2010 News Archives

CRC Survey Report

December 20, 2010

The DECC consultation on the future of CRC closed on 17th December and Cyber Associates submitted the results of the two-minute survey for their consideration. You can download the report. The password is reporter. The link is here.

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Thames Water signs contract with Cyber Associates

December 16, 2010

Thames Water today signed a contract with Cyber Associates to monitor electricity consumption in three of their office buildings using the NoWatt super-smart metering system. Consumption will be monitored on each floor, and can be analysed down to the nearest minute. In practice the system will allow Thames to plot trends and identify areas of […]

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Climate Change Committee publishes Fourth Carbon Budget

December 8, 2010

This report sets the Committee’s advice on the fourth carbon budget, covering the period 2023-27, as required under Section 4 of the Climate Change Act; the Government will propose draft legislation for the fourth budget in Spring 2011. In line with the required timetable, this report comes only two years after the first report, which recommended […]

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October 28, 2010

This is the text of the Comprehensive Spending Review document on the CRC: ” The CRC Energy Efficiency scheme will be simplified to reduce the burden on businesses, with the first allowance sales for 2011-12 emissions now taking place in 2012 rather than 2011. Revenues from allowance sales totalling £1 billion a year by 2014-15 […]

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Spending Review questions Feed-in Tariffs

October 21, 2010

The DECC press realease following the Spending Review contains the following: “Feed-In Tariffs will be refocused on the most cost-effective technologies saving £40 million in 2014-15. The changes will be implemented at the first scheduled review of tariffs unless higher than expected deployment requires an early review.” This is likely to affect domestic solar panels, […]

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Huhne highlights urgent need for new energy

October 19, 2010

A surge of investment in new energy sources will be needed to ensure our energy security and reduce reliance on fossil fuels in the decades ahead, Chris Huhne said today. The Government has launched the consultation on the coalition’s revised draft national policy statements on energy. They show that we expect over half the new […]

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Sustainable Event Management – Briefing for the Hospitality Industry

October 5, 2010

It’s all about being seen to be green. Consumers and corporates want to deal with environmentally friendly organisations, and that now includes hotels, venues and conference centres. There is now a whole range of standards and accreditations for the hospitality and tourism industries. They depend on the exact type of business as well as the […]

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Less than half participants have registered for CRC – Environment Agency

September 20, 2010

2,431 registered, 8 working days to go. As at 20th September 2,431 organisations had registered as full participants in the CRC Energy Saving Scheme. Those who fail to meet the deadline are liable for a £5,000 fine plus £500 per day for 80 days or until registration is complete, and it looks certain that hundreds, […]

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September 13, 2010

The CBI today called for the Government to make its environmental data more easily available to help businesses prepare for the risks of climate change. Launching a new report: Whatever the weather: managing the risks from a changing climate, the UK’s leading business group said climate change projections should be published in a more accessible format. It […]

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