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  • Will the US become a climate change leader?

    The United States, which for a long time stood defiant and largely alone on climate change issues, is now on the verge of becoming a climate change leader in the international community. The US is looking to adopt a carbon cap and trade system and has signaled a willingness to discuss binding emission targets. The new position will require the support of the Whitehouse and possibly could ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DOE funded research projects win 30 R&D awards for 2008

    US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman has announced that researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories and Y-12 National Security Complex have won 30 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  The coveted awards are presented annually in recognition of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Are there too many shades of Green?

    ‘Green Collar’ is the new buzzword floating around business these days. As environmental values move down the supply chain, the definition of what constitutes a green job is expanding to include everyone from sales persons to steelworkers. Many now question whether the ‘green’ mantle being used too leniently? At one time a ‘green’ job indicated a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Now comes the hard part

    President-elect Barack Obama’s job jar for his first day in office after the January 20th Inauguration will be rather daunting: 'Deal with the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression; End money-sucking and clearly unwinnable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Restore international confidence in the American economy; Create 5 million new green jobs; Clean up the environment; Deal with ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UK at forefront of a low carbon economic revolution

    A comprehensive plan to move the UK onto a permanent low carbon footing and to maximise economic opportunities, growth and jobs was published by the Government today. The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. A 21% reduction has already been delivered – equivalent to cutting emissions entirely from ...

  • SwRI Acquires 2011 Plug-In Electric Vehicle to Include Its Batteries in EssEs Consortium Matrix

    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) recently acquired an extended range electric vehicle to include its batteries in the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) Consortium. Information obtained through evaluation of the batteries will be included in the EssEs database that is available to all members. The consortium is a cooperative research project ...

  • U.S. Mayors Seek Federal Help to Protect Climate

    SEATTLE, Washington, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - Mayors of the nation's largest cities are leading a climate protection movement that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 but say they cannot do it alone. At the Seattle Climate Protection Summit Friday, more than 100 mayors stressed the importance of forming a federal partnership to boost energy independence and avert ...

  • U.S. Mayors Take the Lead in Fighting Climate Change

    LOS ANGELES, California - Cities throughout the country, regardless of size, have initiated a host of actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, without significant support from their state and federal partners, finds a new survey released Friday during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 75th anniversary meeting in Los Angeles. As of June 21, 540 mayors had signed The U.S. Conference of ...

  • New ORNL catalyst addresses engine efficiency, emissions quandary

    A catalyst being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could overcome one of the key obstacles still preventing automobile engines from running more cleanly and efficiently. The mixed oxide catalyst could solve the longstanding problem of inhibition, in which nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons effectively clog the catalyst ...

  • GLOBE 2008: changing the world for tomorrow

    At times it would appear that the world is at a crossroads where many competing pressures and demands are on a collision course. Climate change, energy security, unchecked urbanization, population growth, scarcity of clean water, rising levels of toxic emissions all seem to be cascading into an impossible conundrum - and it is the environment that will pay the ultimate price. GLOBE 2008, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • B.C. on front line of electric vehicle revolution

    In just 20 years, one in every three vehicles on British Columbia's roads could be electric, according to a primer released by the Pembina Institute today, coinciding with the start of a four-day electric vehicle conference in Vancouver. Pembina's primer explores the air quality and climate benefits of electric vehicles operated in B.C., as well as other hot topics, such as charging ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Synterprise Global Consulting Introduces Widespread Availability of the Ecotube System to Deliver Significant Biomass Combustion Improvement and Emissions Reduction

    Chattanooga, TN.  Synterprise Global Consulting, a leading combustion engineering and CMMS, Reliability, and Outage Management ...


    By Synterprise

  • Emerson’s High Voltage SCADA systems help UK wind farm network increase availability and reduce costs

    RWE npower renewables, one of the United Kingdom’s biggest renewable energy developers and operators, is using High Voltage SCADA systems installed by Emerson Process Management as part of a standardized High Voltage SCADA approach across its wind assets. The systems provide comprehensive visibility and control of the high voltage electrical network at wind farm and control center levels, ...


    By Emerson Process Management

  • IBM, Honda, and PG&E Enable Smarter Charging for Electric Vehicles

    IBM today announced that it has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) (NYSE: PCG) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle's ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on the grid condition and the ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Murray Darling team win top CSIRO award

    The team of scientists who developed The Murray Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project has been awarded the 2008 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal. The team led by Water for a Health Country Flagship Director, Dr Tom Hatton, delivered the most comprehensive and complex whole-of- basin water assessment ever undertaken in Australia. The award recognises the success of the team in increasing the knowledge ...

  • MOVE Systems and ALLCOT sign agreement to develop first ever New York based carbon credit generation project

    MOVE Systems International, LLC, a company which delivers safe and clean energy solutions to the mobile food industry, has begun a joint venture with ALLCOT Group to develop the first ever carbon credit generation project based in New York City. The main objective is to replace traditional food carts powered by noisy, pollution spewing gasoline generators with MOVE’s new state of the art ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Sales of Lithium-ion Batteries Soar with the Introduction of New Electric Vehicles, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery market is racing ahead with the launch of eagerly awaited brands of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs (HEVs). These types of vehicles are produced in much larger numbers than previous generations of EVs and HEVs, giving a boost to the installation of Li-ion batteries. Further, HEVs that previously used nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) technology are now shifting ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Canada’s climate change plans

    Although a national climate change strategy for Canada is still being developed, every province and territory has initiated plans of their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article summarizes the stated climate change policies of Canada’s top 5 greenhouse gas emitting provinces, and offers a comment on the implications of these initiatives for an eventual National Climate Change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California Governor Sets Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles got a power boost today as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order establishing the world's first greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels - the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Because greenhouse gas emissions 'pose a serious threat to the health of California's citizens and the ...

  • Study Identifies Benefits and Potential Environmental/Health Impacts of Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

    Lithium (Li-ion) batteries used to power plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles show overall promise to "fuel" these vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but there are areas for improvement to reduce possible environmental and public health impacts, according to a "cradle to grave" study of advanced Li-ion batteries ...


    By Abt Associates

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