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Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:33:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hong Kong Science Park will host R & D centre to develop future EV. Leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, whose products include the E6 electric car and the K9 city bus, have teamed up with two Hong Kong based organisations to set up an advanced electric vehicle R & D centre in Hong Kong Science Park.

Chinese electric vehicle company BYD sets up joint venture in Hong Kong

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Posted Mon, 04 Jul 2011 18:11:00 GMT by John Dean

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has announced that this month will see on-the-road testing of a new electric van. Based on the compact commercial vehicle NV200, the van will be used by the Japan Post Service Co, Ltd to see if it can operate effectively as a delivery vehicle.

Nissan electric vehicle faces delivery test

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Iron ore production in Western Australia has made a significant contribution to the Australian economy. However, the downsides include environmental damage from huge open cast mines and the displacement of the indigenous native population from their traditional homelands.

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:59:01 GMT by Michael Clark

With crumbling budgets, increasing water scarcity, and ever widening infrastructure spending gaps, the private water supply market is poised to grow. But public opposition remains strong, as opponents rail against the perceived corporate takeover of what is considered a public good, citing past failures.

Water privatization market sees opportunities and setbacks

Challenging the electric car's critics

Challenging the electric car's critics

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:55:00 GMT by John Dean

One of the major objections routinely thrown at electric car manufacturers is the range of their vehicles. They are incapable, critics say, of driving long distance without lengthy stops to recharge their batteries.

Challenging the electric car's critics

Farmers' anger in land law delay

Farmers' anger in land law delay

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:44:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Farmers in Queensland react angrily to delays in implementing a new policy protecting the best farmland from development. The Strategic Cropping Land Law is part of a commitment by the government Department for Environment and Natural Resources Management to protect key food bowls central to the development and maintenance of the local environment and economy.

Farmers' anger in land law delay

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

New green technology employed to reduce the pollution in the Ganga river basin from tanneries. The environmental impact of the leather industry on the Ganga River on which is rests has long been a thorn in the side of the Indian government. To preserve the leather, numerous chemical treatments need to be employed.

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:44:00 GMT by John Dean

Aircraft engine manufacturer CFM International has announced the 1,001th innovation in its new LEAP engine, which is being hailed as a major breakthrough in environmental benefits. Also unveiling new innovations in aero engine design are Airbus and Rolls-Royce, who announced development of the A350-1000 aircraft with more powerful Trent XWB engines, the engine should reduce fuel use by 25 per cent and cuts in CO2 emissions.

New aircraft engines promise environmental benefits

UK's Green Investment Bank moves nearer to launch

UK's Green Investment Bank moves nearer to launch

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:19:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Aldersgate Group holds summit to disseminate information about bank designed to help the UK's transition to a low carbon economy. The UK government is backing a Green Investment Bank, which will have £3 billion ($4.86 billion) to invest in green technology.

UK's Green Investment Bank moves nearer to launch

Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Credit ratings agencies are more closely scrutinizing water risk when developing municipal bond ratings. One agency may downgrade Atlanta's credit ratings should the city lose the ability to withdraw water from Lake Lanier. The implications are widespread.

Water scarcity could damage municipal bond ratings

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:35:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new network of charging stations will help California hit its target of 1,000,000 electric vehicles on the road. ECOtality is the company behind the scheme with 10 of their Blink Pedestal Chargers now installed in San Diego's Balboa Park.

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

WindMade of change in new business certification

WindMade of change in new business certification

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new certfication process will allow companies to boast of their use of wind power to consumers keen to buy green. Companies can start to use the 'WindMade' certification from September this year, with a standard for products planned to follow.

WindMade of change in new business certification

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New survey data suggests UK consumers are ahead of businesses when it comes to the low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust's research found that consumers are getting greener, with 47% of those surveyed saying that - when goods were of identical quality - they would buy low carbon labelled goods over non-labelled goods.

Green spending on the way up as companies struggle to keep pace

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Ford Motor Company claims it is making its vehicles greener and the way it makes its vehicles greener too, with a new focus on water use. The report says that the company has improved the fuel economy of the vehicles it makes, reducing their impact on the environment and also improving the sustainability of the manufacturing process.

Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A US solar energy firm says it's expanding to the east coast by partnering with some of the country's largest consumer brands. REC Solar says its work with major brands, including IKEA and Harris Tea, makes it a leader in the American solar energy industry.

REC Solar moves east, away from sunny heartlands

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Virgin America says its new engines will help keep the airline ahead of the game when it comes to greener travel. Virgin America already claim their fleet are up a quarter more fuel efficient than other American carriers and say the new engine technology reduce CO2 emissions by 3,600 tons per aircraft per year.

New engine for Virgin America to create: 'one of the world's most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft'

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