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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Britain to spend £20 million for development of cheaper C.C.S.

Britain is offering up to £20 million ($31 million) in funding for the development of more cost-effective carbon capture and storage technology.

The technological improvements that can get financial support include those that could be incorporated into the supply chain to reduce the cost of future commercial C.C.S. deployment in Britain, an industry estimated to be worth almost £6.5 billion a year by the late 2020's.

The funding competition is part of a wider £125 million C.C.S. research and development program by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Technology Strategy Board, Energy Technologies Institute and British research councils, which will run up to 2015.

Britain separately committed to fund commercial scale C.C.S. projects, under the energy and climate change department's C.C.S. commercialization program, to the tune of £1 billion.

"Carbon Capture and Storage will play a vital role in ensuring we develop a low-carbon energy mix. We are helping to create a new industry in the U.K, and are well placed to become a world leader," said energy secretary Edward Davey, announcing the new competition.

The British government considers the development of C.C.S. crucial in enabling it to meet its emission reduction target of 30 percent by 2020.

The country has invested more than £20 million in a flagship carbon capture project at the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in Yorkshire in November of last year.

The first operating carbon capture plant attached to a power station in the U.K., the project extracts up to 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide a day from the power station flue gas stream, or 90 percent of the greenhouse gas. – EcoSeed Staff



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