News – April 2012

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Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

Governments are falling badly behind on low-carbon energy, putting carbon reduction targets out of reach and pushing the world to the brink of catastrophic climate change, the world’s leading independent energy authority will warn on Wednesday.

Government publishes UK greenhouse gas emissions

The UK Government has released quarterly statistics based on DECC’s Energy Trends publications that will enable trends in UK emissions to be monitored on a more regular basis. Each release will report on emissions in the most recent four quarters, and will include a weather-corrected series alongside the actual emissions series.

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Kirkcaldy4All launch radical new recycling initiative

This week an exciting new project has launched in Kirkcaldy to offer local businesses free recycling services. The partnership, which was set up by Kirkclady4All, brings together a local Social Enterprise, Radical Rubbish, and recycling and resource management business, the William Tracey Group. Kircaldy4All was set up as a Business Improvement District (BID), with the aim to bring businesses of all kinds, within a designated geographical area, under one umbrella and ultimately improve the ‘Kirkcaldy’ …

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Plastics recycling opportunity in Scotland

There are “significant opportunities” to increase plastics recycling in Scotland and develop the country’s limited infrastructure for handling the waste according to a report by Zero Waste Scotland published on 12 April. Amongst the key findings was the need for parallel development of each stage of the supply chain: collection, management and reprocessing activities, in order to increase plastic recycling levels in Scotland.

Whole world is watching Scotland, says Nasa’s climate change expert

Leading Nasa climate change scientist James Hansen has argued that the worldwide publicity given to the referendum on Scottish independence was the ideal time for First Minister Alex Salmond to be “honest” about his long-term climate change policies.

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