO2 Reduction Targets
UK Public Sector Must Save Energy To Reach CO2 Reduction Targets

Monday 4th January 2010

Approximately 33% of the UK's emissions from non-domestic properties, which implies the public sector still has a long way to go to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions, with hospitals as top offenders. The Communities and Local Government Department have undertaken an audit which revealed that the 28,000 public buildings in ...

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UK's PM Believes In Global Climate Change Agreement
UK's PM Believes In Global Climate Change Agreement

Monday 4th January 2010

Despite the non-binding results of last month's climate summit in Copenhagen, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has recently announced that he believed a global agreement to combat climate change might still be possible. When asked what was next on the agenda following the UN climate meeting, Gordon Brown told the BBC: "I've ...

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China Builds
China Builds "Green"

Saturday 2nd January 2010

Environmentally friendly buildings are becoming the trend in China, who are responsible for the world's highest level of greenhouse gas emissions and who also has the world's largest market by floor space. China's development is growing so rapidly, and "all levels of government, designers, and even the general public are becoming ...

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Brazil Makes
Brazil Makes "Voluntary Commitment" To Cut CO2

Wednesday 30th December 2009

Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has approved a new law confirming that the country  will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 39% by 2020. This new law meets a commitment made during the climate change summit in Copenhagen earlier this month, which states that Brazil would make a "voluntary ...

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Council To Reduce Carbon To Avoid Charges
Council To Reduce Carbon To Avoid Charges

Tuesday 29th December 2009

A staggering £400,000 could be the price that South Tyneside council bosses will have to pay, should they fail to achieve massive carbonemissions cuts. 2010 will see the carbon trading scheme be introduced, implying that councils will have 12 months to bring down bills before the Government imposes steep financial strikes ...

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China Adopts New Law For Clean Energy
China Adopts New Law For Clean Energy

Saturday 26th December 2009

Following the Copenhagen climate talks last week, during which China was criticised for obstructing the adherence to a treaty on climate change, the Chinese government has decided to show its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by adopting a new law in favor of the country's renewable energy industry. The legislation ...

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Americans Want Clean Energy Future
Americans Want Clean Energy Future

Thursday 24th December 2009

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has released a poll today showing that over 80% of the US population is supportive of any action to limit carbon pollution and move the country to a clean energy future. The poll was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, from December 12th to 15th 2009, ...

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India Needs Energy Efficient Systems
India Needs Energy Efficient Systems

Wednesday 23rd December 2009

New energy efficient measures are desperately needed to make India more sustainable, as the country heads for an energy crisis. India relies on coal to source energy, and more diversity in its sources is necessary to avoid a majorly critical situation, according to the predictions of the UN's top climate change ...

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COP15 Deal Deemed Satisfactory By UN
COP15 Deal Deemed Satisfactory By UN

Wednesday 23rd December 2009

Following the Copenhagen conference, delegates have finally agreed to ‘recognise’ the US-brokered deal, despite the fact that it does not secure unanimous support. The accord, which was arranged between the 5 key nations (US, EU, India, China and Brazil), is not legally-binding, but should be made so in 2010 according to ...

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USA Strives For Global Warming Solution With Energy Saving Initiatives
USA Strives For Global Warming Solution With Energy Saving Initiatives

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, claims that the US is committed to combating climate change by finding a global solution to the threat of climate change: "We have reached the first point in history where the impact of everyday human activities are affecting the health of our entire ...

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Energy Efficiency Needs To Be First  And Second Priority
Energy Efficiency Needs To Be First And Second Priority

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

The Carbon Trust report that firms' poor energy efficiency is putting Britain’s emission targets at risk; hence energy efficiency should be the first and second priority for organisations! The Trust’s new report concludes that increased investment in the energy efficiency of non-domestic properties is needed to reduce the carbon footprint of commercial ...

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Copenhagen Accord Considered A 'Step Forward'
Copenhagen Accord Considered A 'Step Forward'

Sunday 20th December 2009

Chinese Minister Yang Jiechi claims that a positive step forward has been achieved by the Copenhagen summit, in the recognition of different responsibility regarding climate change for both developing countries and richer nations. This shared responsibility implies that measures are going to be taken by all countries to reduce emissions by ...

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US Supports Poor Countries Energy Efficiency Funds
US Supports Poor Countries Energy Efficiency Funds

Thursday 17th December 2009

The Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, announced on Thursday that the USA is willing to extend its contribution toward a fund worth 100 billion dollars per year by 2020, to help poor countries adapt to climate change. The figure is similar to the long-term figures established by the European Union (EU). Such ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme Funds For Europe
Energy Efficiency Programme Funds For Europe

Wednesday 16th December 2009

An assistance scheme has been launched by The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), who have decided to join forces in order to allow local authorities in the region to invest in energy efficiency and renewables. This initiative has been christened the European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA). ELENA aims to ...

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Energy Efficient Retrofits Crucial For Buildings
Energy Efficient Retrofits Crucial For Buildings

Wednesday 16th December 2009

Retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient technology should be the focus of the Copenhagen climate summit in order to drastically reduce emissions and create new jobs, according to the authors of a new book on property retrofits around the world - "Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy-Efficient". This new ...

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Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts
Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts

Monday 14th December 2009

A National Grid executive has declared that England definitely needs smart meters. Making consumers aware of how much they are using and what it's costing them will encourage a reduction in energy consumption and help the UK reach its ambitious carbon emission reduction target by 2050 in a cost-effective way. The ...

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Carbon Reduction Urged By US President
Carbon Reduction Urged By US President

Friday 11th December 2009

At the Copenhagen conference yesterday, US President Barack Obama pressed world leaders to break barriers regarding climate change, despite the US having been accused by many nations of lacking ambition.   President Obama outlined the threats the world is facing, as he warned of dramatic consequences if nothing is done to inhibit ...

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Japan And Indonesia Determined To Curb Climate Change
Japan And Indonesia Determined To Curb Climate Change

Thursday 10th December 2009

Japanese and Indonesian leaders are urging UN climate conference negotiators, currently in Copenhagen, to agree on a deal setting up targets to reduce carbon emissions. Indonesia is one of the developing countries that could experience the most damaging consequences of rising temperatures. Japan is offering Indonesia a helping hand by proposing ...

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Proposal For Worldwide Emission Reduction Targets
Proposal For Worldwide Emission Reduction Targets

Wednesday 9th December 2009

Where the Kyoto Protocol obliged only richer nations to cut down on CO2 emissions, the US, Australia, France and Denmark have issued a new climate regime proposal that would cancel the element of differentiation and be addressed to all nations. This proposal suggests that every country will need to submit their ...

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EPA Ruling Opens Doors To US Greenhouse Gas Control
EPA Ruling Opens Doors To US Greenhouse Gas Control

Tuesday 8th December 2009

A ruling was issued yesterday by The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stating that greenhouse gases are a recognised threat to public health, thereby providing the Obama administration with the power to regulate the emissions that fuel global warming. According to specialists, this ruling means that the US can now control greenhouse ...

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The CBI Call For Carbon Permits And Energy Efficiency
The CBI Call For Carbon Permits And Energy Efficiency

Monday 7th December 2009

Today marks the opening of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on other countries to adhere to carbon emissions reduction target schemes, in order to help fight global warming. The CBI believe that emission cutting measures along with protocols allowing businesses to purchase ...

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London Takes The Lead In Energy Saving Measures
London Takes The Lead In Energy Saving Measures

Friday 4th December 2009

Public buildings will be receiving help to reduce their energy consumption and costs through a major expansion of a UK climate change program, according to London's Mayor, Boris Johnson. The Mayor made his announcement following his recent visit to a London fire station in Ilford, which was one of 42 buildings ...

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Canada Sets Green Example
Canada Sets Green Example

Thursday 3rd December 2009

Ontario's 2nd annual report on climate change, released on Wednesday, has led environmentalists to the conclusion that the province is making a lot of progress toward reducing carbon emissions. Steps forward toward achieving carbon reduction targets include the implementation of energy efficient systems, enabling energy savings and cost reductions. According to the ...

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UK Government Supports Smart Meters
UK Government Supports Smart Meters

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

The UK government is injecting 6 million pounds to develop smart technology, to make the country's homes and businesses energy efficient. 2020 is the targeted deadline by which all homes should be equipped with smart meters to make electricity use more efficient and cut carbon emissions. This initiative is very encouraging in ...

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US Propose Carbon Reduction Targets
US Propose Carbon Reduction Targets

Tuesday 1st December 2009

As promised a few days ago, US President Barack Obama has revealed the country's carbon reduction target, and announced he would be joining the other 75 world leaders already scheduled to attend the UN climate summit in Copenhagen this month. The United States aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 17% below 2005 ...

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