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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

New Zealand product will help reduce Chinese air pollution

A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading

Written by PR in December 2013, about Air Quality, Design, Emissions, Industry & Business, Pollution

Oceans acidify at an alarming rate

This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in December 2013, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Renewable Energy in East Africa is Praised.

Last month we reported that Ethiopia had just opened the largest wind farm in Africa. A third of Ethiopia, the continent's second most populous nation, conducts their day to day without any access to electricity. The new wind farm has the potential to change the lives of millions.  Ethiopia ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Emissions, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

London's largest street light investment drives energy efficiency forward

                    One of the famous red double decker buses in London on route 185 to Lewisham Station, London, UK Transport for London (TfL) has agreed on a new energy efficient lighting programme to help reduce the cost of lighting the TfL Road Network (TLRN). It is one of the largest 'invest ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Politics & Government, Transport, Travel

Microplastics cover our seas.

This article by Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi comes from The Conversation- Australia. Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Figshare. These small plastic fragments, mostly ... keep reading

Written by Julia Reisser & Charitha Pattiaratchi in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

PV for everyone, IKEA makes solar accessible.

IKEA is now offering ’off the shelf’ solar power packages to UK consumers, in a move that could help to mainstream domestic solar power systems. It is the first major retailer to offer a comprehensive home photovoltaic installation service, having teamed up with Hanergy, a thin-film PV supplier, to produce ... keep reading

Written by Sejal Patel in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Solar

Renewable energy growth statistics released from NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The annual report is an important assessment of U.S. energy statistics for 2012, including renewable electricity, worldwide renewable energy development, clean ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth

Demand rising for intelligent water solutions within power generation

The power generation industry is demanding smarter solutions around water supply and wastewater strategies, according to new research.                     Tighter environmental regulations and water scarcity are pushing power plant operators to rethink how they use this resource, as water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable ... keep reading

Written by Maxine Perella- edieWater in November 2013, about Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

Why energy-saving homes often use more energy

Straw Bale House- Designed by Carina Rose  http://flickr.com/photo/73416633@N00/304515241 Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider the whole life cycle of ... keep reading

Written by André Stephan & Robert Crawford- The Conversation in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Clean Technologies, Design, Energy Saving

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