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  • Published: Nov 3rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Green praise for city’s carbon cut targets

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GREEN activists have praised Plymouth City Council for setting “ambitious” targets to cut the city’s carbon footprints.

But members of the environmental group, Friends of the Earth, warned they would be watching to make sure the city delivers.

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  • Published: Oct 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Zero carbon target ‘unrealistic’, report states

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The target for achieving zero carbon homes within the next decade are ‘distinctly unrealistic’, according to a report by estate agents Knight Frank.

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Cities, Regions Get Smart About Financing Low Carbon Technology

An international roster of leaders from city and state governments and business shared their best strategies for financing large-scale deployment of low carbon technologies today at the Climate Week NY

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  • Published: Sep 25th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Blue Chips won’t wait on politicians to deliver carbon targets

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Blue-chip firms are surging ahead with their green business plans, despite political uncertainty on climate change and the unsteady global economy.

That is the conclusion of the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the investor-backed lobby group which requests firms report publicly on their carbon emissions and climate change strategies.

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Vent-Axia Leads The Way With Whole House Lo-Carbon Solutions

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Vent-Axia, has launched a new Safety Extra Voltage Fan (SELV) version of its innovative Lo-Carbon

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Press Release: Law Firms Are Going Green With ecoAnalyze: Niche Consultancy Debuts Carbon Footprint Tool That Allows Law Firms to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint While Lowering Operational Costs

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NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2010 Professionals everywhere are increasingly conscious of the trend toward sustainable business models – and that this trend is likely here to stay. Implementing green practices and reducing an organizations carbon footprint, however, poses a challenge for many companies simply because they lack the tools and support to make and maintain the change. With the launch of ecoAnalyze, that is no longer the case within the legal industry. ecoAnalyze is a premier consultancy that specializes in assisting law firms nationwide in reducing their environmental impact.

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Press Release: Infinity Carbon-free Computing Event Attracts Diverse Crowd from Data Centre Sector

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Held at the ANDAZ Hotel in Liverpool Street, June 10th, the seminar Carbon-free Computing

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  • Published: Jul 6th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Financing the low-carbon future

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A ground-breaking report released this week by a commission established by Britain’s new government has recommended a massive overhaul of financing mechanisms needed to achieve the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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TRANSPORT CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME CARBON EMISSIONS REPORT

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Transport campaigners have today welcomed a report that warns the UK will fail to meet legally binding targets to cut emissions over the next decade if it does not make significant progress in making electricity, homes, transport and agriculture greener.

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  • Published: Jul 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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CDM offset assessors face fresh criticism

| Sourced From Businessgreen |

Companies tasked with evaluating projects for the UN-backed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) offsetting scheme performed even worse than last year, according to a damning new report.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Government prepares 2050 low-carbon master plan

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The government is putting the finishing touches to a major report detailing a range of proposals for the UK to achieve its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 per cent on 1990 levels by mid-century.

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  • Published: May 28th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Recession helps meet carbon targets

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Britain’s carbon emissions are set to fall again slightly this year after the recession drove dramatic declines of around 10 per cent last year, analysts say.

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  • Published: May 27th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Industry threats to relocate over carbon targets exposed as ‘misleading’

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Steel and cement giants Arcelor Mittal and Lafarge are lobbying hard against tougher carbon targets at the same time as making millions in windfall profits from surplus carbon permits, new research shows.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Are we on track for a low carbon revolution?

Environmental pressure group WWF has spelled out what it believes is required if the UK is to meet its own carbon targets and lead the global low carbon revolution.

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EPG targets carbon and costs

(Source: Engineer)E.ON’s Sustainable Energy business and Self Energy UK have launched the Energy Performance Guarantee (EPG) service to help businesses reduce costs and meet government carbon targets.

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  • Published: Apr 16th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
  • Comments: 4

‘No rise’ for business electricity costs with low-carbon alternatives

Replacing the current energy infrastructure in Europe with low-carbon alternatives should not result in a rise in business electricity costs, it has been claimed.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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View: Green investment bank is vital to achieve low carbon targets: BVCA

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has suggested the Government that it should act quickly to create a green investment bank that will assist it in attaining climate targets.

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  • Published: Mar 16th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Green home improvements needed to meet CO2 targets

The UKs current housing stock needs to be retrofitted in order to meet increasingly important CO2 targets, according to an expert at Whatgreenhome.com.

Gordon Miller, founder of whatgreenhome.com, made the comments after the government announced a series of initiatives to make Britains homes greener.

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Analysis: low-carbon development to feature main stream lifestyle in China

BEIJING, Mar. 7, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) — Premier Wen Jiabao has said in his government report given on Friday that the nation backs development on low-carbon technology and fostering low-carbon-related industries and consumption.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Public sector managers know little about carbon targets

There is widespread ignorance in the public sector about climate change and the need to cut down energy use, according to research published today.

A survey of public sector managers carried out by CIPFA revealed that 78% had either vague or no knowledge of the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme, or had never heard of it, even though the emissions trading mechanism, which will start this April, will cover most larger public sector organisations.

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2010
  • Category: Canada
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Opinion: Canada matches US carbon target

Canada has aligned itself with the United States setting a 2020 carbon emissions target of 17 per cent below 2005 levels.

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  • Published: Feb 6th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Global finance chiefs support low carbon economy

CEOs from some of the worlds leading global financial institutions met with their industry and clients in Davos last week to stress their role in unlocking a low carbon economy and the business benefits this will bring.

Despite a year of economic turmoil and the lack of a legally binding agreement in Copenhagen, the institutions, representing total assets of over US$ 5.5 trillion, said they were undeterred in their ambition and efforts to be a leading part of the transition to a low carbon economy.

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  • Published: Jan 26th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU States Split on 30% CO2 Cuts

European Union member states are divided over the bloc’s pledge to raise its CO2 commitment up to a 30 percent cut by 2020 in the wake of the Copenhagen UN climate summit debacle.

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Government ignores carbon emission reductions during recession

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  • Published: Jan 19th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Carbon reduction: New challenges for the water industry

Meeting UK carbon reduction targets looks a tough challenge for the water and wastewater industry. To help slow the pace of climate change, the government has pledged that emissions of greenhouse gases will be cut by 80% CO2 equivalent

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