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U.S. FCC - Use Broadband to Manage Energy Consumption

U.S. FCC - Use Broadband to Manage Energy Consumption

(24 Mar 2010)

Those that live their lives around broadband have been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan. The FCC, has been unusually optimistic on promoting broadband and Internet innovation.

Japanese firms to Standardize Electric Car Rechargers

Japanese firms to Standardize Electric Car Rechargers

(24 Mar 2010)

Top Japanese carmakers, Toyota and Nissan helped set up a group to standardize fast-charge stations for electric cars in a bid to promote the spread of the zero-emission vehicles. The group, led by Japan's biggest utility, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, will set a standard for Japan and later aim for an international standard.

UK plan backs marine energy for 15M homes

UK plan backs marine energy for 15M homes

(24 Mar 2010)

The UK Government's Marine Energy Action Plan announced plans to harness the power of the sea to generate electricity for up to 15m homes and could potentially also save up to 70M tonnes of CO2 by 2050, according to the energy minister Lord Hunt.

Morphy Richards - Measure the Carbon Footprint of New Product Range

Morphy Richards - Measure the Carbon Footprint of New Product Range

(24 Mar 2010)

As part of Morphy Richards’ desire to differentiate itself from its competitors, and meet consumers continually rising interest in environmental sustainability, Britain’s oldest manufacturer of irons decided to work with the Carbon Trust Footprinting Company to measure, certify and label the carbon footprint of its best-selling irons.

Ireland must maximise green employment

Ireland must maximise green employment

(28 Jan 2010)

IRELAND urgently needs to develop east coast wind and wave farms or risk losing renewable energy jobs to its rivals in Britain, warns one industry expert.

Europe’s Aging Nuclear Power Plants

Europe’s Aging Nuclear Power Plants

(28 Jan 2010)

In Western Europe 65 percent of the reactors are between 21 and 30 years old; a additional 20 percent have been operational for more than 30 years.

Important Joint Venture in Marine Energy Development

Important Joint Venture in Marine Energy Development

(28 Jan 2010)

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has teamed up with Pelamis Wave Power of Scotland to form the firm Aegir Wave Power Ltd. Vattenfall’s ambition is for wave power projects to grow to the scale of offshore wind projects, with the Aegir project becoming a stepping stone to that ambition.

The potential for low carbon transport

The potential for low carbon transport

(28 Jan 2010)

Recommendations for 'drastic downscaling of both size and weight' of petrol and diesel cars are contained in a recent Oxford university report.

Smart Meter Trials Begin

Smart Meter Trials Begin

(28 Jan 2010)

The trials will run throughout 2010 and will inform decisions in relation to an optimal design for a full rollout of smart meters.

White House states Obama will attend Copenhagen

White House states Obama will attend Copenhagen

(26 Nov 2009)

US will commit to greenhouse gas reduction target of 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020


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