The U.S. State of New York can fully convert its energy supply to renewable forms of energy within one and a half decades, according to an independent study conducted at Stanford and Cornell universities. The researchers hope their findings can bring an end to the use of fracking in the state.Read more...
Shell will suspend drilling operations in the Arctic for the remainder of the year. Its oil platform off the coast of Alaska has been plagued by accidents, including one in which a drilling ship ran aground.Read more...
Energy Sustainability as a Message to the ConsumerRead more...
A panel discussion organised by the Global Environmental Society and Women in Business
Do we need nuclear energy? How clean are gas-fired combined-cycle power plants? Does one litre of petrol have to cost 12 CHF? What possibilities do we have to save energy? Topics concerning energy sustainability as a message to the consumer were discussed by Women in Business chief editor Sabine Hauptmann and Andrea Schaller, president of the Global Environmental Society, together with expert guests at the most recent Women's Talk in the FIFA auditorium.
As part of the fiscal cliff deal, tax incentives were agreed upon to bolster the clean energy industry, while investor Warren Buffett announced that his company is purchasing two mega solar installations in California. Could this be the beginning of America's long overdue energy revolution?Read more...
An EU grant totaling 5,770,922 euros will go towards exploiting poplar and tobacco tree as a possible source for new biofuels.Read more...
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Threats, initiatives and theories concerning the world's variety of plant and animal species and ecosystems
Global warming - its causes and effects, including glacier melting, theories, proposals, initiatives and latest happenings
ENERGY & RENEWABLES
Fossil fuels, renewable forms of energy, energy consumption, innovation in the field, threats and opportunities
Innovative ideas, products, research and projects that promote sustainability or overcome environmental problems
Individuals who are actively engaged in environmental issues, projects, business and science, give their side of the story
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How to harmonize the impact of development taking into consideration the limits of nature to provide resources to supply the increasing demand led by consumption patterns
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