The Netherlands and Malaysia have joined forces to dispel the confusion that has arisen surrounding greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm cultivation in tropical peatland areas. Dutch Minister Cramer (Housing, Regional Development and Environment) and Malaysian Minister Chin (Plantation Industries and Commodities) set up the Joint Committee on Carbon Emissions, which is charged to shed light on this subject in the coming years. The cultivation of... Read more..
The 2008 presidential election will mean major changes in United States energy policy. William F. Weld, partner advising on government strategies and energy policy for the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and a former two-term governor of Massachusetts, believes that the biggest impact will come on two issues: climate change (global warming) and dependence on foreign oil. Mr. Weld says both Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama have... Read more..
New Green Technologies, Inc., announces that it has entered a bid to turn wood waste into energy via its CAVD technology in Alberta, Canada. NGRN and Green Energy Solutions, Inc. (GES), have entered into a joint venture to establish a large scale project on First Nation land in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This site was selected as it contains a primary stockpile of over 250,000 tons of construction debris primarily containing wood waste which will... Read more..
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) expressed support for Bruce Power’s announcement that the company was launching a planning process to consider the construction of two new nuclear units at Nanticoke. The news means the region could benefit from billions in new private investment and thousands of new jobs if the project proceeds. Ontario manufacturers could significantly benefit given the significant amount of upfront investment... Read more..
At a Press & Investor Conference at The Geological Society of London on 30th October 2008, Professor Kenneth Hsu, Director of Kenneth Hsu Consulting (UK), announced the company’s technological inventions, to alleviate the global energy, water, environmental and economic crises, to an audience which included Chinese government officials, overseas Chinese trade delegates and Chinese media. ADVERTISEMENT Professor Hsu, who is also President... Read more..
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial allocation of 15 percent for water delivery to the State Water Project (SWP) contractors in 2009. “This further dramatizes the urgent need for additional investments in water storage and conveyance infrastructure to assure an adequate and reliable water supply,” said DWR Director Lester Snow. “The uncertainly of precipitation patterns due to global warming and deteriorating... Read more..
Echo Satellite Communications, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Houston, Texas-based Xeric Oil & Gas Corp. (“Xeric”). The transaction gives ECSC working interests in more than 200 productive oil, natural gas and water disposal well properties located in Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. ECSC will continue to operate its satellite communications and remote video surveillance businesses. “We... Read more..
GE Energy announced today that EDF Energy Networks is installing GE’s power distribution management software system to help manage EDF’s London electricity distribution network. The new distribution system completes the final phase in EDF’s integration strategy that will benefit eight million customers in the United Kingdom. Since privatization and regulation of the electricity networks in the United Kingdom 18 years ago, distribution network... Read more..
UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced that Samsung Everland has purchased 12 UTC Power 400 kW fuel cell systems for installation at a GS Power plant in the Town of Anyang, just outside Seoul. GS Power will use the electricity from the fuel cells to provide power for about 5 percent of Anyang’s population, with 40,000 megawatt hours total annual power output expected. The 4.8-megawatt plant will be operational in September... Read more..
Pure Cycle Corporation announced that Lend Lease Lowry Range LLC (Lend Lease) has notified the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (State Land Board) of its intent to terminate, as of December 31, 2008, its agreement with the State Land Board regarding development at the Lowry Range. Lend Lease, an Australian based developer, entered the Colorado development market in 2005 after it was selected by the State Land Board to develop portions of... Read more..