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  • Proof will be in the delivery of Low Carbon Strategy

    Responding to the launch of the Government’s renewable energy and low carbon industrial strategies today, Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: 'We need a seven fold increase in renewable energy generation in just eleven years. This can be achieved but will require not just a transformation in technology, but in political, economic and industrial thinking. “This was the test of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Corporate strategies for low-carbon innovation.

    In late 2010, the Pew Center invited 68 companies to participate in a 27-question survey designed to gather key quantitative data, identify trends, and gauge current activities in low-carbon business innovation. Thirty-five companies, ranging in size from $600 million to $285 billion in annual revenues and with an average annual R&D expenditure of $1.4 billion, completed the on-line ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government delays packaging strategy due to carbon query

    A packaging stakeholder insider has told MRW that the new packaging strategy is being delayed because of a question raised at a packaging policy meeting with Environment Minister Jane Kennedy. The insider said that at a packaging policy for England meeting with Kennedy before Christmas, people were asking her:' ‘How can you have a packaging policy without a product policy?’ And that is what they ...

  • Beyond carbon confusion: strategies for real business impact

    At last, good news. For two years running, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that total global carbon dioxide gas emissions from the energy sector have stalled, levelling off at around 32 billion tonnes per year. Meanwhile, the global economy has grown by just over 3% in each of the past two years – suggesting that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Strategy for low carbon businesses to benefit British jobs

    The Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, launched this week, sets out the action the Government is taking to ensure that British businesses and workers are equipped to maximise the economic opportunities and minimise the costs of the transition to a low carbon economy. The strategy follows from Building Britain’s Future: New Industry, New Jobs, and sets out how the Government aims to ensure that the ...


  • Taylor wimpey signs up for low carbon strategy

    Taylor Wimpey and Carbon Trust Advisory work together to develop robust climate change action plan Taylor Wimpey has today announced it will be working with Carbon Trust Advisory Services to develop a robust strategic framework to enable them to manage the risks and develop the opportunities arising from carbon. Taylor Wimpey faces a number of climate related challenges and ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Growth of carbon market in India depends on government strategy

    The growing pressure on countries to address climate change has given rise to a multi-million dollar international market for buying and selling emissions of greenhouse gases.   Under the Kyoto Protocol which came into force in February 2005, industrialized countries agreed to collectively reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 5 percent by 2012 compared to 1990 levels. They can reduce ...


    By The World Bank

  • ENER-G to showcase cost and carbon reduction strategies at Energy Solutions show

    Sustainable energy business ENER-G will showcase new and innovative energy management technologies and services at Energy Solutions (11-12 October 2011) on stand no E70 in the Grand Hall.  ENER-G will demonstrate its new generation building energy management system, E-MAGINE, and its advanced ENER-G RiskManager™ software for real-time risk management in flexible energy ...


    By ENER-G

  • Viewpoint from Simon Retallack, Strategy Manager, Carbon Trust

    Governments can hardly claim they haven’t been warned. In the last few weeks, four pieces of news have landed on their desks that ought to cause them grave concern. These weren’t the latest growth rates or unemployment figures, or the latest credit rating agency downgrades. But they are every bit as worrying. First they heard from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in California that ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction

    Reducing black carbon emissions could prevent millions of premature deaths annually and play an important role in the global fight against climate change. Yet despite these benefits, an array of black carbon abatement measures that are technically within reach have not yet been financed and deployed to their full potential. A report released today by the Climate and ...

  • David Kidney speech - the low carbon industrial strategy and the role of further education

    Delighted to have the opportunity to be here this morning. Thank you to the foundation for inviting me to speak here today. I am sorry I am unable to stay for the entire event but I very much wanted to show my support for the work that the New Engineering Foundation does, to talk a little about how this work complements government policy, particularly in the area of energy and climate change, and ...


  • UK strategy aims to stop carbon loss from soil

    Soil experts are being asked for their views on a new strategy to protect England's soils for the future. The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Defra, has published a consultation on the Soil Strategy, which includes an aim to halt the loss of carbon from soil. Soils contain huge amounts of carbon and there is some evidence to suggest that carbon levels are declining in ...

  • A European Strategy for Shale

    Mr Chair, distinguished guests, You have asked me to deliver a speech on "A European Strategy for Shale?" The most important word or better said "sign" in this title is actually the question mark itself. Two meanings: first, is there a need for a European strategy and action on shale gas? And second, what could it be? My answer to the first question will be very straightforward. Yes, we ...

  • China’s energy security strategy

    China’s strategy for securing its energy supply has been analysed in a new study. The author highlights key aspects of the country’s energy security strategy, focusing on overseas investment in oil and development of petroleum reserves and unconventional gas, including fracking. Over the last two decades, China has shifted from being a net exporter to a net importer of fossil fuels. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New packaging strategy announced

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched its long awaited Packaging Strategy at the Futuresource Conference. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn was speaking at the event organised by the Charted Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association at the Excel Centre in London (09 June). ...

  • Key Directions for a Canadian Energy Strategy

    The Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC) has released its framework for a Canadian energy strategy - a comprehensive, pan-energy approach it believes would leverage all of the country's energy resources to Canada's advantage. Formed around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Packaging Strategy receives mixed response

    The announcement of the new Packaging Strategy has received a mixed response from key industry players. The Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin said: “Packaging waste is a major issue for shoppers, local authorities and retailers – and we need to join forces to tackle it. By working across the whole ...

  • Unilever’s triple win sustainability strategy

    Unilever has been the number one Food & Beverage company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 12 consecutive years. Through Bullfrog Power, Unilever recently became the largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy in Canada at 59,000 MWh per year. What is Unilever's sustainability ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Renewables Support Mechanisms Strategy

    Instrumental in this shift in energy policy are support mechanisms, in terms of subsidies and grants, as well as fiscal and other alternatives that may be used either to transform the energy playing field to favor renewables development, or at the very least to kick-start them until such time as they are viable in purely market terms. This report focuses on the range of mechanisms adopted by ...


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