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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

China roars ahead with renewables

Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading

Written by John Matthew and Hao Tan- The Conversation in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Green energy, Solar (1 comment)

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

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

Improving soil quality by not ploughing.

Recently there have been many reports about the negative sides of ploughing. The productivity of our soils has constantly increased thanks to the invention of the plough millennia ago, but now ploughing could be a cause for the decline in soil productivity. Dr John Baker, an international soil scientist who ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, 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

Climate Change and Aerosols: New Research

    How much influence do aerosols such as this smog have on climate?   Flickr/freddie boyNew research published this week in Nature gives us a better idea of how much aerosols produced by people are influencing climate change. Aerosols — tiny particles produced naturally and by burning fossil fuels — work against ... keep reading

Written by James Whitmore- Editor at The Conversation in November 2013, about Climate Change, Emissions

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

Time to Get Real on Sustainable Energy

The global energy industry must play a greater role in the transition to sustainable energy systems if United Nations development goals are to be met, warns a report launched today by the World Energy Council (WEC). The potential for billions of people benefiting from sustainable energy systems in future decades ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Politics & Government

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