09 May 2008
Lord Nicholas Stern has published a new report designed to help break the deadlock in international climate change negotiations and develop a carbon emission-reduction framework acceptable to both developed and developing economies.
30 April 2008
has been suspended from U.N. carbon trading in an unprecedented punishment for violating greenhouse gas reporting rules that underpin a fight against global warming.
26 April 2008
The government's flagship plans to extend carbon trading to include large energy users such as supermarkets, hotels and government departments could actually penalise those firms that procure green energy or make use of onsite renewable technologies.
07 April 2008
All quoted companies will be forced to detail carbon emissions in their annual reports after the Government caved in to backbench pressure.
07 April 2008
The government has announced plans designed to make it easier for home owners, schools and charities to take advantage of its grants for installing onsite renewable energy systems - but not everyone is happy
29 March 2008
Greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly two percent in 2007, keeping the country on track to meet its targets under the Kyoto Protocol, the government's environmental agency said on Thursday.
18 March 2008
The government is planning to make carbon capture mandatory for all new fossil fuel power plants to help combat climate change
25 February 2008
Government's quality mark to only support Kyoto-approved credits, but Defra insists it will extend scheme for voluntary credits if industry can develop a robust standard
11 February 2008
A United Nations scheme to promote carbon-reducing power projects in poor countries has come under threat as Europe tightens the rules governing the trade in carbon permits in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
01 February 2008
Britain could be forced to drastically step up the energy it takes from renewable sources to 15% by 2020 from 3% or less, under tough new green targets to be set out by the European commission last month
13 January 2008
As gas and electricity prices continue to rise, Rochdale Euro-MP Chris Davies is calling for VAT rates on energy saving products to be slashed.
07 January 2008
While no action specific commitment was made at the
summit, 190 countries did agree on a sensible and achievable plan
02 January 2008
Kevin Conrad, head of Papua New Guinea’s deligation at the Bali Climate talks won ‘mass applaus’ for an aggressive speech aimed at the US secretary of state for democracy and global affairs.
17 December 2007
At the Bali climate change conference, Nobel prize winner Al Gore stood up in front of a packed hall and said something we already knew but had been dying to hear.
27 November 2007
is negotiating with
to purchase carbon credits so that it can meet the Kyoto Protocol target of greenhouse gas emissions, media reports said Monday.
21 November 2007
Gordon Brown on Monday set out his vision for a low-carbon Britain, claiming that the "decarbonisation" of the economy will provide huge opportunities for businesses and create hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two decades.
18 November 2007
The climate change bill – announced officially in the Queen’s speech this month – would create a long-term legal framework to reduce the UK's C02 emissions up until 2050.
18 November 2007
Democratic White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton has pledged that as president she would negotiate a successor treaty to the Kyoto protocol on climate change by 2010 – two years before Kyoto expires.
18 November 2007
Carbon emissions legislation will target the IT sector after 2012, and businesses should start developing green technology plans, a Labour MP has advised.
09 November 2007
Environment secretary Hilary Benn said today the planned bill, which will impose legally binding caps on carbon emissions, would be stronger, more effective and more transparent than first put forward.
07 November 2007
New green building regs could add up to 60 per cent to the construction costs of new buildings, according to a study by a leading property developer.
30 October 2007
A new row has developed among European governments that have forced the EU to postpone ambitious plans for tackling climate change before a crucial UN conference on the issue in
in early December.
18 October 2007
Every UK business must carbon budget when the Climate Change Bill comes before parliament over the next year.
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