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  • A step towards zero emission communities

    CSIRO has established the Renewable Energy Integration Facility to develop new grid management technologies that will allow greater penetration of renewable, low-emission energy resources into electricity networks. The facility will also be used to develop automatic fault detection techniques to help improve electricity supply reliability and reduce blackouts. The official opening was attended by ...

  • Asia`s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies and NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016. Large-scale conferences tend to be highly resource-intensive with ...


    By Global Initiatives

  • New zero-emission home for Australian families

    Thirty kilometres north of Melbourne CBD, in the community of Laurimar, a new type of house – the first of its kind in Australia – is about to be constructed. The four-bedroom, detached house, will blend with the streetscape of the new development but will embody a completely new vision – a zero-emissions house that Australian families can afford. CSIRO project leader, Dr Greg Foliente, said that ...

  • EU `should set date for zero emission buildings`

    The EU must set out a deadline by which all new buildings should be required to have zero net energy demand and carbon emissions, the European energy network (ENR) said on Monday. The recommendation is one of several in a report to be presented in Brussels on Tuesday that assesses the implementation of a 2002 EU directive on the energy performance of buildings (EED 06/01/03). Reform proposals for ...

  • Scientists call for zero option on CO2 emissions

    European researchers have confirmed once again that there is only one effective way to limit climate change: carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels must be reduced to zero. There are other greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants that contribute to global warming, and it would certainly be good to reduce these. But cuts in atmospheric methane emissions from cattle, or black carbon from ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Oerlikon Solar Joins Global Zero Emissions Race

    Oerlikon Solar demonstrates energy efficient transportation and Swiss engineering excellence around the world in 80 days TRUBBACH, Switzerland - Oerlikon Solar, the world's leading supplier of thin film silicon photovoltaic (PV) production equipment, is the main sponsor of the Oerlikon Solar Racing Team participating in the Zero Emissions Race with its ...


  • Accelerating zero-emission building ambitions in the MENA region

    Ecofys leads a consortium of local consultants and agencies to accelerate the use of more efficient and renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems in buildings in the Middle East and North Africa. The project will support relevant private actors pilot projects in the MENA region, covering energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy systems in buildings. With a participatory ...


    By Ecofys

  • UN opens first zero emission community power centre in rural Kenya

    The first power-generating centre using environmentally friendly hydro and solar power has been inaugurated in a Kenyan village 150 kilometres north east of Nairobi by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Apart from generating electricity, the new centre, in Kibai village in Kenya’s Kerugoya division, promotes the use of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps to replace ...


    By United Nations

  • Canadian Solar sponsors zero-emission, electric car race

    Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its sponsorship of a one a kind, zero-emission, electric car race. The extraordinary car race will start today at the Square of Nations in Geneva and cover Europe, Asia, and North America. Four teams, will have 80 days to cover 30,000 kilometers across 16 countries in their zero-emission, electric cars. 'We loved the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World’s first ZERO emissions race makes stop in Vancouver

    The world's first ever Zero Emissions Race (the ZERO Race) is rolling into Vancouver on November 12th - the first stop on the North American leg of an incredible international journey. Started on August 16th, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, racers so far, have covered 16,000 km mainly through Russia, Kazakhstan and China. Vancouver is the only Canadian city that will be part of the race. "The race ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hyundai Provides Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell ix35 to Municipality of Copenhagen

    Hyundai Motor Company is leasing 15 zero-emissions hydrogen-powered ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to the Municipality of Copenhagen, supporting the Danish capital in its efforts to become carbon-neutral by 2025.This agreement is a ‘first’ for Hyundai, acknowledged as an industry leader in fuel cell technology and eco-friendly cars, which operates a dedicated fuel-cell research division at ...


    By PRWeb

  • Rio de Janeiro Launches Public-private Partnership for Zero-emission Transportation

    Rio de Janeiro State Government signs multilateral memorandum of understanding with Renault-Nissan Alliance, Petrobras Distribuidora, Light, Ampla and Rio Negocios to pave the way for electric vehicles A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today among Rio de Janeiro State Government and leaders from Brazil's public-private sectors to accelerate zero-emission transportation in ...


  • Plan B – Net-Zero Greenhouse-Gas Emissions by 2050

    Leaders of The B Team running some of the world’s largest companies, have called upon world leaders to commit to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 – and urged business leaders to match this ambition by committing to bold long-term targets. The B Team’s ambition builds on recent talks at the COP20 climate summit ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Could global CO2 emissions drop to zero by 2100? Shell says Yes.

    One might exercise a degree of caution when one of the world's largest fossil fuel energy companies predicts a dramatic decline in CO2 emissions, but Royal Dutch Shell has released two plausible scenarios on possible ways to reach near zero emissions by 2100. The new scenarios explore two possible ways the world's energy system could unfold in the 21st century, with dramatically different ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Asia building zero emissions generation but coal still king

    Globally, over the next 5 years, nearly 50% of the new-build electricity generation will be non CO2 emitting. However, coal remains an essential energy commodity and will be the source of more than half the stationary energy produced over that same period. Gwen Andrews, Vice President Power & Environment Policies, Asia & Oceania at Alstom Power, presented an overview of the Asian energy ...

  • EU-wide study confirms hydrogen is a key to zero-emission road transport

    Linde AG / EU-wide study confirms hydrogen is a key to zero-emission road transport Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Munich, 15 November 2010 - Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars are set to play a key role in reducing the emissions of road transport ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Nissan joins renault-RWE zero-emission mobility partnership

    Nissan International SA has joined Renault SA"s partnership with German electric utility RWE Efficiency GmbH to promote electric mobility in Germany. The Renault-Nissan Alliance aims to become the world"s leading manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles and Germany is expected to become a major market for such products. RWE plans to set up an extensive charging network in Germany with about 1,000 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research and Markets: Combined Cycle Systems For Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7k4xbc/combined_cycle) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation" to their offering. Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising and flexible ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

    Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWIN, a project 'Towards Zero Waste in Industrial ...


    By thinkstep

  • Scotland introduces zero waste plan

    A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% of waste sent to landfill, plans to ban ...

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