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  • Countries promise action on clean technologies

    Government representatives attending the two-day Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Washington DC have promised action on over ten initiatives aimed at promoting energy efficiency and clean energy. The 24 countries, including the EU, the US, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Russia, taking part in the meeting account for around 80% of global energy consumption. The United States, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Experts name leading lights in UK’s Clean Tech Revolution

    Scottish technology developer Artemis Intelligent Power, based in Edinburgh has been named overall winner of this year’s Carbon Trust Innovation Awards by an independent panel of renowned clean technology-experts. The judges rigorously assessed each application against a range of strict criteria including genuine innovation, carbon saving potential, novel application and commercial potential. ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Davey: Electricity Market Reforms will keep the lights on, bills down and air clean

    Keeping the lights on, consumers energy bills down and creating cleaner electricity to help tackle climate change, are the three goals of ambitious draft electricity market reform legislation published today. The reforms are designed to provide investors with transparency, longevity and certainty in order to attract £110 billion of investment to bring forward new low-carbon power generation ...

  • Cleaning up clean coal

    Perhaps the only point that advocates for and against ’clean coal’ might agree on is the fact that we have lots of coal remaining and its continued use likely will be a significant part of our fossil fuel future. Whether it should be the fuel of choice is another matter. The coal industry - acutely aware of growing public concern over greenhouse gas emissions and other health-related issues ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean technologies will increasingly rely on metal recycling industry

    Unless recycling of special rare metals such as lithium are increased there will not be material available to make clean technologies such as wind turbines, fuel cells and energy efficient lighting systems, a report by the United Nations Environment Programme has found. The report Metals Recycling Rates, to be published by the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management later this ...

  • Lighting a Fire in Indian Clean Coal Industry: The 2nd Annual World Clean Coal Week India Focus 2013

    Coal, the world's most abundant fossil fuel, plays a vital role in the world energy mix. It supplies 24 percent of the total global energy and 40 percent of global electricity. In Asia, coal accounts for almost 75 percent of electricity generation nationally, and is most likely to remain the principal fuel source in the future. As a prospering country with world’s 5th largest coal reserve, ...

  • The 2nd Annual World Clean Coal Week - India Focus 2013: Lighting a Fire in the Indian Clean Coal Industry

    WCCW India Focus 2013, supported by Govt. of India, CCSA, UCG and MUMA, will be held April 18-19 in New Delhi Coal, the world's most abundant fossil fuel, plays a vital role in the world energy mix. It supplies 24 percent of the total global energy and 40 percent of global electricity. In Asia, coal accounts for almost 75 percent of electricity generation nationally, and is most likely to remain ...


  • Market Research Library of Clean Technology Reports

    Reportstack in collaboration with GBIResearch announces the whole catalogue for clean technology industry reports. The clean technology industry library covers Green buildings, energy efficiency, Bio-fuels, E-waste, Transportation, Smart Grids and Energy Storage. Clean technology series provides key information and analysis on the market opportunities in the ...


  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • Global Efficient Lighting Forum Convened to Address Accelerated Transition to Advanced Lighting Technologies

    Governments, lighting experts and international donors meeting in Beijing this week have agreed to accelerate the phase-in of advanced lighting technologies to order to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and improve the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who currently lack access to clean, reliable lighting. The Global Efficient Lighting Forum, co-organized by the United Nations ...

  • President Obama lights up MIT

    President Barack Obama, in a historic visit to the MIT campus, praised the Institute's commitment to energy research and issued a strong call for the nation to lead the world in the development of new, efficient and clean energy technologies. 'Nations everywhere are racing to develop new ways to produce and use energy,' he said in remarks delivered to a packed Kresge Auditorium. 'The nation that ...

  • Shedding light on solar industry practices

    The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has released its 2010 Solar Company Scorecard that ranks manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules according to a range of factors including environmental health and safety, sustainability, workers' rights, and social justice. Companies self-reported on these areas and the results serve as a resource for institutional purchasers, investors and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Africa poised for solar lighting boom

    As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable solar lighting in the next five years, according to a report. 'Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid — Overview of an Emerging Market' was published by Lighting Africa, a joint International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank initiative that is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • Reclaiming Wetlands using UV light

    UV disinfection specialist Berson has helped the town of Carnation in Washington State, USA create an environmentally-conscientious way of dealing with wastewater, using Berson\'s InLine 7500+ UV systems. Carnation, a community of about 1,900 residents, has never used a central sewage system, relying instead upon individual septic tanks and drainage fields to handle its ...


  • UN Report Outlines Ways to Achieve Clean, Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting for Africa

    Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, entitled Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting ...

  • Companies urged to see the light on energy

    Companies of all shapes and sizes need to think urgently about securing green energy supplies, Lloyd"s Chief Executive Richard Ward told business leaders. Dr Ward cited the unfolding environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as just one example of the potential consequences of the ongoing reliance on fossil fuels. The deeper companies drill for oil the greater the risks, the more chance that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • HWI Global Reports LOI to Form Joint Venture Developing Green Solution to Traditional Fluorescent and Incandescent Clean Room Lighting

    HWI Global, Inc. (OTCBB: HWIC), the Pittsburgh based clean room design-builder, reports a Letter of Intent to form a Joint Venture with Enigma Concepts, a technical research and development company. Enigma Concepts plans to work with HWI Global developing a new, cutting edge lighting solution with enhanced scotopic value, a 'green solution' to traditional fluorescent and incandescent lighting. ...


  • NACWA to Shed Light on Limits of Market-Based Approaches To Closing Clean Water Funding Gap

    Ken Kirk, executive director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), will provide the views of municipal clean water agencies Friday, March 23, as part of a conference hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Atlanta called Paying for Sustainable Water Infrastructure: Innovations for the 21st Century.  The conference will explore “creative methods to ...

  • Industry-leading ranking recognizes top private companies in clean technology

    Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates and investors to sustainable innovation through the online i3 Connect platform and its world-renowned global events series, today released its seventh annual Global Cleantech 100 list and report. The list recognizes the 100 innovative private companies, regarded today as the most likely to make a ...


    By Cleantech Group LLC

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