carbon reduction News

  • Chevrolet Carbon-Reduction Initiative

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION: Chevrolet is making an impact on local communities, jobs and the environment by supporting various energy efficiency, renewable energy and conservation initiatives in its goal to prevent up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere. To ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

    If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because I’m not going to ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • NHS faced with carbon reduction challenge

    The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) trusts have less than 20 months to meet an ambitious target to slash NHS carbon emissions by 15 percent. The NHS sustainable development unit put a draft carbon reduction strategy, Saving Carbon, Improving Health, out to consultation at the end of May. It sparked such debate among managers that the consultation period has been extended to the end of ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Sainsbury’s launches carbon reduction programme

    In an industry first, Sainsbury's has announced a major extension to its carbon reduction scheme for farmers who supply the supermarket with beef, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs. The move follows the success of the scheme with Sainsbury's 325 dairy farmers, who are part of Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group (SDDG) - they recorded a reduction in excess of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 during their carbon ...


    By J Sainsbury

  • Carbon Dioxide: Reduction, Capture, Reuse

    Ryncosmos LLC, creator of Strataclear®, the unique technology that captures CO2 from raw exhaust in moving vehicles, announces that a presentation on the performance of its technology will be made on June 18 at the Emissions 2013 Conference, sponsored by Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti, ...


    By Ryncosmos, LLC.

  • Keeping councils at the heart of carbon reduction

    Local authorities are being encouraged to lead the way on energy efficiency and carbon reduction in their areas - Viewpoint by Tim Pryce, Head of Public Sector The public sector has long been leading the pack when it comes to cutting energy costs and carbon emissions. One of the major drivers put in place by government to encourage local action was a framework of national indicators, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises sets the standard for carbon reduction

    CocaCola Enterprises (CCE) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard with the highest score for carbon performance in the carbon reduction assessment's history, demonstrating outstanding results from the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. CCE is also the first major soft drinks manufacturer to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, which recognises the achievements of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Welsh NHS to examine further carbon reductions

    The Welsh NHS has promised to assess its carbon footprint with a “major exercise” designed to improve the service’s sustainability. The exercise is aimed at identifying the main sources of carbon emissions, as well as areas in which the service’s carbon footprint can be reduced. The Welsh NHS has already had some success in using waste management projects to reduce its carbon footprint. Current ...

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • 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

  • Masdar signs carbon emission reduction project with

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-billion dollar renewable energy and clean technology initiative, and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) today signed an agreement to monetize the emission reduction associated with carbon dioxide capture and recycling at GPIC’s fertilizer facility in Bahrain, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The project, which will capture carbon ...


    By MASDAR

  • States move to blunt Obama carbon reduction plan

    As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers. The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 ...


    By Associated Press

  • New measures for the Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

    The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will be phased in from 1 July 2011 and a new, ambitious 25 per cent by 2020 target has been put on the table, as part of a package of new measures announced today by the Rudd Government. The package includes: A delay in the start date of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme of one year, to manage the impacts of the global recession. To further assist ...


    By Australian Government

  • Masdar to pursue carbon reduction projects in Nigeria

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today reached agreement to identify and develop carbon emissions reduction projects in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 'This strategic partnership reflects our commitment ...


    By MASDAR

  • Specialty Group Achieves Major Reduction in Carbon Footprint

    Following a detailed internal review in preparation for ISO 14001:2004 certification, a number of initiatives were undertaken which dramatically reduced the amount of manufacturing production waste going to landfill and the amount of electricity consumed within the Specialty Group businesses. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Specialty Group identified ...


    By PRWeb

  • Carbon Reduction Scheme can boost bottom-line

    The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) should not be seen as an overhead, but an opportunity to sharpen competitive edge in the face of the current recession. Consultants at sustainable power company ENER-G believe the CRC can be used as a springboard to boost bottom-line performance by reducing energy costs, while enhancing corporate social responsibility programmes.This view is ...


    By ENER-G

  • EC endorses UK Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme

    The European Commission has authorised under EC Treaty state aid rules a scheme proposed by the United Kingdom introducing a trading system for CO 2 emissions related to energy consumption. The national system, called 'the Carbon Reduction Commitment' (CRC), applies to non energy intensive sectors not covered by the EU Emission Trading system. All allowances in the CRC system would be sold by ...

  • First stage of carbon reduction scheme begins

    UK waste management companies and local authorities will have to register their electricity consumption with the Environment Agency (EA) under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme which begins tomorrow (1 April). Waste management firms Sita, Shanks and Veolia Environmental Services are among around 23 waste and water companies which will be obligated to reduce their carbon ...

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