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Businesses still uncertain
over new energy scheme
Anglo-Indian investment
The UK and India are investing
£2m into research programmes n
Many organisations are still
unsure whether they qualify
to develop cost-effective and for the new Carbon Reduction
efficient solar energy solutions. Commitment Energy Efficiency
It is expected to help the UK Scheme (CRC) just weeks before it
meet its 2020 goals, as well is due to go live, according to a new
as complementing India’s survey.
ambitious plans to deploy 20 The main objectives of the
million solar lighting systems scheme, which launches in April,
to 10,000 villages and hamlets are to achieve an annual carbon
currently without access to grid reduction of 3.2m tonnes by
electricity. 2020 and stimulate business to Companies are concerned about the requirements of the CRC scheme.
make their buildings more energy
Design help for Ghana efficient. which says that the scheme will burdened with providing ‘information
A team of volunteers from But a survey by energy account for only 1.4 per cent of the disclosure’ without having to
engineering consultants, Arup consultancy McKinnon and government’s total 2020 carbon- participate fully in the scheme.
and Davis Langdon, have helped Clarke found that 54 per cent of reduction target. ‘These organisations receive no
a local workforce to build a new participants were uncertain whether Report author Callum Stuart said incentive or otherwise to improve
kindergarten in Ghana. The they come under the scheme, that it may work in a company’s their performance,’ said Stuart.
project involved using unusual which encompasses all bodies and favour to have a high record of However, Danny Clark, director
sustainable materials, such businesses that consume at least energy consumption in the first year of consultancy Carbon Planning,
as coconut fibre for sound 6,000 MWh of electricity a year. of the scheme because, he said, the criticised the report, accusing it of
insulation, a cement alternative In addition, three in five CRC doesn’t take into consideration having ‘flaws and inaccuracies’.
derived from organic material companies in the survey had not a company’s past carbon-reduction He said of the CRC: ‘For the first
and stabilised soil blocks. factored in the financial implications performance. time, businesses will be aware of their
of having to participate. He said: ‘Unfairly, past performance energy use, and may actually choose
Dubai tower is topped The survey sample covered 1,000 is not given consideration and many to act off their own back. Increasing
The last structural slabs have firms across construction, leisure, of these proactive businesses have awareness is a big issue. Those who
been poured on top of the 170m, manufacturing and retail sectors. little additional scope to reduce take early action will benefit.’
32-storey Iris Bay office and retail McKinnon and Clarke has also consumption further.’ The report
tower at Business Bay in Dubai. produced a report on the CRC, adds that 15,000 organisations will be See CRC feature, page 30
The £60m tower – designed,
engineered and project managed
by Atkins – is ovoid-shaped to
create areas of negative pressure
Carbon trading process ‘fails to cut emissions’
that draw air through the building
and cut mechanical ventilation. Europe’s Emissions Trading System emissions, but it is currently failing allowances were over-allocated.
(ETS) is failing to deliver vital green to reduce carbon dioxide levels, Caps in Phase II (2008-12) were
Countries make pledges on investment after a collapse in carbon according to the report by the supposed to be tighter, but have been
climate change ... prices magnified by the recession, parliamentary Environmental Audit seriously undermined by the impact
The United Nations Framework British MPs have warned. Committee (EAC). of the recession, the MPs said. Prices
Convention on Climate The ETS is a carbon emissions The report, The role of carbon of carbon currently stand at around 15
Change has received pledges trading scheme that aims to cut markets in preventing dangerous euros a tonne – way too low to drive
by 55 countries to cut and limit CO2 from the energy and industrial climate change, has concluded that investment in green technologies
greenhouse gas emissions. The sectors. It has been described as the cap on emissions in Phase and energy efficiency.
pledges account for nearly 80 central to the UK’s efforts to cut I (2005-07) was too weak and
per cent of global emissions.
The move was welcomed by the
UK’s Energy and Climate Change
Urban renewal in
Secretary Ed Miliband. +
... as scepticism grows Architects Foster + Partners
among British public have helped to design an area of
The latest Ipsos Mori poll has Slussen in Stockholm, depicted.
found that people in Britain are The master plan aims to provide
becoming less convinced about new public spaces, an accessible
the reality of global warming, quayside, and prominent new
with the proportion of adults buildings, while transforming
who believe climate change is the existing infrastructure to
‘definitely’ real dropping from minimise the threat of
44 per cent to flooding.
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