Tag Archive for 'energy use'

Social cost of carbon emissions makes renewable energy cheaper

September 18th, 2013 by Springer

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a paper ‘The social cost of carbon: implications for modernizing our electricity system‘ published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Using the official U.S. […]

Wasting water and energy second nature in most British households

July 4th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust

Based on a study of 86,000 British households, the shower represents the biggest single use of water in the average British home. The study published in the report “At Home with Water” was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation, in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney. […]

UK Energy Minister highlights smart grid solutions at Ecoislands Summit

October 18th, 2012 by Ecoisland

John Hayes, the Minister of State for Energy, provided the keynote address at the Ecoislands Global Summit 2012, which was sponsored by IBM and supported by Cable&Wireless Worldwide. John Hayes addressed an audience of community leaders, islands representatives, sustainability experts, UK government ministers, and technology companies. He spoke about the role that local initiatives play […]

FIT4Green plug-in reduces data centre energy use over 20 percent

September 21st, 2012 by Technical Research Centre of Finland

The FIT4Green project has produced an energy-aware plug-in that reduces data centre energy consumption by more than 20%. ICT as a whole is responsible for about 2% of global CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to the global CO2 emissions of aviation. Data centres are a significant part of ICT. The energy related costs total over […]

Environmental impact of the Web

April 19th, 2012 by admin

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Renewable energy use not reducing fossil energy use by same amount

March 23rd, 2012 by University of Oregon

Technology alone won’t help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. In the paper, Do alternative energy sources displace fossil fuels? published in the journal Nature Climate Change, York argues for a shift in political and economic policies to embrace the concept that continued growth in energy […]

Earth Hour 2012 is from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on Saturday 31 March

March 8th, 2012 by WWF

From Times Square to the Sydney Opera House, Brunei to Lithuania, the tallest building on the planet to an Inuit igloo, the world will once again celebrate the largest voluntary action for the environment as the lights switch off for Earth Hour, on 31 March 2012. Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in […]

States of Guernsey appoints former Guernsey Electricity Engineering Director as Energy Policy Advisor

March 2nd, 2012 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

The States of Guernsey has appointed former Guernsey Electricity Engineering Director Steve Morris as its Energy Policy Advisor. Mr Morris, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, now has the task of developing a range of initiatives that help meet the strategic requirements of the States’ Energy Resource Plan, which is […]

Awareness of water and energy use saves money and resources

February 21st, 2012 by Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust shows how small changes in everyday behaviour can greatly reduce water and energy use and lower bills. Behavioural change is the quickest and least costly way of saving energy and water in a resource constrained world.

Recession creates new attitude towards reducing energy use amongst US consumers and businesses

May 24th, 2011 by Deloitte LLP

A study from Deloitte shows the emergence of a diligent new attitude toward energy consumption in the United States. According to the study, 52 percent of companies are working to reduce their energy costs by 25 percent on average over the next two to three years. Concurrently, an increasingly sophisticated consumer demographic is looking for […]