low carbon future Articles

  • A low carbon future with public transport

    The contribution public transport makes to reducing carbon use and the mitigating the risk of climate change; this paper will provide a short background on greenhouse gases (ghg), detail the share and responsibility for public transport; and provide recommendations.   ...

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Energy is critical to continued economic growth and according to the International Energy Agency (IEA); population growth and increasing industrialization will drive demand for energy upwards by more than 50% between now and 2030. Fossil ...

  • Managing the transition to a secure, low-carbon energy future

    In the years to come, the world must meet the energy needs of a growing and developing world population while mitigating the impacts of global climate change. This policy brief seeks to establish a framework for considering the complex and evolving links between energy security and climate change, and identifies three challenges: the evolving and interconnected nature of energy security and ...

  • Opinions on a low carbon future - a research study

    In our experience, people find it difficult to fully understand the impacts of climate change and what it will mean to live a more sustainable life. This research study certainly bears this out. 45% of respondents state that they don’t understand what a low carbon lifestyle means. At WSP Environment & Energy, we are committed to shaping a progressive vision of the future. We believe it is of ...

  • Australia’s low pollution future

    Climate change poses a substantial threat to Australia’s economy and our way of life. Australia faces a choice. We can either wait and leave our children and grandchildren to face the full impacts of climate change, or we can take responsible action now by investing in the industries and jobs of the future. Why we need to act? As a hot and dry country, we have more to lose than any other ...


    By Australian Government

  • Powering a low-carbon economy

    In order to address the global climate change challenge, the electricity sector recognizes the need for more efficient electricity consumption and less carbon-intensive electricity supply. This shift will require the use of all technology and energy use management options available today, as well as those future solutions that currently face technological or commercial barriers to deployment. ...

  • In next practice collaborative, top companies transition to low-carbon future

    The world 20 years ago looked very different from today. There was no widespread use of the internet. VHS movies rather than streaming video were the norm, and few could (nor did) imagine oil costing $100 a barrel. Innovations over this timeframe, like instant global financial transactions, social networking, and virtual communications unheard of when today’s managers entered the workforce, ...

  • How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future

    Cities around the world currently account for two-thirds of global energy consumption. By 2050, some 70 percent of people will live in cities. If cities embark on a low-carbon development path today, global greenhouse gases could be 30 percent lower in 2050 than they are today. These are just a few of the insights highlighted in a recent infographic created by the World Bank. ...


    By Ensia

  • Clean Technology: The Answer for Washington`s Low Carbon Future

    The emerging clean technology economy in Washington provides a unique opportunity to drive economicdevelopment and create high paying jobs while reducing the state’s fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Emerging research and studies reveal that greater use of renewable energy systems provides an abundance of economic benefits through job creation, investments in creative technologies and ...

  • With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

    Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the opportunities are promising for ...


    By Ensia

  • Towards a low carbon future: European Strategic Energy Technology Plan

    On 22 November, the European Commission presented the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). Low carbon technologies will play a vital role in reaching our energy and climate change targets. The main goal of the SET-Plan is to accelerate the development and implementation of these technologies. This background note sets out the details of the SET Plan. Its rationale accompanied by ...

  • 3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

    A new World Bank Group report lays out three steps countries can follow to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and stabilize climate change: Plan for the end goal, not just the short-term; get prices right as part of a broad policy package that triggers changes in investment and behavior; and smooth the transition for those most affected. The actions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Scenario study for a regional low-carbon society

    Japan should undertake drastic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by the middle of this century in order to mitigate climate change problems. Municipalities should design and execute scenarios toward a low-carbon society suited to their respective regions. This study describes long-term future visions developed for Shiga Prefecture targeting CO2 emission reductions of 30–50% by 2030, and ...


    By Springer

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy*

    Growing estimates of natural gas resources, including a new category of 'unconventional' gas, suggest that accessible supplies of this least carbon-intensive of the fossil fuels may be far more abundant than previously assumed. This unexpected development creates opportunities for deploying natural gas in a variety of sectors—including power generation, industry, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Climate change and a European low-carbon energy system

    Summary This report presents an assessment of possible greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways made feasible by global action and a transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by 2030. It analyses trends and projections for emissions of greenhouse gases and the development of underlying trends in the energy sector. It also describes the ...

  • The awkward, realistic choices on low carbon electricity

    We must be guided by engineering reality, costs and markets, not emotion. Viewpoint from James Smith, Chairman, Carbon Trust As the public debate on securing our future energy needs continues to heat up, one thing is certain.  Kicking the fossil fuel habit will be hard. Over two billion people in the developing world need more energy. Even with major improvements in energy efficiency ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New analysis shows Ohio can meet future carbon pollution standards

    New analysis of Ohio’s power sector shows that the state is in a strong position to meet – and possibly exceed – national carbon pollution standards that will be established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming years. The analysis, conducted by experts at ...

  • Committed to a cleaner future

    Increasingly strict regulations are being placed worldwide on emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), typically generated in industrial processes that make use of solvents. New requirements to use Best Available Technology (BAT) will cut emission limits further in EU countries. To help companies meet this challenge, Formia has launched a family of cost-efficient VOC incinerators based on ...


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