Environmental and Green News

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08 April 2011

Google to Invest 3.5m Euros in German Solar Plant

Google will invest 3.5m Euros in a solar photovoltaic power plant in Germany, according to an announcement on Thursday.


15 March 2011

UK CCS 'Could Create 13000 Jobs'

Research highlights huge carbon storage potential beneath Moray Firth and predicts industry will support 27,000 jobs by 2020.


07 March 2011

Carbon Trust & Siemens Strike £550M Green Finance Deal

The Carbon Trust and Siemens announced the launch of a new £550m (US $894 million) green financing initiative that commits to helping firms cover the upfront cost of energy efficiency investments.


24 February 2011

EU Proposes Further Security Measures For Carbon Market

Report claims move to 30 per cent target would yield GDP gains of $600bn and more than six million jobs


23 February 2011

Novell Preps Custom SUSE Linux for SAP users

Novell has customized a version of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software for heavy users of SAP software, the company announced Tuesday.


23 February 2011

Sainsbury's Green Tech to Ease Strain on National Grid

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has deployed a technology that it claims will help to alleviate strain on the National Grid at peak times.


21 February 2011

UK Ticks Towards Carbon-Saving Time

The government will this week signal that it could support proposals to move the clocks forward by an hour, according to reports suggesting the coalition's new tourism strategy will argue that changing the clocks would cut carbon emissions and boost the UK's economy.


16 February 2011

Call for More Initiatives to Boost Green Jobs

An increase in the number of government and industry schemes will help to boost the UK's green jobs market, according to trade and professional body RenewableUK.


10 February 2011

Capgemini and CA TechTeam on Carbon Management

Consultancy giant Capgemini has this week announced it is teaming up with business software specialist CA Technologies to deliver a new service that will allow firms to outsource the management and reporting of their carbon and energy footprints.


09 February 2011

Ericsson Joins Move Towards Smaller Mobile Base Stations

Ericsson is joining the move towards using smaller mobile base stations, announcing Ericsson Air (antenna integrated radio), which aims to reduce power consumption while expanding coverage to more areas, it said on Tuesday.


02 February 2011

Huhne Urges Action Despite Cut in Carbon Emissions

New figures show UK greenhouse gas emissions fell 8.7 per cent in 2009, as ministers seek to secure future of green investment bank.


27 January 2011

Big Brands Sign up to Waste Reduction Pledges

A number of the UK's best-known businesses yesterday stepped up their commitment to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, signing up to two schemes designed to cut waste levels and increase UK recycling rates.


24 January 2011

BT Promises Green Olympic Legacy

BT has started offering corporate customers new carbon footprinting service developed on Olympic project.


19 January 2011

Businesses Reluctant to go Green

The UK is failing to adequately invest in low carbon products and services and risks falling behind international rivals such as Germany in the pursuit of 'green growth'.


12 January 2011

Report: Clean-Tech Investment Hits Record Level in 2010

Global investment in low-carbon technology reached $243bn (£156bn) in 2010, according to new research from analyst firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) which suggests the sector is halfway to achieving the $500bn-a-year investment target that experts believe is required to ensure greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2020.


11 January 2011

UK Inks Low Carbon Technology Alliance with China

The UK has today confirmed it will develop formal partnerships with China in an attempt to accelerate low-carbon growth in both countries through the exchange of clean technologies, expertise and policy.


07 January 2011

Greenpeace Says Electronics Industry Getting Greener

Greenpeace's latest report into the environmental friendliness of electronics manufacturers has shown promising progress, but some companies are refusing to take part.


07 January 2011

Survey Shows Technology is Key in Efficiency Savings

Technology is being positioned at the forefront of local government efforts to meet cost-saving targets, according to a survey of councillors.


06 January 2011

Companies Plead Poverty Despite Efficiency Benefits

Almost two thirds of UK companies are not improving the energy efficiency of their equipment because of financial pressure, threatening the UK's economic competitiveness.


04 January 2011

Green Patent Fast-Track Hailed a Success

The government this week hailed the success of its recent efforts to fast-track the processing of green patent applications, releasing figures showing 329 patents have taken advantage of the scheme since it was launched in May last year.


24 December 2010

Christmas Break Energy Waste Could Cost Firms £41m

Small business will waste more than £40m and pump out unnecessary tonnes of carbon dioxide if they leave computers, printers and photocopiers on over the festive period.