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  • Cloud Computing study for Microsoft shows dramatic reduction in carbon emissions

    A study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by WSP and Accenture reveals that businesses choosing to run their applications through 'cloud computing' can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net of 30% or more, compared to using traditional on-site server rooms. Cloud computing is large-scale, shared IT infrastructure available over the internet and is widely acknowledged as ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • 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

  • Morgan Stanley recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for leadership in carbon emissions mitigation

    Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that it has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 551 institutional investors with $71 trillion in assets, for the action it is taking to reduce emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. CDP has included Morgan Stanley in its Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). This index highlights companies within the ...

  • Carbon reduction label hits £2bn consumer goods landmark

    The total annual retail value of consumer goods sold in the UK bearing the Carbon Reduction Label has reached £2 billion1 the Carbon Trust announced today, as new research shows that 9 out of 10 households in the UK bought a carbon labeled product in the last year2. The milestone figure comes as Tesco confirmed it has added the Carbon Reduction Label to its own brand dried egg ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • Planning the war on carbon

    One of the basic elements of warfare planning is to gather together your best generals and the most up to date intelligence to forge a campaign strategy that strikes at the enemy’s weakest point while maximizing the impact of whatever is your strategic advantage. That is exactly what is going to take place later this month in Toronto, Canada, when a diverse group of thought leaders will ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Chris Huhne speech to the carbon show

    It is a great pleasure to be here today for the opening of the Carbon Show, and to see such energy and enthusiasm on display. Emissions trading is an economic curiosity. It is a negative market. For the first time in human history, we are trading in consequences. That the carbon market exists – and is successful - is testament to just how far we’ve come. The US National Air ...

  • High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward

    A new study* from Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of multinationals look set to select their suppliers based upon carbon performance in the future. According to the research, 29% of suppliers are likely to lose their places on 'green supply ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward

    Shareholder pressure to cut ‘cradle to grave’ product emissions look set to lead multinationals to select low carbon suppliers, Carbon Trust Advisory report finds. A new study* from Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The NHS unveils plans to slash its carbon footprint

    The NHS has pledged to become one of England's leading sustainable and low carbon organisations and to meet the Government's target of an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. This pledge is set out in a new Strategy, Saving Carbon, Improving Health, which will be launched by NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson, and NHS Sustainable Development Unit Director, Dr David Pencheon. The ...


  • Greenstone Carbon Management to exhibit at Green IT Expo

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The Green IT Expo on the 10th – 11th November 2009. Greenstone will showcase its carbon accounting software suite Acco2unt* and the recent addition Green IT. Green IT allows large organisations to accurately audit and rationalise their IT estate – such as desktop computers, ...


    By Greenstone

  • California cities and counties invited to low-carbon workshops

    California's cities and counties must take action now to combat global warming by limiting emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, says California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr.  In 534 letters mailed statewide, Brown invited mayors, local planning directors, and county supervisors to attend workshops this spring where they can learn practical ways of reducing greenhouse ...

  • Business achievements in reducing waste recognised by Carbon Trust

    Carbon Trust launches world’s first international standard for organisational waste reduction, adding to its existing standards for carbon and water reduction. Whitbread, PwC and AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK become first companies to achieve the triple crown of Carbon Trust certifications for carbon, water and waste. The FA and Renishaw also awarded the new Carbon Trust Waste Standard. ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Latest RGGI auction shows strength of carbon markets

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation's first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, have announced the results of their 20th auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. 38,782,076 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction, held Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at a clearing price of $3.21. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dirtiest 30 Power Plants Spew 10 Percent of Europe`s Carbon

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The 30 dirtiest power stations in Europe were responsible for 10 percent of all European Union emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2006, finds a new analysis issued Thursday by the global conservation group WWF. The title of dirtiest power stations goes to Greece's Agios Dimitrios and Kardia, owned by DEH, the Public Power Corporation ...

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • Carbon Trust awards Scottish Leather Group for exemplary energy saving measures

    Scottish Leather Group's energy saving measures has enabled the leading leather manufacturer to win the Carbon Trust's Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Award 2012 Scottish Leather Group's energy saving measures across its three sites in the west of Scotland has enabled the leading leather manufacturer to win the Carbon Trust's Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Vital Energi Celebrate NHS Sustainability Day with Million Tonne Carbon Guarantee

    What better way to celebrate NHS Sustainability Day than to announce that our carbon reduction guarantees to the NHS have passed the 1 million tonnes mark and will also see the Trusts and Health Boards we work with save over £300 million in energy costs!  For the last three years Vital Energi have ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 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 ...


  • National and Regional Commitments Drive Carbon Trading in Gap Left by Kyoto

    In its annual review, CCBJ brings readers up to date on the global carbon trading market and talks to U.S. companies positioning to deliver the carbon-related products and services that will be demanded in ever greater quantities in the United States over the next decade. After five consecutive years of robust growth, the total value of the global carbon market has stalled at around $142 billion ...

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