Despite a 20 per cent reduction over the past two decades in
UK CO2 production emissions - from industrial production,
transport and burning fossil fuels for electricity generation - the
latest report from the Committee on Climate Change shows that
the country's carbon footprint has actually gone up by
ten per cent due to 'imported emissions' through
increased imports. Now, CCC Chairman David Kennedy points to "the
essential role of a global deal to drive emissions reductions
The Carbon Trust has broadly welcomed the report. But James
Wilde, the Trust's Director of Innovation and Policy, said: "While
we agree that a global deal to drive emissions reductions is
important, it is our experience that such a deal will never replace
action at local level by governments, business and consumers.
can benefit by measuring and reducing the carbon embodied in
their supply chains and by communicating this to consumers through
product carbon labelling."
For further information from the Committee on Climate Change,
visit the CCC website at www.theccc.org.uk/publications
EVENTS & EDUCATION
event set to put on its biggest show
This month's All-Energy event in Aberdeen features products
and services from 580 exhibitors, plus over 320 conference and
seminar speakers. More?
highlight the need for effective energy management
Energy management company EMSc is to host a series of CPD (continual
professional/personal development) seminars over the coming months. More?
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
drive offers integrated control and BASIC programming
With BASIC programming and machine and motion controllers built-in,
Inmoco's new servo drive does away with the need for a separate
controller or PLC. More?
keeps compressed air systems at peak efficiency
By monitoring up to 12 output points on a compressed air system,
Beko's DS500 monitor enables operators to carry out audits on a
range of key parameters. More?
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
energy savings from super-efficient LED lighting
Philips says it has created the world's most energy-efficient
LED lamp suited to general lighting applications. More?
inverter drive designed for HVAC control
Designed for HVAC and general applications, WEG's CFW501 inverter
range consists of compact, easy-to-use drives in the power range
of 0.18 to 7.5kW. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
DC fast charging station to support next wave of EVs
ABB's Terra 53 50kW CCS DC fast charging station is compliant
with BMW i3, Volkswagen e-up!, e-Golf and other CCS cars expected
from autumn onwards. More?
to monitor impact of EV charging on supply networks
A UK 'smart grid' project has joined forces with an
EV recharging network to monitor the impact EV charging could have
on electricity networks. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
logger offers easy measurement of power use
An energy logger that safely monitors power usage of individual
devices and complete premises/installations has been introduced
by Gemini Data Loggers. More?
system highlights on-site energy wastage
An 'action orientated' approach to energy management that lets
staff maximise and maintain energy savings has been launched by
Elster EnergyITC. More?
to launch 15kW wind turbine at All-Energy event
Wind turbine manufacturer Kingspan Wind is launching its much anticipated
KW15 turbine this month at the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference
in Aberdeen. More?
system harvests unwanted heat to provide hot water
A solar energy system that harvests unwanted heat from a PV cell
and uses it to heat water has been developed by Guildford-based
Naked Energy. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
Environmental Technologies index launched by FTSE
Index provider FTSE has launched a top 100 listing to rank companies
in the renewables, alternative energy, environmental, water and
waste, sectors. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
sets out next steps in its low-carbon heating policy
The Government has set out the next steps to ensure affordable,
secure, low carbon heating plays a key role in the UK's commercial
and domestic energy mix. More?