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Chinese cleantech firms outperforming U.S. and Europe

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has outperformed Western countries in new energy and other clean technologies thanks to its focus on commercialization, rather than the technology itself, said Melissa Guzy, China managing director of VantagePoint Venture Partners (VPVP).

Exxon execs warn on curbing on deepwater drilling

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - ExxonMobil warned against quick reactive changes to deepwater drilling laws that damage long-term investment decisions and urged governments to take time to assess the reasons for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

China's Shenhua to triple wind capacity by 2015

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shenhua Group, China's top coal producer, plans to triple its installed wind power capacity from 2 gigawatts at the end of 2010 to 6 GW by the end of 2015, the head of its alternative energy unit said on Monday.


In drastic green energy proposal, U.S. pays most

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - The world could generate 95 percent of electricity from renewable energies by 2050 in a drastic shift from fossil fuels, with the United States paying about a third of a giant bill, green lobby groups said on Monday.

EU carbon dragged down by financial markets

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were lower on Monday, dragged down as world stocks fell and the euro hit four-year lows against the dollar.

Ex-Union Carbide officials sentenced over Bhopal leak

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A court on Monday convicted seven Indian former employees of U.S. chemical firm Union Carbide of negligence and sentenced them to two years in jail for the world's worst industrial accident that killed thousands in 1984.

BP plans to capture 20,000 bpd from leaking well

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc plans to double the amount of oil it is capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well to 20,000 barrels per day, the U.S. Coast Guard admiral leading the government relief effort said on Monday.

Aliph® Reduces Plastic Requirements for New Jawbone® ICON™ Package by Two-Thirds

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Eastman | Comments

Aliph®, a creator of innovative personal technology products, has introduced the Jawbone® ICON™ Bluetooth® headset with redesigned packaging made with Eastar™ copolyester.


Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Announces Request for Proposal

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation is seeking funding opportunities to support strong programs that provide affordable housing and shelter to families in Weyerhaeuser’s Headquarters communities in King and Pierce County, Washington – Application Deadline: September 1, 2010. ...

Phase III study showed Avastin-based regimen helped women with advanced ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche today announced results from a Phase III study of Avastin (bevacizumab) that showed women with previously untreated advanced ovarian cancer who received Avastin in combination with chemotherapy, followed by the continuation of Avastin alone, had a 39 percent improvement in the...

Brand Preference May Be In The Drink, Not In The Head

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Chemical Society ) Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could...

Crash Helmet With A Useful Smell

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Cycle helmets are available in a wide range of types, including foldable models, models fitted with a flashing rear light or featuring an iPhone display. In the future, they will start to smell distinctively if they need to be replaced. A new process...

Detecting Tumors Faster

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) To diagnose cancer reliably, doctors usually conduct a biopsy including tissue analysis -- which is a time-consuming process. A microscopic image sensor, fitted in an endoscope, is being developed for in vivo cancer diagnosis, to speed up the detection of tumors.

A Study Lays The Foundations For Tomographics Applied To The Quantum World

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid have proven the validity of tomographic representation of quantum states, which can help quantum technologies transmit information more safely and efficiently.

EERA Launches First Joint European Research Programs For Sustainable Energy

June 7, 2010 8:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark ) Ten major research institutions in Europe, including Risoe DTU, decided 18 months ago to enter into formalized cooperation on the development of sustainable energy technologies and, at a...


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