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  • Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project

    Edward Davey is at Peterhead today (Feb. 24, 2014) announcing funding for the next stage of Shell’s Peterhead CCS project. Find out more: read the Peterhead press notice ...

  • Public funding can meet climate challenge, says new report

    Scaling up public sector funding by as little as US$ 36 billion in annual spending could unlock the private capital needed to close the green investment gap worldwide, leading to sustainable economic growth that attains global climate change goals. At a time when extreme weather events are increasingly frequent - and costly - cash-strapped governments are seeking new solutions to address climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Developing nations join R&D race for gas hydrates

    It looks like chunks of ice — but put a flame to it and it goes ablaze. Touch it, and you’ll feel an odd sizzling sensation. This peculiar compound is methane hydrate. Not only might it become the source of the world’s next energy bonanza, but it could also let some coastal developing nations leapfrog coal and other ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Business Opportunities in the Water and Sewage Infrastructure Construction Industry in BRIC

    The report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights on the BRIC water and sewage infrastructure construction market including: In-depth analysis of the water and sewage infrastructure construction market in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries A detailed analysis of market attractiveness, covering the key trends, drivers, regulatory frameworks and ...


  • Hong Kong street-level air quality forecasting and exposure

    CERC are partners in a new 5-year air quality (AQ) & health project that will develop a real-time, urban AQ modelling system capable of analysing and forecasting pollution levels in Hong Kong down to individual street level. PRAISE-HK (Personalised Real-time Air quality Information System for Exposure – ...

  • Ahlstrom financial statements bulletin 2011: Moving forward with strategy implementation

    Continuing operations October-December 2011 compared with October-December 2010: Net sales EUR 371.3 million (EUR 416.8 million). Operating loss EUR 4.2 million (EUR 9.0 million loss) Operating profit excluding non-recurring items EUR 1.7 million (EUR 12.7 million). Operating margin excluding non-recurring items 0.4% (3.1%). Loss before taxes ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Major Power Markets in Eastern Europe to 2020 - Renewable Resources, Privatization, and Easing Barriers to Entry in Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Uk

    As power requirements continue to grow across Eastern Europe, countries across the region are increasing market privatization to boost investment from abroad, finds a new report titled “Major Power Markets in Eastern Europe to 2020 - Renewable Resources, Privatization, and Easing Barriers to Entry in Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey“. This research highlights a shift ...


  • Recent Federal Developments - February 2011

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Technical Correction On TSCA Section 4 Test Rule On Certain High Production Volume Chemicals: On January 26, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a technical correction to a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 final rule EPA issued on January 7, 2011. ...


    By Acta Group

  • Workshop Dutch Chapter: Playing with Geosynthetics VI: Earthquake Resistant Building with Geosynthetics

    The Dutch Chapter organized her sixth workshop on a sunny day in April, to share the knowledge about the use of geosynthetics in earthquake resistant building. Nearly forty creative souls from principles, contractors, engineering offices and knowledge institutes searched for earthquake resistant solutions using geosynthetics. After two speakers had provided some theoretical background, the ...

  • 2011 predictions for EPA`s office of .chemical safety and pollution prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Interfor Results Improve in Volatile Market

    Credit Facilities Extended; Capital Plan Approved Including Expansion of Adams LakeVANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/22/10 -- INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED ("Interfor" or the "Company") (TSX: IFP.A) reported a net loss of $2.6 million or $0.06 per share in the second quarter of 2010. The loss for the quarter includes a tax valuation allowance of $1.3 million or $0.03 per ...


  • New Carbon Pollution Standards Can Save Americans $37.4 billion on Electric Bills, Create 274,000 Jobs

    The first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs, a Natural Resources Defense Council analysis shows. Those are among the tangible potential benefits of the anticipated limits on carbon pollution spewing from the nation's coal- and gas-fired power ...

  • November 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 to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Tri-Tech Holding Q1 2011 Revenue Up 314% to $17.6M; Net Income Up 108% to $1.7M; EPS $0.21

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for the water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Putting green growth at the heart of development - New OECD Report

    With 7 billion people in the world today and more than 9 billion anticipated by 2050, we must invest in development that will meet the growing demands for food, water and energy. That is the core message of a new OECD publication that says green growth must be at the heart of global development policies. The report, 'Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development' says ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green bonds usher in a new era of environmental finance

    Green bonds are emerging as a frontrunner to fund environmental investment and have garnered a considerable amount of attention from both investors and environmentalists, states TD Economics in a recently released special report. There is a desperate need for funding of environmental initiatives, and the reality is that governments around the world lack the financial resources to meet all of the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Bloomberg LP Launches First Tool That Measures Risk of ‘Unburnable Carbon’ Assets

    In a move that underscores Wall Street’s growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world’s fossil fuel companies Bloomberg L.P. unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related risks might batter the earnings and stock prices of individual oil, coal and natural gas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Voluntary carbon offsetting tops 100 million tonnes

    The demand for voluntary carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, with buyers committing more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. According to the report - Maneuvering the Mosaic - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 - private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32% increase in radiative ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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