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British Airways to Offset UK Domestic Flight Emissions (Int'l.)
British Airways
Date: 2019-10-11
In the UK, British Airways (BA) reports thet beginning in Jan., 2020, it will offset the carbon emissions from all of its 75 daily domestic flights that collectively emit roughly 400,000 tpy of CO2 Emissions. BA notes that from next year its carbon emissions on international flights will be capped through the UN's offsetting scheme. BA's parent company IAG has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In its offsetting, British Airways will invest in verified carbon reduction (VCR) projects worldwide, including renewable energy, rainforest protection and reforestation programmes. (Source: British Airways, Business Traveler, Oct., 2019) Contact: British Airways,

More Low-Carbon Energy News British Airways,  Aviation Emissions,  CO2,  Climate Change,  VCR,  

VT. Communities RAMP up Energy Efficiency Program (Ind. Report)
Energy Efficiency,ermont Council on Rural Development
Date: 2019-06-17
In Vermont, the towns of Marshfield and Plainfield are reporting the launch of RAMP -- Revitalizing All Marshfield and Plainfield -- a new building energy task force as part of a year-long push to build a robust economy in the face of climate change, cut carbon emissions and cut energy consumption and costs.

Following the communities of Pownal, Randolph, Middlebury, and Swanton, RAMP is the fifth community participant in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program at the not-for-profit Montpelier-based Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), which works to connect rural economic development to climate change responses.

The RAMP campaign encourages commercial building and homeowners to install solar panels, convert from fossil fuels to renewable electricity, weatherize their buildings and otherwise save money while saving energy and reducing emissions. (Source: The Bridge, 12 June, 2019) Contact: Vermont Council on Rural Development, 802-223-6091,

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PV Crystalox Selling German Silicon Wafer Operations (Int'l)
PV Crystalox Solar
Date: 2018-03-16
Oxfordshire, UK-based multicrystalline silicon wafer PV Crystalox Solar Plc reports it is seeking a purchaser for its German wafer production operations due to unfavorable "market conditions." To that end, the company will consult with the workers council in Germany on restructuring the business, which would involve "significant" job losses.

Crystalox shuttered its UK manufacturing operations last year although its wafer shipment volumes increased 28 pct year-on-year to 146 MW while revenues dropped 53.5 pct to €26.4 million.(Source: University of Salford Press Office, PV Crystalox Solar, RenewablesNow, 15 Mar., 2018)Contact: PV Crystalox Solar, Iain Dorrity, CEO, +44 (0)1235 437160,

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