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  • UK risks lagging behind Germany in race for green growth

    A Carbon Trust investigation reveals that three times as many top UK decision makers believe Germany is better prepared than Britain to take advantage of the £3.2 trillion global environmental market. The research coincides with the launch of a new Carbon Trust ‘Green Growth’ campaign backed by business leaders including;  Ian Cheshire of Kingfisher; Lord Sharman of Aviva; ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Nation’s Most Comprehensive Fracking Regulations Introduced in Illinois

    Yesterday in Springfield, IEC and many of our lead affiliate organizations, Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Faith in Place signed on to support  ...

  • Spain-UNEP LifeWeb Conservation Initiative Wraps Up With Bid for Stronger Financing, Law Enforcement and Community Empowerment for Protected Areas

    From the valuation of ecosystem services in El Salvador and Panama and the restoration of nearly 60 hectares of critical orangutan habitat in Indonesia to the use of conflict resolution to raise community support for conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Spain-UNEP LifeWeb initiative finds that better financing, community empowerment, monitoring, and law enforcement are ...

  • EPA awards more than $1 million to college teams for innovative environmental solutions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for their innovative environmental solutions. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the expo, and ...

  • 63 Businesses Across 30 Industries Honored as 'Best for the Environment'

    Today, 63 companies across 30 industries and 11 countries were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab, with the release of the ‘B Corp Best for the Environment List’, a second installment in its ‘B Corp Best for the World’ series. Companies earning this honor include well known brands such as Method Products, New Belgium Brewing Company, Patagonia ...

  • Global Clean Technology Venture Investment Increases 65 Percent in 1H 2010 to Match the Record 1H 2008, finds Cleantech Group and Deloitte

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Cleantech Group™, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry, along with Deloitte, which provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to cleantech companies, today released preliminary 2Q 2010 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling ...


    By Cleantech Group LLC

  • Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

    EPA has given a grade of “A-“ for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade ...

  • $20m for US solid-state lighting research

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing up to $20.6 million for a total of 13 projects aimed at advancing solid-state lighting (SSL) research and product development.  Combined with industry cost share, investment in these projects will total $28 million.  SSL lighting is an advanced technology that creates light with considerably less heat than incandescent and fluorescent ...

  • Charles Hendry speech on European carbon capture storage

    Introduction Thank you, Jeff [Chapman, Chief Exec of the CCSA] for that generous introduction. It’s an honour to be asked here today, and speak to you on how I see CCS moving forward. A subject very close to my heart. Because its potential never ceases to amaze. I think the advantages are clear. Fossil-fired electricity has a hatrick of ‘pros’. Reliability, ...

  • Oil Developers Permitted to Penetrate Pristine Upper Amazon

    One of the most intact and biodiverse rainforest regions on Earth, located in the Upper Amazon Basin on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border, is now threatened by imminent oil development, warns a conservation organization based in Washington with close ties to its counterpart groups in South America. Known as the Napo Moist Forest ecosystem, this region is renowned for its record-breaking diversity ...

  • Canada’s nuclear future

    After decades of inaction, nations around the world are looking to nuclear power as an emission free, cost-competitive alternative to fossil fuels. Budget 2008 released this week is unequivocal in sending a clear signal about Canada’s nuclear future. The federal government stated in 2007 that it was very interested in returning to nuclear power as a source of low emission energy. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Heritage conservation provides AUS$13.7m boost for NSW jobs

    Federal Environment and Heritage Minister Peter Garrett today announced $13.7 million in Australian Government funding for 63 conservation projects expected to create up to 918 jobs across New South Wales. The renowned beauty and culture of NSW heritage sites will be further enhanced through as part of the Australian Government's $650 million Jobs Fund. 'I am pleased to announce that for example, ...


    By Australian Government

  • Corporate Reporting Shows Increased Focus on Global Issues

    There has been a significant increase in the number of businesses that acknowledge global issues like climate change and human rights in their corporate reports over the last few years. A study of more than 158 leading companies across 31 countries has found that eight in ...

  • Charles Hendry`s speech to the Platts 6th Annual CCS Conference

    At the outset I would like to emphasise the UK Government’s firm commitment to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and our determination to see the technology ready to be commercially deployed in the 2020s. CCS has the potential to be one of the most cost effective technologies for decarbonisation of our power and industrial sectors. You will all no doubt be aware of this, but I think it is ...

  • Whatever happened to the Pan-African University?

    Plans for a university that will stretch across Africa and be a "flagship institution of higher education" will go ahead, despite political problems with two of its five planned centres, African Union commissioner and steward of the project, Jean-Pierre Ezin has insisted. The Pan-African University (PAU), which was proposed by the African Union (AU) in 2008, is expected to offer advanced graduate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Moorhead Environmental Complex Achieves LEED Platinum

    This Earth Day, Stroud Water Research Center announced that its Moorhead Environmental Complex has achieved LEED® Platinum, the highest level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    Synopsis Of The 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections: The 2010 Congressional mid-term elections will have a profound impact on policy and legislative developments of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), particularly as to the regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of ...


    By Acta Group

  • September infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 220 decisions, including 32 reasoned opinions and 6 ...

  • President Obama`s oval office address on the gulf oil spill

    The following is the text of U.S. President Barack Obama"s address to the American people on June 15, 2010. Good evening. As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges. At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American. Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al-Qaida wherever it exists. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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