Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 1 May 2013

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves - April Newsletter Radha's Note
30 April 2013 - Last month’s Clean Cooking Forum 2013 in Cambodia was a major milestone for the sector, and I’d like to thank our sponsors, attendees, partners, and the Khmer people for helping to make the Forum a dynamic and catalytic event. I invite you to read our post-Forum publication and review some of the proceedings now available online, including session notes, posters, presentations, photos, and video.

With a successful Forum behind us, the Alliance is already back on the road and continuing to propel its work in a number of key areas. read more>>>

Adapt faster to changing climate, Europe warned
Cities around Europe may have to erect flood defences similar to the Thames Barrier as tidal surges become more likely

29 April 2013 - Cities around Europe may have to erect flood barriers similar to the Thames Barrier that protects London from sea surges, as climate change takes hold and leads to the danger of much more destructive storms, floods, heavy rainfall and higher sea levels, Europe's environmental watchdog has warned.

The effects of climate change will be so far-reaching across the continent that vineyards may have to plant new grape varieties, farmers may have to cultivate new crops and water suppliers look to technology such as desalination in order to cope with the probable effects of more extreme weather. read more>>>

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How green grows our industrial park to keep waterways clean
Coalition wants Winnebago County leaders to think Kish, Kilbuck protection while building

May 01, 2013 - A coalition of environmentalists is pushing local governments to adopt more ecological-friendly development practices.

The group will urge leaders in Rockford, Cherry Valley, New Milford and Winnebago County to update their ordinances to protect natural land around the Kishwaukee River from stormwater and potential pollutants that industrial development could bring. read more>>>

Honda envisions renewable energy and transportation future
April 30, 2013 - American Honda Motor plans to create the U.S. Honda Smart Home, a showcase for environmental innovation and renewable energy-enabling technologies that demonstrates Honda's vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility. This includes the use of solar power to charge a Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicle.

Envisioning a renewable energy lifestyle for home and transportation, the U.S. Honda Smart Home will feature new and emerging technologies to greatly reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual households and provide a pathway for the full integration of electric vehicles into the home, including direct solar PV-to-vehicle charging. read more>>>

Staples brings responsible e-waste recycling across the U.S.
April 30, 2013 - Electronic waste is among the most graphic examples of how the environment pays when businesses and consumers don’t.

Photos of computer parts strewn across natural landscapes and workers standing amongst mounds of lead-laden parts are troubling reminders of the dark side of our love affair with electronic gadgetry and how little responsibility manufacturers and retailers have in dealing with their proper disposal. read more>>>

New carbon-positive plastic could reduce packaging emissions
April 30, 2013 - A U.K. company claims to have produced a new type of packaging that not only is 100 percent recyclable, but also actively removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

The new Polyair material developed by Polythene U.K. is made from sugar cane and uses photosynthesis to capture CO2 and release oxygen. The company claims that for every ton of the product manufactured, 2.5 tons of CO2 will be removed. read more>>>

Air/Q: Safer, Greener, More Effective Air Freshening for the Home

Green Economy: Renewable energy to power GDP growth in times of slowdown
30 April 2013 - India stands amongst the top five countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy (RE) capacity - around 9 per cent of the total power generation capacity. From the twin perspectives of energy security and environmental sustainability, as well, renewable energy is a big bet

The rapid economic growth and consequent industrialization and urbanization have resulted in massive demand for power in India. While the electricity sector is facing growing uncertainty on conventional fuel supply side, the government has shifted focus to the country's abundant renewable resources. India stands amongst the top five countries in terms of renewable energy capacity, with an installed base of over 15 GW, which is around 9 per cent of India's total power generation capacity and contributes over 3% in the electricity mix. Installed wind capacity has the largest share at over 12 GW, followed by small hydro at 2.8 GW. Solar contributes about 15 MW. read more>>>

New Energy Technologies to Showcase SolarWindow Technology at Advanced Energy 2013 in New York
April 30, 2013 - New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE) has been selected to present at the Advanced Energy 2013 Conference on May 1st, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY.

New Energy's Vice President of Business & Technology Development, Mr. J. Patrick Thompson, will present his and the Company perspectives on improving building efficiency and energy autonomy, and an overview of SolarWindow, a first-of-its-kind technology being developed to enable see-through windows to generate electricity, during the Advanced Photovoltaics-Technology session scheduled for 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1st. Mr. Thompson's presentation will also be made available online after the conference on May 2nd at New Energy Technologies. read more>>>

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