Low Carbon news
In April various world-leading experts on solar cooling technology gathered in Australia to give insight on the future of the technology, says Matthew Dillon
BSRIA has agreed an endorsing partnership with Low Carbon England 2015 (1st and 2nd Dec 2015) held at The National Motorcycle Museum Birmingham.
A breakthrough deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, has been reached by EU leaders.news
EPEE calls for enforcement for ecodesign and energy labelling by the EU during debate organised by the manufactuers’ association.
A report from the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) industry Task Group has warned that the Government must urgently push ahead with plans to ensure all new non domestic buildings are built to zero carbon standards from 2019.
Commercial law firm, Paris Smith LLP has joined temperature control specialist ICS Cool Energy in advising businesses to ensure their AC systems comply with UK law by carrying out a TM44 inspection.
The European Heat Pump Association EHPA has backed the European Parliament’s joint Environment (ENVI) and Energy (ITRE) Committee decision to recognise heating and cooling in today’s vote on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.
HFCs can be and should be handled right away under the Montreal Protocol, said the US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern.
The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has released a position paper before tomorrow’s meeting of environment attachés of the Member States to discuss the F-gas Regulation review.
The Carbon Trust has announced the results of a recent survey and the launch of its Green Business Directory.
The government-led Green Construction Board has teamed up with the Green Property Alliance to commission Deloitte to carry out a study into whether carbon policies are having the desired effect on the property sector.
Renewable energy store Green Square has announced the launch of a franchise operation, encouraging entrepreneurs to facilitate the UK-wide expansion of the brand, Startups.co.uk reported.
The refrigeration industry is working overtime to convince MEPs to row back on the targets set by the European ENVI committee last week
Government announces retail refrigeration 'taskforce', while Tesco reveals plan to double CO2 stores in 2013
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has today announced that he is setting up a retail refrigeration taskforce to focus on energy reduction in the sector.
A new research centre combining the HVAC expertise of the universities of Warwick, Ulster, London South Bank and Loughborough has been created to develop cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies.
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) says it has committed a total of £635m to 11 renewable energy and carbon-reduction projects.
CIBSE Certification to certify competence of Green Deal Advisors based on demonstration of existing skills and knowledge
The Heat Coalition calls on European Commission for strategy to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficient solutions throughout the entire energy supply chain.
The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation has submitted a report calling for widespread bans on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union.
A new technique by EcoCooling has been demonstrated to free-up space for an additional 200 revenue-generating racks in a typical 1000 rack large data centre
Ofgem’s chief executive has warned of the UK’s lack of energy capacity, labelling the period between 2015 and 2018 as a “near-crisis”.
Climate control and separation company Biddle has launched a sectional version of its Forceflow fan convector.
Danish company AC-Sun has revealed new technology that turns solar heat into air conditioning with minimal power, thereby saving 90 per cent of energy.
LC Energy has announced its acquisition of Harvest Wood Fuels bulk pellet business.
The Electrical Contractors’ Association has found that 98 per cent of Britons say they don’t fully understand the Green Deal.
The European Union welcomes the outcome of the Doha climate conference which lays the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term. The conference paved the way for a new global climate agreement to be finalised in 2015 and enables a second period of the Kyoto Protocol to start on 1 January 2013.
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the heating and cooling industry in Europe, has welcomed the European Commission’s F-gas Regulation revisions.
Chancellor George Osborne has said the UK must take a global lead in developing a series of low carbon technologies, including energy efficient computing and energy storage, in his first major speech on scientific issues, The Guardian reported.
A Renewable Energy Conference at Christchurch Borough Council has concluded that deep geothermal resources could provide 20 per cent of the UK’s annual average electricity generation capacity requirement.
An independent report has recommended biomass as a cost-effective way to meet UK renewable energy targets.
Growing numbers of local communities are launching their own renewable energy co-operatives in an effort to slash the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Guardian reported.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100 per cent powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to an influential member of the royal family, The Guardian reported.
Various organisations have joined together to urge the Government to boost the community renewable power and energy efficient schemes. The organisations include Co-operative, the National Trust, the Church of England and the Women’s Institute.
B&ES has submitted its response to the Government’s plans to expand the current non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to include air to water heat pumps and broaden the eligibility criteria for energy from waste.
“The recent publication of wave 2 of DECC’s Public Attitudes Tracker serves to remind us how much still needs to be done in terms of educating consumers about the benefits of renewable heat technologies” says Rexel UK director Brian Smithers.
British businesses have won £70 million of contracts for the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, the prime minister said today.
CIBSE supports call for Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of all government buildings
Hotels can save 40 per cent of energy consumption if they re-evaluate the time that rooms are occupied, according to ebm-papst
VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a £4.5 million deal for the first phase on infrastructure at the London Sustainable Industries Park.
The green economy is delivering more jobs in Northern Ireland than the motor trade, financial services sector and telecommunications combined, reported the Belfast Telegraph.
Australian and European carbon markets will be linked in 2015, creating the world’s biggest emissions trading market, reported the Guardian in a recent article.
Green Energy (EU), the UK’s sole distributor of Redwell infrared technology, has decided to make the move into franchising.
An infrastructure think tank has suggested that residents should receive compensation if they suffer detriment from nearby development.
Employment levels are expected to rise again during the second six months of 2012, according to new research from B&ES.