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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
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Carbon Trust green finance deal goes live

Businesses can today apply for a share of a

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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China’s low-carbon leadership headlines fail to capture the reality

It is now common to hear claims that China has “caught up” with the world’s leading economies. Last month, the Pew Environment Group put China at the top of its clean energy investment rankings for 2010. Investment in China reached $54bn, with Germany in second place ($41bn) and the US in third ($34bn). In a similar vein, the Royal Society recently published data showing that China is set to overtake the US in academic publications by 2013 if current trends continue.

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  • Published: Dec 4th, 2010
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UK starts roll out of

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Four innovative projects that will speed up the crucial development of smart grids to meet low carbon energy use, will share

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  • Published: Nov 21st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Exelon to Invest Nearly $5 Billion in Low-Carbon Technologies

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CHICAGO, IL Exelon is halfway to its 2020 goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 15.7 million metric tons annually, which is roughly the equivalent of taking 2.7 million cars off the road for a year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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

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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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  • Published: Nov 19th, 2010
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Business leaders call for UK-India low-carbon alliance

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Business leaders from the UK and India have today released a flagship report detailing how the two countries can work together to build stronger trade ties for low-carbon goods and services.

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DP World first global port operator to join carbon disclosure project

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WAM DUBAI, Oct 29th, 2010: DP World has become the first international marine terminal operator to join the renowned Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) building on its company-wide effort to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, DP World said in a statement.

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Online toolkit launched for low-carbon planning

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An online toolkit has been launched by RegenSW to help planners better understand low-carbon planning policy.

The toolkit, designed with input from planners in the South West, is specifically designed to professionals and elected members through the multitude of messages about planning for renewable energy and climate change.

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Press Release: Research and Markets: International Funds for Low Carbon Technologies with a Focus on Developing Countries to Facilitate the Financing of Clean Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/356a1f/financing_clean_en) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Financing Clean Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” to their offering.

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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 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Nottingham Uni plans

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2010
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UK LOW CARBON STRATEGY BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

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The governments Committee on Climate Change has identified which low carbon technologies the UK should concentrate on if it is to achieve its long term CO2 reduction targets and establish a world-class green economy. Jeff Whiting, Mitsubishi Electrics Melsoft Energy Centre spokesman identifies some key issues in the report which would impact UK Industry and affect the goal of meeting carbon reduction targets.

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  • Published: Aug 19th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Transport Sector in the Slow Lane for Managing Carbon

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NEW YORK, NY The transport sector generates 13 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but a new study suggests the industry is in the slow lane when it comes to disclosing their carbon footprints and setting plans to shrink them.

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  • Published: Aug 17th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Only 9% of Transportation Sector Invested in Low-Carbon Tech: Survey

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Its no secret that the transport sector makes up for a huge chunk of emissions–13%, in one estimate. After all, it takes fuel to move anything from here to there. So you would think that with that whole climate change meme thats been going around, the transport companies would be on the ball in terms of figuring out how to better manage emissions?

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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UN highlights role of transnational corporations in transitioning to low-carbon future

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2010
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Govt urged to invest more in low-carbon energy tech

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The government needs to invest more heavily in green energy production, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Green energy technologies and other carbon saving development in the UK should form the basis of green economic growth in the UK over the long term, ministers have been advised.

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  • Published: Jul 24th, 2010
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UK warned not to abandon low-carbon technology drive

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Low-carbon technologies must continue to get government support, or risk falling into the “valley of death” where they never reach market, according to the latest report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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  • Published: Jul 15th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Expo’s first zero-carbon pavilion

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Situated in the Urban Best Practices Area of the Shanghai World Expo, the London ZedPavilion showcases some of the world’s most advanced low-carbon technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development, as well as demonstrating what a zero-carbon lifestyle is like.

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  • Published: Jun 27th, 2010
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Lack of government commitment to low carbon economy is putting potential job growth at risk, says research

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Uncertainty surrounding skills development is threatening BritainĂ¢

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  • Published: Apr 24th, 2010
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World Bank: Emissions could stabilize in Asia

The World Bank said Monday that East Asia could stabilize its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 while maintaining economic growth by investing in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies.

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  • Published: Mar 31st, 2010
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Analysis: At-a-glance: Low carbon details of today’s UK Budget

Investment in low carbon technologies was at the heart of the Budget delivered by the Chancellor today.

Major low carbon components of todays Budget are:

* Green Investment Bank
The new Green Investment Bank for Low Carbon Development announced by the Chancellor today will be a major step in overcoming the finance challenge confronting infrastructure projects in the UK. The Government says this will be particularly important for the energy sector given the scale of the investment needed to bring forward low carbon electricity, and will have an early focus on offshore wind.

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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2010
  • Category: India
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View: How India’s Commodity Appetite Can Reap a Carbon Dividend

An interesting element of U.S. President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan has been its focus on low-carbon technologies. But it could be India and China that hold the key to a solution to the problems of climate change.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Carbon Trust seeks design consultancies

The Carbon Trust is looking to establish a new framework of consultancies and appoint a lead group to address its branding, digital and print communications.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
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‘UK could be a leader in low carbon cheap energy production’ – 15/02/2010

The UK could become a leader in cheap energy producing low carbon technologies, an environmental group has said.

According to the Green Alliance, the UK has the skills in existing manufacturing which places it in a good position to do well in the global low carbon race.

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  • Published: Jan 27th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: The two stages to a low-carbon future

The transition to a low-carbon future is inevitable and will involve two stages.
The first is one of continued fossil dependence and the second is a revolution in energy technologies and the way we manage energy usage.

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