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New Government initiative to bolster global competitiveness of British industry to be led and designed by the Carbon Trust

25 July 2017 | News

The Carbon Trust will be running a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), launched in January by the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help bolster the global competitiveness of British industry.

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Energy systems: Britain's energy conundrum

Industry comes together to address Britain’s energy conundrum

13 June 2017 | News

New innovation platform led by Carbon Trust sets out to prove the UK can have a low carbon electricity system and save consumers money

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Photo: Statoil - Hywind Scotland wind farm illustration

Carbon Trust-led joint industry project selects partners to tackle floating wind challenges

1 June 2017 | News

The Carbon Trust has kicked off a series of studies to address future challenges for the emergent floating offshore wind sector. The studies have been commissioned through a joint industry project (JIP) between the Scottish Government and eight industry partners, including DONG Energy, ENGIE, Eolfi, E.ON, innogy, Kyuden Mirai Energy, Statoil and Vattenfall. This marks the second phase of the JIP, which earlier in the year produced a review of the policy and regulatory needs for the sector.

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Burbo offshore wind farm aerial view

Carbon Trust drives industry acceptance of new floating LiDAR systems to deliver low-cost bankable wind data

30 May 2017 | News

The Carbon Trust has today announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems. This trial has helped accelerate the offshore wind industry’s uptake of the technology by proving across a variety of technologies and sea states, the floating LiDAR’s capability of producing highly accurate, bankable wind measurement data.

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James Wilde, Director of Policy & Innovation at the Carbon Trust, CEO and Chairperson of GEF Naoko Ishii, and Philippe Scholtès, Managing Director of the Programme Development and Technical Cooperation at UNIDO

GEF support to the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator set to trigger energy efficiency actions in up to 15 countries by 2025

3 April 2017 | News

The Global Environment Facility today confirmed its support to the Sustainable Energy for All Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Carbon Trust.

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Offshore wind turbine

New report charts path to offshore wind cost competitiveness

28 March 2017 | News

A new report published by the International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Technology Deployment programme (IEA-RETD) highlights the importance of effective policy in stimulating deployment and driving cost reduction in the offshore wind sector.

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