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State funding fuels China's global push in wind, sun

December 21, 2009 8:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) - When A-Power Energy Generation Systems secured a deal to supply turbines for a U.S. wind farm project in October, the little-known Chinese firm had an ace up its sleeve to help it clinch the deal.

What are the amounts of greenhouse gases released in your area and what are the sources?

December 21, 2009 6:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a high resolution digital view of artificial greenhouse gas emissions for any 10-by-10-kilometer area in the world. Using JRC's work on emissions and Google Earth, this new tool allows the visualization of the levels of...

California senator acts to widen desert protection

December 21, 2009 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill on Monday to set aside over one million acres of California desert for wildlife and scenic conservation, closing those areas to renewable energy companies hungry for sunny, wide-open spaces.


Report: NM greenhouse gas emissions are up

December 21, 2009 2:12 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An inventory of New Mexico's greenhouse gas production shows residents have reduced their average emissions from gasoline use over a seven-year period, but they're consuming more energy to heat, cool and power their homes.Despite efforts by Gov. Bill Richardson's administration to address...

First Solar eyes Blanquefort for French plant

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Solar module maker First Solar Inc said it and partner EDF Energies Nouvelles were in the final stages of talks to build a new manufacturing plant in Blanquefort, France.

U.S. cap and trade looks out of reach in 2010

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers face an uphill battle enacting a climate bill in 2010 that includes a cap-and-trade market in greenhouse gases, after this month's U.N. meeting in Copenhagen failed to hammer out a global pact on emissions cuts.

DuPont News: Martha Stewart Praises DuPont™ Sorona® Carpet

December 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Dupont | Comments

Mohawk's SmartStrand® Carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® exceeded the expectations Martha.

Caltech physicists propose quantum entanglement for motion of microscopic objects

December 21, 2009 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( California Institute of Technology ) Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have proposed a new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems. Their ideas, described in the latest online issue of the Proceedings of the...


Verizon Updates 4G LTE Device Specs

December 21, 2009 1:24 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The specifications will help developers design products and services that will run on Verizon's Long Term Evolution network.

DOE's $564M Biorefinery Investment

December 21, 2009 12:46 pm | by JIM LANE, Biofuels Digest | Comments

Reaction continues to pour in regarding the 19 advanced biorefinery projects that received $564 million in federal support in a DOE/USDA announcement on Friday.

The 10 Biggest Texas Pollution Fines In 2009

December 21, 2009 12:27 pm | by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Comments

A look at the most fined polluters in Texas for the 2009 fiscal year, according to statistics from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Harmful Chemical Found In Zhu Zhu Pet Toy

December 21, 2009 12:20 pm | Comments

A consumer group contends one of the holiday season's must-have toys is unsafe.

Drugmakers May Pay More For Health Overhaul

December 21, 2009 12:12 pm | by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The pharmaceutical industry may have to cough up more than the $80 billion it agreed to contribute to President Barack Obama's health overhaul effort.

Timminco Announces Conversion of Note into Common Shares

December 21, 2009 12:12 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Timminco Limited ("Timminco")(TSX: TIM) announced today that ALD International LLC (the "LLC"), a controlled subsidiary of Safeguard International Fund, L.P., has elected to exercise its right to convert the entire principal amount outstanding of $4.5 million under the promissory note issued March...

Packaging & Processing To Converge At Pack Expo 2010

December 21, 2009 10:58 am | Comments

Several new features at next October's PACK EXPO International 2010 will make it easy for packagers and processors from around the globe to enhance operational excellence.


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