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  • Low-carbon technology policy success factors assessed

    Policies to promote low-carbon technologies are more likely to be successful if they are flexible, have clear timeframes, and are mandatory, a recent study suggests. The researchers reached their conclusions by studying cases of low-carbon policies from around the world. Climate change governance uses a huge, and growing, range of policies designed to support the development and use of ...

  • Low-Carbon Technology Policy Success Factors Assessed

    Policies to promote low-carbon technologies are more likely to be successful if they are flexible, have clear timeframes, and are mandatory, a recent study suggests. The researchers reached their conclusions by studying cases of low-carbon policies from around the world. Climate change governance uses a huge, and growing, range of policies designed to support the development and use of low-carbon ...

  • Black carbon a significant factor in melting of Himalayan glaciers

    The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that may be causing the ...

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Record drop in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2009

    In 2009, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States saw their largest absolute and percentage decline (405 million metric tons or 7.0 percent) since the start of EIA's comprehensive record of annual energy data that begins in 1949, more than 60 years ago. While emissions have declined in three out of the last four years, 2009 was exceptional.  As discussed below, emissions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewables successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe

    Without the deployment of renewable energy since 2005, greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 could have been 7% higher than actual emissions, according to the EEA report 'Renewable energy in Europe – approximated recent growth and knock-on effects'. Renewable ...

  • Carbon capture in soil could reduce CO2 emissions

    To help mitigate climate change, it is possible to capture carbon in soil to avoid its release into the atmosphere. Breakdown of organic matter by organisms in the soil bacteria, releases carbon and incorporates it into the soil as soil organic matter (SOM). A new review has explored different EU strategies for capturing carbon in soil. As part of the Kyoto1 protocol, the 15 member states that ...

  • Carbon emission reduction through hybrid technology

    - Toyota to demonstrate added value of cutting-edge drive technologies at CARBON EXPO 2006 The upcoming CARBON EXPO 2006 - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference, the world's most important trade fair and conference for the emissions trading and carbon market, will feature hybrid technologies for the first time when it is held in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006. Toyota will be presenting ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions

    Current energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions to a level needed to lower the risks associated with climate change, New York University physicist Martin Hoffert concludes in an essay in the latest issue of the journal Science. Many scientists have determined that in order to avoid the risks brought about by climate change, steps must be taken to prevent the mean global ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Where to start with reducing indirect carbon emissions?

    Viewpoint from Martin Barrow, Carbon Trust Advisory By definition, indirect carbon emissions are outside of a company’s direct control, so reducing them can be challenging. According to research by ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Forests can soak up a third of carbon emissions

    Looking after the world’s tropical forests would be worthwhile in its own right, for the sake of their human and animal inhabitants and their wider effects on the natural world. But researchers say it would also have a significant bonus. Properly cared for, the forests could cancel out between a quarter and a third of the planet’s carbon emissions. They argue that it is not just ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • World carbon dioxide emissions may be falling

    Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks continue in Paris, said the study’s authors, a scientific team that ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Factors influencing wind power technology transfer

    New research has investigated the many ways in which technological transfer occurs for wind power projects in developing countries. These range from trading with developed countries, to local innovation. In India and China, successful transfer was found to depend more on existing capabilities in these countries than international projects, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). ...

  • Political action key factor in meeting climate targets

    A new study published in the journal Nature examined the probability of keeping average global temperatures from rising more than 2°C above preindustrial levels under varying levels of climate policy stringency, and mitigation costs. The study also quantified and ranked the uncertainties associated with efforts to mitigate climate change, including questions about the climate itself, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Americans` carbon emissions twice as big as others, says new MIT research

    Whether you live in a mansion or you are homeless on the street, whether you enjoy eating only raw fruits and vegetables or you must have filet mignon, whether you are a jet-setter or a home-bound retiree - anyone who lives in the United States contributes more than twice as much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as the per capita global average. A class at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

  • Carbon leaders disclose Scope 3 emissions – What’s the point?

    In early November, the CDP released the CDP 2010 Europe 300 Report. With an overall response rate of 82 percent, 74 percent of those responding disclosed at least one source of indirect emissions that occur outside of the companies own operations (Scope 3). On a global level, all companies in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) report some Scope 3 emissions. The majority of these ...


    By thinkstep

  • Nestle tops list of global companies cutting carbon emissions

    Nestlé has topped a list of global companies in efforts to disclose and cut carbon emissions. The Carbon Disclosure Project, an independent non-profit organisation, released its annual ranking based on data ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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