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14/4/2014
A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming, because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today. These ...   
31/3/2014
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has for the first time acknowledged the risks of uncontrolled biofuels development, a skepticism that has slowly emerged into the mainstream scientific community, say academics.IPCC's ...   
15/3/2014
On a perfect spring day in the coastal forest of North Carolina I hike along a nature trail - a thread of dry gravel between the pools of the Roanoke river backwaters. A glistening otter dives for lunch just a few feet away. Majestic ...   
18/2/2014
Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric ...   
6/2/2014
The situation in many third world countries could actually improve because of the global economic collapse. First world countries would no longer enforce crushing debt repayment and structural adjustment programs, nor would CIA goons be able to ...   
17/1/2014
The smell of freshly cut wood wafting from a dirt lot along an industrial stretch of road near the state capital might not conjure up an image of green energy, but some say this is the future of sustainability. The smell comes from two ...   
15/1/2014
Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...   
4/12/2013
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will not convert any blocks of forest found to have high conservation value or substantial carbon stocks as it expands in Indonesian Borneo, according the forestry giant's managing director of ...   
9/11/2013
Britain's new generation of biomass power stations will have to source millions of tonnes of wood from thousands of miles away if they are to operate near to their full capacity, raising questions about the claims made for the sustainability of ...   
6/11/2013
The global convergence Reclaim Power, along with the No REDD in Africa Network, have named this week a week of action against false solutions. We offer this blog post as a contribution to that effort.In the landscape of global ...   
30/10/2013
Biofuelwatch has launched a new report, Biomass: the Chain of Destruction, focusing on the human and environmental costs of biomass-focused UK renewable energy policy. The report includes the first ever study of a land-grab in Brazil for ...   
1/10/2013
Europe’s Greens have got the blues.The antinuclear environmentalist movement that burst into politics in the 1980s as a youthful third force has suffered a string of setbacks in Germany and France, raising questions about its ...   
6/9/2013
This week an estimated 3,000 water professionals convened in Stockholm for World Water Week. The theme of the conference – inspired by the UN General Assembly, which declared 2013 International Year of Water Co-operation – was "water co-operation ...   
22/8/2013
Biomass electricity generators could risk losing government subsidies if they fail to prove their fuel has come from sources that have been officially certified as "sustainable", under new plans announced today. Climate Change Minister ...   
8/8/2013
Few people would put the West Midlands town of Dudley at the centre of world history. Yet former oil executive Gary Kendall credits the British coal-mining town with setting in motion a global energy system that could jeopardise our very ...   
19/7/2013
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...   
16/7/2013
The government is turning away from its controversial policy of subsidising UK power stations to generate electricity from burning wood. It is proposing that subsidies for bespoke biomass burning plants should be capped at 400 MW per ...   
3/7/2013
Curious Citizen Janice Thomson does not consider herself an environmentalist. "Environmentalist has this different kind of connotation,' said the northsider. "I think of environmentalists as people who go hiking. And I don't. But I'm ...   
4/6/2013
The growth of green plants -- which can be measured in terms of "net primary production," or NPP for short -- provides the energetic foundation for all life on earth. The share of NPP appropriated by humans (HANPP) through agriculture and ...   
25/5/2013
Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels towards renewable energy, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. The IEA also said that Germany, with ...   
13/5/2013
THE idea to cultivate bamboo may sound strange and ridiculous in this country but the fact that deforestation is taking place at an alarming rate with unparalleled tree planting efforts; time has come for Tanzania to learn from other countries ...   
24/4/2013
Plans to convert the UK's largest coal plant to run on biomass have been given a multi-million pound boost, after the Treasury confirmed Drax would be the first company to receive a loan guarantee from its new scheme designed to drive investment ...   
12/4/2013
Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation. It could allow prolonging greenhouse-gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult, thus expensive, to turn away from using ...   
10/4/2013
This week, Bloomberg published the results of its third annual ranking of the “world’s greenest banks”: Citi was ranked first, followed by Santander and JPMorgan. The study assesses banks based on their lending to clean-energy projects and ...   
24/3/2013
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate "biofuel crops" from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted. Domesticating these as crops requires a deep ...   

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