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Carbon Trust shares perspectives on climate change with Members of the Scottish Parliament

17 November 2016 | News

The Carbon Trust was invited by Graeme Dey MSP, the SNP member for Angus South and Convenor of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, to share global and local perspectives on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change.

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Energy Efficiency Financing

Infographic: How to accelerate energy efficiency by getting the financing for it right

17 November 2016 | News

View our infographic on how to accelerate energy efficiency by getting the financing for it right

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Energy efficiency key to keeping the door open to 2 degrees C

17 November 2016 | News

Despite the availability of the technology and the energy cost savings possible, energy efficiency remains an area of enormous untapped potential. The report calls for an urgent need to increase investment in energy efficiency and ensure sufficient levels of funding are directed towards creating a supportive environment to mobilise this capital investment.

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District energy

Five steps to engaging with stakeholders in district energy projects

Posted by Emma Ashcroft | 16 November 2016 | Viewpoint

District energy will play a critical role in cutting carbon emissions from heat supply across commercial, industrial and residential sectors in the UK. The success of these projects depends upon securing commitment from a variety of stakeholders to switch from the status quo to something new. We share our key lessons learned through our experience supporting local authorities to develop more than 40 district energy projects, both within the UK and internationally.

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Conversion factors guide updated to use UK Government 2016 greenhouse gas conversion factors

15 November 2016 | News

The Carbon Trust conversion factors guide has been updated to use UK Government 2016 greenhouse gas conversion factors.

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Slamming on the brakes: can we screech climate change to a halt at 1.5°C?

Posted by Ben Peel | 14 November 2016 | Viewpoint

Climate change is a like a runaway train. It has picked up a lot of momentum and even after you hit the brakes global carbon emissions will take a long time to slow down. The ambition to limit warming to no more than 1.5 degrees is now enshrined into international law through the Paris Agreement, which came into force earlier this month. So what do we need to do to get there?

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