green economy

Czech Republic Caught Between the Devil & the Deep Sea?

December 14, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Czech Republic is being dogged by several issues as it attempts to reduce its carbon footprint.  As part of the European Union’s pledge to reduce greenhouse emissions by 20% by the year 2020 from the levels that existed in 1990, the Czech nation has been taking several steps to ensure that the people are switching to more renewable power ...

China’s Green Expo Holds a Lot of Promise

November 25, 2010 / No Comments

The China International Green Industry Expo has just begun in Beijing. The Expo will have an array of innovative eco-friendly technologies and concepts, ranging from products for every day practical use to technical products.

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 ...

Scientists pressure cooking micro-algae into bio-fuel for greener economy

April 27, 2010 / No Comments

The outlook for the bio-fuel market worldwide seems cheerfully optimistic with new ways to produce the eco-friendly fuel, regularly hitting the headlines. Several types of algae have been widely explored as a viable source for bio-fuel in the last few decades, however if this one becomes a success then we could soon have farmers growing microalgae ...