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  • Canada and China to Cooperate on Clean Technology Development

    Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Mr.Zhigang Wang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, met in Ottawa yesterday to discuss collaboration in clean technology during a meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation. During the meeting, Minister Carr and Vice Minister Wang, on behalf of ...


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  • Clean technology trade alliance launches on Earth Day

    The Clean Technology Trade Alliance will create green collar jobs by helping identify and grow clean tech businesses. Headquartered in the Seattle area CTTA will focus on identifying US clean technology companies, profiling their products and services and provide a global sales force to identify and qualify business opportunities for its member companies. The Clean Technology Trade Alliance ...

  • Call issued for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is calling on entrepreneurs and technology developers across Canada to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund, as SDTC opens its 17th round of funding. 'Investing in promising clean technology solutions developed in Canada is key to creating the smart, green jobs of the future,' said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. 'More than ...


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  • Clean technology companies tell UK government they need further financial support

    Companies developing new technologies which are vital to a low carbon future are telling UK government that what they need most to reach their markets is more financial support. Almost one half of clean technology development is self-funded by management or companies, with a further 30% receiving funds from family, friends and business angels. Over 60% of cleantech developers cite initial funding ...


    By Eventure Media

  • British Columbians support the carbon tax: poll

    British Columbians support carbon taxes and are confident that taking action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution will help grow, or have little or no impact on, the provincial economy according to a new poll released today by the Pembina Institute. According to the poll, the majority of British Columbians (69%) are worried about climate change and most (70%) want the province to continue showing ...


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  • New CDM issuance rules penalise developers and discriminate against smaller companies

    The UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has enjoyed great success in deploying more than $300 billion of investment into clean technology in developing countries around the world. But recent decisions by the UNFCCC risk alienating many of the companies whose activities support this mechanism and discriminate against smaller enterprises. Returns on CDM investments have fallen far ...


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  • TUESDAY: EPA Division Director to Highlight the New Norfolk Southern ‘Eco’ Locomotives in Atlanta

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division Director Beverly Banister will speak at the Norfolk Southern Inman Yard during the unveiling of the nation’s first ‘Eco’ locomotives. The new locomotive switch engines for use in rail yards represent breakthrough clean-air technology developed by Norfolk Southern and funded ...

  • Clean Tech Funding Available WIP

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)’s SD Tech Fund,TM which invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies, will be accepting Statements of Interest from September 2 to October 21, 2009. The Statement of Interest (SOI) is an initial application used for preliminary screening and is subject to a competitive review process ...


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  • Canada must improve its support for research and development

    The expert panel leading the Review of Federal Support to R&D submitted its final report to Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. It makes a series of recommendations that call for a simplified and more focused approach to the $5 billion worth of R&D funding provided by the federal government every year. "Government needs to do a better job helping our ...


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  • Rushlight Clean Technologies Show in London, Thursday 27 January 2011

    It includes an exhibition of leading clean technologies, the Cleantech Developers Conference for early stage companies in the sector, the Sustainability Directors Conference for heads and managers of energy, environment, facilities, QHS&E and sustainability of corporates and public sector organisations, Isle of Man breakfast and pre-arranged one-to-one meetings involving cleantech companies, ...


    By Eventure Media

  • GLOBE 2010 brings the world to Vancouver this week

    GLOBE 2010 opens this week and once again Vancouver will be at the center of the global environmental business marketplace. Taking place March 24-26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, GLOBE 2010 will bring together thousands of the world's top business leaders, environmental experts and government policy-makers for three days of discussions focused on finding business solutions to the world's ...


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  • EPA Seeks Applications for Clean Air Excellence Awards

    EPA and the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) are now accepting applications for the Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards program. Winners are honored for outstanding accomplishments in programs, projects, or technologies that reduce air pollution emissions. Applicants are judged in five awards categories: (1) Clean Air Technology; (2) Community Development/Redevelopment; (3) ...

  • Going Green - International electric vehicle racing championships envisioned

    Strategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron (ALMS) will form a joint venture combining their respective areas of expertise in 2012 launching a new global initiative to develop the next generation of sustainable motorsport. To view the multimedia assets associated with this ...

  • Rain city strategies joins the climate registry

    Rain City Strategies Inc., an Aboriginal-owned and operated consulting firm, announced today that it has joined The Climate Registry. The Registry is a non-profit organization governed by states, provinces and tribes that helps government and industry measure and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistently and credibly. "The membership of the Climate Registry continues to grow and it ...


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  • Balancing wealth and the public good in Abu Dhabi

    The September 2010 edition of the McKinsey Quarterly has an informative interview with the COO of Abu Dhabi's development company. Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi discusses Mubadala's double bottom line, bridging investment and development. He also discusses Abu Dhabi's clean technology initiative. Mubadala Development Company is a study in contrasts. An investment company with assets of US$24 ...


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  • First-of-its-kind Global Cleantech innovation index published

    Denmark, Israel, Sweden, Finland and the US provide the best conditions for clean technology start-up creation, with companies in the Asia Pacific region following closely behind when it comes to commercial success, according to a newly released Global Cleantech Innovation Index report. Canada ranks seventh, according to the report, which it attributes to an entrepreneurial ...


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  • European Union’s climate actions could be economic boon, Ban says

    Proposed European Union (EU) proposals on tackling climate change could also be a boon for the economy, generating millions of new jobs at a time when the world is suffering from the financial crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. In a statement, Mr. Ban voiced his deep concern over the effects of the financial crisis on the developing world, especially the world’s poorest, and called ...


    By United Nations

  • Global Trade Liberalization Crucial as Developing Countries Address Climate Change

    A new report from the World Bank,  International Trade and Climate Change: Economic, Legal, and Institutional Perspectives, says liberalization of the global trading system will be a key factor in helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. “Climate change is a global challenge requiring international collaboration,” said Warren Evans, Director ...


    By The World Bank

  • Financing a sustainable future - is the financial community listening

    The global financial system is still recovering from the near collapse of the international banking system and major economic upheavals that have brought several countries to the brink of insolvency. Investor confidence in many sectors has been profoundly shaken, contributing to forced closures and takeovers of many industry giants in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. The ...


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  • It`s hard for small businesses to be green - report

    A new report from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) profiles a handful of small firms developing new clean energy technologies--and outlines the challenges they face. Beyond the technological obstacles navigated by every innovative firm in the industry, as well continued uncertainty over the national and global economies, the authors argue that the profiled firms were challenged by ...


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