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  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Power emissions limits to save most carbon at least cost

    The least cost way to reduce power related carbon emissions in Europe would be to supplement the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) with the introduction of Emissions Performance Standards for energy, according to a new study. Such a system, successfully used in some US States where it has helped put renewable energy on a more equal footing with traditional energy sources, could cut the EU power ...


    By WWF International

  • Cloud computing can dramatically reduce energy costs and carbon emissions

    By 2020, large(1) U.S. companies that use cloud computing can achieve annual energy savings of $12.3 billion and annual carbon reductions equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil - enough to power 5.7 million cars for one year. (2) This is according to a new study by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), "Cloud Computing: The IT Solution for the 21st Century," conducted by independent analyst ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Putting a price on carbon emissions

    A new analysis by Carnegie Mellon University researchers provides the clearest picture yet of the possible short-term effects of placing a price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The research suggests that even a modest price would almost immediately result in up to 10 percent reductions in emission levels by prompting changes in both power company investments and consumer behavior. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Publication of energy and emissions projections, carbon value estimates and electricity generation costs

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change today published three analytical publications. These are: DECC’s updated Energy and Emissions Projections: These provide an updated projection of energy demand, supply and greenhouse gas emissions. ...

  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

  • St Andrews cuts carbon costs

    As well as being Scotland's first university, the University of St Andrews is now aiming to be one of the nation's greenest. The University is currently working towards a target of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 31,000 tonnes by 2012. This equates to a saving of £500K based on forecast 2012 energy prices. The Carbon Trust's programme is designed to help organisations develop a targeted ...


    By University of St Andrews

  • Driving down the cost of carbon capture

    Post-combustion carbon dioxide capture technologies can already be used under certain conditions and pre-combustion separation uses technologies that are well established in other industrial sectors, such as fertiliser generation and hydrogen production. However, alternative technologies are being explored to further drive down costs and improve overall energy efficiency. New research has ...

  • Cogeneration can slash carbon and costs

    Cogeneration of electricity and heat is one of the most promising means of using existing technologies for sustainable ends, but it is also one of the most neglected and least understood. Cogeneration can dramatically increase energy efficiency, slash carbon emissions, and save money. Using cogeneration in combination with heat-pump technology and plug-in vehicles as part of a renewable electric ...

  • High carbon cost for `Clunkers` program

    Whatever its success in getting new cars off the lots and quickly injecting several billion dollars into the economy, some academics say that the 'cash for clunkers' program is an expensive way to help the environment. The popular program may be costing the government - and taxpayers - several hundred dollars for each ton of carbon dioxide emissions that it saves, according to conclusions reached ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Small is beautiful for cutting costs and carbon

    Groundbreaking micro-CHP (combined heat & power) technology is available for the first time in the UK following a new Anglo-Japanese agreement. Greater Manchester-based sustainable power business ENER-G Combined Power Limited (www.energ.co.uk) has entered into a technology partnership with Japanese manufacturer Yanmar that will enable whole new sectors to harness low-carbon ...


    By ENER-G

  • Cutting the cloud computing carbon cost

    Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user’s computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources. However, some observers have raised concerns about the increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Helping Industry Reduce Carbon Emissions.

    Climate change and the need to decrease greenhouse gases has become an important global, political and social issue. Many governments are developing new legislation regarding carbon trading and carbon permits. Regulation alone will not solve the issue of greenhouse gas emissions. An effective response to the climate change challenge requires action by everyone - governments, businesses and the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Committed carbon emissions are rising fast

    Challenging news for those climate campaigners who believe that renewable sources of energy are on the increase: they may be, but so are carbon dioxide emissions. Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine and Robert Socolow of Princeton University in the US report in the journal Environmental Research Letters that existing power plants will emit 300 billion tons of additional carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. The 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study, covering 98 countries plus the European Union which are together responsible for 93 per cent ...

  • New insights into carbon emissions in China

    Original story at MIT News New research takes a look at whether policies can curtail the growth of harmful greenhouse gases. Researchers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing are collaborating to bring new insights into how China — now the world’s largest emitter of carbon ...

  • Indirect carbon emissions and why they matter

    Viewpoint from Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Advisory Services According to our recent research, a combination of regulation and consumer demand means that 93% of multinational companies are now taking steps to address carbon emissions ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Higher social costs bolster case for emissions curbs

    Concerted action on climate change is looking like a bargain after research findings that the notional cost to society of global warming damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions has been seriously underestimated. The US Environmental Protection Agency calculates the “social cost of carbon” at $37 per tonne – a figure used to guide current energy regulations and possible future ...


    By Climate News Network

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