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4 ways to help clean tech hit a home run

Posted by Eric Lounsbury | 22 December 2016 | Viewpoint

Bill Gates and his dream team of globally recognised business leaders have announced the creation of Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) — a $1 billion, 20-year fund vowing to take on 55 "technical quests" across five "grand challenges" of energy innovation. Here are four key considerations we should hope BEV has taken to heart if it is to live up to its potential.

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How science-based targets can help us think bigger for our planet

16 December 2016 | Viewpoint

In 2008 BT set a science-based target to reduce their operational worldwide carbon emissions intensity by 80% by 2020. After meeting that target last year they are now aiming higher. Here they tell us why.

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Climate change 2016: reasons to be cheerful

Climate Change in 2016: 16 Reasons to be Cheerful

14 December 2016 | Viewpoint

Some of the highlights from 2016 that show how we might just get on track to deliver a sustainable, low carbon future.

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What happened at COP22 in Marrakech? Four key themes

Posted by Tom Delay | 6 December 2016 | Viewpoint

Despite the lack of fanfare, very important progress was being made at COP22, the UN climate change conference, in Marrakech. Here’s our view from the ground on four of the major themes that came out strongly during the talks.

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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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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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