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Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

U.S. EPA announces new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in September of 2011. The new requirements will affect televisions, cable boxes and satellite equipment. As part of more than 20 revisions for product requirements that are expected to come into effect throughout the rest of 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed updates for its Energy Star requirements.

Energy Star Requirements Updated by EPA

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

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

Do you feel personally affected by Global Warming? If your answer is 'not yet', then prepare yourself because things may be about to change significantly. Easy access to food supplies is something which the Western world takes for granted; and while rising food prices have been reported by the media in recent months no reports of actual food shortages have been brought to our attention.

Global warming and environmental disasters threatening food supplies

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:30:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

2011 has been a bumper year for the large-scale natural environmental disaster; not only the Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake, the Australian Queensland Floods, but now also the Japanese Sendai Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami have wreaked havoc on those affected and spell economic disaster for the future.

Where now? Long-term consequences of Japanese tsunami disaster

Nuclear stocks drop in the US after Japan quake

Nuclear stocks drop in the US after Japan quake

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Laura Brown

There are calls in the US to re-evaluate building nuclear plants in the wake of Japan's crisis. A second explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plants is causing global concern and raising questions about the ability of similar plants around the globe to withstand strong earthquakes. In the US, a senator is calling for a complete review of the safety and emergency measures of nuclear plants across the country in case a similar sized quake were to hit America. Filed in environmental issues: nuclear/business.

Nuclear stocks drop in the US after Japan quake

ICT companies to follow 'Green Initiative'

ICT companies to follow 'Green Initiative'

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:18:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

The ICT sector is set to be latest among those who monitor their carbon footprints. The Information Communication Technology companies (ICT) are among the latest to develop a green conscience under the guidance of the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSB), the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Carbon Trust.

ICT companies to follow 'Green Initiative'

Japanese Companies Create Car Charging Vending Machines

Japanese Companies Create Car Charging Vending Machines

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:50:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A new report announces that Japanese vending companies are working on plans to create vending machines which will enable people to charge their electric vehicles. It has long been feared that the electric car will be unreliable and ineffective for road users. This is because many people worry that the battery on the car will run flat before it is able to reach a charging station, leaving the driver stranded. Filed under environmental issues: electric vehicles/business.

Japanese Companies Create Car Charging Vending Machines

Green light for green scooter

Green light for green scooter

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:15:04 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A Japanes-British hydrogen fuel cell scooter is the first machine of its type to get the go ahead to run on public roads. The Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter has today received Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) in Europe and is the first vehicle of its type to be so approved. Filed under environment: Business.

Green light for green scooter

The environmental impact of the disposal of waste in large scale pig production

The environmental impact of the disposal of waste in large scale pig production

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Investigations indicate that large amounts of pig waste do not cause acid rain. Pig breeding is big business, but in order to make money the producer must have a large number of pigs. One of the problems is that a large number of pigs produces a large amount of waste. Filed under environmental issue: waste/business.

The environmental impact of the disposal of waste in large scale pig production

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

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

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food from abroad. The fact is the energy that goes into produce not indigenous to the local environment can be vastly greater than what is required in the natural country of origin. In order to thrive in the non-indigenous locality, many foodstuffs require the addition of other elements over its life cycle, most notably heat, resulting in higher CO2 emissions than if the produce was transported from the traditional country of origin. Filed under environment: Emissions/Business.

Buying local produce can cause more emissions that importing food

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:21:00 GMT by John Dean

US company Pratt & Whitney has announced that its engines will be used for up to 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of an international deal. The engine, which is designed to improve a plane's environmental performance, has been ordered by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) in a deal which include 120 PurePower PW1100G engines for 60 aircraft and options for up to 80 engines for an additional 40 aircraft. Filed under environment: Business.

Green credentials secure ILFC engines deal

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Toyota - makers of the famous Prius - says sales of hybrid vehicles have now passed 3 million, saving the atmosphere from 18 million tons of carbon dioxide. Hybrid dilute the environmental damage a car does by using an electric engine to supplement the power supplied by a traditional internal combustion engine and the Prius was the first mass-produced model.

Toyota's triumph as hybrids accelerate past the 3 million sales mark

Businesses cut levels of flying

Businesses cut levels of flying

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

Research published by global environmental pressure group WWF suggests that the recession has led increasing numbers of business to reduce the amount of time their staff spend flying. Nearly half of those surveyed said that they had cut business flights over the past two years and 85% of them didn't intend to return to previous levels.

Businesses cut levels of flying

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:41:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

Beef from the Brazilian Amazon could carry the highest carbon footprint of any beef in the world, suggest findings from a new study by Swedish scientists. Researchers from SIK (the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology) and Chalmers University of Technology have revealed that Brazilian beef production emits more greenhouse gases than previously thought, because earlier studies did not account for land changes like deforestation.

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

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

Former Shell president argues a reliance on imported oil will cause a double dip recession in the US. The US has been accused of damaging its own economic recovery in the face of unrest in the oil markets because of an over-reliance on imports. The markets are responding to the on-going political upheaval and uncertainty in Libya.

US dependence on imported oil could hamper economic recovery

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Rolls-Royce revealed its all-electric luxury concept car, the Phantom EE, yesterday. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charged from the mains, with this model Rolls-Royce are seeking to redefine the ultimate in auto status-symbols. Could their lead help push EVs further into the limelight?

Electric Rolls-Royce glides into luxury EV market

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:22:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Annual exhibition for eco-builders grows massively in size. Ecobuild - the main UK exhibition for ecological buildings and associated services opened in London on 1st March. Fifty percent bigger than last years', with over 1300 exhibitors coming from as far afield as New Zealand it clearly shows that there is a strong market for building and improving ecological architecture.

Ecobuild Builds a Bigger Better Show

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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

Tea Team Produces Results

Posted Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:57:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Solar electricity comes to your home-free!

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

Unsanitary conditions harming India's growth says World Bank report

Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:01:23 GMT by Paromita Pain

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

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

Arizona's cotton growers target invasive pest with new strategy

Posted Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:17:04 GMT by Emma McNeil

Recession pulled US greenhouse gases down in 2009

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

Consumers Prefer a Greener Apple

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:56:28 GMT by Alex Simmonds

Laid-off US SolarWorld workers receive government aid

Posted Tue, 01 May 2012 13:10:59 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Pretty bubbles of disaster

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

Plastic bag bans still face some opposition

Posted Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:02:00 GMT by Rachel England

India to Push for Cleaner, Greener Technology

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Going back to nature builds carbon stocks for Australian farmers

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett