Tag Archive for 'low carbon'

UK website showcases hydrogen as fuel for British road transport

September 11th, 2013 by UK H2 Mobility

The UK H2Mobility project is detailing how to take the best environmental and commercial advantage of hydrogen as a low carbon fuel for road transport and is evaluating the benefits of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The project involves Air Liquide SA, Daimler AG, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Hyundai Motor Company, Intelligent Energy […]

Post Carbon Institute’s “Snake Oil” book casts critical eye on fracking

July 30th, 2013 by Post Carbon Institute

Richard Heinberg and the Post Carbon Institute have released “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future,” which dispels the hype around shale gas and oil that has hijacked America’s energy conversation. “Snake Oil” casts a critical eye on the environmental impacts and the purported economic benefits of new oil and gas […]

Hydrogen transport infrastructure coming to London & South East UK

February 3rd, 2013 by Air Products PLC

A consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure will begin work on the three year London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project, a UK government-backed initiative co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create the UK’s first hydrogen powered transport system across London and the South East of England. The consortium, led by Air […]

Government policy uncertainty not helpful to clean energy investment

October 10th, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Global investment in clean energy totalled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This was down 5% on the second quarter and 20% lower than in Q3 2011, explained partly by weaker figures from the US and India, and a lull in wind farm financings. The figures published by research company Bloomberg New Energy […]

Cooler Smarter book provides practical steps for low carbon living

May 17th, 2012 by Island Press

While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which purchasing choices and changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? The new book, Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps […]

Brazil uses traffic fines to fund bicycle-friendly infrastructure

September 12th, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

In yet another step that indicates its commitment to alternative transportation, the Brazilian government passed a law that will use revenue collected in the form of traffic tickets to support the development of bicycle-friendly programs and infrastructure. Once enacted, the Bicycle Program Brazil (PBB) will appropriate 15 percent of collected traffic fines to be used […]

The Carbon Trust and Siemens launch new green finance deal worth £550 million to green businesses in the UK

March 7th, 2011 by Siemens plc and The Carbon Trust

A joint partnership between The Carbon Trust and Siemens to provide UK businesses with green equipment finance worth up to £550 million over the next three years has been announced today. This major new deal will boost green growth and unlock business investment in the low carbon economy – key to the UK’s recovery. The […]

Green Investment Bank Commission publishes report “Unlocking Investment to Deliver Britain’s Low Carbon Future”

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) Commission has produced a report, Unlocking Investment to deliver Britain’s low carbon future, stating that Britain may need up to £550 billion in investment to achieve 2020 carbon emission reduction targets. “The investment required to meet UK climate change and renewable energy targets is on a scale not seen since […]

Roadmap 2050 – A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, low carbon Europe

May 2nd, 2010 by Yvonne Burford

More information on the Roadmap 2050 report is available here.

Roapmap 2050: A report on the need to create a European carbon-free power sector

April 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Roapmap 2050, a report published on 13 April 2010, states that Europe must virtually eliminate carbon-emitting power generation to achieve an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  The report funded by the European Climate Exchange, and produced by management consultants McKinsey & Company, Imperial College London, Oxford Economics, and the Energy Research […]