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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Zero carbon U-turn is ‘realistic’

The government’s U-turn on its definition of zero carbon homes is more realistic and pragmatic, one housing professional has said.

Writing for the Green Building Press, Richard Baines, head of sustainability at Black Country Housing Group, suggested that the changes seen in the Plan for Growth that accompanied March’s Budget is the sensible approach to take in making goals for sustainable construction, which are more likely to be met.

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2011
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Construction industry ‘working towards low-carbon projects’

The construction industry appears to be working towards low-carbon projects, which could have an impact on commercial property developments in the future.

Director of practice standards and technical guidance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) Gary Strong noted that the body has a pivotal role to play in backing the sector in its bid to meet the challenges posed by the low-carbon agenda.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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DATA CENTRE CARBON AND WATER EFFICIENCY FEATURED AT DATACENTRES 2011

New measurements for data centre efficiency defined by industry alliance The Green Grid, will feature in a plenary debate at the 7th annual DataCentres 2011

The Green Grid consortium, which developed the widely used PUE metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centres, has launched new metrics to address carbon emissions and water usage. Carbon usage efficiency

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2011
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Low carbon future mapped out for HGVs

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low carbon solutions has been published.

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  • Published: Apr 19th, 2011
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Carbon-neutral home ‘would be exempt from utility bills’

An engineer-turned-psychologist has built a carbon-neutral compact home that he claims would have no utility bills and even generate

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2011
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When it comes to carbon footprints, location and lifestyle matter

BERKELEY Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce. But how much difference do these actions make?

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2011
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Scots carbon emissions could be halved in decades, study suggests

Cutting Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions by a half within 20 years is achievable, a study suggests.

Scientists say greener transport and cleaner power generation could help deliver big savings on CO2 emissions. The researchers say the use of smart meters for homes and businesses, improved recycling, and greener building designs could make a difference. They also recommend carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive industry and coal-fired power plants.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2011
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Government outlines necessary changes in low carbon commercial vehicle design

The Government has launched a roadmap outlining a specific time frame for moving toward low carbon commercial vehicle and construction equipment design and manufacturing.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Saving travel costs and carbon in the National Health Service

As one of the countrys biggest employers, the NHS with its 1.3 million staff and 500 different organisations, is facing one of the biggest challenges in terms of sustainability, cutting carbon and managing travel.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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U.K. Can Meet Carbon Targets Even Without Nuclear Energy, Minister Says

The U.K. government will find alternative forms of clean energy to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions even if nuclear developments are delayed, an energy minister said.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2011
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Greenstone Folds ICT Footprinting Into Carbon Management Software

LONDON, United Kingdom The growing trend toward using IT for sustainability took a slightly recursive loop this week as Greenstone Carbon Management unveiled the latest version of its Acco2unt carbon management software.

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Npower Reveals Nearly Half of Businesses Want the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scrapped

Npower has conducted new research revealing that, on the first anniversary of its implementation, UK businesses want the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) scrapped.

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  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011
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Our carbon scheme is untenable

THE Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) was launched in April 2010 as a carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme for organisations using more than 6,000mwh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of about

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  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011
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Helping cut our carbon footprint

OXFORDSHIRE is now a greener place after a week full of events encouraging people to save food, energy, money and the planet.

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2011
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Cenex and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) are calling for collaborative research projects under the niche vehicle R&D programme.

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Crieff carbon-cutting project keeps Perthshire at the vanguard of low-carbon Scotland

Perthshire can continue to drive forward rural Scotland’s low energy future as another community carbon-cutting project gets off the ground, according to backers.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
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New Carbon Trust guide helps SMEs benefit from UK`s green growth

Small and medium-sized businesses across the UK can benefit from advice on how to unlock their potential for green growth thanks to a new guide released by the Carbon Trust.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
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Carbon Trust funding for ITM Power

ITM Power said today it has secured further grant funding of

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2011
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Trade Greener Limited, Making Green Work in the Balkans With Landmark Carbon Reduction Project

LONDON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British company, Trade Greener (http://www.tradegreener.com) is leading the green way in the Balkans, with the largest proposed Co2 emission reduction project.

Trade Greener Limited have this week signed a contract with JP Elektroprivreda BiH, in Bosnia, the largest utility in the Balkan region, for a major carbon (Co2) reduction project. This is the first of its kind in Bosnia Herzegovina and a land mark project for the Balkan region.

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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Updated: WWF in shock resignation from zero carbon home taskforce

WWF-UK has today resigned from a taskforce tasked with greening British homes in protest over the government’s decision to water down its Zero Carbon Homes standard.

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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Neweys Online offer free Elkay Carbon Calculator with every order over

The UKs leading distributor of electrical supplies, Neweys Online, are pleased to announce that every customer that places an order over

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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UK carbon emissions figures 2010 – Greenpeace response

Reacting to the publication of UK carbon emission figures for 2010, Dr. Doug Parr, the chief scientist for Greenpeace, said:

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2011
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GlaxoSmithKline reduces carbon footprint by 4%

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reduced its carbon footprint by 4% to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard.

The Carbon Trust made the award after assessing GSKs carbon footprint over the last three years, covering operations at 200 sites in 65 countries.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2011
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Camco International signs its largest carbon development agreement to date

Carbon emissions consultants Camco International Ltd (LON:CAO) said it signed its largest ever carbon development agreement, with Huaneng Renewables Corporation Ltd.

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  • Published: Apr 5th, 2011
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Carbon Trust: UK to make waves in global offshore wind industry

The UK’s burgeoning strength in providing operations and maintenance services to offshore wind farms makes it well positioned to capture a significant share of a global market that is set to top

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