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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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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 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 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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Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with an air source heat pump from Dimplex

There are a variety of renewable energy sources available, and it is important that you choose the one suitable for your needs, from a brand name you can trust.

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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 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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German Power for 2014 Rises as EU Carbon, Natural Gas Advance

German power contracts for 2014 rose as European Union carbon permits and U.K. natural gas prices climbed, boosting costs for utilities.

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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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Zero carbon U-turn is ‘realistic’

The government’s U-turn on its definition of zero carbon homes is more realistic and pragmatic, one housing professional has said.

Writing for the Green Building Press, Richard Baines, head of sustainability at Black Country Housing Group, suggested that the changes seen in the Plan for Growth that accompanied March’s Budget is the sensible approach to take in making goals for sustainable construction, which are more likely to be met.

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  • Published: Apr 21st, 2011
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DATA CENTRE CARBON AND WATER EFFICIENCY FEATURED AT DATACENTRES 2011

New measurements for data centre efficiency defined by industry alliance The Green Grid, will feature in a plenary debate at the 7th annual DataCentres 2011

The Green Grid consortium, which developed the widely used PUE metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centres, has launched new metrics to address carbon emissions and water usage. Carbon usage efficiency

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Saving travel costs and carbon in the National Health Service

As one of the countrys biggest employers, the NHS with its 1.3 million staff and 500 different organisations, is facing one of the biggest challenges in terms of sustainability, cutting carbon and managing travel.

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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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U.K. Can Meet Carbon Targets Even Without Nuclear Energy, Minister Says

The U.K. government will find alternative forms of clean energy to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions even if nuclear developments are delayed, an energy minister said.

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  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011
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Our carbon scheme is untenable

THE Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) was launched in April 2010 as a carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme for organisations using more than 6,000mwh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of about

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