Tag Archives: UK emissions

Perry Says Renegotiate Paris Accord

THE ECOreport reposts a story from  the ongoing debate at the White House, Perry Says Renegotiate Paris Accord

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Joshua Hill

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has added his voice to the growing number of Trump advisers recommending the new President keep the country in the Paris Agreement, but he has called on the President to renegotiate the deal in an attempt to push European nations to assume a larger share of emissions reductions.

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London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

The ECOreport looks into the first steps towards London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

By Roy L Hales

A spokesperson from Fastned said negotiations have been going on for the past year and a half. This morning Transport for London (TfL) announced the Dutch EV fast charging company is one of the five successful bidders. The other charging companies are Bluepoint London, the Centrica Consortium, Chargemaster and Electricity Supply Board (ESB).  London’s first 75 charging points should be operational by the end of the year.  By 2020, there could be 300.  The first steps towards London’s transportation sector going electric have been taken.

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Brexit’s Impact On Air Pollution

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the upcoming UK referendum. If the separatists won, what would be Brexit’s impact on air pollution? 

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Emma Howard

Up to 4200 more people could be at risk of premature death from air pollution in 2030 if the UK fails to sign up to new legislation as a result of exiting the European Union, an analysis by Energydesk has found.

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Amber Rudd’s “At the Coal Face” Speech

Even critics call it a significant speech, though adding “very little we didn’t already know”:  Amber Rudd’s “At the Coal Face” Speech: A new direction for UK energy policy

The Full Text of Amber  Rudd’s speech, from GOV.UK

There’s a picture from the Government art collection that hangs in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It’s called “At the Coal Face” by Nicholas Evans.

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Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), the  world’s carbon intensity fell 2.7% last year. This was the steepest decline in the seven years PwC has been keeping track. Four of the G20’s top emissions reducers were European nations and, with one exception, all in growing economies. Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014.
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It Is Time Canada Cleaned Up Its’ Emissions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTom Mulcair just announced his plan “to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions.” Mulcair is right, it is time Canada cleaned up its’ emissions.

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The EU’s CO2 Emissions Decreased 5% In 2014

While both Europe & China are making substantial progress on the  emissions front, North America’s continue to rise. This is especially true in Canada, where the government has modest goals & no plans to get there.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1For the first time in forty years, the World’s C02 emissions have been held in check. One of the biggest stories recently came from China, whose emissions decreased for the first time in recorded history.  An announcement this morning says the EU’s CO2 emissions decreased 5% in 2014.

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Canada’s road to an 80 per cent carbon reduction

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By Tyler Bryant, Energy Policy Analyst

As a partner in the Trottier Energy Futures Project (TEFP), the David Suzuki Foundation helped analyze energy scenarios from eight countries that showed how an industrial economy can reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The question is: how will these scenarios apply to Canada?
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