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Compostable Biobags Have Higher Carbon Footprint, Report Says

Non-biodegradable bioplastics have a smaller carbon footprint than those that are designed to decompose, according to a white paper by UK firm Biome Bioplastics. Bioplastics: an important component of global sustainability uses figures from Brazilian 

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  • Published: Sep 20th, 2011
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Shopping centres ‘must get greener, quicker’

UK shopping centre owners must speed up the way in which they reduce the carbon footprint of their sites, a leading property expert said this week. Angus McIntosh, director at global real estate 

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  • Published: Sep 4th, 2011
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Olympics Drops Carbon-Offset Plan to Focus on U.K. Benefits

 so-called carbon offsets, or credits, which are created by funding clean- technology projects in developing countries. Greenhouse-gas emissions are blamed for climate change. Offset projects generate carbon credits when they reduce pollution versus 

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Quick gains for cutting your carbon footprint

Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint may seem like yet another government requirement to make your life more difficult, but ongoing research has found making changes can bring significant financial benefits.
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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Businesses increasingly focused on reducing carbon emissions

Small businesses operating in various industries across the UK could be among those interested in the recent comments of one expert regarding carbon reduction.

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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Building believed to be first zero-carbon facility of its kind to be officially opened

One of the countrys first zero-carbon community centres will officially open its doors to the public tomorrow.

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  • Published: May 12th, 2011
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A low carbon plan for HGVs

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low carbon solutions has been published in conjunction with the Automotive Council UK.

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  • Published: May 11th, 2011
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Government is serious about zero carbon

Sustainability of buildings is crucial to carbon reduction in Britain. Ive fought for years to get greener buildings taken seriously by successive governments, and so Im delighted that a zero carbon target for new builds was confirmed by the chancellor in Marchs Budget.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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CBI warns on investment in low carbon

The UK is failing to attract the level of investment needed to build a low carbon economy, the Confederation of British Industry warns.

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  • Published: May 10th, 2011
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U.K. Urged to Abolish Renewable Goals, Spend Less to Cut CO2

Britain should abolish its renewable energy targets and focus on less costly ways to cut carbon- dioxide emissions, according to researchers at Policy Exchange.

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  • Published: May 7th, 2011
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Global carbon project calls on businesses to

The Carbon Disclosure Project has released its latest report; 2011 Supply Chain Report which addresses carbon emissions produced by its member companies and its suppliers.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
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Policy uncertainty puts UK at risk of missing carbon targets

New report warns the government must set a clear policy direction to attract the investment needed for a low carbon economy.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2011
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The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2 Read more: The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2

Almost two billion people around the world tuned into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services for months. However, amid all the focus on the dress, the route and the guest list, there hasnt been much talk about the weddings carbon footprint and environmental impact

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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: May 2nd, 2011
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Army could drastically cut its carbon ‘bootprint’

Laser-powered solar cells are one potential power source says Institution of Mechanical Engineers member staff sergeant Graham Thornton.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
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Aviva has lowest carbon emissions

RAC-owner Aviva has the best record for carbon emissions among 300 of Europe’s biggest companies, according to a study.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2011
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Trees scheme

SOME 2,000 trees have been planted as part of a zero carbon community project in Llangunnor, local members heard.

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  • Published: May 1st, 2011
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Royal wedding crowds urged to lighten carbon footprint

THE CARBON footprint of Fridays royal wedding in London could be 10 times the annual emissions from Buckingham Palace, even though it will be turning off the lights that night

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  • Published: May 1st, 2011
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What is the carbon footprint of the royal wedding?

The international event will generate 6,765 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), 12 times the annual emissions from the London palace or 1,230 times the annual emissions of the average UK household.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
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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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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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UK sees greater adoption of low carbon vehicles

UK motorists are more receptive to buying low carbon vehicles, new transport figures show.

Statistics published by the Department for Transport reveal that last year there were 57,000 registered vehicles that emitted less than 100g/km of CO2.

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  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011
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Exclusive: Will and Kate say “I do” to low-carbon nuptials

Despite all the pomp and ceremony, Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton are expected to host a “low-carbon wedding” next week, equipped with all the sustainable trimmings, including seasonal flowers and food, and facilities powered in part by renewable energy.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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ENER-G prepares to pump up the returns on low carbon heating

Installing ground and water source heat pumps has become more financially attractive for organisations of all types, thanks to the governments commitment to incentivise sustainable low carbon heating technology under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011
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Low carbon Morrisons planned for Peterborough

Plans for a new supermarket, billed as “a front runner for a new generation of low carbon buildings”, have been approved, reports Construction Enquirer.

The new Morrisons store in Peterborough will the the first to be lit entirely by low-energy LED lighting and roof windows will provide the store with natural daylight. A solar wall will be used to “heat up air in voids within the cladding” says Construction News, then that heat will be used in store.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Carbon Trade Exchange Moving to Sydney From London Gain From Climate Plans

Carbon Trade Exchange, an online platform for businesses to trade emission-reduction credits, is moving its headquarters from London to Sydney as the Australian government seeks to introduce a price on carbon.

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