Sustainability http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27023/all en UK scientists to mimic plants to make zero-carbon fuel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uk-scientists-mimic-plants-make-zero-carbon-fuel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Aim to deliver more efficient kind of solar energy</p> <p>* Seeking to create hydrogen for vehicle fuel</p> <p>* Artificial photosynthesis being studied around the world</p> <p>By Nina Chestney</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - British scientists seeking to tap more efficient forms of solar power are exploring how to mimic the way plants transform sunlight into energy and produce hydrogen to fuel vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uk-scientists-mimic-plants-make-zero-carbon-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy energy Sustainability Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:30:54 +0000 5737028 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EU Commission proposes duties on U.S. bioethanol imports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-eu-commission-proposes-duties-us-bioethanol-imports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Executive body seeks 9.5 pct duty on all U.S. bioethanol</p> <p>* Country-wide duty unusual, normally differs by producer</p> <p>* All EU member states must agree before duty takes effect (Adds details, context)</p> <p>By Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed an unusual country-wide duty on all U.S. producers of bioethanol after an investigation into complaints that exporters used state subsidies to sell the fuel to Europe at illegally low prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-eu-commission-proposes-duties-us-bioethanol-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biofuels European Union Law Liquid fuels Sustainability Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:00:22 +0000 5737964 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Chinese firm wins A123 despite U.S. tech transfer fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-chinese-firm-wins-a123-despite-us-tech-transfer-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Electric car battery maker A123 got U.S. govt money</p> <p>* U.S. foreign investment committee approves purchase</p> <p>* U.S. lawmakers warned about loss of sensitive technology</p> <p>* Deal excluded defense contracts</p> <p>* Wanxiang has history of investing in United States</p> <p>By Tom Hals and Ben Klayman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-chinese-firm-wins-a123-despite-us-tech-transfer-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A123 Systems A123 Systems Inc Energy Sustainability Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:15:39 +0000 5741127 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK wheat imports soar as crop poor, demand at record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-uk-wheat-imports-soar-crop-poor-demand-at-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Poor UK wheat crop triggers sharp rise in imports</p> <p>* Biofuel expansion sends UK wheat demand to record levels (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Nigel Hunt and Sarah McFarlane</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Britain's wheat imports are expected to more than double in 2012/13, boosted by a poor domestic harvest and record consumption as the production of bioethanol expands, farm ministry figures showed on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-uk-wheat-imports-soar-crop-poor-demand-at-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biofuels Food and drink Sustainability Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:00:26 +0000 5741568 at http://www.globalpost.com Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/pioneering-finns-share-leftovers-cut-waste <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jukka Peltonen has just come home from the shop with a bag of clementines, but he's disappointed to discover they're too acidic for his taste.</p> <p>Instead of throwing them out, Peltonen, the head of a public relations firm, offers them to his neighbours by placing them in a communal pantry located in the cellar of his apartment complex in the Helsinki suburb of Roihuvuori.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/pioneering-finns-share-leftovers-cut-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Environment Jukka Peltonen Sustainability Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:48:52 +0000 5754140 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama gives Congress a climate change ultimatum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/obama-gives-congress-climate-change-ultimatum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama sees clean energy fund with oil, gas revenue</p> <p>* President vows to act without Congress if necessary</p> <p>* More solar, wind power in national interest</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker and Deborah Zabarenko</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change: craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the dangers of a warming world, or the White House will go it alone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/obama-gives-congress-climate-change-ultimatum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Low-carbon economy Politics Sustainability Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:29:27 +0000 5754554 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ENERGY DEPT WOULD USE TRUST TO PROMOTE ELECTRIC CARS, BIOFUELS, EXPAND NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, AMONG OTHERS - WHITE HOUSE</p> Business Entertainment Environment Fuels Health Politics Sustainability Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:15:13 +0000 5754706 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe to force blending to lower fuel bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/zimbabwe-force-blending-lower-fuel-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe has passed new rules forcing fuel wholesalers to blend petrol with locally-produced ethanol in order to cut the country's fuel import bill, the energy minister said Thursday.</p> <p>"We will make sure it's done," Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma told AFP.</p> <p>"We are going towards a green economy and we are talking of biofuel. This is to save the country and the planet while at the same time we are creating our own industry."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/zimbabwe-force-blending-lower-fuel-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Liquid fuels Sustainability Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:10:55 +0000 5755824 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2 - Drax says biomass plans making rapid progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-drax-says-biomass-plans-making-rapid-progress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 2012 EBITDA 298 mln stg vs 334 mln a year ago</p> <p>* Sees first biomass unit conversion in April</p> <p>* Says highest output ever at 27.1TWh</p> <p>* Shares rise 4.9 pct</p> <p>By Lorraine Turner</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Britain's coal-fired power producer Drax said it has made rapid progress in its plans to switch to biomass fuel after a pivotal year which saw earnings dip due to higher costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-drax-says-biomass-plans-making-rapid-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioenergy Business Drax Energy Sustainability Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:45:16 +0000 5759737 at http://www.globalpost.com India seeks new 'positive narrative' with US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-seeks-new-positive-narrative-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India called Thursday for a "new positive narrative" with the United States, pointing to energy and education as areas to help boost a relationship that is friendly but sometimes seen as losing steam.</p> <p>Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, in Washington to meet new US Secretary of State John Kerry, made a veiled swipe at Washington's pressure on India to open up its growing but long-protected economy to US and other foreign companies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-seeks-new-positive-narrative-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Law Malayali people Social Issues Sustainability AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:01:33 +0000 5762438 at http://www.globalpost.com EU member states say biofuels limit needs more thought http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/eu-member-states-say-biofuels-limit-needs-more-thought <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Biodiesel and bioethanol should get different treatment</p> <p>* Energy Commissioner says "we're flexible" on level of cap</p> <p>* Irish presidency to deliver progress report in June</p> <p>* Environmental groups fear dilution of proposals</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis and Charlie Dunmore</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/eu-member-states-say-biofuels-limit-needs-more-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biofuels Biofuels Disaster Environment Sustainability Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:15:32 +0000 5763323 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Illegal dump tarnishes 'green' Sochi Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/olympics-illegal-dump-tarnishes-green-sochi-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Away from the construction bustle of Sochi's Olympic Park, where Russia will host the Winter Olympics next February, residents of a small community north of central Sochi have seen only the filthy side of preparations.</p> <p>Uch-Dere, a village about 40 kilometres up the Black Sea coast from the Olympic Park, is the site of greater Sochi's only waste site. </p> <p>And despite years of promises to close it as part of the Sochi Olympics environmental programme, locals fight a nightly war with illegal dump trucks that bring garbage from all over the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/olympics-illegal-dump-tarnishes-green-sochi-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Sustainability Technology Waste management AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:30:52 +0000 5764705 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany investigates possible organic egg fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/germany-investigates-possible-organic-egg-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Feb 25 (Reuters) - German authorities are investigating possible large-scale fraud by organic egg producers amid increased concern over food industry practices following Europe's horse meat scandal.</p> <p>The northern state of Lower Saxony, a major agricultural hub, has launched probes of some 150 farms suspected of wrongly selling eggs produced by hens kept in overcrowded conditions under the organic label.</p> <p>Two other states are investigating a further 50 farms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/germany-investigates-possible-organic-egg-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Organic food Sustainability Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:30:27 +0000 5765843 at http://www.globalpost.com World's largest biogas plant inaugurated in Finland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/worlds-largest-biogas-plant-inaugurated-finland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's largest biogas plant was Monday inaugurated on Finland's western coast as the country seeks to limit its use of foreign coal.</p> <p>Built near an existing coal-fired power plant in Vaasa, central Finland, the 140 megawatt biomass gasification factory is expected to cut coal use by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Fuelled mainly with wood residue from Finland's large forestry sector, the plant is expected to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 230,000 tons a year while providing both heating and electricity for Vaasa's approximately 61,000 residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/worlds-largest-biogas-plant-inaugurated-finland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Environment Sustainability Waste management AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:17:03 +0000 5779920 at http://www.globalpost.com EU transport boss says new law can jump-start green sector http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/eu-transport-boss-says-new-law-can-jump-start-green-sector <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU presidency to deliver progress report in June</p> <p>* Draft law proposes minimum number of green fuel stations</p> <p>* Member states want flexibility, worried by deadline</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, March 11 (Reuters) - Europe will lag China, Japan and the United States unless it embraces a proposed law requiring millions of new refuelling points across the European Union for electric and natural gas vehicles, the EU transport boss said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/eu-transport-boss-says-new-law-can-jump-start-green-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy European Union Sustainability Technology Waste management Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:00:45 +0000 5780155 at http://www.globalpost.com