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  • Superfund green remediation strategy

    The U.S. EPA is seeking public comment on a new strategy that would make cleanups at hazardous waste sites greener. The Superfund Green Remediation Strategy is an initial effort to outline key actions and related activities that can be undertaken to promote green remediation and to reduce energy use. EPA is taking comment on action items that fall into three major categories: policy and guidance ...

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • France tables strategy for green economy

    Paris hopes to tune into the green economy by increasingly placing eco-labels on everyday products, designing a green industrial policy and developing a more sustainable farming model. EurActiv France reports. French Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo this week (27 July) presented another national strategy for sustainable development, for the period 2010-2013. The new strategy identifies nine ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EnviTec Biogas signs cooperation agreement for the construction of a biogas plant in Indonesia

    Lohne-based EnviTec Biogas AG today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with PT Herfinta Farm & Plantation (Indonesia) and Calfield SDN BHD (Malaysia) for the construction of a biogas plant in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The plant will contribute a total of 4 MW to the green energy transition in Indonesia. The contract signing ceremony in Berlin was attended by His Excellency ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • OECD Green Growth Strategy: statement by Chris Huhne

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed a new report on green growth from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s ‘Towards Green Growth’ report was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 25 May. Chris Huhne said: “This is a landmark report by the OECD which makes a strong ...

  • Strategy to help US ports go green

    EPA has also unveiled a new plan of action for working with public port authorities and other interested groups to reduce the environmental impacts of moving goods through ports. The 'Vision, Mission, and Strategy for Sustainable Ports' recognizes the steady growth in global maritime commerce and the critical role American ports and related transportation and supply chain partners play in ...

  • Ecopetrol Receives International Award for Green Procurement Strategy

    For its effectiveness in implementing its green procurement strategy and for having a classification system of its suppliers based on sustainability criteria, Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; BVL: EC; TSX: ECP) has received the 2011 Sustainable Vendor Rating award in the Large Corporation ...


    By Ecopetrol S.A.

  • New green strategy will overhaul Britain`s homes

    A green transformation of Britain’s homes will take place over the next decade – making them more comfortable, warmer and cheaper to run – under new plans set out by the Government today. With around one quarter of UK emissions coming from energy used in homes the Warm Homes, Greener Homes Strategy is aimed at cutting emissions from the UK’s homes by 29% by 2020. The new strategy will help people ...


  • IEA applauds Korea`s green growth strategy

    In an in-depth review of Korea's energy policies released today, the International Energy Agency applauds the country's long-term commitment to green growth and achieving a low-carbon future but also sounded notes of caution regarding some elements of existing energy strategy. "Korea has taken great steps to enhance energy security and to ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Green nudges and corporate environmental strategies’ prospects for behavioural change

    Nudges can foster greener public behaviour but they also raise some moral questions, concludes a recent analysis of behaviour-change schemes. How businesses’ behaviour is influenced by consumer concerns for the environment is less clear – and may only result in ‘greenwash’ – the researchers suggest. Policymakers around the world are increasingly interested in ...

  • Green nudges and corporate environmental strategies’ prospects for behavioural change

    Nudges can foster greener public behaviour but they also raise some moral questions, concludes a recent analysis of behaviour-change schemes. How businesses’ behaviour is influenced by consumer concerns for the environment is less clear – and may only result in ‘greenwash’ – the researchers suggest. Policymakers around the world are increasingly interested in ...

  • Technology Strategy Board to drive Britain`s green motoring revolution

    The Technology Strategy Board will unveil details tomorrow of a GBP 10 million investment plan, co-funded by the Department for Transport, which aims to see up to 100 innovative ultra low carbon demonstration vehicles on Britain's roads by the end of next year. This is one of the initiatives announced by the Government today to encourage a mass market in electric and hybrid cars. The ultra low ...


  • 2020 strategy: extra emphasis on water, climate change and greening the economy

    We proudly present our new 10-year Strategic Intent (2011-2020). While our organisation remains grounded within both the conservation and humanitarian sectors, we are broadening our focus on wetland and climate change issues. Also new is our emphasis on the economic sectors driving wetland loss and the potential to utilize some of these for conservation and restoration. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Chris Huhne welcomes OECD’s Green Growth Strategy (statement)

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed a new report on green growth from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s ‘Towards Green Growth’ report was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 25 May. Chris Huhne said: “This is a landmark report by the OECD which makes a strong case for ...

  • Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The modification, filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., gives DC Water the ...

  • Waste sector has welcomes industrial strategy green paper

    The paper sets out how the UK proposes to build a modern industrial strategy. It is not intended to be the last word, but to start a consultation. The prime minister announced that the heart of the strategy green paper will comprise “an offer to businesses to strike new sector deals, driven by the interests of firms and the people they employ, to address sector-specific challenges and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Green Economy report outlines investment strategies to help reduce water scarcity

    Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released today. Currently, the failure to invest in water services and to collect, treat and re-use water efficiently, is exacerbating water ...

  • Publication of the community energy strategy

    The Government is today publishing the Community Energy Strategy and I will be depositing copies of it in the Libraries of the House. This is the first ever Community Energy Strategy published by a UK Government. It sets out the role that communities can play in helping to meet the UK’s energy and climate change ...

  • Green IT reviews from the green IT report

    The Green IT Report (TGIR) today launches the first of a regular series of Green IT company profiles. These are in-depth examinations of the sustainable activities, particularly related to climate change, of major IT companies and also of vendors that have a specific green focus in terms of the software or IT service they offer. If you are actively involved in green IT, want to understand what ...


    By Greenstone

  • On the road to green

    Today’s Globe and Mail reports that the ’Big Three’ U.S. automakers are going electric in a battle to survive the worst crisis the industry has faced since the Great Depression. Chrysler and General Motors, both of whom are still operating due to massive government bailouts from both sides of the border, are looking to electric powered vehicles as the way of the future.  Ford, which has not ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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