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2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 30, 2008)

The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was ...

How 5 Global Brands Use Renewable Energy

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 3, 2015)

According to the Renewable Energy Policy Network, about 22.1% of the world’s energy needs are satisfied by renewable energy. Hydro power accounts for most of this (16.4%) and the remainder (5.7%) comes from solar, wind, biomass, and other renewable sources. While many governments are undertaking initiatives to keep the percentage share of ...

Hybrid buildings: a pathway to carbon neutral housing

by Routledge/Taylor & Francis  (Jan. 1, 2010)

In the residential sector, there is growing interest in the concept of carbon neutral and net zero energy housing within the context of emerging climate change mitigation and energy security strategies. A hybrid building represents a new class of dwelling capable of achieving net zero energy, carbon neutral or zero carbon status. This article ...

Case study - Carbon-neutral cottage in Suffolk

by Rainwater Harvesting Limited  (Sep. 4, 2012)

Carbon Neutral Cottage in Suffolk. Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral homes of the future may look like and they estimate the 120 sq.m property could cost as little as £340 a year for heating, hot water and lighting. The Site Little Cottage in Wickham Market is a great example of what carbon neutral ...

Copenhagen aspires to be the first carbon neutral capital in the world

by Worldwatch Institute  (Jun. 13, 2012)

The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005. On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ...

GlaxoSmithKline could save £100m in 2020 by becoming carbon neutral

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Apr. 11, 2011)

Pharmaceutical giant has laid out a guide to help the company reach its goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2050. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) laid out a road map last week aimed at guiding the company towards its goal of a carbon neutral value chain by 2050. This follows the GSK’s recognition in its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report ...

Hydro Nano Gas could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions

by HydroInfra Technologies (HIT)  (Mar. 13, 2015)

Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, globa economies are ...

Arab explorer completes CO2 neutral expedition

by Advanced Global Trading | AGT Alternative Investments  (Sep. 1, 2012)

Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. Through a sponsorship partnership with Dubai-based Carbon Credit brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), Samra will ...

Collaboration essential for an energy neutral urban water cycle

by IWA Publishing  (May 16, 2013)

Two Dutch water boards prepared a Master Plan with measures to substantially reduce their energy use by 2027. In total, more than 100 measures were identified such as bubble aeration and heat recovery from effluent. Together these measures result in a 90–95% reduction in energy use at the water boards. However, for the whole urban ...

The new Caofeidian eco-city will be climate-neutral

by Sweco Environmental AB - Sweco Group  (Nov. 22, 2010)

The whole new Caofeidian eco-city is emerging some 200 km southeast of Beijing. Urban planners, architects, engineers and technical consultants from Sweco have taken part in planning of the first phase, a 30 square km area that will be completed carbon neutral. ...

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