Tag Archive for 'decarbonisation'

Greening the economy is a total necessity say UK Conservative MPs

January 8th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of UK Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several […]

PWC shows that decarbonisation of global economy far too slow to limit global warming to 2° Celsius

November 5th, 2012 by PwC

The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP (or the carbon intensity of the economy) needed to limit global warming to 2°C, has passed a critical threshold according to new analysis from PwC. The carbon intensity of an economy is affected by a country’s fuel mix, energy efficiency, and the proportion […]

Long-term benefit to incentivising clean energy investments

September 27th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Industrialized countries can profit from taking early action for climate change mitigation even if the rest of the world delays greenhouse gas emission cuts. With the 2°Celsius target of limiting global warming, it pays in the long term to incentivise investments into clean energy instead of fossil fuels by adopting ambitious emission reductions. This is […]