September 2009

Ontario introduces renewable energy act

September 29, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Ontario is already the Canadian leader in wind energy, producing enough electricity to power more than 300,000 homes. But the region wants to become a North American leader in renewable energy and has introduced a Green Energy Act to create 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in the new green economy. Related Posts:Latin […]

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Spain looks at renewable energy for a way out of joblessness

September 24, 2009

Image via Wikipedia It could be a huge gamble for Spain, but some believe it may help it fix its financial woes. The sunny southern European country with a huge unemployment problem (18.5 percent) and a high rate of renewable energy electricity (24.5 percent compared with 7 percent in the U.S.) is planning to use […]

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Climate change: Brazil wants to limit ethanol-producing land area

September 23, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Nation leaders yesterday met in New York to discuss strategies to tackle climate change. China made a pledge to reduce greenhouse emissions, but disappointed those who expected more clear-cut figures and detailed plans on how to achieve that. China and the U.S. are responsible for 40% of greenhouse emissions; therefore these two […]

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Fossil fuels still getting largest U.S. subsidies

September 21, 2009

Image via Wikipedia A new research to be released on Friday by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) reveals that “the largest U.S subsidies to fossil fuels are attributed to tax breaks that aid foreign oil production”. The report was produced in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The study reviewed fossil fuel […]

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Trash Track: trash on display in New York and Seattle

September 18, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Not too long ago we wrote about MIT SENSEable City Lab’s Trash Track project, designed to get people thinking about what they throw away and how it impacts the environment. The project, which was funded by Waste Management, uses custom-designed electronic tags to track different types of waste on their final journey […]

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