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  • Low Carbon Technology Commercialisation

    Speech by Gregory Barker, Minister of State, on the role of measurement in the acceleration of green technologies. Originally given at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Good morning, it’s a real pleasure to be here today to talk about the opportunities and challenges in commercialising new low carbon ...

  • Low Carbon City Lab

    This project is an important catalyst for green growth opportunities and climate change mitigation in cities and urban areas around the globe. The project will provide funding, planning, capacity building, design and performance monitoring services at city level. The core project team of South Pole Carbon, the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental impacts of batteries for low carbon technologies compared

    A recent study has assessed some of the environmental impacts of the production of batteries used with low carbon systems, such as photovoltaic cells and wind turbines. The results indicate that lithium-based batteries have the most significant impact, in terms of metal depletion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but more complete data are needed on possible toxic impacts to conduct a full ...

  • 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 ...

  • Low-Carbon energy - a roadmap

    Technologies available today and those expected to become competitive over the next decade will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy ...

  • Low-Carbon energy - a roadmap

    Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy, according to a report by the World Watch Institute. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficiency advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Transition to a low-carbon economy

    The British High Commission in Canada and The Conference Board of Canada hosted a seminar on October 1, 2009 to help foster a multi-faceted dialogue on the risks and opportunities arising from the transition to low-carbon economy. This Executive Action Briefing draws from the proceedings of that seminar. Here are select extracts from the Action Briefing. The opportunities and challenges of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Savings by DECC on low carbon technology programmes

    On 24 May 2010 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £6.2 billion of savings across Whitehall in order to reduce the public deficit. Of the £85 million DECC is contributing to the savings, £34 million will come from expenditure on low carbon technology. We announced in May that £3 million would come from closing the Low Carbon Buildings Fund early. The remaining ...

  • Low Carbon City Lab

    Climate-KIC has accepted a new Flagship project - the Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL). This project is an important catalyst for green growth opportunities and climate change mitigation in cities and urban areas around the globe. The project will provide funding, planning, capacity building, design and performance monitoring services at city level. The core ...

  • Carbon pricing, investment, and the low carbon economy

    Sustainable Prosperity (SP) has released a new Policy Brief on Carbon Pricing, Investment, and the Low Carbon Economy. This brief is the first in a series of foundational documents that SP will be releasing over the next few months, examining the links between carbon pricing and key economic policy issues. The role of the SP Policy Brief is to establish a basic frame of reference for considering ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How to build a low carbon economy

    As Gordon Brown promises to plot a green route to recovery in this month’s Budget, which options will really deliver the best bang for buck and maximise carbon savings as well as employment opportunities? The answer lies in energy efficiency and support for technology innovation, argues Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. As we lurch from banking crisis into economic recession, we desperately ...


    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

  • Green makeover for low carbon winners

    Twelve communities from across the UK are today celebrating after winning up to £500,000 each to help install new green technologies such as solar panels, hydro turbines and energy saving insulation. The grant money, awarded through the Government’s Low Carbon Community Challenge, will be spent on a range ...


  • 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

  • Low Carbon Heat Plans Revealed

    £25m for second phase of household voucher scheme Cost control plans set out for non-domestic renewable heat Timetable revealed for longer term support on household renewable heat A second phase of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, which gives money off renewable technologies like biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps and solar ...

  • Lighting-Up a Low Carbon Future

    Co-Authored by: Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director and Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE The lights are going on all over Africa, home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Overall, that is great news. Children can study at night without breathing harmful or environmentally damaging kerosene fumes; the sense of ...

  • Funding boost for low carbon heating

    Minister for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker today announced the latest round of successful projects through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit that will provide heating to local homes and businesses through new projects using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry. Each project is designed to provide more efficient heating to ...

  • A low carbon economy for Canada - Is it possible?

    The global transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and firms that supply low-carbon goods and services can thrive in this expanding market. But for Canada to thrive in a low-carbon context, governments need to act now to set the appropriate policy signals so that businesses can position themselves to be competitive and can tap into this market. These are the conclusions of a new report the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ENER-G low carbon technology selected for major London housing scheme

    ENER-G has been selected to supply combined heat and power (CHP) technology for phase two of the Leopold Estate housing scheme in Tower Hamlets, London. The low carbon energy generation system will serve 516 new homes in the second phase of development by Poplar Housing Association. In the first phase, ENER-G supplied a 35kWe ...


    By ENER-G

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