Energy reduction

December 6 2011
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The UK Government’s Carbon Plan was published in December 2011.  It sets out how government’s proposals and policies for meeting the first four carbon budgets - legally binding limits on the amount of emissions that may be produced in successive...

November 13 2009

Wallgren C and Höjer M (2009). "Eating energy- identifying possibilities for reduced energy use in the future food supply system", Energy Policy, Volume 37, Issue 12, December 2009, pp. 5803-5813.

September 11 2009
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The Sustainable Development Commissions (Scotland) has published (in August 2009) a series of 6 guidance documents, for community groups wanting to apply to the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund, one of which focuses on food.

August 6 2009

Published in July 2009 The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020 (NB: 34% was the "interim" target recommended by the Committee on Climate...

October 28 2008
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Energy policy was one of the central issues in the 2008 presidential campaign. Most of the debate focused on whether the United States should increase domestic oil development.

October 6 2008
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Gordon Brown has made significant changes to the responsibilities of Defra and to BERR, in announcing the creation of a new Department of Energy and Climate Change.

May 1 2007

For a general overview of work underway to tackle energy reduction see the UK Energy Research Centre website. The UKERC is a major interdisciplinary research programme set up, among other things, to lead...

May 1 2007

Of interest, although not strictly related to food, is a European Environment Agency report: Climate change and a European low-carbon energy system (EEA Report No 1/2005).