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Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies. The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of AUD ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in January, about Coal & Oil, Economics, Finance & Money, Smart Growth, Solar (3 comments)

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Organic

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, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling

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

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