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  • Robin Haycock, Head of Transport reviews new UK Government plug-in vehicle strategy

    Date
    30 June 2011

    Robin Haycock, Head of Transport, The Climate Group, reviews the new plug-in vehicle infrastructure strategy document, Making the Connection: the Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, which clarifies policy and shows leading businesses and stakeholders the building momentum within UK Government for electric vehicles (EVs).

    Robin Haycock
  • Google reveals huge GDP value of clean energy innovation in US

    Date
    29 June 2011

    Google has published a study, The Impact of Clean Energy Innovation’ and an associated website, which reveals that innovation in clean energy technology in the US can significantly cut greenhouse gases (GHGs), boost GDP and create over 1 million jobs.

    Google reveals huge GDP value of clean energy innovation in US
  • Basque Country President becomes acting co-chair of Alliance

    Date
    28 June 2011

    The President of the Basque country (Lehendakari), Patxi Lopez, has agreed to become the European acting co-chair of the States and Regions Alliance of The Climate Group.

    Basque Country cochair
  • EU directive is first step, but more ambition needed

    Date
    27 June 2011

    The European Commission has proposed a new set of measures to put the EU back on track to achieve Europe’s 20% energy efficiency target. The proposals aim to push forward key actions of the Energy Efficiency Plan which was put forward by the European Commission on March 8, 2011, and was welcomed by the European Parliament.

    EU Flag crop
  • Clean energy trade disputes miss the point

    Date
    24 June 2011

    Allison Hannon, Senior Finance Sector Manager, The Climate Group, comments on China’s recent announcement of wind turbine subsidies cuts - and how the clean energy industry will still continue to grow in both China and the US.

    Alli Hannon white background
  • EV momentum speeding up in India

    Date
    24 June 2011

    The Government in India has accelerated its efforts to take up the development, manufacturing and adoption of electric vehicles (EV) to speed up a Clean Revolution in the EV sector.

    EV car charging
  • Second term for Ban Ki-moon applauded by The Climate Group

    Date
    23 June 2011

    On Tuesday, the 192-nation UN general assembly had voted unanimously to give Ban Ki-moon of South Korea a second five-year term as Secretary-General beginning 1 January 2012.

    Ban Ki-moon
  • UN climate talks in Bonn: business tells it like it is

    Date
    23 June 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group, analyzes the UN climate change talks in Bonn.

    Damian Ryan
  • EU launches Smart Cities and Communities Initiative

    Date
    22 June 2011

    Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger launched the EU's Smart Cities and Communities initiative at a high level conference in Brussels, which brought together high-profile speakers and attendees from sectors including energy and ICT, as well as experts from academia, financial institutions and the EU; the influential leaders needed to integrate large-scale clean technologies to Europe's cities.

    EU reaches final agreement on Climate and Energy Package
  • Better Place and Renault team up to launch pioneering electric car

    Date
    21 June 2011

    Better Place and Renault have announced a strategic partnership, ready for their 2012 launch of the world’s first mass market, zero-emission vehicle with a switchable battery in Australia.

    Better Place logo
  • UN report says climate change offers big opportunities for businesses

    Date
    21 June 2011

    A new study shows 86% of global businesses that are signatories to the United Nations Global Compact And United Nations Environment Programme Caring for Country initiative see climate change as an opportunity.

    Caring for Climate
  • Soaring prices boost energy efficiency, says new Johnson Controls Inc. survey

    Date
    20 June 2011

    Led by Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, the International Facility Management Association and the Urban Land Institute, the fifth annual global Energy Efficiency Survey shows that high energy costs are driving green growth in the North American building sector, as building owners compete to improve energy efficiency to reduce costs.

    Johnson Controls logo
  • North America leading with innovative climate policies

    Date
    17 June 2011

    The Climate Group North America is pleased to present our latest report Leading the Way: Policy Design for a Clean Revolution, which showcases the tremendous progress made by cities, states and regions across North America that are leading the Clean Revolution with innovative climate policies.

    States and Regions North America - Leading The Way
  • China's Carbon Strategy guidelines launched at Carbon Treasure event

    Date
    16 June 2011

    The Climate Group China successfully organized the closing event of Carbon Treasure Program Phase, with two panel discussions and the launch of Carbon Strategy and Management Guidelines for Chinese Businesses, which includes one general and three sector guidelines, to help drive a Clean Revolution in China.

    Carbon Treasure launch
  • 74 leading companies call for climate action to boost EU economy and jobs

    Date
    15 June 2011

    An ever-increasing list of top European companies, presently totalling 72, have signed up to a declaration calling on the European Union to adopt a 30% emissions reduction target by 2020 below 1990 levels, to preserve the European Union’s competitiveness, increase jobs and build a low-carbon economy.

    EU flags
  • Report - CCUS in China: 18 Key Issues

    Date
    15 June 2011

    The Climate Group China has released a new report entitled CCUS in China: 18 Questions & Answers, which describes the development and future of CCUS (carbon capture, use and storage) technology in China by analyzing its pros and cons. The report offers government and enterprises specific descriptions to better understand and practice CCUS.

    China CCUS report
  • Australia, Europe and NZ lead in global practices: climate change investor groups publish report

    Date
    14 June 2011

    The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) and the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), today published a report on the investment practices of asset managers and owners towards climate change issues, which shows bold action towards accelerating the Clean Revolution.

    Melbourne skyscraper
  • Climate Smart Precincts report presented to Premier of South Australia

    Date
    14 June 2011

    On June 6, 2011, Caroline Bayliss, Australia Director, The Climate Group, presented the Climate Smart Precincts Adelaide Workshop report to the Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, with representatives from GE, IBM and Origin Energy in attendance.

    This report is the latest in a series produced as part of the Climate Smart Precincts Initiative, facilitated by The Climate Group.  It was presented to The Premier of South Australia, the Hon Mike Rann, on 6 June 2011.
  • Amy Davidsen delivers talk to TEDx audience

    Date
    14 June 2011

    On May 12, Amy Davidsen, US Executive Director, The Climate Group, joined an impressive roster of 16 thought leaders invited to speak at an inaugural day-long TEDx event at the Civic Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and share the opportunities available in a Clean Revolution.

    Amy D
  • Productivity Commission report backs a carbon price in Australia

    Date
    13 June 2011

    The Australian Government has released a report by The Productivity Commission backing a carbon price as the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions. Caroline Bayliss, Australia Director, The Climate Group, welcomes the report as a timely contribution to the carbon price debate.

    Productivity Commission
  • US Administration's call for consumer access to energy data welcomed

    Date
    13 June 2011

    Obama administration officials have announced a series of measures to make energy information readily accessible to consumers and promote innovation in the energy sector as part of a broader effort to modernize the U.S. electricity grid, which is welcomed by The Climate Group.

    US Administration's call for consumer access to energy data welcomed
  • Ban Ki-moon way ahead in U.N. race to replace himself

    Date
    08 June 2011

    Former South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon would like to lead the United Nations for another five years. And it's almost certain that he'll get what he wants. Evan Juska, Head of US Policy, The Climate Group comments on the need for Ban Ki-moon to stay and continue his good progress in tackling climate change.

    Ban Ki-moon
  • Electrification of transport revealed at Cleantech Ignition Session, Bonn

    Date
    08 June 2011

    Robin Haycock, Head of Transport, The Climate Group attends the Ernst & Young European Cleantech Ignition Session 2011 – 7th June 2011 Bonn, Germany, where over 40 powerful brands and companies gathered together with a top line facilitator, to discuss the global Electrification of Transport, clearly demonstrating we're still on course for a Clean Revolution in transport.

    Robin Haycock
  • Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, on climate policy and the low carbon economy

    Date
    07 June 2011

    Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group, shares his views on carbon markets, low-carbon economy and climate policy with Sheetal Vyas, in India's Planet Earth magazine's June 2011 edition.

    Mark Kenber
  • EIO launches new Index to cut corporate emissions

    Date
    06 June 2011

    Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO) has released the Environmental Tracking (ET) Index Series, a low carbon market mechanism which aims to cut global companies’ emissions and spur green investment, as part of the Clean Revolution.

    ET Index Series
  • nrg4SD and The Climate Group join forces at Carbon Expo, Barcelona

    Date
    03 June 2011

    On Thursday, June 1, Lluís Recorder i Miralles, Catalonian Minister of Territory and Sustainability and Northern Co-Chair of nrg4SD, and Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the already close cooperation between the two organizations.

    MoU Barcelona
  • Huge growth forecast for green fleets by 2015

    Date
    02 June 2011

    In line with The Climate Group's EV work, a study by Pike Research looks at the opportunities for light-duty HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs in global commercial fleet markets and forecasts a huge global growth in green fleets by 2015, highlighting the rapidly transforming Clean Revolution in the world of electric vehicles.

    EV car charging
  • LED trials are persuading early adopters

    Date
    01 June 2011

    Phil Jessup, Head of International Lighting, The Climate Group writes for LEDs Magazine about the LightSavers consortium of cities - in particular New York, Toronto and Sydney - which is undertaking an extensive and coordinated series of trials of LED outdoor lighting products, with a sure view to persuading the relevant authorities to adopt the technology.

    Phil Jessup

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