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2 degrees

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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Floating LiDAR

OWA releases guide on how to generate economic and bankable wind resource data

25 October 2016 | News

The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) today launched the most comprehensive implementation guide for the deployment of floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) systems. The OWA Floating LiDAR Recommended Practice report will enable developers to effectively deploy cost-effective wind measurement solutions to generate bankable data on wind resource.

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First offshore wind turbine Installed at Block Island (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

Carbon Trust to help accelerate North America’s offshore wind ambitions

3 October 2016 | News

Carbon Trust to collaborate with U.S-based Business Network for Offshore Wind

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Offshore Wind turbines

European offshore wind developers join forces with the Carbon Trust to slash costs of offshore wind

11 July 2016 | News

The Carbon Trust today revealed details of a new European phase of its world-leading collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme - the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The programme is designed to impact the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) from offshore wind by reducing costs, improving efficiency and availability of existing and future offshore wind farms.

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Iceland Euro 2016 Carbon Bootprint trophy

The "Carbon Bootprint" of Euro 2016: The Carbon Trust reveals which nation's fans have the lowest carbon footprint when watching games.

10 June 2016 | News

New analysis from the Carbon Trust has found that Iceland’s fans are European champions when it comes to having the lowest “carbon bootprint” from watching their team. With a population so small they would be unable to simultaneously fill the six largest stadia being used in the championship, Iceland are the winners thanks to providing almost all their electricity using hydropower and geothermal energy.

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Brazilian industry to demonstrate environmental advantage through new carbon and water footprinting scheme

Brazilian industry to demonstrate environmental advantage through new carbon and water footprinting scheme

6 April 2016 | News

Brazilian businesses can now credibly demonstrate the environmental benefits that their products frequently offer when compared with international competitors. This is thanks to a new product footprinting and certification scheme officially launched today at an event in São Paulo following the completion of a two year pilot phase working with 20 large industrial companies.

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