Sunday, January 27, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 27 January 2013

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Sustainable building construction expected to increase in Middle East in 2013
January 25, 2013 - Construction companies in the Middle East are beginning to think about sustainability and green construction concepts in relation to their profitability, The Daily Star reported.

Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates—the three countries with the largest per capita ecological footprints in the world—have plans for major developments, and experts predict $4.3 trillion worth of construction projects in the Middle East and North Africa, also known as the MENA region. As these projects begin in 2013, industry professionals will likely look for ways to make the designs sustainable. read more>>>

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Zambia: Promoting Green Economy
24 January 2013 - DESPITE Africa being the poorest continent in the world with the larger part of its population facing inadequate access to goods and services, it has in the recent years transformed itself economically.

With average annual growth rates of around five per cent, Africa is increasingly seen as an important driver of the global economy.

As such, there are projections for innovation in technology and other industries, increased production and consumption and high levels of prosperity.

Further, efforts are being channeled to African countries to develop and adapt to changing boundary conditions as countries continue to industrialise with an aim to increase economic activities and create employment opportunities.

Therefore, promoting green growth and building a green economy is increasingly becoming an important topic across the continent because green growth is about ensuring human well-being undergoes rapid transformation. read more>>>

The New Green: Economic environment detrimental to green goals
January 24, 2013 - Nearly all of the serious environmental problems facing the world today are a direct result of the Industrial Revolution. Pollution of the water, soil and atmosphere, landfills overflowing with toxic materials, communities fragmented by highways and urban sprawl and the many threats of climate change can ultimately by traced back to businesses and the way they have been allowed to operate over the past 150 years.

These environmental concerns are social problems as well. Often, the poorest people in a community are the ones cheated out of a clean environment and general well-being. Landfills, sewage treatment plants and garbage incinerators are often located in poor urban districts, and poor areas are often left without adequate transportation services, isolating residents from job opportunities and community cultural life. In fact, it is hard to think of any issue that is unaffected by the economy – whether you are personally concerned about curing cancer, the prison system, children’s education or how we get our food, the issues that you care most deeply about are dependent upon wealth and how it changes hands. read more>>>

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UK is failing to support cleantech start-ups warns new report
14 January 2013 - A new report calls for a £100 million venture capital fund to plug the gap in cleantech funding

Financial markets are failing to provide funds for early stage cleantech start-ups warns a new report written by Green Alliance director Matthew Spencer and low carbon expert Paul Arwas. It points out that less than 30 early stage cleantech deals were made in the whole of the UK during 2011 from a pool of over a thousand fledging cleantech businesses seeking venture capital support. The result is that start up business are either growing only slowly or failing altogether due to the lack of risk capital. This has a knock-on effect in that supply chains suffer from a lack of competitive stimulus provided by new entrants. read more>>>

Willow genes could boost biofuel production
22 January 2013 - Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered that willow trees planted at an angle could boost fermentable sugars for biofuel production

Willow is a fast-growing species that is already used to produce wood chips and pellets for the renewable heating and power market but in future it could also help to produce biofuel through the extraction of fermentable sugars which are used to produce ethanol. It has been known for a while that when willows growing in the wild are blown sideways they tend to produce more sugars, but until now it has not been known why this happens. read more>>>

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First-of-its-kind Global Atlas for renewables debuts
15 January 2013 - The world’s first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources was unveiled in Abu Dhabi today at the annual general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and private companies worldwide.

It currently charts solar and wind resources, and will expand to other forms of renewable energy over 2013 and 2014. Its initial features include: read more>>>

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