September 2010

Scotland Sets Itself Ambitious Renewable Energy Target

September 30, 2010

The Scottish first minister said his country wants to be completely powered with renewable energy by 2025. Related Posts:Energy-from-waste facility to be powered with thermal energySurf’s up: tidal power in ScotlandHappy World Environment DaySwitching to renewable energyEurope: 100% renewable energy in 2050

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Less Power To Refrigerators! Appliances Get More Efficient From 2014

September 29, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced new efficiency standards for most new refrigerators as of 2014. Energy efficiency for these domestic appliances is set to increase by 25%. They account for about 10% of household electricity use. Related Posts:Energy Efficiency Is Super Cool

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Message In a Bottle

September 28, 2010

I don’t normally buy into novelty acts but I had to bow to this simple but potentially effective idea. Related Posts:Solar Power Accounted for 10 Percent of Germany’s Electricity in MayGermany Reaches Solar Power Generation RecordSmartphone App Helps Users Save in Utility BillsGetting Real About Climate ChangeAlternative Energy and Independence

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Breakthrough In Biofuel From Fatty Acids

September 26, 2010

Glycos Biotechnologies succeeds in creating metabolic process for synthesis of biofuels and biochemicals from fatty acids. Related Posts:Financial Boost For Cellulose Biofuel CompanyAustralia Pumps Money Into Aviation Biofuel ResearchIsraeli Researchers See Biofuel Potential in SeaweedProtest in London Against UK Biofuel SubsidiesCellulosic Ethanol Plant Gets Loan Guarantee from DOE

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Coalition of Emerging Countries Calls For Action On Biodiversity

September 25, 2010

In preparation for COP10, the meeting on biodiversity that will take place in Japan in October, a group of 17 developing countries known as Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) met earlier this week to discuss and present their vision for future action on biodiversity under the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the […]

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