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....Analysis in the documents showed increasing the number of CAZs from the current six planned to 27 would make by far the greatest impact in cutting pollution and provide cost benefits of over £1bn. The CAZ policy would cut more than 1,000 times more NO2 than a scrappage scheme, even if that scheme required old diesels to be replaced by electric cars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Later this year, Sky and BT will face off again for the biggest prize of all when the Premier League rights come up for renewal in what could be a £6bn sports rights auction. The pair could be joined by Amazon, which earlier this month poached the UK rights to the ATP men’s tennis world tour – all the tournaments outside the grand slams and the finals at London’s O2 Arena each year – from Sky. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The government’s pledge to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 was welcome because it would create extra demand for power, he said, but it would be a “bit odd” if vehicles were powered by a fossil fuel such as coal. “It would be somewhat of a pyrrhic victory at that point, reducing NOx emissions in cities [from diesel engines] for increasing CO2 elsewhere [from a conventional power station]. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. O2 has renewed its sponsorship of music venues across Britain, including the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo, in a deal thought to be worth about £70m over the next decade. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... We found it worked as good as a concrete counterweight, stopping the spinning drum from heavily vibrating the machine,” he said. “Concrete is actually quite bad for the environment due to the CO2 released when it is produced. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss image
....The government’s pledge to ban new petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 was welcome because it would create extra demand for power, he said, but it would be a “bit odd” if vehicles were powered by a fossil fuel such as coal. “It would be somewhat of a pyrrhic victory at that point, reducing NOx emissions in cities [from diesel engines] for increasing CO2 elsewhere [from a conventional power station]. ...
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:38:39 PM
....Later this year, Sky and BT will face off again for the biggest prize of all when the Premier League rights come up for renewal in what could be a £6bn sports rights auction. The pair could be joined by Amazon, which earlier this month poached the UK rights to the ATP men’s tennis world tour – all the tournaments outside the grand slams and the finals at London’s O2 Arena each year – from Sky. ...
No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:19:34 PM
.... We found it worked as good as a concrete counterweight, stopping the spinning drum from heavily vibrating the machine,” he said. “Concrete is actually quite bad for the environment due to the CO2 released when it is produced. ...
Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 11:26:47 AM
....Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London. ...
Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 09:38:22 PM
....Analysis in the documents showed increasing the number of CAZs from the current six planned to 27 would make by far the greatest impact in cutting pollution and provide cost benefits of over £1bn. The CAZ policy would cut more than 1,000 times more NO2 than a scrappage scheme, even if that scheme required old diesels to be replaced by electric cars. ...
O2 renews sponsorship of Academy music venues in £70m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 11:01:20 PM
. O2 has renewed its sponsorship of music venues across Britain, including the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo, in a deal thought to be worth about £70m over the next decade. ...
Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction image
....But its deforestation rate is among the world’s highest. In the 2015 haze disaster, Sumatran wildfires, often linked to plantation activity, destroyed 8,000 sq miles of rainforest, contributing to the early deaths of an estimated 100,000 people and emitting more CO2 than the whole of the UK that year. ...
MPs threatened with arrest after protest at Viagogo office in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 04:48:26 PM
....Research by Which? found that as many as a quarter of tickets to popular concerts and events end up on secondary ticketing websites such as Viagogo. The consumer watchdog found that 26% of tickets for comedian Jack Whitehall’s upcoming Apollo show and nearly a fifth of tickets for Lady Gaga at the O2 Arena in London were available on Viagogo and three other resale sites - GetMeIn!, Seatwave and StubHub. ...
Mercedes recalls 3m diesel cars over emissions concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:12:58 AM
.... We have therefore decided on additional measures to reassure drivers of diesel cars and to strengthen confidence in diesel technology. “We are convinced that diesel engines will continue to be a fixed element of the drive-system mix, not least due to their low CO2 emissions. ...
Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:54:13 AM
.... Based on the work of the US economist Herman Daly in the 1970s and 80s, GPI takes into account different measures of human wellbeing, grouped into economic, environmental and social categories. Examples on the negative side of the ledger include income inequality, CO2 emissions, water pollution, loss of biodiversity and the misery of car accidents. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....“We have to decarbonise the transport system, and the shift to electric cars is part of that. Even with the current energy mix, in terms of how we generate electricity, there will be a benefit in CO2, let alone the shift to further renewables,” said Bailey, adding that the cars could also “dramatically improve urban air quality”. ...
Tell Donald Trump: the Paris climate deal is very good for America | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Just a few weeks before Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, the global High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, which I co-chaired with Nicholas Stern, highlighted the potential of a green transition. The commission’s report, released at the end of May, argues that reducing CO2emissions could result in an even stronger economy. ...
Fault in ADT burglar alarm left our rental property unprotected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 06:00:22 AM
.... It’s a rental property and is between tenancies, so we rely on the alarm for security. Despite a number of phone calls and emails to ADT, the only explanation has come from a call handler who reluctantly told us it was due to an O2 mast failure in the area. ...
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Is your smart meter spying on you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....In Britain, privacy campaigners share their fears. Guy Herbert of NO2ID says: “Smart meters are presented as an environmental and power-saving initiative. ...
Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:14:48 AM
....Facebook, which relies upon advertising, has come in for criticism and pressure to clean up its act over a number of issues including distributing “fake news”. It has faced an advertising boycott by major companies including Havas – the world’s sixth largest advertising group with UK clients including O2, EDF and Royal Mail – which pulled its entire £175m UK digital ad spend. ...
Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
....Oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Total are among a group of large corporations supporting a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions in order to address climate change. The companies have revealed their support for the Climate Leadership Council, a group of senior Republican figures that in February proposed a $40 fee on each ton of CO2 emitted as part of a “free-market, limited government” response to climate change. ...
 Five minute guide to making mobile calls in the UK image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Vodafone has not yet set out a data cap, while O2’s pay monthly and pay-as-you-go users have no limits. ...
Record levels of green energy in UK create strange new world for generators image
.... That afternoon was a glimpse into the future, of how energy provision will look in 13 years’ time because of binding carbon targets. On what one grid manager called “stunning Sunday”, the carbon intensity of producing power – a key measure of progress towards climate goals – dropped below the “magic number” of 100g of CO2 per kilowatt hour for the first time. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
....There is at least some relief for holidaymakers faced with mounting bills - there will soon be free mobile phone roaming across Europe, meaning that people will pay the same for using their phone in Europe as they would at home, no matter what EU country they happen to be in. “From 15 June, all the calls, texts and data you use in our Europe Zone will come out of your usual UK allowance,” says O2 in a text to customers this week. ...
EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....6m as a result of two investigations that found the company had mishandled complaints, and had failed to credit more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers who topped up their accounts. Overall, the community-run Giffgaff – which is owned by O2’s parent company Telefonica –topped the Which? survey table with a score of 81%. ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
....And a spokesperson for Vodafone told the BBC: "We are delighted to be stocking the phone as demand has been really high". EE is registering levels of interest in the device, but O2 and Three said they had no plans to sell the handset. ...
Cyber Attacks: Criminals could use attacks to disable key buildings, experts warn image
. The warning comes in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack last week that brought the NHS to a standstill and infected the systems of Nissan, O2 owner Telefonica, FedEx and others. ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... However, most of the big operators have chosen to include popular non-EU destinations in their free packages. There are one or two exceptions – for example, O2 pay-as-you-go customers get a worse deal than those on contract. ...
O2 to scrap Europe roaming fees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 09:55:17 AM
. From 15 June, O2's Pay Monthly and Business customers will be able to use their UK plans abroad - in 47 European countries - at no extra cost. ...
Share your horror stories to help end ticket rip-offs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....Families with children waiting to see the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, which secondary sites including Viagogo were advertising for more than £8,000, were among those refused entry earlier this year. Black Sabbath fans might be a hardier lot than devotees of the schoolboy wizard, but around 200 were left equally disappointed at being refused entry at the O2 arena. ...
Diesel scrappage scheme being considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 12:51:15 PM
.... . The UK has struggled to keep within EU limits on some pollutants, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is produced by diesel engines and is linked to a range of respiratory diseases, including asthma. ...
UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:07:01 PM
.... . The UK has struggled to keep within EU limits on some pollutants, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is produced by diesel engines and is linked to a range of respiratory diseases including asthma. ...
4G mobile: UK urban areas with best and worst coverage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:33:27 AM
....”. In a report publish in December, the telecoms regulator Ofcom said 4G coverage where the signal was available from all four of the big four mobile operators – EE, Vodafone, O2 and EE – reached just 40% of the UK. ...
Battery bonanza image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
.... When the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing, you need coal or gas or nuclear to keep the lights on, so why not run them all the time? . A recent study of south-eastern Arizona's grid weighed the costs of power cuts against the costs of CO2 emissions, and concluded that solar should provide just 20% of power. ...
UK car production hits 17-year high as industry issues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:32:19 AM
....Hawes said a large part of the work being undertaken in the UK was on developing the latest low emission diesels vehicles. “It is essential for future growth and employment that we encourage these newer, cleaner diesels onto UK roads and avoid penalising consumers who choose diesel for its fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. ...
Record UK car registrations in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 08:17:31 AM
....From 1 April onwards, only newly registered vehicles with zero emissions - electric and hydrogen cars - will escape VED. For other low-emission cars, such as hybrids, there is a sliding scale of charges related to CO2 output for the first year of ownership. ...
Driverless shuttle bus to be tested by public in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:12:58 PM
.... . During the trial, five cameras and three lasers will help it navigate a two-mile riverside path near London's O2 Arena, an area also used by pedestrians and cyclists. ...
Clean sailing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:00:18 PM
....Each year, some 20 million cars, vans and trucks cross the country's many fjords on roughly 130 ferry routes. Most of Norway's ferries run on diesel, spewing out noxious fumes and CO2. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....BT roll out planned price hikes today, with its basic broadband package rising by £2. 50 per month, and landline calls also rising, while mobile phone operators EE, O2 and Vodafone are introducing inflationary uplifts. ...
Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads image
....That will change fast, say industry watchers. EU carbon standards, which demand a fleet average of 95g CO2 per km by 2021 and much lower by 2025, will force carmakers to build and sell electric vehicles in large numbers, say analysts. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... If a customer agrees to be connected to their requested number the charges can quickly spiral into double figures. An O2 customer placing a 10-minute call via 118 118 would be faced with a bill of £49, including O2’s 55p per minute access charge. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
....". The study comes as other groups analyse the potential for investments in coal to become stranded assets if governments continue to restrict CO2 emissions. ...
The woman taking on ticket website Viagogo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:40:43 PM
....But the company was roundly criticised by MPs and other expert witnesses for its practises, with Nigel Adams MP saying it made "Stan Flashman look like Mother Theresa". Ed Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp and gig promoter Stuart Galbraith did give evidence and talked about a Sheeran show at the O2 arena in London in June. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....Delivery company UK Mail has been accused of “ripping off” workers and using “inhuman” practices after it charged a courier nearly £800 when he was unable to work as a result of a car accident while on duty. The £250m business, which delivers for retailers including Tesco, Homebase and O2, billed 47-year old Emil Ibrahimov £216 on the days he could not work after a car drove into him while he was carrying parcels from the rear of his van in east London. ...
Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
....Unilever declined to comment on whether it had suspended advertising through Google. Leading advertising agencies have been quick to react, with French marketing firm Havas, whose clients include O2 and Royal Mail, pulling its adverts late last week. ...
Buy your new car now to save thousands of pounds ahead of excise hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... There are no changes to the way cars registered before that date are taxed. The biggest changes affect buyers of new small cars that emit just over 100g of CO2/km, who will soon pay at least £140 a year to tax their car; previously such cars were free or paid just £20 a year. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
. A French advertising group that has clients including O2, EDF and Royal Mail has become the first of the major global marketing companies to pull all its ad spend from Google and YouTube. ...
VW diesel compensation stalls in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:52:52 AM
....It also insists: "This issue has not caused any loss of engine performance or any increase in running costs. Nor has it changed fuel economy figures, CO2 emission figures or the vehicles' tax status. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
....Last month, resale site Viagogo was accused of "moral repugnance" for selling tickets to an Ed Sheeran Teenage Cancer Trust gig for up to £5,000. And an £85 ticket to see Adele at the O2 in London last year was reportedly being sold for £24,840. ...
Road tax rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:07:22 PM
....The way we pay road tax will change significantly from 1 April and it is something to consider if you're going to be buying a new car. Crucially, it is those buying cars with low CO2 emissions that face the highest relative rise in the tax. ...
Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:29:49 PM
....One of the main reasons for the drop in coal use is the carbon price floor. This carbon tax doubled in 2015 to £18 per tonne of CO2. ...
Will the  diesel car you are driving today be worthless in five years’ time? image
....Diesel cars were once a sound financial choice for motorway-pounding reps, but the body blow was the VW emissions scandal, which lifted the lid on just how bad such cars and vans have been for urban environments. They produce 15% less CO2 than petrol, which meant buyers were incentivised to buy as they paid lower vehicle excise duty. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
.... Shell continues to call for effective policy to support lower carbon business and consumer choices and opportunities such as government lead carbon pricing/trading schemes. “Today, Shell applies a $40 per tonne of CO2 internal project screening value to project decision-making and has developed leadership positions in natural gas and sugarcane ethanol; the lowest carbon hydrocarbon and biofuel respectively,” she said. ...
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:47:43 AM
....EU Governments, under pressure to meet tough carbon cutting targets, have been encouraging electricity producers to use more of this form of energy by providing substantial subsidies for biomass burning. However this new assessment from Chatham House suggests that this policy is deeply flawed when it comes to cutting CO2. ...
O2 in £125m deal to keep naming rights to former Millennium Dome image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 06:31:06 AM
. The mobile operator O2 has struck a deal thought to be worth about £125m to keep the naming rights to the London venue the O2 until at least 2027. ...
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
....The committee previously urged a step change in the way the government tackles environmental issues at Heathrow, but says there is little evidence this has happened. The UK has already breached EU limits in London for the pollutant NO2 for 2017. ...
Convicted fraudsters sell Ed Sheeran tickets through Ticketmaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:48:02 AM
....“The seller has sold tickets to music fans on our secondary ticketing platforms for many years legitimately without issue,” said a spokesperson for Ticketmaster, adding that its sites were “safe and secure marketplaces”. But the claim was immediately undermined as it emerged that nearly 200 fans who bought tickets via Seatwave to a Black Sabbath gig at the O2 arena were turned away after the venue detected fraudulent activity. ...
Mazda 6: car review | Martin Love image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 06:00:00 AM
....5 secondsMPG: 51. 4CO2: 129g/km. ...
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Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
.... Rates bills for shops on Blackpool high street will fall by around half. The O2 London will suffer an increase in its business rates of more than £9bn over the next five years. ...
Energy bills to rise up to 28% for thousands in UK as fixed contracts end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:23:09 PM
....Mobile phone users are also facing more expensive bills in the coming months, following the rise in inflation. Vodafone, EE and O2 have said millions of mobile phone customers will face inflationary mid-contract price rises in the next couple of months. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....But Amazon is just the tip of a huge consumer iceberg. A quick trawl of other “connection services” suggests there are many out there offering to put people through to a vast range of household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, npower, O2, BT, Sky, Argos, Asda, BA, Royal Mail, HMRC, the DVLA, TV Licensing and even the Dartford Crossing. ...
Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment to be crowned with £1bn glass landmark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:01:24 PM
. A £1bn building topped with a crown-shaped cluster of glass towers, inspired by the 19th-century designs of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is planned as part of a major redevelopment of the area around London’s O2 Arena. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
....The industrial strategy, unveiled in Warrington, Cheshire, shows the prime minister is prepared to take a more interventionist approach in British industry than previous governments. The green paper states that five sectors will receive special government support because of their potential: life sciences, vehicles with low CO2 emissions such as electric cars, industrial digitalisation, the creative sector and the nuclear industry. ...
Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:00:14 AM
. The humble fruit sticker may seem an unlikely cause for environmental concern but removing it from produce could create huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions. ...
Swansea lagoon should use 'Roman-style' concrete: expert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 11:00:01 AM
.... . The two academics say ash with similar mineral characteristics, called pozzolan, is found in many parts of the world - although the CO2 impact of transporting it would become a factor for Swansea. ...
United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 05:28:16 PM
....The UAE has considerable solar power potential and is eager to reduce its use of fossil fuels. The country ranks high in per capita greenhouse gas CO2 emissions. ...
The Crusader: Cold comfort for families caught in ice shows' seating slip-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:21:00 AM
.... . “The O2 tickets state it has the right to reallocate, but on its website says the tickets should be of better or equal value. ...
Is night time the right time to use your electrical appliances? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
....”. Green Energy UK hopes that people will be swayed by the fact its electricity comes from greener combined heat and power (CHP) units, meaning it produces around a third of the CO2 per kWh of standard electricity. ...
India's double first in climate battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:41:03 AM
....Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A £3m industrial plant is capturing the CO2 emissions from a coal boiler and using the CO2 to make valuable chemicals. ...
Top Gear Live event firm pushed to loss after Clarkson rebrand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:51:53 PM
....“Sub Zero is a longstanding joint venture for BBC Worldwide, the investments made last year reflect our commitment to this business and the Top Gear brand,” said a spokeswoman for BBC Worldwide. Sub Zero said that following the conclusion of this year’s tour, which ended with two nights at London’s O2 in November, it had moved to “invest significant time in planning the future direction of the business”. ...
'I took drugs every day' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:03:03 AM
....Without the drugs, he was able to get his life back, and aged 24 he launched a catering company called Regis Banqueting. Today the 13-year-old business has blue-chip clients including mobile phone network O2, luxury carmaker Bentley, and investment bank JP Morgan. ...
Capita to replace staff with robots to save money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:29:14 PM
....”. Capita has struggled as its clients, which include O2, M&S, John Lewis and Dixons Carphone, have looked to cut costs in areas such as corporate travel and recruitment. ...
Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:59:23 AM
....There is an ironic twist to this. Governments originally promoted diesel vehicles because they produce fewer of the CO2 emissions that are increasing climate change. ...
Sky enters UK mobile phone market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 05:59:41 PM
....". He compared Sky's Sim-only deal with that already offered by giffgaff, another service that piggybacks on O2's network and allows customers to alter their package depending on their usage. ...
Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:01:57 AM
.... Ministers see aviation as a special case because low-carbon technology for planes is not well advanced. The committee says the Department for Transport appears to be planning to solve the aviation overshoot by buying permits to pollute from poor countries which have low levels of CO2 emissions. ...
EE calls for mobile coverage clarity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:19:51 AM
....". In response to EE, a spokesman for O2 said: "We would welcome more transparency on network coverage across the industry. ...
Lessons from Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:41:38 AM
....Nasa also recycles air on the ISS. Currently the space station's system recovers about half of the oxygen contained in the CO2 breathed out by the crew, a percentage it's actively trying to increase. ...
Fears Philip Hammond will launch workers tax raid in Autumn Statement image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 04:22:00 PM
....Mark Groom, employment tax partner at Deloitte, said: “Benefits currently afforded a favourable tax treatment will be most impacted. "Typically these include death in service benefits, health screens, car parking, workplace gyms, work-related training, mobile phones and low CO2 cars. ...
Philip Hammond 'to mount tax raid on employee benefits' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 01:01:37 PM
....He added that the benefits currently afforded a favourable tax treatment would be most impacted. “Typically these include death-in-service benefits, health screens, car parking, workplace gyms, work-related training, mobile phones and low-CO2 cars,” he said. ...
BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:34:09 PM
....BT, which includes mobile network EE, currently owns 45%. Vodafone owns 28%, Three 15% and O2 12%. ...
Regulator prevents BT and EE   bidding for more 4G mobile spectrum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:05:00 AM
....BT – which last year paid £12bn to buy EE, Britain’s largest mobile phone network – currently holds 45% of the UK’s usable mobile spectrum. This compares with 28% for Vodafone, 15% for O2 and 12% for Three UK. ...
Boats and bananas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:15:03 AM
....For example, Rotterdam's Maasvlakte II facility, run by APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway, features giant remote-controlled ship-to-shore gantry cranes for unloading the containers; battery-powered automated vehicles for moving the containers to the storage yard; and more robot cranes on rails for stacking up the boxes. All this is powered by wind-generated electricity, thereby reducing CO2 emissions. ...

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