The University of Sheffield has entered into a ?3.8 million strategic partnership agreement with energy and building management specialist Schneider Electric.
Believed to be the first of its kind in the UK education sector, the performance-based agreement is set to deliver up to ?500,000 annual savings ? ?360,000 of which is guaranteed ? and releases capital for investments that will lower energy consumption, slash the University?s carbon footprint, and deliver an enhanced working environment for staff and students.
The price of carbon in the EU emissions trading scheme hit a record high for the year yesterday, breaking through the ?14 (?12.36) a tonne mark for the first time since the week before December’s Copenhagen summit.
On April 8, The Timberland Company announced it had reduced its greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions by 36% in 2009 over its 2006 baseline figures. Claiming it is not content with this decrease, Timberland, led by its CEO Jeff Swartz, stated that the outdoor footwear and apparel company will reach a 50% reduction by the end of this year.
The number of mobile subscriptions in the world is expected to pass five billion this year, according to the International Telecommunication Union, a trade group. That would mean more human beings today have access to a cellphone than the United Nations says have access to a clean toilet.
GE are bringing out an LED bulb that’ll replace incandescents, giving you 17 years worth of light from a $50 bulb.
So far, LED bulbs are much more expensive, and they haven’t made a big splash in the market because of this and a lack of warm lighting (though the colors and temperatures are getting much better across the board). But GE hopes they’ll be a game changer for LEDs.