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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

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:39:01 GMT by John Dean

A consortium including Airbus and Tarom Romanian Air Transport has established a project aimed at developing a jet fuel made from a plant. The Romanian-based project aims to develop biofuel from the camelina plant, which would be a sustainable substitute to fossil-based jet fuel.

Airbus announces biofuels consortium

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:38:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The EPA has fined the Massachusetts refrigeration company Preferred Freezer Services for violating the Clean Air Act. According to a statement by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Massachusetts refrigeration company Preferred Freezer Services has agreed to pay a fine of $75,000 for Clean Air Act violations that were found at three of its cold storage facilities.

Mass. Refrigeration Company to Pay Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

Google invests in green transport

Google invests in green transport

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:36:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Internet giant Google is branching out to support new eco-friendly technologies in the transportation sector like Shweeb and Plugless Power. Google is starting dabbling in clean and green transportation technologies and with major funds being put up we may just see some important breakthroughs to help our gridlocked cities and polluted air.

Google invests in green transport

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

The ongoing conflict in Libya is causing growing uncertainty and fear in the oil markets of the West. The violence in Libya and the role of the UN is causing debate about the involvement of the West in disputes in the Middle East. A long conflict and ongoing dispute, while continuing to raise the spectre of Iraq in the consciousness of British and US voters, also raises fears about the impact ever-increasing oil and gas prices.

How the Libyan crisis is causing fear in the oil markets

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:38:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The growth in wind power slowed in 2010, according to the Global Wind Report, an annual overview from the wind industry. But brighter things are projected for the next 2 years, with China and the developing world leading the way.

Credit-crisis dragged wind power's 2010 growth down

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Sustainable cotton: a need for investment

Posted Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pig farming improves its image (worldwide)

Posted Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:21:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Latest solar advances very attractive for businesses.

Posted Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:11:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Transformers, but with your house!

Posted Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:34:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cotton growers need help

Posted Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:58:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Posted Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

A fly in your ear!

Posted Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Ghosting human function: the robot future

Posted Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:13:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A titan of many varied businesses

Posted Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:21:06 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The end of elephants?

Posted Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Climate tax on meat and milk could help reduce Europe's carbon footprint

Posted Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:14:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Aircraft engines promise greener future

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

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

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

Could algae power flights of the future

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:11:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Debt consolidation - Can it help you to get out of debt?

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:15:00 GMT by Ryan Smith

New generation engine goes marine

Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:19:00 GMT by John Dean

G20 invest record £165 billion in clean energy in 2011

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:24:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Dutch pledge boosts campaign for sustainable palm oil ahead of GA7

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:33:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Pratt & Whitney pleased with PurePower PW1524G engine tests

Posted Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:02:01 GMT by John Dean

Trickle down effect

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