Carbon emissions drop 15% despite more people admitting to not taking action to cut carbon

The UK’s carbon emissions dropped by 15% during the pandemic overall compared to the year before, according to analysis compiled by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with the Carbon Trust.  The analysis considered the impact on carbon emissions resulting from changing consumer spending behaviour across six categories: food and drink, fuel, commuting, airlines, electrical stores and clothing stores.   Restrictions on international and domestic travel as well as the increase in working from home have been significant factors in the drop in carbon emissions. Emissions from commuting reduced by two thirds…

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Carbon Trust launches Energy Efficiency Accelerator for ASEAN food and beverage companies

The Carbon Trust has launched the UK-ASEAN Energy Efficiency Accelerator (the Accelerator) to support businesses across Southeast Asia scale up energy efficiency improvements. Set to run until March 2022 the Accelerator will primarily focus on the food and beverage sector in Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, supporting companies at different stages of their energy management journey to help them realise the importance of energy efficiency.  The food and beverage sector has been identified for this targeted support as it is one of the most energy consuming industrial sectors in…

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New joint industry programme launched to optimise the integration of offshore wind

A new joint industry programme launched by the Carbon Trust aims to maximise the contribution of offshore wind to a low cost, flexible, predictable and low carbon energy future. The Integrator programme has secured support from six major offshore wind farm developers: EnBW, Equinor, RWE, ScottishPower Renewables, Total and Vattenfall who will collaborate on a series of projects over the next year, as part of this first-of-a-kind, developer-led programme in this field.  The successful reduction in the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind has contributed to increased deployment…

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Consumers cut carbon with emissions down 12% on 2019

New data analysis from Lloyds Banking Group reveals carbon emissions resulting from six key consumer spending categories are 12% lower at the end of October than they were the year before. However, the analysis, which was compiled in partnership with the Carbon Trust, also found that emissions rose 26% between the second and third quarter of the year as spending increased on commuting and travel as some people headed back to the office and started to visit family, friends and places. The analysis considered the impact on carbon emissions resulting…

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Carbon Trust comment on US consortium announcement of $10m R&D funding after first solicitation

The Carbon Trust is pleased to see over $10m of R&D funding being awarded to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind technology in the US. The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) has today announced the selection of twelve projects that will be progressed into the contract negotiation phase. Jan Matthiesen vice chair of NOWRDC’s board and director at the Carbon Trust said,  “NOWRDC is really picking up the pace, and it is encouraging to see such a high calibre of projects being announced through the consortium, which…

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