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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

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

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Sustaining us to the Summit!

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustainability: adapt or die summit.

Posted Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sustainability in Central Asia

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

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

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

FedEx doubles CO2 savings targets

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:55:07 GMT by Linden Volsun

India's leather industry told to clean up its act

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

Twitter injunction against Greenpeace backfires

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:26:52 GMT by Laura Brown

UPS introduces zero-emission electric fleet for use in California

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:45:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Businesses cut levels of flying

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:30:01 GMT by John Dean

New eBay data centre to use Bloom Fuel Cell clean energy technology

Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:11:48 GMT by Adrian Bishop

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

Posted Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:50:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

SA's Green Economy Accord

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:06:00 GMT by Michelle Simon