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Carbon Chronicles




Hello. Welcome to Carbon Chronicles.

We’ve made another trip around the sun. The New Year is upon us filled with brand new opportunities and chances. Let’s do our best to make it an even greener one! We at Efficient Carbon have started 2012 on a green note, through the launch of Carbon Chronicles, our in house newsletter, starting this month.

Carbon Chronicles shall give insights by capturing and collating news, trends, updates, best practices, emerging technologies, innovations from around the globe on various facets of Sustainability, Carbon footprint,Climate change and Renewable Energy.

This fortnightly newsletter shall continue to align our efforts toward our “One goal: Help get 1 Billion Metric Tonnes of CO2 off the planet by 2020 through Efficient Carbon”

In this maiden issue, we give a quick round up of what happened – or didn’t happen – in 2011.Stories and trends to watch in 2012 and some interesting news pieces. Hope you enjoy reading this issue, as much as we did putting it up for you.

Ten words. Ten trends for 2011

This post is an insight that captures the disparate incidents around the globe and weave them around the theme of Sustainability through ten words.

Stories to Watch in 2012: U.S., China, Food, Renewable Energy, Rio+20

What are the top environmental and development issues that will shape 2012? While we can’t predict the future, here’s a rundown of the key issues to keep an eye on.

Businesses should get ready for low-carbon world

Businesses should be putting plans in place this year to prepare for a low-carbon economy, having been given a strong signal from the latest climate change negotiations that governments are serious about tackling global warming, according to the former United Nations climate chief.

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Cut Energy Use in 2012

Manufacturers should concentrate on five areas that could have the greatest overall effect on their facilities’ energy efficiency, according to Paul Stiller, director of energy management at Summit Energy Services, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric.

Five technologies to watch

Innovation in energy technology is taking place rapidly. Five technologies you may not have heard of could be ready to change the energy landscape by 2020.

Cheap polymer promises to revolutionise carbon capture and storage

Scientists say polyethylenimine-based materials show highest CO2 removal rates ever recorded in real-world conditions.

Germany Installs More Solar Panels in December 2011 Than US Did All Year

Some more astonishing stats on the progress Germany is making on solar power thanks to good, steady and predictable renewable energy policy.

India: SMEs can be more energy-efficient

The sector holds immense promise in fostering creativity and innovation in products and processes, given that the investment in setting up units is relatively low and uncomplicated.

Life Cycle Assessment – How does your product/project stack up?

LCA is a powerful tool that helps you make decisions on the basis of environmental impacts, both Short & Long term. It helps you assess the overall impacts of your products, services or processes on environment and human health across the product life-cycle.




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