The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released figures showing that greenhouse gases, including CO2, showed an increase of 2.8% in 2010, making the UK’s 2022 target to reduce emissions by 35% likely to represent a real challenge.
A new study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) presents a practical methodology to evaluate the carbon-reducing potential of new technologies, giving businesses, policy makers, and the utility industry a common yardstick for assessing carbon emissions savings from an array of smart solutions.
UK-based Intamac Systems Limited has received a £4 million investment from Carbon Trust Investments Ltd, Seraphim Capital and Chandos Fund, to support development of their new online smart meter service to remotely control and manage home energy use.
Certification company TÜV NORD CERT will attend PowerGen Europe 2010, to be held June 8-10 in Amsterdam. The PowerGen conference and exhibition showcases Europe’s energy economy. Participants from TÜV NORD CERT will provide information on cost reduction and tax breaks for certification of energy management systems according to the new EN 16001 standard as well as certification for carbon capture readiness, green heat, and green electricity.