Major firms commit to slash infrastructure carbon

Thames Tideway Tunnel, Lafarge Tarmac, Temple Group, Kier Infrastructure and Barhale Trant Utilities have become the latest companies to commit to cutting carbon. They have signed the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR), a joint industry and government initiative, to make carbon reduction an integral part of infrastructure construction in the UK. Since the ICR’s launch last […]

Scottish universities get cash for green energy

Three universities in Scotland are enrolling their own green energy supplies with the aid of £20 million from the Scottish Government, it was announced today. The projects are expected to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets. Prince William’s former university, St Andrews, is getting £10 million for a wood-fuelled biomass project at Guardbridge […]

TEAM confirms speaker at Exeter Regional Support Group

Abigail Lamberti, Carbon Manager at Somerset County Council will discuss the current energy related projects which the council is undertaking and how using TEAM Sigma has helped to support the Energy Management Unit. Abigail manages the Council’s Carbon Management Team. The vision for her team is to drive carbon management across the organisation, to reduce […]

Unilever saves €300m through efficiency measures

The multinational corporation that owns brands like Marmite, Knorr (pictured) and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise has achieved a carbon reduction of more than a million tonnes and cut costs by €300 million (£256m) since 2008. Unilever claims it reached the milestone – equivalent to taking 250,000 cars off the road – by implementing efficiency measures in its […]

M&C Scoop Two Major Awards for Excellence in Energy Management

M&C Energy Group, world leading energy consultants, was announced as winner of two major industry awards at the Energy Awards 2012 prestigious gala dinner in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Over 500 of the energy industry’s key players were there to see M&C pick up the awards for Excellence in Carbon Reduction and Excellence in Water […]

During hard times companies forget being green

During times of recession, companies are much more likely to care about their margins than they are about green or legislative measures. This is according to a recent poll conducted by energy consultants M&C Energy Group. The poll showed that 45% of participants thought the cost of energy would be the most important energy-related influence […]

Solar snub in Roadmap sparks confusion

Campaigners have been angered by what they see as a snub to solar in the Government’s recent Renewable Energy Roadmap. The Department of Energy and Climate Change released the Roadmap in tandem with their Energy Market Reform (EMR) White Paper yesterday. The Roadmap highlights eight key new renewable technologies that could push the UK towards […]

CIWEM hails carbon-cutting initiatives

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management has more than achieved its pledge to make significant carbon emission cuts as part of the 10:10 campaign. Although 10:10 aimed to persuade Britain to cut its emissions by 10% by 2010, organisations that had already been working on reducing emissions were asked to commit to a […]

Ambulances in fuel cell trial

Ambulances in Yorkshire have been fitted with methanol fuel cells to charge paramedic equipment while the engine is switched off. The trial is part of a plan by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to cut the fuel consumption of its fleet by 30% by 2015. According to the ambulance service, the technology could help the NHS save […]

Legislative certainty needed for UK industries

The UK’s heavy industries are “bearing a disproportionate burden of emissions reduction targets”. That was the message yesterday from Laura Cohen, chief executive of the British Ceramic Confederation. Dr Cohen was speaking on behalf of British industry at a London seminar, Making Sense of the Energy Debate. Discussing the implications of current carbon-reducing legislation on […]