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  • Leading solar companies join force to expand deployment

    Leading solar companies including First Solar and Suntech are joining forces to found the Global Solar Council to expand the deployment of solar power. The Global Solar Council, which aims to bring together representatives from manufacturers, project developers and financiers, will lobby policymakers around the world to adopt solar power more widely as an affordable, […]

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  • US project will map solar potential of every rooftop

    Satellite imagery company GeoEye is joining forces with Geostellar to map every commercial and domestic rooftop in the US for solar power potential. The collaboration will see GeoEye will supply Earth imagery, digital surface models and other mapping data to Geostellar, which will use its analytical systems to assess a property’s roof slope, amount of […]

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  • South Korea moves ahead with cap and trade scheme

    South Korea is to become the latest nation to implement a cap and trade system for its greenhouse gas emissions. As the world’s eighth largest carbon emitter and among the fastest growing, South Korea has pledged to reduce its emissions by 30% against projected levels by 2020. Details of the scheme, which will start in […]

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  • Business leaders call on EU to redouble green growth efforts

    Business leaders are today calling on the European Union to redouble green growth efforts, strengthen the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and stepping up renewables and energy efficiency targets. The Prince of Wales’s EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (EUCLG) and colleagues from sister organisations the Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform and The Atlas […]

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  • UK and Denmark investigate new electricity connection

    The UK’s network operator National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet.dk yesterday announced the start of a study to assess the possibility of a new electricity connection between the two countries. The ‘pre-feasibility’ study will look at the options for an undersea cable between the UK and Denmark, giving the option for interconnector trading between the two. […]

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  • Vauxhall’s Ampera comes to UK

    Vauxhall’s long-awaited four-seater hatchback Ampera, which won the 2012 ‘Car of the Year’ award at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will go on sale in the UK today. The Ampera, which its makers say offers “all the benefits of electric driving, without any of the range anxiety”, is not a hybrid. The vehicle’s […]

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  • 10:10 calls on schools to ‘crowd-source’ funds for solar panels

    The 10:10 campaign group, which was set up to encourage individuals and organisations cut their emissions by 10%, has launched a new initiative aimed at helping UK schools ‘crowd-source’ funding for solar panel installations. The organisation piloted the scheme last year with eight schools, which raised some £75,000 in pledges from parents, community groups and […]

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  • Onshore wind turbines “damaging” UK landscape, says CPRE

    Onshore wind turbines are “damaging” the UK’s valued landscapes and intruding on the most tranquil areas, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). In a report out today, the organisation calls for a way to be found of “reconciling climate change mitigation and landscape protection”. The CPRE contends that there is a dramatic […]

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  • Norway laps up 1000 Nissan LEAFs in six months

    Norway has lapped up 1000 of Nissan’s all-electric LEAFs in just six months, according to the company. The 1000th car was handed over to its new owner last week, taking the sales to almost 2% of the total car market and making the LEAF the second best-selling Nissan in Norway and the ninth best-selling car […]

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  • UK and Korean wind energy associations team up

    UK renewable trade body RenewableUK has signed an agreement with its Korean counterpart, the Korean Wind Energy Industry Association. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) seals a commitment to work together to increase trade and business opportunities between the two nations. The commitment was signed by chief executive of RenewableUK Maria McCaffery and Rimtaig Lee, chair […]

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