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Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...

Laser ablation analysis wins Measurement in Action Award

by National Physical Laboratory (NPL)  (Nov. 28, 2014)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its 2014 Innovation Awards, with the University of Tasmania, Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, Lakehead University and ...

New free online tool “Energy efficiency check!”

by PE International AG  (Dec. 3, 2014)

Despite several promotional programs and tax privileges, energy efficiency measures still play a minor role for the majority of firms. This might be due to the fact that the firms’ willingness to pay for the necessary information is quite low, but at the same time there has not been a free useful opportunity to make a first analysis of ...

UNEP-Coordinated Coalition Aims to Support Climate Change Fight through Measuring Emission Reductions from Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

A coalition launched today at the climate talks in Lima aims to boost efforts to save billions of dollars and billions of tonnes of CO2 emissions each year by measuring and reporting reductions of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from projects and programmes that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries. The 1 ...

Taking Energy Efficient Measures Now Can Loosen Winter’s Grip on Your Home, Wallet

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 4, 2014)

If this winter is anything like last year’s, brace yourself for some high heating bills again. One way to lessen the squeeze on your wallet is by taking steps to make your home more energy efficient. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program offers energy and money-saving changes people can begin to make today. ...

Energy Department Expands Support of Alaska Native Clean Energy

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 3, 2014)

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities across the country enhance their energy security, build a sustainable energy future, and combat climate change, the Department of Energy today announced the third round of the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a competitive technical ...

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Roadshow

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 26, 2014)

Introduction Thank you all for coming. This beautiful building we are in today has quite a rich history – for most of its life as a military club but since the 70’s as the home of the Institute of Directors. I am also told it is licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies. Which is quite apt for what we are here to discuss today ...

Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Dec. 3, 2014)

The review took into consideration health effects such as stress, annoyance and sleep disturbance among others that have, in the past, been raised in association with living close to wind turbines. "No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health" the ...

Decommissioning is a significant part of nuclear power’s GHG impact

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 11, 2014)

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during the decommissioning phase of nuclear power plants may have been underestimated in previous assessments, new research suggests. The study estimated that the decommissioning process for a German plant resulted in 1 651 265 tonnes of CO2 (or equivalent) emissions, or 0.825 tonnes of CO2 equivalent ...

Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

by Associated Press  (Dec. 9, 2014)

The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric ...

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