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  • Climate legislation advancing in 16 leading countries

    28 April 2011

    According to a study by Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) published last week, in the last 18 months the world’s leading economies have rapidly developed their climate change legislation, collectively helping to advance a global Clean Revolution.

    World map dots
  • New York, Sydney and Toronto LED scale-ups underway

    26 April 2011

    Phil Jessup, Cities and Technology Director, The Climate Group, looks at the LED trials in three leading cities, New York, Sydney and Toronoto. In an historic urban park, city streets and parking garages, LED scale-up engineering, financing studies and procurement tenders are now happening in these influential cities.

    Sydney LEDs
  • Renewable Energy Certificates open for trade

    21 April 2011

    Viewed as one of the pioneering efforts in any developing country for mainstreaming the renewable generation through market mechanisms, RECs have been introduced by the Government of India to incentivize higher efficiencies and electricity output and to encourage the entry of independent power producers and more diverse investors.

    REC delegation group
  • EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011: Energy efficiency, regional action and innovative financing

    18 April 2011

    From April 11 to 15 2011 saw the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week take place in Brussels, where the core themes that emerged were energy efficiency, action at sub-national level and the development of new models for public-private project financing.

    Sustainable Energy Week talks
  • Toward a ‘smarter’ world

    15 April 2011

    Our SMART 2020 program concluded that by 2020, ICT could unlock savings worth US$946 billion per annum and reduce global carbon emissions by a whopping 15% - which is close to the entire US carbon footprint. Caroline Bayliss, Australia Director, The Climate Group, writes for CFO Magazine about the opportunities in a 'smarter' world.

    Caroline Bayliss
  • Australian businesses unite to back carbon price

    14 April 2011

    Since Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the government’s intention to put a price on carbon by June 2012, a broad public debate has begun in Australia, sparking a new coalition of businesses who support the establishment of a carbon price in Australia.

    Melbourne skyscraper
  • Sparking success: Kolkata LED pilot brightens lives

    13 April 2011

    Sparked by the success of the 2010 LED pilot in nearby Kolkata, Haldia in West Bengal is the second Indian city to feature in The Climate Group’s global LED project, which is supported by the HSBC Climate Partnership and aims to rapidly up-scale LED technologies across the world.

    Kolkata LED installation
  • Bangkok Climate Talks: A step back?

    12 April 2011

    Alaa Khourdajie reports on the first official round of climate negotiations for the year, which were wrapped up in Bangkok on April 8 2011 and where disagreement revolved around setting a new agenda for guiding negotiations through the rest of the year.

    Bangkok skyline
  • Clean Energy Ministers commit to accelerating CCS

    12 April 2011

    In light of the global energy ministers meet in Abu Dhabi last week, Rupert Posner, Global Director of Energy, The Climate Group, blogs for GCCSI about the serious progress required by governments if CCS is going to be deployed at the pace we need.

    Rupert Posner
  • Veolia Environment joins The Climate Group

    11 April 2011

    Veolia Environment, one of the global leaders in environmental services, has joined The Climate Group. The French multinational aims to contribute to our work on the Clean Revolution through involvement in our programs on LEDs, EVs and smart information and communication technologies, particularly in the city context.

    Veolia Environment
  • Stakeholders in future EU electric vehicle market to collaborate around urban deployment

    06 April 2011

    The Climate Group and Polis hosted a joint event today at the offices of The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to discuss how local governments, fleet owners, and the energy and motor industries can work together to grow the European market for electric vehicles (EVs).

    EV red car
  • Sydney’s glowing response to LEDs

    06 April 2011

    Trials of LED outdoor lighting are currently being introduced in the City of Sydney, Australia, where The Climate Group have had the opportunity to gage the community’s reaction with a series of surveys.

    Sydney LEDs
  • Public-private mix needed for large scale low carbon investments

    06 April 2011

    On Monday, April 4, The Climate Group, in partnership with the British Consulate General and Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, hosted a roundtable in New York City with UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Gregory Barker.

    New York City
  • UN climate talks recommence in Bangkok

    03 April 2011

    The first formal round of UN climate talks since the successful Cancun summit (COP16) last December commences this week (April 4) in Bangkok. Although the meeting is expected to be a low-key affair, it is likely to provide the first real indication of whether or not countries can build on the positive momentum generated at the Mexico conference.

    Damian Ryan
  • Obama energy blueprint includes green fleets

    01 April 2011

    In a major speech on energy this week President Obama said he wanted the US to pick up the pace on clean energy investment, noting how the country has slid behind China and Germany. Amy Davidsen, US Director, The Climate Group comments on this positive new direction.

    Obama Off-shore drilling announcement

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