Author Archives: UKSS

Japan’s Low Carbon Navigator

As Tom trailed last week, Japan has launched their ’2050 Low Carbon Navigator’. You can access it in Japanese and, fortunately for me, in English and read all about why and how they built it. The work is a much … Continue reading

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We’ve listened: a new approach to managing our radioactive waste

Today we’ve set out our renewed approach to find a suitable site to dispose of the country’s higher-activity radioactive waste. This waste exists from decades of enjoying the benefits of low-carbon electricity from nuclear power. We must manage this material … Continue reading

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Climate change: New US study presents a stark choice for business

A new report from the Risky Business project published on 24th June quantifies for the first time the risks of climate change for American businesses. It sets out clearly the economic consequences across the whole country, for “corn producers in … Continue reading

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Poke it, prod it, break it – help us to make a great Global Calculator

Close observers of DECC will know about the UK’s 2050 calculator, and the unexpected benefits of being open with it: it has been adapted by the governments of India, China and several others (and watch this space for news about … Continue reading

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The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund – upfront cash to help you save more on your energy bills

From today, people wanting to make energy saving home improvements can get up to £7600 from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to help with the cost of the work. This is an excellent opportunity that will make it substantially … Continue reading

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Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy enters its final phase

It is very exciting to think that the wetland biomass to bioenergy project is now entering its final stage, with only a further 11 months left to run. As we complete the review of Phase 2, the life cycle analysis … Continue reading

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Ask your question about the future of energy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is teaming up with National Grid to deliver a “Powering the Country” event (“Marcus and Libby Try To Keep The Lights On”) at the Hay Festival and we’d like you to get … Continue reading

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Cool Green Gadgets For Your Home

There was a time when going green was something that took a lot of time and a lot of effort. While going green is still something that takes a certain amount of mindfulness, the truth is that over the past … Continue reading

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Michael Fallon announces UK-Poland shale study

European produced shale gas has the potential to contribute to energy security, deliver economic benefits and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However there is a lack of understanding about how much of this potential can be realised. This is … Continue reading

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Reducing Carbon Emissions through Innovation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its Assessment Report in three enormous publications. The first publication – often called “Working Group 1″, or WG1 for short – describes the current understanding of the physical mechanisms of climate change; the … Continue reading

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