Green bank is coalition’s biggest environmental test

Budget 2011: Green bank is coalition’s biggest environmental test Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 23 March 2011 10.40 GMT The green investment bank will be unveiled in the 2011 budget after wrangling between the Treasury (above) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change over how it will operate. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images The centrepiece of the coalition’s bid to be “the...

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To cut carbon emissions, tackle traffic snarls

04:45 AM Dec 11, 2012 by Dennis Posadas If we look at a lot of Asian cities like Manila and Bangkok, we find an extraordinary amount of gridlock especially during the peak hours going to and from work in the business districts. Despite the preponderance of mass transit systems in many countries, there are still a large number of cars and trucks that enter and leave our cities every day to do their activities. All of these vehicles of course...

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Singapore’s chance, in an era of business as unusual, by Malcolm Preston (04:45 AM Dec 11, 2012)

Singapore’s chance, in an era of business as unusual, by Malcolm Preston (04:45 AM Dec 11, 2012)

Solar Panels on South-east Asia’s first Zero Energy Building in Singapore, which produces enough energy to run itself. By 2015, the clean energy industry could contribute S$1.7 billion to the country’s GDP.   The current economic conditions have been described by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) UK economic analysts as the “new normal”. It’s a period of high uncertainty, subdued growth and volatile...

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Wise up, it’s a simple human equation by Devadas Krishnadas

04:45 AM Dec 05, 2012 The polar ice packs are shrinking at rates which exceed scientific projections made only a decade ago. Temperatures across the globe are increasing. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that its best-case projection is for a 1.1 °C rise by the end of the century. Total global carbon emissions can only increase as the planetary population grows and a greater share of this mass of people become...

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CO2 emissions hit record high last year

NEW YORK – Global emissions of carbon dioxide were at a record high last year and are likely to take a similar jump in this year, scientists have reported, in the latest indication that efforts to limit such emissions are failing. Emissions continue to grow so rapidly that an international goal of limiting the ultimate warming of the planet to 2°C, established three years ago, is on the verge of becoming unattainable, said researchers...

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