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Climate Change, Clean Energy and the Presidential Debate

If you are looking to find out how climate change, clean energy and environmental policy featured in the first Presidential debate between Obama and Romney, here are some excellent sources for further reading. Oh! Climate Change wasn’t mentioned! There is still time of course. Continue reading

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Audi ‘Wonder Fuel’ the New Green Diesel?

Audi and Joule, a US-based technology firm, are behind e-ethanol being hailed as the ‘wonder fuel’ which may replace ‘clean diesel’. This without needing to modify the existing Audi TDI clean diesel system. Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Issues New Green Guides

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its latest green guides, designed to ensure that the environmental claims made by marketers are truthful and non-deceptive. This is important for consumers who want to be able to trust the eco claims made for the products they buy. Continue reading

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NovaLED Cleantech Company of the Year for OLED Technology

It is proving to be a very good week for LEDs. CleanTech has awarded NovaLED ‘Company of the Year’ in the Europe and Israel region. NovaLED researches and develops OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lighting technology. Continue reading

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IKEA to Sell Only LED Lights by 2016

Swedish giant, IKEA has committed to selling only LED powered lights by 2016. Incandescent bulbs are now banned in both the US and Europe and IKEA is choosing the LED as the most efficient and longest lasting of the competing alternatives. Continue reading

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Matt Damon to Star in New Movie About Fracking

December will see the launch of a new movie with Matt Damon, the Promised Land. The question is: will our promised land flow with the riches gained from supplies of natural or with water polluted by the process of ‘fracking’? Continue reading

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Tough Times for Electric Vehicle Sales

Toyota’s plans to sell thousands of electric only vehicles have been reduced to hundreds this year with executives admitting to have misread the market. Confidence in the hybrid market is still high. Continue reading

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Eco Nuts “Best New Green Product”

Congratulations to Eco Nuts who have just been awarded “Best New Green Product” for its large laundry detergent. Continue reading

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Great Ways To Be Green In The Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the average house, and the tasks that we do in the kitchen put a lot of strain on the environment. If you want to reduce the amount of energy you use, and the amount of waste that you produce, then improving your kitchen habits is a great place to start. Continue reading

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Nicholas Eisenberger Talks About Solar Partnerships

Nicholas Eisenberger of Pure Energy Partners talks about his company’s Solar partnerships with projects like Sungevity. Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative as part of Climate Week NYC. Continue reading

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New Solar Policy for India’s 4th Largest State

Tax incentives and transmission fee exemption included in new Solar Policy for Andhra Pradesh, India’s 4th largest state. Continue reading

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Department of Defence to Spend $1.8 billion on Renewables by 2025

The US Department of Defense is predicted to reach $1.8 billion expenditure on clean energy by 2025. Continue reading

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Oil Company CEO Thinks Arctic Drilling is Too Risky

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil company Total finds arctic drilling too risky and recognises that a spill would do great damage to the image of the company. Continue reading

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Solar Campaign Aims to Persuade Millions to Switch from Poisonous Kerosene to Affordable Solar Light

The Solar Campaign needs to raise money to persuade millions of people to switch from kerosene to solar powered lamps. Kerosene is costly, bad for the environment and bad for the health of an African population that has over 110 million living without electricity. Solar energy is free, renewable and clean. Continue reading

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Tesla Rolls Out Super Fast EV Chargers

Tesla has started to roll out a network of fast chargers in the US which may allow their model S owners travel long distances for free. Meanwhile ‘Nemesis’ breaks the UK electric car, land speed record. Continue reading

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Biodegradable Plastics Company Wins Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2012

509 entries down to 6 finalists to 1 winner: Molly Morse from biodegradable plastics company, Mango Materials, has been announced winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge and with it $500,000. Tough competition with 2 runners up and 3 more than worthy finalists. Continue reading

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Take the Fairtrade Step with Fair Trade Jewellery

Choosing jewellery that has been sourced and manufactured fairly gives it an extra dimension. Jewellery that is fair trade already has a story behind it and you become a significant part of that story. The item represents more than just love and friendship. It also represents the move towards a fairer world. Continue reading

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Five Steps Toward a Greener Business

There are many ways to be more eco-friendly: carpooling to work, recycling, even turning off the water as you brush your teeth. For business owners, reducing your carbon footprint could mean reducing energy bills and therefore cutting down overhead costs. Here are 5 steps toward a greener business. Continue reading

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Don’t Wait Til the River Catches Fire.

On the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, the clean up of America’s waterways finds its way into Bloomberg’s list of top environmental success stories. It took more than 10 serious fires on the Cuyahoga river to shake the politicians into action. Then came the Clean Water Act and now the river looks as you see it here. Why, though, do we wait until a river catches fire? Continue reading

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The Montreal Protocol, 25 Years On

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opened for signing on September 16th, 1987. 25 years on, it is considered one of the most successful international agreements. To celebrate, Bloomberg, gives us a list of other environmental success stories. Continue reading

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