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2012-07-18 18:20:20

SYDNEY, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia has made a move toward its commitment to reducing carbon emission with the implementation of carbon tax from July 2012 onward. Now, companies with high emissions - over 25,000 tonnes annually - are liable to pay the carbon tax. While this poses strong challenges for industrial companies, it will drive demand for energy-efficiency solutions and renewable energy power generation in Australia, despite the unchanged renewable target in 2020. The...

2012-06-19 14:21:37

SHANGHAI, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Asia Expo -- The GSMA today unveiled an update to its 2009 landmark report "Mobile's Green Manifesto" which outlines the positive impact of operator initiatives in the areas of energy and carbon management. Analysis of 34 mobile networks worldwide(1) shows that, despite considerable growth in mobile connections and traffic, total network energy consumption increased only slightly from 2009 to 2010. The analysis also shows that the total energy...

2012-06-10 22:20:14

PRESTON, England, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Families and businesses will face rising energy bills under new reforms, warns the government. Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has admitted that it is impossible "to turn back the tide" of rising energy prices and he has alerted UK households and business owners that they will face higher electricity bills. The government's energy bill was revealed recently in the Queen's Speech and it contained the biggest energy reforms in...

2012-04-19 11:27:15

Research highlights key challenges for the government's new CCS strategy Government plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions received a cautious welcome today. A new report concluded that most of the uncertainties facing these technologies can — in principle — be resolved. Carbon capture and storage: realizing the potential? is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). The report...

2011-11-30 09:29:00

SHEFFIELD, England, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, the team at Glow-worm [http://www.glow-worm.co.uk ] have put together an 'advent calendar' guide to help us all achieve a low carbon Christmas. Bursting at the seams with facts, figures and energy saving tips - we wish you a very merry Christmas and a low carbon New Year! 1st December - Feeling a little too toasty? If you're feeling a little too warm indoors this Christmas, turn down your heating...

Construction Drives China's Growing CO2 Emissions
2011-10-05 09:53:38

Constructing buildings, power-plants and roads has driven a substantial increase in China's CO2 emission growth, according to a new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). Fast growing capital investments in infrastructure projects led to the expansion of the construction industry and its energy and CO2 intensive supply chain, such as steel and cement production. As a result of this transformation of China's economy, more and more CO2 was released per unit of gross domestic...

2011-09-07 14:05:00

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Ricardo plc, the leading independent provider of technology, product innovations and engineering solutions, today revealed for the first time the HyBoost project vehicle at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2011 (LCV2011) event hosted at Rockingham, U.K. The HyBoost demonstrates a combination of high impact, low cost electrical systems which offer the prospect of radical engine downsizing using...

2011-08-02 15:06:07

A new material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements could make a significant difference to the cost of heating and cooling buildings, scientists say. Researchers based at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) believe their invention "” which could be used in existing structures as well as new builds "” could offer considerable energy savings. The novel non-deformed energy storage phase change material (PCM) has the unique...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) outlines an opportunity to forge sustainable economic growth in a new paper, Building a 21st century communications economy. While global oil demand is projected to grow by a fifth by 2030(1) (equivalent to using the entire U.S. strategic oil reserves in a month(2)), this new paper presents an alternative; creating a low carbon, low-environmental impact economy through greater investment in advanced communication...

2011-05-20 13:19:15

The University of Southampton is playing a key role in a major public/private partnership to evaluate the use of biomass to create a cost effective and sustainable UK energy system for 2050. Domestic biomass (a renewable energy source from living, or recently living organisms, such as plants, rubbish and wood), sustainably grown in the UK, could provide up to 10 per cent (1) of the UK's energy needs by 2050 and significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Three...