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China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

America Wastes 2% of Energy on Uneaten Food!

October 4, 2010 / 1 Comment

Latest research reveals that the US wastes two percentage of energy on uneaten food. It says that tons of food gets tossed out every day. Americans are throwing off a shockingly high amount of food, where 8-16 percent of total US energy consumption goes into producing the food they consume. Estimates according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate that people ...

Urban Gardening Gains Popularity in the US

September 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

The idea of urban gardening has been set in motion. Urban agriculture is gaining much popularity in the United States, and is considered the best possible way to boost their self-sufficiency in this period of economic uncertainty.

Deca-BDE Flame Retardant to be Phased Out of the US by 2013

December 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

Deca-BDE is the most commonly used flame retardant material in the US, and around the world as a whole. However, by 2013, this material will be completely removed from application in the United States, as a result of a new deal between Chemtura and Albemarie Corporation, its US producers - ICL Industrial Products Inc, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Abu Dhabi may have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon. Abu Dhabi, the emirate that exports oil, is now busy buying stakes in alternative energy. This includes a stake in Tesla Motors, the automobile start-up firm, based in California, the United States, which makes high-performance battery-electric vehicles.

Japan and U.S. in talks about Whaling off Japan’s Coast

January 27, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japan and the United States are hanging out together in back rooms working on a proposal to allow Japan to engage in "coastal whaling" off its (Japan's) own shores. The catch is Japan will scale back on the country's controversial "research whaling" in Antarctic waters.International Whaling Commission Chairman will " issue a public proposal on Feb. 2 that the commission ...