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Alfonso Ponce Alvarez

Manager, Manager at Deloitte & Board member at UNEP-SBCI (Private (large enterprise))

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Proposal to review energy products taxation directive postponed until autumn 2010

The college of Commissioners held an orientation debate on the future proposal on 23 June 2010. The Commissioners all agreed on the principle of revising Directive 2003/96/EC and on introducing a minimum harmonised carbon tax on energy. However,...

Joint Research Centre strategy 2010-2020

Many of the complex challenges ahead cut across traditional policy boundaries and require multi-disciplinary research. In order to deliver the best support, the JRC will focus its efforts on seven thematic areas, which respond to major EU and...

IPD's new environment code - in association with SB Alliance

The new edition also includes more expert analysis from our sponsors to increase the value of the document as an industry guide, as well as case studies based on clients’ experiences to illustrate how both landlords and tenants can achieve better...

New protocol released to support U.S. Government’s greenhouse gas accounting

The latest protocol interprets and applies the GHG accounting principles established by WRI’s “Corporate Standard” to the unique structures and needs of the government. To develop the case studies and best practices featured in the protocol, LMI...

UK backs EU plan for controversial 'beyond A' energy labels

Energy labelling for electrical appliances has proved hugely successful since the scheme's inception in 1992. However the EU is now seeking to raise the bar for the top grades because improvements in energy efficiency over the past decade mean 90...

California takes concrete steps toward net zero energy buildings

CPUC’s action plan offers common-sense strategies for moving the market toward net zero energy performance. Raising minimum energy performance through codes, expanding energy codes to address all energy end uses, developing financial tools for...

UK Green Building Council publishes report on BREEAM


US Environmental Protection Agency toolkit to remove red tape for green projects

The toolkit’s assessment tool uses green, yellow, and red as indicators of potential barriers—the more red that shows up in response to survey questions in the toolkit, the more difficult sustainable development may be in a jurisdiction. EPA...

International Code Council asks US Department of Energy to reference International Green Construction Code in US Federal Green Standards


EU's 'big three' issue joint call for 30% CO2 cuts