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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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CBI warn low-carbon infrastructure threatened by uncertainty

The CBIs north west director Damian Waters today warns that the region and wider UK is failing to attract the level of investment needed to build low-carbon infrastructure.With a third of energy supply due to close in the next decade and ambitious emissions reductions targets to meet, the UKs power sector alone needs

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Energy giants pledge support for more ambitious EU carbon target

A coalition containing some of Europe’s largest energy firms has this week called on the European Union to set a more ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions as a means of boosting clean energy investment.

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Australia carbon scheme may cost A$100 bln over 10 yrs -ACF

* Public-private partnership can plug funding gap – ACF

* At least A$100 billion required to meet committed targets

* Climate bond issues an key option

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy could cost more than A$100 billion over 10 years and public-private partnerships through government-backed bond issues could be the main financing vehicle, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) said.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2010
  • Category: India
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A low-carbon future?

| Sourced From Hindustantimes |

Greenspaces, a proposed Information Technology Park in the National Capital Region, is a ‘Green’ special economic zone (SEZ): designed, developed and operated in a low carbon, sustainable way. It will have a 1.75 million square feet building which includes features such as rainwater harvesting, solar hot water systems etc and 1 megawatt solar power generation enough to meet electricity usage of over 500 homes from rooftop cells. And yes, Reva enthusiasts, even charging points for electric cars.

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  • Published: Nov 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Scottish Government: Low Carbon Economy Strategy

| Sourced From Egovmonitor |

A plan to create new green jobs and capture the opportunities of the low carbon economy is published today.

It is estimated around 60,000 new Scottish green jobs could be created by 2020 and the Low Carbon Economic Strategy crystallises the Scottish Government’s approach to utilise Scotland’s vast natural resources and competitive advantages to grow the economy and cut emissions.

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Superannuation and fund manager CEOs push for carbon price certainty

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NINE chief executives from Australia’s top superannuation funds and fund managers have formed a panel to push for greater certainty on carbon pricing.

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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SMEs targeting low carbon market growth, survey reveals

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SME manufacturers plan to nearly double their stake in the low carbon market over the next three years, a Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) survey has revealed.

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  • Published: Sep 11th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU carbon prices inch ahead

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The worlds biggest carbon trading market, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), continues to claw back ground from its recent low point in July amid a gradually improving economic outlook. But with EUAs approaching the

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  • Published: Aug 16th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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CBI: Government must act on low-carbon investment

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The government needs to act quickly to secure the future of low-carbon investment, it has been claimed.

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  • Published: Aug 12th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Vince Cable Visits North East To Announce Low Carbon Investment

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Business Secretary Vince Cable will visit the North East today to see how investment in low carbon technology is creating jobs and promoting growth in the region.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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UN urges investment policy to foster low-carbon growth

* Developing countries can promote low-carbon growth

* Urged to harness investments by multinationals

* Low-carbon investment flows totalled $90 billion in 2009

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GENEVA, July 22 (Reuters) – Developing economies can jumpstart low-carbon economic growth through “clean” investment promotion policies, despite slow progress in international climate negotiations, a United Nations agency said.

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  • Published: Jun 30th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Chris Huhne calls for ‘meaningful’ carbon price

| Sourced From Lowcarboneconomy |

Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has called for a “meaningful price” to be placed on carbon as part of the effort to stimulate low carbon investment.

In an address to the UK Energy Summit, Mr Huhne said that the UK has “enormous potential” in terms of renewable energy generation, but barriers must first be removed and incentives put in place.

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  • Published: Feb 15th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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UK should press EU for tighter carbon caps

LONDON (Reuters) – Prices for European carbon emissions permits are too low to deliver low-carbon investment and the British government should press the EU to tighten limits on emissions, a UK Parliamentary committee said on Monday.

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