October 2008
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Abu Dhabi to Invest in London Array

Abu Dhabi to Invest in London Array

Photo: Mads Armgaard

E.ON and Abu Dhabi-based company Masdar have joined forces to partner in the London Array offshore wind farm project – which, when built, will be the world's largest offshore scheme. The two partners will also extend their relationship further and intend to work together across a range of potential projects that will complement their existing renewable energy strategies.

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Report Shows Need for More Forests while UK Woodland Declines

Report Shows Need for More Forests while UK Woodland Declines

Kakamega Rainforest at sunrise, Photo: Melanie Szirony

Delivering his special report on saving the world's forests, Johan Eliasch Special Representative to Gordon Brown on deforestation and clean energy , said: “Saving forests is critical for tackling climate change. Without action on deforestation, avoiding the worst impacts of climate change will be next to impossible, and could lead to additional climate change damages of $1 trillion a year by 2100.”

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Fight Back with Carbon Managers – Plant a Tree for Life

Here at Carbon Managers we are all in favour of planting trees and renewing our woodland. You can make a start on your own reforestation programme by getting involved in our ‘Plant a Tree for Life' project.

UK woodlands under threat

Eliasch Report

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‘Plant a Tree for Life' The Christmas gift that keeps on giving

‘Plant a Tree for Life' The Christmas gift that keeps on giving

Reducing carbon emissions is one of the defining issues of our age and this Christmas there is no better present to give a friend or loved one than the forward-thinking eco package that everyone's talking about, ‘The Plant a Tree For Life' gift range.

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Models of Eel Cells Suggest Electrifying Possibilities

Models of Eel Cells Suggest Electrifying Possibilities

Electric Eel Photo: Stan Shebs

The biggest electric eels can produce charges up to 600 watts of electricity. This is enough to power your computer, monitor, printer and office lighting simultaneously in a short burst. Nature bats last, and researchers at Yale University working with US National Insititute of Standards and Technology are applying eel power to artificially created cells. This is the new science of cell biology. “Artificial versions of the eel's electricity generating cells could be developed as a power source for medical implants and other tiny devices,” the researchers say.

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Windfall Tax may blow in

Windfall Tax may blow in

Ed Miliband M.P. at North Doncaster Kerbside Recycling

Ed Miliband, the man in charge of the new Ministry for Energy and Climate Change has warned utilities that a windfall tax still remains a possibile option for the Government. When meeting representatives of the six largest energy suppliers last week, he told them the department was monitoring the profits they stood to make from the EU emissions trading scheme. They are thought to be going to make in the region of £9 billion, which would be taken from customers in the form of higher bills.

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Carboncreditz helps online shoppers care for the environment

Shoppers who care about climate change can now earn rewards by signing up to www.carboncreditz.org. By purchasing goods from affiliates to the site, consumers are able to offset their personal carbon footprint as well as redeem creditz against goods such as energy efficient lightbulbs and fridges.

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Easy Top Tips for Greening Your Life

Don't leave appliances on standby

8 - 10% of the total electricity used in British homes is due to appliances left on standby. Some of normal home items use a hefty 25% of their normal power in standby mode. This equates to 4m tons of carbon dioxide each year. It is also estimated that a typical UK household could save £37 per year on electricity bills if they always fully switched home appliances off rather than leaving them on standby.

Only boil as much water as you need

When making that vital cup of tea, you only need to put the right amount of water in to the kettle, with a little over for evaporation. All the rest is just wasted – and expensive – energy, going to heat water that won't be used.

Switch off lights when a room is not in use

Leaving lights on when no one is in the room is a huge waste of energy and money.

Switch appliances with power packs or adapters off at the plug.

An appliance with a power adapter/pack will still be using up energy if it's not switched off at the wall or unplugged. You can check this by feeling how warm the powerpack is when the item it powers is switched off.

Foil-back your radiators to reflect heat back into a room.

Heat loss can be foiled once and for all by following this cheap and easy procedure. You can use the special sticky-backed foil from DIY shops. Or ordinary household tinfoil. Both will be pretty effective at reflecting waste heat back into the room.

Further tips: Big Green Switch

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National Climate March

Saturday December 6th 2008 March on Parliament to demand that the government acts on climate now.
This is Part of a Global Day of Action.
www.globalclimate
campaign.org

Green IT Expo 2008

Barbican, London event 4th-5th November.

The Green IT Expo, organised in partnership with the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, is the first large-scale event to present the key issues, challenges and potential business benefits of sustainable computing. Over 1,000 business influencers and IT decision-makers from many of the UK's most important organisations are expected at the

http://www.greenitexpo.com/

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