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EDF Energy: the UK's largest electricity supply contract

EDF will supply half hourly metered public buildings across England and Wales in a framework agreement over four years estimated to be worth GBP6.8bn. Half hourly meters typically have a higher consumption than non-half hourly meters, and are predominantly used by larger organizations. The deal will involve EDF supplying an estimated 30 terawatt hours of power from 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2011
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UK: government intends to "stamp out" corporate greenwashing

The UK government recently announced its plans to "stamp out" corporate greenwashing by updating the guidelines first published by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs in 2003. However, guidelines are no longer enough. The time has come for a European-wide standard to substantiate claims of sustainability, which will provide impetus to the region's key environmental aims.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
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Redditch City Council: using waste heat from a crematorium to cut costs

Redditch City Council has announced a bold and environmentally friendly cost-cutting measure which has spread unease among much of the wider UK population. A new sports center, including a swimming pool, could be heated economically by utilizing waste heat from the council's crematorium. However, the council needs to think bigger if the scheme is to develop into a veritable symbiosis project.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2011
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ICB: separating investment and retail banks will not stop another financial crisis

Sir John Vickers, the head of the ICB, may consider separating investment and retail banks in an attempt to rectify the problems with the banking system. Although this would leave investment banks free to conduct business without significantly affecting the retail banking system, without improving the regulatory environment it is unlikely that such a move will prevent another financial crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2011
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Vending machines in the US get an organic makeover

A new act, passed by Congress last month, will drive the replacement of junk food with healthier snacks in US school vending machines. Not only will this transition resonate with health-conscious consumers, it will also appeal to those looking for a more user-friendly snacking experience. It is likely that this will mark the start of a large-scale transition towards more organic-based vending.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2011
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China leaps ahead in the green race through its 12th five-year plan

As part of its new five-year plan for 2011-15, China has announced that it will focus on the development of its renewable energy market. The plan aims to establish green energy as a key industry and to further reduce carbon emissions by 2015. Should China be successful, this will consolidate its position not only as a key player in climate policies, but also as a global leader in renewable power.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2010
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FDA: caffeinated alcoholic energy drinks stir controversy in the US

After a year-long review the FDA has issued a warning to manufacturers regarding the safety of caffeine in alcoholic energy drinks. A cloud of controversy has since loomed over the validity of this warning, with accusations that it is a breach of consumer rights. However, steps to defend the beverages are likely to lose out to the regulatory powers of the FDA, resulting in an outright drinks ban.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2010
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India looking to global gas giants to help exploit untapped shale gas reserves

Due to the increased focus on natural gas resources across the globe and rising gas prices, the Indian government has announced plans to auction off shale gas blocks, in order to exploit its untapped reserves. The move will bridge the country's energy supply-demand gap, and will also reduce the pressure currently being placed on conventional sources of energy in India.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2010
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UK pensions: changes to tax relief may lead to widespread reviews of savings

The British government has issued a proposal that will limit tax relief on pensions to contributions of GBP50,000 per year, a sharp decrease from the current annual allowance of GBP255,000. The change is likely to dissuade the wealthy from saving for a pension, making it essential for providers and advisors to encourage consumers to regularly review their financial position ahead of retirement.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2010
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Petrobras: increased government involvement has raised anxieties among minority investors

Petrobras has raised $70 billion through a share offering, making it the fourth biggest company by market capitalization in the world. Although the deal provides the company with much-need capital, there is an undercurrent of anxiety among investors over the fact that the Brazilian government now owns almost half of the company, as this may well pose a challenge to its future productivity.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2010

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