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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'

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

McGraw-Hill Companies announced plans today to build the largest "privately-owned, net-metered solar project in the Western Hemisphere." The system is expected to be at 50 percent capacity by December 2011, and the remaining 50 percent in March 2012.

Solar plant to rise in McGraw-Hill campus

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Research in Australia suggests we should ''downsize'' to reduce our carbon footprint. On two opposite sides of the globe, public opinion is gradually moving towards the need for smaller homes helping families become more energy efficient and contribute to the environment.

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:32:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Controversy continues to rage over proposed pipeline from Canada to Texas. The week began with a positive statement from the chief executive of TransCanada, the company behind the 1,661 mile pipeline from Canada to Texas.

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:52:40 GMT by Martin Leggett

Greenpeace have conducted a campaign blitz to highlight toy-industry culpability in sourcing packaging from Indonesian rainforest timber. Ken look-a-likes have abseiled down Mattel, the HQ of the Barbie manufacturers, in a public bust-up with Barbie over the fate of the rainforests. Will it be happily-ever-after for Ken, Barbie and the Sumatran tiger?

Barbie and Ken embroiled in 'rainforest destruction' bustup

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A Belgian supermarket giant is trying to cut its CO2 emissions by 20% with the help of a new solar power system at one of its largest distribution centres. Delhaize has installed a system made by Solyndra International AG, a subsidiary of Solyndra LLC, at a distribution centre in Zellik, near Brussel.

Supermarket giant goes jolly green with giant solar array

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Subsidies and infrastructure projects will help make Hawaii a haven for green motoring says the state and new partners Mitsubishi. The state is undertaking to promote electric cars, introduce training for technicians for the vehicles and to help install the charging infrastructure for charging the cars.

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

GE's new vehicle charger aims to take the waiting out of juicing up electric cars and does so with style. The GE WattStation could be an important step towards making electric cars a more practical proposition say its makers.

WattStation could open consumer charge to electric vehicles

 Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:15:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A report from CGIAR sees success in halting deforestation as being intimately linked to the yoking of agricultural and forestry policies together. In assessing the 20 countries party to the REDD+ scheme, to pay nations for protecting their forests, too many countries have avoided making that basic, but vital connection.

Saving forests requires a focus on farming, says report

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:34:19 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The department tasked with protecting the Texan environment is doing its bit to reduce its own impact by installing solar power at many sites, the scheme also hopes to inspire others to follow their lead.

Texas Park and Wildlife Department goes solar

Domestic aviation biofuels industry will need government support says US group

Domestic aviation biofuels industry will need government support says US group

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 14:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The benefits could be huge says a new study into producing aviation biofuels in America's Pacific North West, but to get things going the government must step in to give support. SAFN is the first group in America to look at such a regional strategy for an area that is home to Boeing.

Domestic aviation biofuels industry will need government support says US group

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 12:30:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The need to drastically raise the recycling rates of metals has been highlighted by today's release of 'Recycling Rates of Metals: A Status Report' from the UN's Environment Program (UNEP). Over half the metals looked at had less than 1% recycling rates - including many vital to the developing green economy. The report recommends better design, recycling infrastructure and individual action to de-clutter.

Metal recycling needs boosting says UNEP report

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 09:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Undercover investigation uncovers a secret trade in the UK's unwanted computers and mobile phones. Instead of recycling old computers, PCs, printers, telephones, mobile phones and stereos, waste management companies are accused of selling the goods to countries like Nigeria and Ghana.

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 13:42:00 GMT by John Dean

Boeing has finalised a deal with Lufthansa Cargo for five Boeing 777 Freighters valued at $1.35 billion. Lufthansa has cited environmental concerns as a key reason for the decision.

Green concerns prove the key in aviation deals

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 13:48:01 GMT by John Dean

American manufacturer GE Aviation says that it is working on new technologies that will dramatically improve the environmental impact of aircraft. GE has also confirmed that it has re-named its new propulsion system which incorporates a range of environmental features.

Aircraft engines promise greener future

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

According to a report, reforming the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act and shifting to bioplastics could generate thousands of jobs in the U.S. The report encourages the United States to reform chemical industry regulations in the country to make the industry more environment friendly and to create more jobs.

Bio-based chemicals to create US jobs

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The last of the Indonesian forest?

Posted Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Recycling, waste and profit

Posted Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The business of applying energy to water needs

Posted Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The BMW i3 - Busy Mit Watts

Posted Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:05:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

European Emissions

Posted Fri, 31 May 2013 08:37:59 GMT by Paul Robinson

Public/Private by product networks help businesses turn waste into cash

Posted Mon, 13 May 2013 11:26:48 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Pretty bubbles of disaster

Posted Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:30:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Green Investment Bank - Banking on a Green Future

Posted Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:14:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Britain's Green Economy is a Success

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:39:48 GMT by Julian Jackson

Hawaiian government agrees green car deal with Japanese company

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

WWF backs planned £1 billion Scottish wind farm projects

Posted Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:51:19 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 09:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

World's first carbon reduction labelled wine enters the market

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:31:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

UK sustainable business - Making progress but must try harder

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:44:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Should we live in smaller houses to help the environment?

Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

UK firms illegally dumping e-waste in Africa

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 09:19:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Business warned over water shortages

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:44:00 GMT by John Dean

Out of Africa: Green Code to ensure the sustainability of buildings

Posted Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:33:00 GMT by John Dean