Low Carbon Footprint Self-Employment Ideas

Green Prophet

To help inspire you, here are some low carbon footprint self-employment ideas to consider. As awareness around the toxins contained in many household products today grows, demand for more health-conscious alternatives is soaring. Buy Nothing Days every day.

Muntons leads the world - Low Carbon commitment

Green (Living) Review

In a bold move, Muntons plc has become the first maltster in the world to make a dedicated appointment to ensure that it will meet its commitment to produce 100% low carbon malt within the next five years.

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Energy demand and low carbon power generation

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We must have nuclear power stations otherwise the UK will not be able to meet the low carbon targets for energy production nor the demand, Tim Yeo MP, chair of the subcommittee on climate change and energy, keeps saying. There is no need with regards to most electrical appliances, in general, to have anything higher in voltage than 12volts and this case direct current rather than the high-voltage alternate current.

Low Carbon Economics Aligns With the Sharia Law of Islam

Green Prophet

To spur investment, financial vehicles that support a low-carbon economy are being developed to align with Islamic Sharia law. The standard simply provides assurance that a particular bond delivers on a low carbon action. The potential to pull funding from the carbon credit market has also dropped: that arena unstabilized by uncertain geopolitical policies and legal battles. The people promoting bond sales to fund climate change turn to Islamic investors.

Leading Low Carbon Economy Solutions showcase in Bath, UK

Green (Living) Review

Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. May 11 2010 - Bath: Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Low Carbon Start-up Fest is on Friday 14 May 2010.

Low Carbon Urbanism Campaign

The Green Changemakers

Low Carbon Neighborhoods, High-Quality Living is an initiative from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) that emphasizes how neighborhoods are one of the best remedies for combating climate change. Fortunately, the traditional mixed-use neighborhoods favored by members of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements are a convenient, low-carbon alternative.

Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity CollegeYou thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus.

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Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

The Green Changemakers

As a result, target-setting has failed to achieve needed reductions in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to date. Put a price on carbon that increases over time. Author: Janet L. Sawin And William R.

Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development

The Green Changemakers

At one of the first events, discussion focused on how individual households, communities, cities, companies, and nations find and use tools to develop low-carbon, pro-growth, gender-sensitive, pro-access energy solutions. LEAP (Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System) - LEAP is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute.

A roadmap for a secure low carbon energy economy

The Green Changemakers

Secure Low Carbon Energy Economy Roadmap Publish at Scribd or explore others: Academic Work economy Green This “roadmap” presents the results of a year-long effort by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and WRI to identify a set of policies to address energy security and climate change simultaneously. Without scalable low-carbon replacements for these fuels, actions to reduce emissions could destabilize the current energy system.

Israel’s Yofix offers dairy and soy-free yoghurt alternative

Green Prophet

Yofix starts full production of its plant-based yogurt alternatives using zero-waste process. the winner of PepsiCo’s European Nutrition Greenhouse Programme 2018 announced last week , launches its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line with three fruit flavors. The new product line is environmentally friendly and vegan, and leaves a low carbon footprint since there is no use of cow milk and, unlike almond or cashew, does not require a great amount of water.

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Britain Increasing Alternative Fuel Sector

Eco Friendly Daily

In the United States many are pushing for alternative fuels in order to decrease or eliminate dependence upon foreign oil. The condition of the environment, particularly global warming, is also playing a role in why governments are turning to alternative fuels. Due to this, Britain is being forced to find alternative fuels. The government has given $780 million in grants in order to develop alternative energy programs. Alternative Energy

6 Secrets of Happiness (Living with Less Carbon) From the Green Sheikh

Green Prophet

Although the Middle East’s carbon emissions make up a fraction of the global average, the Green Sheikh urges readers to follow these 6 tips to reducing their carbon habit. Carbon emissions in our region have doubled in the last few decades. In spite of our small contribution (a fraction even) to global emissions, the United Arab Emirates is at the lead of emissions per capita , generating more than five times the amount of carbon per capita than the global average.

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Driving the Alternative Energy Marketplace at the VERDEXCHANGE Conference

Green (Living) Review

Regarding a regional low-carbon economy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas declared, “We’ve begun to see the long-term payback of green infrastructure.

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Towards the many small, not the few big

Green Prophet

Researchers from IIASA, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the University Institute of Lisbon, collected data on a wide variety of energy technologies at different scales and then tested how well they performed against nine characteristics of accelerated low-carbon transformation such as cost, innovation, and accessibility.

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Church of England groups tentatively back fracking

Green (Living) Review

The stance is at odds with some Christian environmentalists, but the church says there are caveats to its support The fracking industry has praised the Church of England (CoE) after two groups at the church tentatively backed the controversial technology as a way to help the UK cut carbon emissions. We agree that shale gas can be a useful component in transitioning to a low-carbon economy and that there is a robust planning and regulatory regime.”

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Wind Turbines and Birds: What’s the Real Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our society needs more low-carbon, renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change, but it must be developed in ways that account for and minimize impacts such as wildlife mortality. The apparent overall low number of birds killed at wind turbines in comparison to other sources of bird mortality masks the fact that certain species are considerably more vulnerable to collision with wind turbines than others. By David Mehlman.

European Commission Calls for “Post-Industrial” Revolution

Eco Friendly Daily

It is time to embrace our low-carbon future, said EC President José Manuel Barroso. Alternative Energy Black Gold Climate Change Environment On Wednesday, European Commission officials unveiled an ambitious set of proposals to encourage investment and innovation in the European energy sector, reduce dependence on imports, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. We have already left behind our coal-based industrial past.

"The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax"

Environmental Economics

Third, the impact of adding a fuel economy standard to the CAT policy depends on the availability and cost of abatement opportunities in transport—if advanced biofuels provide a cost-competitive, low carbon alternative to gasoline, the fuel economy standard does not bind and the use of low carbon fuels in passenger vehicles makes a significantly larger contribution to GHG emissions abatement relative to the case when biofuels are not available. Valerie J.

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Fears mount over Green Investment Bank sale as MPs warn of asset-stripping

Green (Living) Review

Without mechanisms in place to ensure that the GIB can continue as a low-carbon investor, MPs insist that the sale should not proceed. EAC Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Ministers have rushed to privatise the it without consultation or proper consideration of the alternatives.

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I signed the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"

Environmental Economics

Here is the statement: Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends.  A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary. By correcting a well-known market failure, a carbon tax will send a powerful price signal that harnesses the invisible hand of the marketplace to steer economic actors towards a low-carbon future.  To prevent carbon leakage and to protect U.S.

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British politicians advocate electric cars

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Top figures from both side of the political spectrum in Britain have spoken out in favor of electric vehicles this week, saying consumers need to be encouraged to switch to low carbon cars. Both announcements are slightly vague - details on the government scheme are thin on the ground while Mr Johnson has simply said he wants to see more electric vehicles out there 'as soon as possible' - but both also promise political support for low carbon vehicles.

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Microplastics in our lungs linked to Covid-19 surge?

Green Prophet

Of course we need sustainable alternatives, like advancing technologies that use non-plastic solutions. It’s impossible to enforce plastic bans in cities where shops do what they want and then as an alternative sell the much more polluting and ugly plastic reusable bag that don’t stand the test of time and which just build up in your basement until you throw them out. The gold dust bought at Walmart may make your graduation photo pretty.

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China to Help Saudis With Novel Nuke Power

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with China for assistance in the development of nuclear power , using the last of its oil wealth to invest in the most controversial form of a low carbon energy future for its energy hungry nation. In 2010, the Kingdom established the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) to develop low carbon sources of energy, prompting us to ask: Who’s Going Nuclear in the Middle East?

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Green Money Makes the World Go Round

Green (Living) Review

CIWEM hopes that during this anniversary year politicians will realise that running economies in the way we’ve always done is clearly not working and will look at an alternative and far more sustainable economic model. Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Budget still failing poorer households

Green (Living) Review

His measures to reduce and limit the cost of fuel mean that once again we are incentivising people to use their cars while failing to offer alternatives that would provide a transport lifeline to poorer households without access to a car. Jason Torrance, Sustrans' Policy Manager says “Mr Osborne has missed a golden opportunity to invest the £2bn from the oil companies in providing alternatives to car travel.

Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro.  There is also the issue of "insurance"  Given the variability of wind and sunshine, power producers must have alternative backup generators ready to produce. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.

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Amgen announces renewable energy training courses and five-fold expansion of Carmarthenshire facilities

Green (Living) Review

By sharing our knowledge of a wide range of alternatives, we aim to help both trade practitioners and consumers make more informed choices and to advance the cause of low carbon technologies through this initiative.” Amgen is demonstrating its products and services at Low Carbon Expo 2011 in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on 16–17 September.

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel With a Future?

Celsias

Nuclear advocates argue that it is a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels that can provide more baseload power than renewables. Nuclear energy has always been a controversial issue. With the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant this spring, increased concerns about climate change, and a global debate over the future of energy, this year is no exception.

Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future?

Celsias

Nuclear advocates argue that it is a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels that can provide more baseload power than renewables. Nuclear energy has always been a controversial issue. With the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant this spring, increased concerns about climate change, and a global debate over the future of energy, this year is no exception.

LowCarbonEconomy.com

The Green Changemakers

There is an urgent need to transition to a low carbon economy to address the global challenges of diminishing fossil fuel reserves, climate change, environmental management and finite natural resources serving an expanding world population. Many say that the transition to a low carbon economy offers the greatest economic opportunities ever known.

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Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

A major contributor to anthropogenic climate change, which our planet is experiencing right now, is the large concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses that are being continuously released into the atmosphere from the transportation, commercial, residential, and industrial sectors.

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A little cool indoors during the cold of winter?

Green (Living) Review

But there is a cheaper, smarter, low-carbon alternative to turning up the heat, namely a jumper.

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Top 8 Reasons For Considering A Garden Building

Green Prophet

Pick a building that has double-glazing and extra insulation so that you have less heating and cooling demands, and you manage to keep your energy bill low. Alternatively, you can build something big enough for you to have extra space that you can rent out and make money.

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Green Investment Bank and Masdar Ink Agreement to Link Mideast to Britain

Green Prophet

UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has praised the new agreement and hopes it will help propel the UK into new alternative and renewable sources of energy for years to come. Initially capitalised with a huge injection of £3 billion, we always intended this brand-new financial institution to act as a catalyst to attract other finance into the UK Low Carbon economy. Given the pioneering Low Carbon achievements of Masdar, it makes strong strategic sense too.”.

200 years on the bicycle is more needed than ever

Green (Living) Review

With climate change this is, more than likely, not going ever be a return to normal and we will have to look to the bicycle as a low-carbon alternative for travel. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Does it have to be a brand-spanking-new bicycle? The old one that you may still have standing around in your shed given a little TLC or some other secondhand one would be much better and ideally without the fancy gearing of today.

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Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

With the descriptive title “Natural Gas and Renewables: A Secure Low Carbon Future Energy Plan for the United States,” this report provides the following data. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With or Without “Clean Coal” by greenwise on February 18, 2011 No new coal-fired power plants broke ground in the USA in 2010.

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Shale Gas and The Ugly Truth: It is NOT Green(er)

Green Prophet

Shale gas takes us down a dangerous path – Tunisians are battling shale gas proponents who say it is less carbon-intensive and ‘green’ With Tunisians protesting Shell’s shale gas plans and Jordanians set to finalise a deal to build the region’s first oil shale plant by the end of the year, it seems that the region is buying into shale. Despite lower-carbon rhetoric, shale gas is still a carbon intensive energy source.”

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Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

With the descriptive title “Natural Gas and Renewables: A Secure Low Carbon Future Energy Plan for the United States,” this report provides the following data. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With or Without “Clean Coal” by greenwise on February 18, 2011 No new coal-fired power plants broke ground in the USA in 2010.

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Forecasting global oil demand

Environmental Economics

It seems odd that there isn't one given their attention to the potential impact of climate policy in this passage from a report  posted on their website with no title page :  We also address the potential for future climate-related controls, including the potential for restriction on emissions, through the use of a proxy cost of carbon. Funny, their "proxy cost" of carbon is not a social cost of carbon

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Sussex-based Vent-Axia Wins Industry Award for Energy Efficient Heat Recovery

Green (Living) Review

Sussex-based Vent-Axia , a leader in low carbon technology, is celebrating winning the Air Movement Product of Year category in this year’s prestigious H&V News Awards. Scooping the industry award for its revolutionary Lo-Carbon Tempra , the company received the accolade at an awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. The Tempra is part of Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon™ collection.

Nuclear Power: The Facts & The Fiction

Green Living Ideas

On one hand, nuclear provides a huge, baseload energy source that has no real carbon footprint. Variation in low-level, natural background radiation was found to have small, but highly statistically significant, negative effects on DNA as well as several measures of health.’. Certainly the question has to be posed as to why we discuss the nuclear option at all when we could be discussing the low carbon option of renewable technology.

The benefits of investing in green businesses

Green Prophet

For many, this boils down to the renewable energy projects that are springing up, but in fact, there are many other kinds of businesses that have low carbon footprints that can help promote a greener future. Power projects mainly involved solar power, but companies like Saphon Energy in Tunisia have produced bladeless wind turbines which are both more cost-effective and more efficient than their alternatives. At times, the battle against a waning climate seems lost.

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