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UK universities struggling to reach 2020 emissions target
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT
Despite progress being made to tackle carbon emissions in the higher education sector, universities are still struggling to achieve collective 2020 reduction pledges, according to the latest Brite Green Higher Education Sector Carbon Progress Report.
Scotch whisky makers set 'challenging' green goals
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMT
The Scottish whisky industry has this week unveiled four new "challenging" sustainability targets in an effort to reduce carbon, drive water efficiency and embrace circular economy models in the supply chain.
Tarmac lays the foundation for concrete energy reduction
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:45:00 GMT
Construction firm Tarmac has ramped up its energy efficiency efforts through the roll out of on-site technologies, the uptake of demand-response, and the development of an energy management system to help measure, monitor and improve efficiencies across the business.
Could the 'Energy Efficiency Mortgage' solve Europe's green building challenge?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:30:00 GMT
Energy and building sector professionals from across Europe have united to forge a ground-breaking new initiative which offers better borrowing rates on mortgages for homebuyers that commit to purchasing more energy-efficient homes or carrying out energy-saving retrofits within properties.
European Commission urged to revamp bioenergy and shipping policies
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:29:00 GMT
The European Commission has been greeted with across-the-board support from MEPs to include emissions from shipping in the European Union's 2030 emissions reduction target, while non-profits are also calling for improved bioenergy policies.
MEPs shocked by 'secretive' ICAO plan to cut aviation emissions
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMT
A six-year delay, exemptions for poor nations, and a gradual phase-in system for participating countries are all being considered as part of talks to curb aviation pollution at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), MEPs discovered at a hearing in Parliament today (1 September).
Vehicle emissions standard forms 'centrepiece' of EU's low-carbon vision
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:07:00 GMT
A new legislative proposal from the European Union (EU) that creates binding targets for Member States to reduce emissions in the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors will hinge on the ability to accelerate low-carbon technology and fuels in the automotive industry.
Tesla is building the world's largest energy storage system
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Electric car and energy storage company Tesla has won the contract to design and build the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, as part of an energy storage upgrade for the US city of Los Angeles.
Smarter energy systems crucial to combatting diverse new climate risks
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:22:00 GMT
An overhaul of financing mechanisms and policy framework is necessary to develop "smarter, not just stronger" energy markets, which will need to combat "unprecedented strains" arising from new climate commitments, a new report from the World Energy Council (WEC) has found.