Tag Archive for 'carbon trust'

An engineering perspective on resource consumption and energy and water use in the Channel Islands

June 14th, 2011 by Peter Cadiou

Whether you are converted to the persuasion that Climate Change is upon us or not, the profligate consumption of finite natural resources is unacceptable on any level and should not be considered normal in any well educated society. From an engineering, and from a practical, point-of-view it is rational to conserve natural resources and our […]

Steps towards a low-carbon future

May 26th, 2011 by Vince Cable

Below are excerpts of a speech, “Steps towards a low-carbon future” given by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in Liverpool on 26 May 2011. —- The challenge of creating a low-carbon future is a pressing one, yet the thinking and analysis behind it are not new. I have never […]

Carbon Trust research finds that the UK could capture about £76 billion or 22 percent of the world’s marine energy market by 2050

May 5th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

New analysis released by the Carbon Trust shows the UK could capture just under a quarter of the global marine energy market. Equivalent to up to £76bn to the UK economy by 2050, this growing sector could also generate over 68,000 UK jobs, if the technology is successfully developed and deployed internationally and the UK […]

Study led by Mercer determines that continued delay in climate change policy action could cost institutional investors trillions of dollars

February 17th, 2011 by Mercer

On 15 February 2011 Mercer’s Responsible Investment (RI) team launched “Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation” which finds that: Climate change could contribute as much as 10% to portfolio risk over the next 20 years Investors could benefit from increased allocation to infrastructure, real estate, private equity, agriculture land, timberland and sustainable […]

A directory of some organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability topics

February 8th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Most of the organisations listed are based in the UK with a few from continental Europe and the USA. Click on the name of the organisation to go to their website. This list is work in progress.  Please provide names of other organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability in the ‘Comments’ section so that […]

GE Launches Phase II Multi Million Euro Open Innovation Challenge

January 28th, 2011 by Science Business

GE (NYSE: GE) today launched the second phase of its ecomagination Challenge, seeking partnerships with European researchers and innovators. Called Powering Your Home, GE has set aside a $200 million fund to invest globally into promising start-ups and breakthrough ideas for home energy creation, management and use. GE and its venture capital partners will also […]

Carbon Trust investigation finds that UK risks lagging behind Germany in race for Green Growth

January 20th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

A Carbon Trust investigation reveals that three times as many top UK decision makers believe Germany is better prepared than Britain to take advantage of the £3.2 trillion global environmental market. The research coincides with the launch of a new Carbon Trust ‘Green Growth’ campaign backed by business leaders including; Ian Cheshire of Kingfisher; Lord […]