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  • Questioning nuclear power`s ability to forestall global warming

    Rising energy and environmental costs may prevent nuclear power from being a sustainable alternative energy source in the fight against global warming, according to a new study. In the article, Gavin M. Mudd and Mark Diesendorf investigate the 'eco-efficiency' of mining and milling uranium for use as fuel in nuclear power plants. Advocates of nuclear power claim it has the potential to mitigate ...

  • Recycling makes cents

    Leaders from Hong Kong Waste Management Association, Landfill Gas And Power Pte Ltd, National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat, National Solid Waste Management Department, Ministry of Housing And Local Government Malaysia, Pinsent Masons Hong Kong, Zero Waste New Zealand Trust and many more will gather at Waste Solutions 3R to speak about government initiatives in waste management, ...


  • Irish companies told to monitor energy use

    Irish businesses need to look at ways they can manage and reduce their energy use, an industry expert has said. Speaking to the siliconrepublic.com website, Liam Relihan, technical director of ResourceKraft, said that better energy management would help businesses reduce their environmental impact and operating costs. He cited a recent report from the Small Firms Association which showed that, ...

  • London announces GBP 24m waste & recycling program

    The Mayor of London and the London Development Agency (LDA) have announced a GBP 24 million waste and recycling programme to support the development of infrastructure to manage London's commercial and industrial waste over the next four years. The programme aims to help to tackle climate change by reducing the amount of London's waste being buried in landfill and burnt in incinerators. To take ...

  • Waste-to-energy plants for rural villages in India

    Mr. Kemal Derviş, UNDP Administrator and UN Under Secretary General has commissioned a biomass gasifier plant, which uses carbon neutral biomass to produce electricity for rural villages, in Boregunte village in Karnataka. The project is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/UNDP, India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), and the Government of Karnataka and managed and run by ...

  • Covanta developing waste-to-energy projects in China

    Covanta Holding Corporation (Covanta) has announced that is has taken a 40 percent stake in a joint venture with Guangzhou Development Industry (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (GDIH) to develop energy-from-waste projects in the Guangdong Province of Southeast China. GDIH is one of the largest power companies in China's Guangdong Province and has extensive experience in energy and electric power development, ...

  • Energy versus the environment in Canada`s Tar Sands

    A report by Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental research group, says exploitation of Alberta's Tar Sands is Canada's most serious environmental liability. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, says 'Few Canadians know that Canada is home to one of the world's largest dams and it is built to hold toxic waste from just one Tar Sands operation. There is nowhere ...

  • Energy versus the environment in Alberta’s tar sands

    A report by Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental research group, says exploitation of Alberta’s Tar Sands is Canada’s most serious environmental liability. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, says 'Few Canadians know that Canada is home to one of the world’s largest dams and it is built to hold toxic waste from just one Tar Sands operation. There is nowhere ...


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  • New technologies needed for wastes in London

    Technologies such as gasification and anaerobic digestion will deliver a maximum reduction in climate change emissions while still meeting London’s recycling and renewable energy targets, according to a new report. Greenhouse Gas Balances of Waste Management Scenarios, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Baltic pipeline stirs petitioners ire

    Plans for a gas pipeline running under the Baltic Sea linking Russia and Germany were before Parliament’s Petitions Committee on 29 January. Petitions with over 28,000 signatures from Lithuania and Poland are calling for the environmental aspects of the project to be taken into account before construction goes ahead. They say that the shallow Baltic Sea is already polluted with chemicals. They ...


    By European Parliament

  • Improved waste management can deliver climate benefits

    According to a recent European Environment Agency (EEA) study improved waste management practices are all ready contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. The EEA briefing, released on January 31, 2008 and available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Improved waste management delivering climate benefits

    The EEA briefing, available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to increasing volumes across Europe. The study projects a significant decrease by 2020 in net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste, with a reduction of more than 80 % (down to 10 million tones) compared to ...

  • A garbage /septage cocktail for fuel

    Here’s a frothy brew you wouldn’t want to put a straw into: a not-so-tasty blend of sewage and garbage. As unappealing as it may seem together the two can cut greenhouse gases, help cleanup water supplies and add a new source of green and endlessly renewable fuel, all with the help of a new patented invention by Viridis Waste Control: Septage Bioreactor Landfill (TM) technology.  Left on their ...

  • Eco-Tec’s biogas purification technology part of RGMRM’s innovative greenhouse gas-to-energy project

    Eco-Tec is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded the contract for a biogas purification system by Régie de gestion des matières résiduelles de la Mauricie (RGMRM) of Quebec. The integrated process includes the capture, purification and use of biogas as an alternative energy source for greenhouses. “Hot house tomatoes are not the only beneficiary of biogas purification ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Johannesburg ‘green deal’ for UK engineering firm

    UK environmental technology group ENER-G has won a major contract to generate ‘green’ electricity from harmful landfill gas for the City Council of Johannesburg in South Africa, giving the company control of some 70 per cent of the country’s landfill gas business. Over a 20 year period, ENER-G, which is based in Salford, Greater Manchester, will capture methane gas from the Council’s seven ...


    By ENER-G

  • Coal is no longer on front burner

    America's headlong rush to tap its enormous coal reserves for electricity has slowed abruptly, with more than 50 proposed coal-fired power plants in 20 states canceled or delayed in 2007 because of concerns about climate change, construction costs and transportation problems. Coal, touted as cheap and plentiful, has been a cornerstone of President Bush's plans to meet America's energy needs with ...

  • Bush previews Abu Dhabi`s planned carbon neutral, car free city

    President George W. Bush today saw a model of Masdar City - the world's first zero carbon, zero waste, car free city. Plans call for the green, sustainable city to open by 2009 in the desert sands of this federation of Gulf states that have built their wealth on oil and natural gas. After viewing a model of the proposed city at the Emirates Palace Hotel, President Bush said, 'We just heard a ...

  • Romania - bio-fuels technology market profile bucharest

    Romania presents significant opportunities for the development of bio-fuels projects over the next period of time. There is a large available agricultural area, part of it uncultivated in the previous years. The agricultural production for bio-fuel raw materials is under the average of that obtained in EU countries. By introducing more advanced technologies these productions can be considerably ...


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  • ISWA establishes climate change task force

    ISWA, the International Solid Waste Association, has established a climate change task force to be led by global leaders from industry, academia, and professional service provider organizations. The focus of this group is to examine the range of issues arising from the interaction between waste management and greenhouse gas emissions. From these efforts recommendations will be made on appropriate ...

  • EPA promotes recycling materials into fuel

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promoting the recycling of certain petroleum secondary materials into fuel. This effort, which will revise the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations, is expected to help petroleum refineries reduce waste and capture more energy from each barrel of oil by allowing for the recycling of these materials when they are used at a petroleum ...

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