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Shipping industry no nearer to emissions agreement

Shipping industry no nearer to emissions agreement

The shipping industry is no nearer to reaching an agreement on action to control greenhouse gas emissions following an International Maritime Organisation meeting in London last week.

Coulomb Technologies to charge up European EV market

Coulomb Technologies to charge up European EV market

US electric vehicle charging services provider Coulomb Technologies has signalled an expansion of its activities in the European electric vehicles market.

SMEs could be missing out on £112 billion green market, warns Carbon Trust

SMEs could be missing out on £112 billion green market, warns Carbon Trust

Small- and medium-sized businesses across the UK could be missing out on a £112 billion ‘green’ market, warned the Carbon Trust yesterday.

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WWF resigns from UK Government’s zero carbon homes taskforce

WWF resigns from UK Government’s zero carbon homes taskforce

WWF has resigned from the UK Government’s zero carbon homes taskforce and withdrawn its support from the policy, which it says is now “effectively useless”.

New Zealand sets sights on 50% cut in emissions by 2050

New Zealand sets sights on 50% cut in emissions by 2050

New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister Nick Smith last week announced the Government’s intention cut its greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2050.

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UK and Dutch electricity grids united by undersea connection

UK and Dutch electricity grids united by undersea connection

In a first step towards a single European electricity market, the UK and Dutch electricity grids were united on Friday when the 260 km BritNed undersea cable went live.

Wind takes the lead in Spain, but government slashes solar support

Wind takes the lead in Spain, but government slashes solar support

Wind power was the single largest source of electricity in Spain during last month, according to Red Eléctrica de España, the country’s transmission system operator.

Carbon emissions creep up 4% in fossil fuel hooked UK

Carbon emissions creep up 4% in fossil fuel hooked UK

UK CO2 emissions rose 3.8% in 2010, with all greenhouse gas emissions up 2.8%, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

US President calls for end to oil dependence

US President calls for end to oil dependence

US President Barack Obama called for an end to the country’s dependence on oil in a speech on Wednesday, instead pledging a one-third cut over the next decade.

UK Government’s green ‘nudge’ approach not working, says think tank

UK Government’s green ‘nudge’ approach not working, says think tank

The UK Coalition Government ’s policy of ‘nudging’ consumers towards greener, more sustainable lifestyles is not working, says think tank the Green Alliance.