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Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating, a system ... keep reading

Written by PRI in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling (2 comments)

Increased energy efficiency in China could “strand” Australian mining projects

The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers, and in particular, steelmakers, to be more energy efficient, reducing demand for Australian coal. Image: Johannes 'volty' Hemmerlein Rapid increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing, especially in the steel production sector, will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars ... keep reading

Written by Kylar Loussikian- The Conversation in December 2013, about Carbon Trading, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

GLOBE 2014 keynote speaker line-up announced

Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth, Water

Hundreds of campaign groups walk out of the Warsaw climate negotiations

  Opening statement by the President of COP19 Mr. Marcin Korolec (UNclimatechange/flickr) Groups including Oxfam International, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF, 350.org, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace International left the Polish Capital on Thursday in protest over slow speed and lack of and lack of ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Economics, Politics & Government

Tesla CEO to Advise UK Government on Electric Cars

LONDON, UK, November 8, 2013 (ENS) – Britain’s Coalition government has called on Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of U.S. electric car company Tesla Motors, to personally advise the government on how to get British drivers into electric vehicles more quickly. During a speech on the environment Thursday at ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Transport

The Long Shadow of the Shutdown

  The US federal government shutdown postponed the start of US Antarctic Program research projects this month. These delays have had a permanent impact on the careers of junior scientists, says marine biologist Gretchen Hofmann in a Comment piece published online in Nature. The effective two-week closure of the US Antarctic ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Climate Change, Economics, Finance & Money

Making Food Waste Recycling Easy & Convenient is Key

There is no question that food waste is a monumental environmental problem and recycling food waste would make a significant dent in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The barrier to food waste recycling isn’t so much about people’s willingness to compost. The willingness is there but the key to ... keep reading

Written by ENN/Namju Cho in October 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Economics, Food

Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign Growing Faster Than Any Other Such Campaign

A very thorough study from the University of Oxford has found that a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies. As the Guardian reports ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

UK Renewables Break Generation Record- Again

RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published this week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.  This ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions

Three Investment Vehicles That Could Revolutionize Solar

(Image Courtesy of Julie Chen) There is no denying that the solar industry is growing at an incredible rate. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates 723 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 33% increase in deployment levels over the ... keep reading

Written by Solar Mosaic /Gabe McHugh in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

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