The UK Government yesterday issued a challenge to local communities to be at the forefront of the low-carbon economy.
Green roofs can not only reduce heating costs and improve the energy efficiency of building but can also sequester CO2, according to a report from US scientists.
The US should be following the EU’s approach to improving energy efficiency in buildings, according to a report from the RAND Corporation.
Both China and the EU are planning to develop so-called ‘smart cities’ to serve as models of environmental protection and development.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week unveiled plans to introduce a carbon tax in a bid to encourage individuals and businesses reduce their energy use.
Japanese ceramics company Kyocera is keeping its buildings cool with ‘green curtains’ to reduce the use of air conditioning and save energy.
The UK’s Carbon Trust is launching a search for the country’s top innovators in low-carbon technology.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) long-awaited Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) report has been published, highlighting how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60% by 2050.
HEFCE is proposing that the amount of financial support received by the country’s universities and colleges could depend on achieving reductions in carbon emissions.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, yesterday announced plans for a multi-million pound ‘Green London Fund’ to kick-start investment in energy efficiency measures across the capital.