12 - Thursday 12th July
This archive of news stories on energy related topics came from RSS feeds from the most relevant government institution. These press releases date from 12th July 2012 and no guarantee can be provided on the accuracy of these stories from the Green Deal Group. Click on the relevant links for more information and the corresponding article.
- Statement on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s International Energy Efficiency Scorecard
I welcome today’s publication of the first International Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Energy efficiency sits at the heart of our policies to encourage low-carbon growth, and I am therefore particularly pleased that the UK is ranked first of the twelve economies considered by the study. Making our buildings and industries more energy efficient is a significant challenge, one that will take years to meet; doing so cost effectively will mean drawing on the experiences of others. This study, and others like it, will make a valuable contribution to our understanding not just of the problems, but also the solutions. It is a fascinating collection of best practice, setting out the innovations which can accelerate economic growth, enhance energy security – and save our households and businesses money.
Thu 12th Jul 2012 4:30pm
- Navassa Island may be a sanctuary for endangered elkhorn coral
An encouraging discovery of critically endangered elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) off Navassa Island in the Caribbean. The abundance of elkhorn at Navassa is encouraging because populations have collapsed by as much as 98% throughout its range since 1980.
Thu 12th Jul 2012 1:47pm