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  • 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

  • Save energy. Dissolved oxygen monitor for energy reduction

    Energy prices are going through the roof. The costs of running aeration plants used to be around 50-60% of the costs of running a waste water treatment plant. It is now closer to 75-80%. Crucial to reducing energy is reliable dissolved oxygen measurement. Moving from manual or flow based control systems to dissolved oxygen based systems has been shown to result in energy savings of up to 25%. ...

  • Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that “growing global inequality, increasing exposure to natural hazards, rapid urbanization and the overconsumption of energy and natural resources threaten to drive risk to dangerous and unpredictable levels with systemic global impacts.” The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15), prepared by the UN Office for ...

  • Understanding land use change and US ethanol expansion

    Understanding changes in land use—such as deforestation, urbanization and agriculture expansion—is important if society is to properly address the challenges of climate change, utilization of natural resources, and energy production and consumption. However, the intensifying debate over potential indirect land use changes resulting from biofuels expansion is nebulous at best. At worst, it is ...

  • 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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Innovative composting system halves waste reduction time

    Independent composting firm Greenview Environmental is opening the first of four cutting edge ‘organic refineries’ next month. Using an in-vessel aeration system developed by Greenview Environmental founder John Jardine, the refinery will start production on 1 July in Corby. The IVAS composting technology reduces kerb-collected municipal and commercial organic waste to soil improver in just six ...

  • International partnership opens doors to methane reductions in India

    At an event in Ranchi, India, the US Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Government of India and other US federal partners, launched a new Methane to Markets information center that will help India reduce methane emissions and aid in the global fight against climate change. The Coal Mine Methane/Coalbed Methane (CMM/CBM) Clearinghouse is the first of its kind in India and ...

  • AWWA president to Congress: Pollution reduction key to cyanotoxins prevention

    In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing nutrient ...

  • Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing eight landfill methane capture projects for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The winners include one of the largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas facilities in the world, located in Livermore, Calif. “We are proud to recognize Landfill Methane Outreach Program ...

  • IDB hosts meeting on infrastructure, environment and poverty reduction

    The Inter-American Development Bank is hosting at its Washington, D.C. headquarters meeting of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) until tomorrow. The event’s theme will be “infrastructure, growth and poverty reduction: the role of ecosystems and natural resources.' The PEP is an informal network that promotes cooperation to increase the effectiveness of development finance in reducing ...

  • UK government misses own waste reduction targets

    The report namely, Greening Government Commitments, explains how “an ambitious framework of targets for reducing the UK government’s environmental impacts by 2014-15 against a 2009-10 baseline” had been set out. The government has failed to meet its ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shift to SUVs holds back car CO2 reductions

    The EU has published new data showing a decline in the average CO2 emissions of new cars in 2010 of 3.7% (1). But the data also shows that the average weight of cars has risen by 28kg or 2% as carmakers increasingly market SUVs and so-called crossover vehicles (2). Had weight not increased, the CO2 reduction would have been 5%, or one third better say Transport & Environment (T&E), the EU ...

  • European Parliament Adopts Strict Waste Reduction Law

    STRASBOURG, France (ENS) - The European Parliament today tackled Europe's growing waste mountain when it strengthened the new framework legislation on waste proposed by the European Commission, the EU's executive branch. Despite existing legislation, Europeans are producing more waste every year. Currently, in some member states, up to 90 percent of municipal waste goes to ...

  • Methane to markets partnership spurs global GHG reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 4.7 million ...

  • Livestock research shows dramatic greenhouse gas reduction

    Scientists in South East Asia have measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. By changing the animals’ diets, GHG emission reductions of up to 60% have been achieved. 21 different research projects have been reviewed ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • New Zealand releases 2012 emissions reduction plan

    Agencies in the core public service have released their carbon emissions inventories and carbon reduction plans as the first step in New Zealand's internationally ground-breaking Carbon Neutral Public Service programme, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. 'Responsibility for developing a more sustainable nation needs to be shared by everyone. That is why the Labour-led government, ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Serious doubts over Europe’s GHG reduction target

    The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) have set themselves a collective target of cutting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHGs) by between 80% and 95% by 2050, but  a major report just released says there’s little hope of achieving that goal. Every five years, the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The US EPA Increases Johnson Matthey’s Verified DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) PM Reduction and Model Year Coverage to 1988-2006 for EGR and non-E

    The US EPA Increases Johnson Matthey’s Verified DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) PM Reduction and Model Year Coverage to 1988-2006 for EGR and non-EGR Engines Results from EPA Verification Mandatory In-Use Testing Requirements show that Johnson Matthey’s DCC® (Diesel Catalytic Converter) Reduces PM by as Much as 32% for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Malvern, PA, September ...

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