low carbon budget Articles

  • UK`s first low carbon budget

    The Chancellor unveiled a series of ‘green’ initiatives in the UK’s first ‘carbon budget’ this week, with approximately £1 billion pounds earmarked to encourage alternative and efficient energy use and deliver ‘green-collar jobs’. The budget promised carbon reductions of 34% by 2020. Darling called the move a 'landmark step'. The new target is well ahead of the 20 per cent promised at EU level ...


    By RenewableEnergyJobs.com

  • Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

    While many people are traveling to Warsaw this week to participate in the international climate negotiations (COP 19), the city is also hosting another global conference: the International Coal and Climate Summit. It’s a troubling ...

  • NNI Publishes Supplement to President`s 2016 Budget

    The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published on March 11, 2015, its supplement to the President’s 2016 budget submitted to Congress. NNI states that the supplement serves as the NNI annual report. According to the annual report, in 2014, federal agencies invested $1.57 billion in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Latin America spurs action into low-carbon development

    Mexico and Dominican Republic set new targets as recently launched report asserts huge potential around low-carbon development. Two countries in Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are leading the way into renewable energy and low-carbon development. And, this is driven as much by worries over energy costs and security as it is by concerns over carbon. In the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone

  • Government ignores carbon emission reductions during recession

    DECC remains confident that existing plans to cut carbon emissions by 2020 will serve to achieve carbon targets, reports Envido. In its response to the first annual report from the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the government accepted the committee's recommendation to effectively ignore carbon emission reductions that have been achieved as a result of the economic downturn. The ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

    Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its energy costs. 2013 saw a reduction in the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Carbon capture plans need urgent aid

    Governments may no longer be investing in the capture of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But a new study says that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. It argues that the world just needs to think harder and spend more to make the technology work because, to contain climate change, it may prove the only realistic and affordable way to dramatically reduce carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The “Social cost of carbon” and climate change policy

    Economist Frank Ackerman has called the “social cost of carbon” the most important number you never heard of. What is the social cost of carbon, where do the numbers come from, and why should policymakers take care when using them? The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration before it) uses the SCC to assess the benefits of regulations that would limit emissions of carbon ...

  • Prepare now for the carbon tax bill or face hefty fines

    To avoid massive financial penalties, South Africa-based industries need to immediately prepare for the implementation of the Carbon Tax Bill, warns Roger Rusch, CEO of IWC (Industrial Water Cooling). In November 2015, the National Treasury published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. Once implemented, the Bill will penalise companies with excessive Green House Gas (GHG) ...

  • Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol adsorption on super-powdered activated carbon in the presence of natural organic matter

    Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) are naturally occurring compounds responsible for musty-earthy-odors in surface water supplies. They are a severe problem confronting utilities worldwide. Adsorption by powdered activated carbon (PAC) is a widely used process to control this problem, but it has low efficiency, which engenders large budget spending for utilities services. Super-powdered ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seasonal variations of organic-carbon and nutrient transport through a tropical estuary (Tsengwen) in southwestern Taiwan

    This paper reports the fluvial fluxes and estuarine transport of organic carbon and nutrients from a tropical river (Tsengwen River), southwestern Taiwan. Riverine fluxes of organic carbon and nutrients were highly variable temporally, due primarily to temporal variations in river discharge and suspended load. The sediment yield of the drainage basin during the study period (1995–1996, 616 tonne ...


    By Springer

  • Global economies must lower carbon emissions five times faster than today

    A new analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies suggests that global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions faster – much faster. In order to limit global warming to 2°C, the limit scientists agree is needed to avoid serious risks of runaway climate change impacts, global economies must cut carbon emissions more than five ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse gas mitigation in the UK: An overview of the current policy landscape

    Domestic legislation – the Climate Change Act 2008 – commits the United Kingdom to an 80 percent emission reduction by 2050 on 1990 levels, and to a system of 5-year carbon budgets to progress toward that target. These carbon budgets require UK emission reductions on 1990 levels of 34 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2025. The Carbon Plan, published in December 2011, sets out the UK ...

  • The Great Climate Disconnect

    GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This first post by Nick Robins tackles the gap between climate change risk and ambition.  The year ahead will be ...


    By General Electric

  • King Coal’s Climate Challenge

    Coal is emerging as a major topic of conversation at the United Nations climate-change negotiations currently taking place in Warsaw – and rightly so. Indeed, it is a discussion that the world needs to have. The latest findings of the ...

  • The Trillion Dollar Question - Tracking Public and Private Investment in Transport

    This paper attempts to quantify capital investment in transport around the world. Distinguishing public and private investment at the national and international level is the first step needed to shift investment towards more sustainable, low-carbon modes and systems. Executive Summary In a first step to quantify global public and private investment in transport across all modes, ...

  • The Role of Soil Moisture on our Climate, Weather and Global Warming

    Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the green house effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the less thermal energy that can escape thus an increasing global ...

  • Delaying substantial emission reductions limits climate policy choices

    If fast and substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is postponed further, there are fewer options available to stay below the 2 °C warming target for the end of the century. Delayed action is likely to require measures that remove CO2 from the atmosphere by planting forests and using bioenergy in combination with carbon capture and storage. The latter technique ...

  • Diversity and convergence: the 2016 Energy Barometer

    Energy professionals are a pretty diverse lot: engineers, managers, planners, finance people, lawyers and others. Lots of different perspectives but some remarkably convergent views have emerged from the 2016 Energy Barometer survey of 438 members of the Energy Institute. And the points on which they agree could be seen ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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