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Jan 27, 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — A new web tool that calculates Viet Nam's energy supply and demand and how they interact with the country's greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 officially debuted yesterday in Ha Noi.
Modeled on the UK's 2050 Calculator, the Viet Nam 2050 Pathways Calculator was built in nine months by a group...

Jan 21, 2015

The Toshiba facility in Yokosuka, a port town on Tokyo Bay south of Yokohama, looks like a lot of other Japanese factories from the outside: quiet with neatly kept grounds, its low-rise whitewashed buildings built for utility rather than beauty. All-in-all pretty nondescript. But here, appearances definitely are...

Jan 18, 2015

In addition to reducing fuel cost and carbon emissions, the electric bus can also be used as an emergency power source in times of disaster.

At our Fuchu facility, new electric buses use Toshiba’s SCiB™ secondary battery that is capable of quick recharging, comparable to the same time required for...

Jan 16, 2015

The iconic primates roaming tropical forests in Africa and Asia are facing grave threats occasioned by human encroachment into their habitats, diseases and climatic shocks.

Doug Cress, program coordinator of the UNEP-hosted Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), said on Thursday the survival of gorillas,...

Jan 06, 2015

Deutsche Post DHL, one of the world's three largest courier companies, tells you how the logistics industry will look like tomorrow.

In an era where 3D printing and the Internet of things are going to completely rewrite the supply chain in future manufacturing, and where mobile commerce is replacing brick-...

Dec 26, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions by the world’s top 500 companies rose 3.1 per cent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday.

The top 500 firms by capitalization accounted for 13.8 per cent of world greenhouse gas emissions and 28 per cent of...

Dec 21, 2014

“Sustainable Brands®” – a premier international community of brand innovators and strategists as well as sustainability professionals – will bring its brand of enriching the signature event and the global heavyweights in the related fields to Thailand mid-March next year.

Dec 14, 2014

10 December 2014 – The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling...

Dec 10, 2014

In the battle against air pollution in China's cities, one Beijing social enterprise is bringing affordable clean air to the masses by teaching people how to make their own air purifiers.

At a Smart Air workshop in Beijing, 25 people from all walks of life pry off the grates of ordinary fans and strap...

Nov 22, 2014

China issued an energy strategy for the upcoming years on Wednesday, and a long list of targets in the hope of building a modern energy structure.

The Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) released by the State Council, promises more efficient, self-sufficient, green and innovative energy...

Nov 16, 2014

UBON RATCHATHANI, 13 Nov 2014 (NNT) - The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) has piloted a project to deploy the newly developed flood- and pest- resistant rice strain in Ubon Ratchathani Province, while promoting low-cost rice farming techniques among local farmers.

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Oct 31, 2014

In Europe, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have doubled annually since production vehicles were first marketed in 2010, according to a study by the environmental think-tank Transport & Environment. The same report predicts that China will be the next cab off the rank. Hong Kong offers pole position for...

Oct 18, 2014

Carbon financing helps Mongolia preserve its grassland resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s livestock population.

Talk of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming in an Asian context and it tends to conjure up visions of toxic vehicle fumes choking the region’s many megacities...

Oct 06, 2014

According to the United Nations, 1.6 billion people around the world live without adequate housing. Poor housing leads to poor health, poor education, lack of physical security and myriad other challenges. Extensive research demonstrates that improving housing breaks the cycle of poverty.

Sep 30, 2014

CHONGQING - Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality launched its carbon trading market on Thursday, marking the operation of all seven approved pilot trading programs in the country.

Sixteen transactions worth more than 4.45 million yuan ($723,577) and involving gas emission quotas of 145,000 tons were...

Sep 22, 2014

URUMQI - China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, with an abundance of flat, windy expanses and steady sunshine, is becoming a magnet for investors seeking to harness the region's clean energy resources.

This became apparent as investors inked several major energy deals at the fourth China-Eurasia Expo (CEE...

Sep 09, 2014

Chinese car makers produced 11 times as many new energy vehicles in August 2014 as they did in August 2013, as the government rolled out more support for the sector, new data has showed.

They made a total of 5,191 of the green vehicles last month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a...

Sep 03, 2014

BANDUNG, itb.ac.id - Indonesia is known as a country that has the potential natural resources. Not only from the mainland, Indonesian waters is also the potential to be able to become an alternative energy source. Based on research, Indonesian waters can be processed into electrical energy. That energy can be...

Aug 27, 2014

Hsing Tian Kong in Taipei City is set to ban incense burning while not providing tables for offerings from Aug. 26 so as to better protect the environment.

Improving air quality is the main reason for the ban. “If each visitor uses just two sticks, you can imagine how many are burned each year,” temple...

Aug 23, 2014

Protecting forest land is a source of livelihood for farming communities that were displaced to make way for hydropower projects.

In Viet Nam and other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion, hydropower is promoted as an alternative to fossil fuel-based power, central to solving the subregion’s energy...