LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

Green (Living) Review

Green technologies is now a global marketplace of $3 trillion but as result of a staggeringly low commitment from past governments, the UK has less than a five percent share of this market. CIWEM believes that low carbon investment is a vital part of our economic recovery, so we must develop new green businesses and industries across the country.

From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

The city of Paris will forever be intertwined with the global push to transition to a low-carbon economy. History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal.

Cosaf - Providing Low Carbon Evaporative Cooling

Hug a Tree with Me

I would like to introduce you to Cosaf; Based out of the UK, Cosaf is a leader in low carbon evaporative cooling systems for buildings. Conservation is an important step in reducing our carbon footprint. We are constantly in contact with energy.

LOW CARBON CITIZENS

Green (Living) Review

We must instigate behavioral changes in order to become low carbon citizens, so CIWEM calls for the next Government to lead by example and begin an effective program of education and engagement. The CIWEM also supports calls to develop carbon literacy, which would help educate the public with regards to the levels of carbon emitted from various activities.

Low-Carbon Investment Opportunities are Finally Catching Up with Demand

Conservancy Talk

Last week’s New York Times piece by Tina Rosenberg, “ An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet ”, hits more than a few key notes on the fast-growing appetite for low-carbon investment opportunities – taking a particular look at emerging low-carbon index funds tailored for institutional investors.

The Low Carbon Energy Company offers Green Deal clarity

Green (Living) Review

Green deal has caused confusion, but offers opportunities to many THE Low Carbon Energy Company has announced that it is offering guidance to tenants, homeowners and businesses who are trying to understand the complexities of the government’s Green Deal. Ged Ennis, Operations Director of The Low Carbon Energy Company, said: “The Green Deal will allow you to make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front.”

Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

Eco Auto Ninja

The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme. The multi-million pound program is supported in part by the Low Carbon Network Fund, which is in turn funded by Ofgem, the energy industry regulator.

Low-carbon society scenarios

The Green Changemakers

[link] The primary objective of the “Research project to Establish a Methodology to Evaluate Mid to Long Term Environmental Policy Options toward Asian Low-Carbon Societies?E(S-6

Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

Eco Auto Ninja

The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme. The multi-million pound program is supported in part by the Low Carbon Network Fund, which is in turn funded by Ofgem, the energy industry regulator.

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.

AN EFFECTIVE LOW CARBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that the development of public transport is critical to achieving a sustainable transport system and creating a low carbon society. Transport is currently the fastest growing source of pollution contributing to climate change and is responsible for 28 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’

The Green Changemakers

The website ‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’ presents two hypothetical scenarios, each featuring a different mix of low carbon measures, technology and infrastructure. The aim of the website is to prompt public discussion about how Bristol can become a low carbon city, and in particular, discover how the Bristol community feels about the two different scenarios (and the various low carbon features which make up each scenario).

MAYOR OF LONDON TO LEAD LONDON LOW CARBON ECONOMY EVENT

Green (Living) Review

BORIS JOHNSON TO LEAD LONDON LOW CARBON ECONOMY EVENT - 'BASE London' MAY 27 Boris Johnson will deliver the opening speech at a major conference to promote the opportunities for London coming from a low carbon economy, it has been announced on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. The conference sessions will focus on London's global leadership role in developing a low carbon economic model, international best practice, and developing 'green collar' job creation.

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 cities toolkit

The Green Changemakers

[link] Step 1 : Identify Key City Stakeholders Step 2 : City-wide State of Play Audits - Carbon reduction matrix Step 3 : Identify Opportunities Step 4 : Develop City Strategy Step 5 : Implement and Review.

50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan

Green Living Ideas

This week Taiwan announced their intention to create 50 “low-carbon villages” by the end of 2011. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), the plan is to recruit two or more village-level districts in each city or county each village to cut emissions using a range of tactics, from limiting car or scooter trips and [.] [ 50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan from Green Living Ideas ].

Calling ‘cleantech’ start-ups to the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath

Green (Living) Review

Opportunity for cleantech start-ups to present to investors Bath , UK - Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Companies presenting so far include: Adfina, Carbon Voyage, New Earth Energy, Xsilon and Zenex. Low Carbon South West makes it easier for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers to meet and exchange ideas and opportunities.

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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.

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.

Wales Commits to Low Carbon Economy

Celsias

Its 'Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition' report, released today (March 14) by first minister Carwyn Jones, sets out its vision for sustainable low-carbon economy.

New EU Campaign Shows Positive Results Of Low Carbon Living

Eco Friendly Daily

But while nations battle to agree to carbon dioxide reductions, individuals are often either unaware of climate change impacts or only faced with the worst possible result of a warming world. There is currently no replacement for the temporarily renewed Kyoto Protocol.

Royal Wedding Will Be A Low-Carbon And Sustainable Affair

Eccorazzi

The royal couple are reportedly hosting a “low-carbon wedding&# by printing all documents on recycled paper, using FSC-certified wood and scaffolding in the media stands, stocking the rooms with seasonal flowers, and having all of the 1,500 guests eat sustainably sourced food and drinks.

Solar Control Window Film Takes A Big Step Towards a Low-Carbon Environment

Green (Living) Review

Retrofitting Window Film Cuts Cooling Bills by up to 30 Percent, Helping to Meet Carbon Reduction Goals by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While there were great expectations – no Charles Dickens was not there – with regards to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen and some rather mixed ones too across the UK, the summit did not bring about the promised global agreement around climate change and how to reduce its effect.

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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.

MANDATORY NATIONAL RETROFIT PROGRAMME FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS WOULD STIMULATE LOW CARBON ECONOMY

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK’s existing housing stock is responsible for over a quarter of our total carbon emissions and non-domestic buildings add a further 17 percent. Retrofitting existing buildings with energy and water efficiency measures is a cost-effective way to contribute to our climate change obligations, and would help stimulate a low carbon economy through significant job creation for fitters, assessors and manufacturers of efficient products and materials.

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Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

Conservancy Talk

Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy. The trouble is, a blanket policy that treats every burned limb and leaf as carbon neutral—without regard to science—won’t suffice. Bioenergy is not carbon neutral.

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US Falls Behind China in Low Carbon Competitiveness

Celsias

China outpaced the US to become one of the top three G20 economies best prepared to compete in a low-carbon economy, according to an index developed by Australian think tank The Climate Institute and GE.

Building a Low Carbon World

The Green Changemakers

Web Seminar - 2007 [link] Video streams, each containing content from this year's Building a Low Carbon World conference which was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. London's plan for tackling climate change - Ken Livingstone The Mayor recently launched his London Climate Change Action Plan - the first comprehensive plan of any major city on how it will cut carbon emissions.

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Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24.

Mapping Pathways Toward a Low Carbon Future

The Green Changemakers

Introduction to the Low Carbon Society Research Network Mr. Hiroshi Ono, Director, Office of Research & Study 292KB - Scenario and Modelling Approaches for Low Carbon Societies Dr. Mikiko Kainuma, National Institute for Environmental Studies 1196KB - EPA's Climate Change Mitigation Database Frank Princiotta, U.S.

China Caps Energy Use in Low-Carbon Plan

Celsias

It is going to work towards achieving low carbon energy targets. China looks determined to take the challenge of sustainable growth by the horns. It has its tasks for itself clearly set out for the next five years.

Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

A project of The Regional Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan Overview 13 Eco-Model Cities of Japan CASBEE-City Promotion Council of the Low Carbon Cities The International Conference on Promoting Low Carbon Cities 2009 OVERVIEW A program established by the Japanese government to create and promote a Low-Carbon Society on a city level, domestically and worldwide.

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.

UK Policy and Business Leaders Discuss Low-Carbon Sector Collaboration with North America

Celsias

“The UK has a world-leading policy framework which is revolutionizing the low-carbon business environment.

Workshop on the Low Carbon Development and Resilient Society in Asia: Elements for Qatar and Future Regime

The Green Changemakers

[link] The workshop featured key concepts such as NAMAs, MRV, Low-Carbon/ Low- Emission Development, short-lived climate forcers, and adaptation.The workshop was co-organised by IGES and USAID-RDMA on the sidelines of UNFCCC Ad-hoc Working Groups’ informal session in Bangkok with the objective of sharing the latest insights and ongoing activities by IGES, USAID and their partners.

Low Carbon Products in Demand Despite Economic Challenges

Celsias

Recent Carbon Trust research has shown that consumer demand for lower-carbon products and services is growing, despite the tough economic climate. The research also reveals that consumers are more aware that the products they buy come at a high price in terms of carbon emissions across the supply chain.

Private House: A low carbon dwelling draped in gorgeous curved glass facades

EcoFriend

The plinth level of the house was intentionally laid low, with specific attention to the private spatial demarcation. This volumetric pattern is supported by the vivacious usage of brick, stone and wood, all of which were salvaged from local sources to minimize the level of carbon footprint.

Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

The Green Changemakers

Source : [link] As the nation continues to debate its energy future, a new report released today shows that the U.S. can create two million jobs by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program, which will strengthen the economy, increase energy independence, and fight global warming.

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World Environment Day on 5 Jun 2008: Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy

The Green Changemakers

Towards a Low Carbon Economy. There will be activities around the world on 5 June to highlight the problem of global warming and climate change, and how we can do our part to reduce carbon emissions. Our world is in the grip of a dangerous carbon habit.

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