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5th Carbon Budget approved by UK Government

News – Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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The UK Government has approved the 5th carbon budget endorsing the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) proposal to limit emissions to 57% lower than 1990 levels between 2028 and 2032 at 1,725MtCO2e.

Under the Climate Change Act 2008 (CC Act) it is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that...



CCCA member achieves Carbon Trust certification

News – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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CCCA member University College London Hospitals (UCLH) have scored top marks for successfully reducing its carbon footprint by more than 18 per cent in the past two years: an achievement that means they are first in the healthcare sector league table in the Carbon Trust awards. They were also...



Carbon reporting – 2016 conversion factors released

News – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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This month DECC released carbon conversion factors for 2016, read on for a brief background and the main changes.

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Reporting your organisation’s environmental performance can lower costs, improve understanding of exposure to climate change risks and demonstrates leadership...



How to switch to 100% renewable power – Act today!

Blog, Guest Blog – Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Our first guest blog has been written by friend of the CCCA, Paul Gehres, a carbon professional with over 7 years of experience working on climate and sustainability issues for companies. Paul has summed up nicely how to take action on your carbon footprint by simply purchasing renewable energy....



London Metropolitan number one in carbon reduction with LED project

News – Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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According to edie, London Metropolitan University has been named as England’s number one university for carbon reduction, after using a new LED light installation as part of a wider scheme that has seen carbon emissions slashed by 47%.

The lighting upgrade at the Holloway Road campus in...



CSR opportunity for businesses to support local solar project

News – Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Camden-based Eleanor Palmer Primary School is one of the last schools to be benefitting from the Solar Schools programme as they plan to install a 120 panel 30kW rooftop system next year. This will lead to savings of 15 tonnes of CO2 per year plus cost savings, as well as providing pupils the...