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20 Jan 2011

The UK Government is currently holding consultation on four proposals to reform the UK energy market, with the aim of their introduction by 2013. One of these is the...

20 Jan 2011

Aircraft are responsible for 3% of global CO2 emissions. In the absence of stern regulation, CO2 emissions by airline carriers have doubled since 1990 and are forecast to double again by 2020....

20 Jan 2011

In July 2009 treasury officials across the EU approved a zero VAT rating on trades of EU allowances (EUAs) as an immediate response to tackling the widespread VAT fraud known as...

19 Jan 2011

The Church of England believes that good ecology is a matter of justice, and is leading by example.

The aim of the nationwide...

14 Dec 2010

Reports on the outcome of the 16th climate summit in Cancun have been broadly positive. But what happened, and what effect will it have on business and the carbon markets?


14 Dec 2010

Assaults on the integrity of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the UN-approved standard for carbon offsetting and the source of credits for both national governments and privately owned...

14 Dec 2010

Carbon Retirement has released a business carbon footprinting tool. This tool is government assured, so that footprints measured through it can be offset under the...

26 Nov 2010

Next Thursday 9th, Women in Clean Tech ask how far the built environment can help to deliver zero carbon living. Other questions considered during the event, which will be held in the City from 6-...

21 Oct 2010

The Government yesterday announced a change to the Carbon Rediuction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) that means medium and large businesses will end up paying £1bn per year in a carbon...

19 Oct 2010

Industrial gas projects are serving to prove two things about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the UN’s standard for carbon offsetting. Firstly, it is the worst possible mechanism to deal...


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