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Sanyo Unveils New Factory for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Eco-Friendly Vehicles

August 3, 2010 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric Co has announced the completion of its new factory for the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant in Japan. The effort goes in line with the trend toward conservation of the environment. The Sanyo move is seen as boosting the development of rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles.

Britain to Subsidize Low-Carbon Car Purchase

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Britain has announced that it will pay up to 5,000 pounds ($7,800, 6,000 euros) towards the cost of buying a new low-carbon car. The news came after the program for funding low-carbon cars was facing dark times due to an austerity drive. The subsidy means that up-front costs of vehicles that comply with tough emission standards will go down by ...

South Korea Doles Out Tax Lollies For Green R&D

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

The Government of South Korea has made its support for a greener world clear by announcing big tax benefits and support for eco-friendly technology and research. They expect that this will also be advantageous to increasing competitiveness in this field.

Welcome to H2Otel: Prototype of Hotel Powered by Water Ready in The Netherlands

July 13, 2010 / No Comments

A new prototype for a hotel that is powered by water has been designed by architecture firms RAU and Powerhouse Company – based in the Netherlands. Called the H2Otel, this could be the beginning of a new type of hotel that uses water in oxy-hydrogen generators for the hotel’s cooling, heating, cooking and power generation.

Citibank Gets Named America’s Greenest Bank

April 1, 2010 / No Comments

Citibank has its name in the green zone with the title of America's Greenest Bank. This comes with the bank's intelligent savings in terms of energy usage. Over the past years, Citi has been working on consolidating its data centers. They have reduced the number of data centers from 52 to 24 over the past five years, out of these, ...

Sony’s Eco Activities or How Technology Can Be Part of The Solution to Climate Change [Interview]

March 30, 2010 / No Comments

Last week we got some time with Emily Young, General Manager for Sony Europe, Eco Communications, regarding Sony's eco activities in 2009 and its plans for 2010. We wanted to know what Sony thinks about the future of our planet and what green means to them. Check it out below.

Walmart Commits to Massive Emission Cuts by 2015

February 25, 2010 / No Comments

Retail giant Wal-mart has announced massive greenhouse gas emission cuts from its global supply chain. In an effort to go green, the company will reduce 20 million metric tons of emissions by 2015. The larger goal of Wal-mart, as the company puts it, is to only use renewable energy and create zero waste.

Cargo Fleet Massively Cuts Emissions by Slowing Down a Bit

February 18, 2010 / No Comments

Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk has found an easy way to save money by saving fuel, and drastically reducing its environment footprint; all by slowing down a bit. It is conventional wisdom that moving at optimum speeds can improve fuel efficiency, but when you're a shipping company, the most common way is to move at full throttle so that you deliver ...