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Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 16:03:34 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A collaberation between Toyota and Shell sees a first in California with the building of a hydrogen fuelling station with its own pipeline as the Japanese car giant prepares for the 2015 launch of hydrogen fuelled vehicles.

Toyota builds hydrogen stations ready for new fuel cell vehicles

Is the green revolution stalling?

Is the green revolution stalling?

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 15:34:01 GMT by Laura Brown

New survey of environment sector suggests growth is in reverse. Flying in the face of claims of being the 'greenest ever' government, the survey instead found that while there is investment in waste and carbon, the outlook for the rest of the industry is grim. Jobs are being lost while pay and conditions are reduced.

Is the green revolution stalling?

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

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

Research reveals six Scottish wind farms were paid £890,000 to shut down. Six wind farms in Scotland were paid £890,000 to stop producing energy because the National Grid was unable to use the power they were generating. The cost - around 20 times the value of the electricity being generated - it is expected, will ultimately be passed down to the consumer.

Wind Farms paid to stop producing energy

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:22:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

China has announced increased rare metal quotas for 2011, while Malaysia is forming a team to review a rare earth metal refinery proposal in the country. China's Xinhua News Agency announced April 25 increased quotas for the production and smelting of five rare metals in China: tungsten, tin, antimony, molybdenum and rare earth ores.

China raises rare metal quotas, Malaysia stalls on metal plant

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Posted Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:55:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Greenpeace published on April 20 a report on the energy choices of the largest IT companies involved in the emerging 'cloud computing' segment. According to the report, these companies are increasing society's dependance on dirty energy even as the concept of the cloud itself promises a greener world by enabling smart grids, telecommuting and other services and new ways of doing so many things.

Greenpeace calls cloud dirty

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The investment of $168 million is the single largest by the Internet giant into clean energy. Google has invested almost $170 million in the world's largest solar power tower plant, being built in America's Mojave Desert. Part of Google's ongoing commitment to clean energy solutions, the investment is its largest so far in a single project

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:08:00 GMT by Laura Brown

At BP's first AGM since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, protests inside and outside the meeting show the company faces a battle to win back trust. At around 10pm on 20 April 2010, BPs Deepwater Horizon rig exploded killing 11 workers and leading to 4.9 million barrels of oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico. The ramifications of the disaster to the local community are still being felt.

A year on from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP's battle to win back trust continues

Business warned over water shortages

Business warned over water shortages

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

A hard-hitting report has revealed the threat to businesses from damage done to the world's freshwater supplies by problems including climate change. Produced by pressure group WWF and German bank DEG, the report argues that the shortage of freshwater not only hits people but is also posing an increasing threat to businesses who rely on its ready availability.

Business warned over water shortages

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:59:00 GMT by John Dean

American company GE Aviation has secured an award for its commitment to the environment. GE Aviation won the Corporate Award for Balance at the 37th Annual Lindbergh Award Celebration and Dinner. The accolade is bestowed on organisations which have demonstrated concern for the environment and dedication to improving quality of life

Environmental accolade for US company GE Aviation

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:51:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

The U.S government has strongly rejected media reports that BP has struck a deal to resume drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. BP holds the largest deepwater acreage in the Gulf of Mexico and is a partner in many wells operated by other companies, including Noble Energy.

U.S. says no deal to BP resuming oil drilling

UK organic sales fall

UK organic sales fall

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 13:32:00 GMT by John Dean

A new report has revealed that sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion in the UK in 2010. Released by the Soil Association, the Organic Market Report suggests that, despite the decline, the outlook for 2011 is a little bit more optimistic.

UK organic sales fall

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A 6% fall in CO2 equivalent emissions is the eye-grabbing figure from the EIA report for 2009 - a record-breaking drop. But that number is muddied by the contrasting effects of the recession, which pulled production, and so emissions, down sharply. But the reported continued decrease in carbon intensity offers a glimmer of hope for 2010.

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:09:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Rules should be in place to measure corporate environmental impact, as consumers say they don't trust claims of green credentials. Within a decade consumers will be able to see which companies cause the most amount of damage to the environment if plans suggested by the man in charge of the UN's Green Economy Initiative are approved.

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Challenge to electric car industry

Challenge to electric car industry

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:33:00 GMT by John Dean

Figures released today show the huge task facing the electric car industry in the UK. Environmental pressure group WWF-UK says that at least 1.7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be needed by 2020 and 6.4 million by 2030 if the UK is to achieve its climate change targets.

Challenge to electric car industry

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:05:02 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

High end designer brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and others embrace sustainability in PPR Group's new PPR Home initiative. In partnership with Cradle to Cradle, which is a pivotal green design organization created by William McDonough, PPR Group has created a ''Creative Sustainability Lab.'' Its ambitious goals include offsetting the entire organization's 2010 carbon footprint

Sustainability Project Launched for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent & Stella McCartney Lines

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:01:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Several Massey Energy Company coal mines located in Kentucky and West Virginia have been cited for serious safety violations that have placed workers and the public in unnecessary danger. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that Massey Energy Company will be cited for more than 80 safety violations that have been revealed as a result of the special inspections that are targeting problem US mines.

Massey Mines Cited by Feds for Violations

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Solar electricity comes to your home-free!

Posted Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

Charging stations make Californian roads more electric

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

Aircraft company on target with pioneering technology

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:22:00 GMT by John Dean

Peppermint gene in GM wheat could mean no parking for greenfly

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Trickle down effect

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:48:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:42:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Borneo Longhouse communities sue timber companies and government

Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:43:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Environmental assessment of proposed pipeline is 'inadequate' says EPA

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

Green Investment Bank to be set up by UK Government

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 07:30:01 GMT by Ian Youngman

Vegas water bills could double: maybe not such a bad thing

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:44:00 GMT by Michael Clark