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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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Online simulation to help cut carbon

Energy minister Chris Huhne has today (March 3) unveiled a new website aimed at helping people cut the UK’s carbon footprint by 2050.

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Huhne hints at future for Energy Saving Trust and Carbon Trust

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Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has given the clearest indication yet that the Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust could survive the current round of government spending cuts, albeit in a significantly changed role.

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  • Published: Sep 29th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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DECC’s response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

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On 27 August 2010 the Department of Energy & Climate Change (“DECC”) published a response to the September 2009 consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime. The aim of this consultation was to introduce a licensing regime for carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) under the powers of the Energy Act 2008, thus implementing Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (the “Directive”).

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Press Release: EU emissions trading scheme to bring small carbon savings

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  • Published: Sep 11th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Reduction Commitment: carbon trading or a carbon tax?

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There are less than six weeks before organisations need to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

Almost 1,600 organisations have registered, which is about half the number now expected by the Environment Agency.

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DECC lays out six possible futures for low-carbon energy

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In parallel with the first annual energy statement made by energy secretary Chris Huhne is parliament today, DECC has published the 2050 Pathways Analysis, which illustrates six possible energy mixes to achieve secure and affordable energy supplies in the UK while still hitting the 2050 target of reducing emissions by 80 per cent on 1990 levels.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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View: Carbon Trading: Ignoring the voluntary carbon market

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)s Quality Assurance Scheme for Carbon Offsetting is blocking the important voluntary market and discouraging its expansion.

This is according to Carbon Trade Exchange, an independent carbon offsetting brokerage.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: Miliband Suggests UNFCCC Reforms: Smaller Groups, More Expertise

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change would be far more effective if it relied more on smaller, representative groups of countries meeting year-round to hammer out the details of a future climate agreement, Britains climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, told Parliament.

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  • Published: Dec 21st, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Closed UK steel plant to get 2010 CO2 permits – govt

LONDON (Reuters) – A steel plant in northeast England due to close in January will likely get its 2010 quota of free European carbon permits, a windfall worth around 100 million euros ($147.3 million), the UK government said on Friday.

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  • Published: Jun 13th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UK DECC launches consultation on CO2 measuring guidance

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A public consultation on guidelines being produced to help businesses manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions has been launched by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The guidance, which is a requirement of the Climate Change Act 2008, aims to show organisations the processes by which they can calculate their corporation’s carbon footprint.

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Energy Sector Prepares for Imminent Arrival of Carbon Capture Guidelines

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OPERATORS and contractors are preparing for the imminent arrival of the Department of Energy and Climate Changes (DECC) formal guidelines on carbon capture and storage in the UKCS.

Rapid moves towards CO2 capture and storage as key elements of a sustainable energy policy, already backed by the Scottish Government, has seen the DECC move to put a new control regime in place.

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