Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is blue-green

October 1, 2009 / 2 Comments

Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics is bold. It’s exciting. And, it’s green. In fact, Chicago 2016 organizers even call their concept of the Olympics the “Blue-Green Games.” Blue for clean air and water. And, green for parks and nature. Together, the blue and green combine to create the ideal conditions necessary for optimal athletic performance. What’s more, Chicago 2016 organizers have ...

NHPC bags TERI Corporate Environmental Excellence Award 2009, NHPC Allotment , NHPC IPO Allotment Status

August 25, 2009 / No Comments

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC ) is one of the  largest organizations in the field of hydro power development in India. NHPC has been conferred with 'TERI Corporate Environmental Excellence Award 2009 instituted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in recognition for its contribution towards the environment. NHPC is reported to have raised Rs58 billion ($1.25 billion) from its ...

Tuvalu, the Fourth Smallest Country in the World Aims to Become First Zero-Carbon Country

July 29, 2009 / 4 Comments

If the larger and medium economies of the world have to be motivated to cut down immensely on the carbon footprints, it might be the smaller nations which have to set an example stating that it can be done in a manner easier than anticipated. Tuvalu, the fourth smallest nation in the world with a population of 12,000 people intends to ...

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.

Mint Energy Rechargeable Battery Needs No Sockets

July 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

Non-rechargeable batteries contribute to garbage and add dangerous toxins to waste making them an environmental threat. Rechargeable batteries have long been touted as safe or at least better for the environment but when you do not find a socket outdoors the entire praise falls flat. It is in these circumstances that people look for those AA and AAA 1.5volts options ...

New Jersey okays energy-efficiency plan worth $225 million

July 3, 2009 / 1 Comment

The state of New Jersey has approved energy-efficiency proposals, worth over $225 million, from three utilities. [caption id="attachment_5813" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Midtown Manhattan and New Jersey from Empire State Building"][/caption] The proposals are expected to slash energy usage and costs, to  improve air quality, to cut emissions of greenhouse-gases, and to create around 1,000 new jobs over the next 18 months.

US House of Representatives passes ‘historic’ climate change Bill

June 28, 2009 / 1 Comment

The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation to cut industrial pollution that is mainly blamed for global warming. The House, controlled by the Democrats, passed the climate change Bill by a vote of 219-212.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="New Energy Bill"][/caption] The vote was mostly partisan, with just 8 Republicans joining the Democrats in favor of the Bill and ...

Obama stands firmly by his fuel-efficiency plan

June 28, 2009 / No Comments

United States President Barak Obama says that the legislation on climate change, along with his plan for fuel efficiency of automobiles, will save as much oil as the US imports from the Persian Gulf countries. Thus, President Obama said in an interview that if the proposal becomes law, the United States would greatly reduce its dependence on foreign oil. [caption id="" ...

Help Wanted – in the green sector

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

There are job chances galore in green sector and help wanted ads are bristling. In the midst of the  global economic recession, one good opportunity has showed up in the United States in the form of what may be described as green careers. Even as most other companies are struggling to survive, green companies are seeing a bright future. Green jobs not ...

New York plans to meet 45% of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2015

June 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

New York has worked out a plan to meet 45% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2015. The scheme also would create 50,000 jobs, according to David Paterson, Governor of New York who made the announcement in a speech at the New York Academy of Science. [caption id="attachment_5564" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Wind farms - renewable energy"][/caption] One of Paterson’s pet ...