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  • Published: Oct 18th, 2010
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Carbon Reduction Commitment: 300 organisations still registering

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Around 300 organisations are still completing their registration for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, nearly a fortnight after the deadline passed.

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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Daniel M. Kammen to head programs to foster low-carbon growth in developing countries

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The World Bank today announced the appointment of Professor of Energy Daniel M. Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley as the organization’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. This is a new position created to provide strategic leadership on the policy, technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational impact of the Bank’s renewable energy and energy efficiency activities while expanding the institution’s role as an enabler of global dialogue on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Cavotec unveils new gate concept to improve safety and energy efficiency in airports

DUBAI (United Arab Emirates): Cavotec Middle East, the UAE-based subsidiary of global engineering group Cavotec MSL, has unveiled a new Gate Concept that presents significant improvements in energy efficiency and fuel cost savings as well as reductions in carbon footprint and accident risk within airport operations across the region. Launched in anticipation of the Airport Show which will run from April 25th to the 27th in Dubai, Cavotec’s new gate concept addresses cost reduction via a multipronged approach which gives airlines and airport authorities the opportunity to save millions of dollars every year.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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PrintCity provides Munich workshop on carbon footprint & energy efficiency

The PrintCity Alliance completed a successful first Graphic Industry Supply Chain Workshop on the subject Carbon Footprint & Energy Efficiency during February 2010 in Munich.

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  • Published: Nov 19th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Case Study: Saving the energy, spending the carbon

| Sourced From Guardian.co.uk |

Imagine you insulate your loft. Your heating bill decreases drastically. What do you do with the money? You may spend it on buying double-glazed windows. But you might also use it to go on holiday to the Caribbean, losing some or all of what you saved in carbon emissions.

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Cut carbon for just $2

| Sourced From Smh.com.au |

If laptop users were willing to pay an extra $2 to upgrade their power-supply units, the world could save more than 200 million tonnes of carbon a year, according to a leading component supplier in Taiwan.

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Need for shift to low carbon fuels and rail: STCWA

| Sourced From Theajmonline.com.au |

In the face of the relative energy efficiency of rail, why has road haulage prevailed for a high portion of Australias mining haulage tasks and why is it still reliant on diesel?

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  • Published: Aug 26th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Trust offers pubs cash-saving tips

| Sourced From Thepublican.com |

Replacing old equipment with new could save businesses thousands
Pubs and other hospitality businesses are to be given tips on how to make major cash savings by the Carbon Trust.

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Tender: prospective energy efficiency and CO2 emissions scenarios for the iron and steel industry in the EU

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for tenders for a study on prospective energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions scenarios for the iron and steel industry.

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  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Low Carbon: Mark Tami MP welcomes The Great British Refurb Campaign

| Sourced From Blogs.chesterchronicle.co.uk |

ALYN and Deeside Labour MP Mark Tami has shown his support for TV’s Grand Designs’ host Kevin McCloud’s green refurbishment call.

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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More Energy Efficient Lighting to Save Over 3,500 Metric Tons of CO2 Annually

| Sourced From TheEnergyDaily.com |

DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Over the last few years, AT&T* re-branding efforts across the country included a redesign of its logo that necessitated the replacement of 7,000 channel letter signs on more than 6,500 AT&T office buildings and retail locations.

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The Consolidation Continues: EnerNoc Buys Carbon, Energy Efficiency Software Startup

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With its purchase of eQuilibrium Solutions, EnerNoc moves one step closer to expanding into broader energy services

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  • Published: May 6th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Industries asked to adopt CDM

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Although Pakistan was not a big environmental polluter, it was a victim, environmental experts said here on Monday and called on the countrys industrial sector to introduce Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to meet both challenges of energy efficiency improvement as well as control climate change.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Emission impossible

| Sourced From The Architect’s Journal |

Extracting CO2 emissions data from architects has been as hard as pulling teeth, writes Hattie Hartman. The AJ committed to publishing CO2 emissions data (kgCO2/m

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Forum to focus on cutting Palm Desert’s carbon footprint

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Palm Desert already has an ordinance requiring new buildings to be more energy efficient than state standards, but before the year is out, it could also have a green building law that covers construction materials and waste recycling.

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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office carbon offsets support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India and Mexico

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  • Published: Jan 15th, 2009
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Significant quantities of low carbon technology needed

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Britain must use a wide range of low carbon energy technologies to improve its energy efficiency, it has been claimed.

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  • Published: Dec 18th, 2008
  • Category: USA
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NY in auction to reduce carbon emissions

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New York state entered into the business of selling carbon dioxide emission allowances, by taking part in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives auction on Wednesday.

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Discount-Eligible Carbon Points to Be Given on Purchase of Energy-Efficient Products

While you must have seen companies that are making good cash from CDM and offset sales, the South Koreans have moved one step forward to encompass the ordinary public in the quest for a cleaner future.

Discount-Eligible Carbon Points on Energy-Efficient Products

October 2008 will probably be the month that will bring with itself the nations

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Say Bye Bye to Cheap Carbon Credits

Recent analysis by New Carbon Finance (NCF) reveals most of the easy carbon credit projects are already being availed and chances are high that such low-price credits will diminish sharply in future. Afterwards, greater efforts and higher investments would have to be put in to gain carbon credits.

Cheap Carbon Credits

Up till now, most cheap credits have come mainly from elimination of two kinds of waste gases, HFC-23 and N2O. These two gases have a greater impact on global warming as compared to carbon dioxide. Due to this larger scale of emissions reductions, low-investment projects have resulted in cheaper carbon credits. However, since most projects cutting these two gases are already operational, future projects would have to earn credits through renewable energy and energy efficiency. This may result in at least a fivefold increase in project costs, which would eventually raise the price of carbon.

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Texas Coal Plant Strikes Agreement with Environmental Groups to Offset Emissions

It seems that opposition against coal power plants is gaining momentum. We reported earlier that the UK government is under pressure to take strict action against coal-fired plants and now it looks like US coal plants are having a tough time as well.

NRG Texas LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy had come under fire for wanting to add a third plant to its Limestone Station near Houston. Initially, the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition and the Environmental Defense Fund were planning to thwart its expansion plans. But now NRG has reached an agreement with the two groups wherein the power generator will go ahead with the third unit and has pledged to partially offset its carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Among other measures, NRG will offset or sequester fifty per cent of the additional unit’s carbon emissions; invest in solar energy project or energy-efficiency projects in Texas and reduce water usage at the new unit by sixty per cent.

Jim Marston of Environmental Defense Fund applauded NRG’s efforts, he said :

“Offsets, such as the projects that NRG has committed to invest in, are a low-cost way to get the large reductions in greenhouse gases that are necessary to prevent catastrophic impacts of global warming..”

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UK: Carbon Trust to Help Businesses Cut Carbon Emissions through IT

UK-based Communications Management Association (CMA) is going to collaborate with Carbon Trust to offer its members advice and information on usage of IT services for emissions reductions. The project, named

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