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China launches solar-powered buses


July 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Buses that run on electricity generated by solar photovoltaic cells have been launched for the first time in a city in northeast China, a media report ... Read more...

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Industrial scientists turn to ‘greening’ of jeans


June 20th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 20 (IANS) Producing a single pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, nearly a pound of chemicals and vast amounts of energy, it is estimated. ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption rises


April 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 7 percent year-on-year to 416 billion kilowatt hours in March, increasing 0.3 percentage points from the January-February period, the National Energy Administration ... Read more...

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China’s electricity consumption goes up


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 6.7 percent year-on-year to 749.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in the first two months, authorities said Wednesday.National Energy Administration (NEA) data shows the ... Read more...

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China to face power shortage


February 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China will continue to face a power shortfall this year due to increasing demand and stagnant growth in new power plants, according to an industry association.The ... Read more...

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South Korea’s industrial power sales go up


November 21st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) South Korea's industrial electricity sales jumped 9.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to surging demand from energy-intensive sectors, a government report showed Monday.Sales ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption growth slows in October


November 15th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 11.35 percent in October from a year earlier, but slowed from September's 12.2 percent growth, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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China wants Myanmar to discuss joint hydro project


October 1st, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China Saturday urged consultation over a suspended joint hydropower project in Myanmar, saying the legitimate rights and interests of its companies should be protected.Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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World Bank to finance Uttarakhand hydro-power project


August 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday entered into a loan agreement with World Bank for $648 million to build 444 mega-watt Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro electric project in ... Read more...

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World Bank signs $648 mn loan agreement with Tehri


August 10th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The World Bank has signed a $648 million loan agreement with state-run hydro power producer Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India to build the 444 megawatt ... Read more...

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An eco-friendly gym that converts sweat into electricity


April 27th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Since the past three years, Boesel has been turning his clients' endless miles on aset of custom-made exercise bikes into clean energy that he also markets. Agenerator creates electricity, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ukraine to sell at least 7 energy companies


April 12th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by BNO News
KIEV, UKRAINE (BNO NEWS) -- The Ukrainian government said that at least seven energy companies would be auctioned off this year, in an effort to privatize and improve its energy operations.Ukraine's energy ... Read more...

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Solar power plant inaugurated in Gujarat


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated a 1 MW solar power plant here, commissioned in a record 105 days at a cost of Rs.15 crore. "The ... Read more...

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15-storey Frankfurt glass tower uses 50pc energy of conventional offices


September 20th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A 15-story glass tower opened in Frankfurt this July promises to be a world-class energy miser, using half as much energy as a conventional office building in Europe ... Read more...

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Green car made of cannabis on its way


August 24th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Aug 24 (IANS) More than a dozen Canadian companies have joined hands to produce a 'green' car made of hemp.To be run on electricity, the prototype design of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venezuela civil servants to work 5-hour days


January 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 10 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan civil servants will work five-hour days beginning Monday - from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - to help save electricity because of the country's serious energy deficit. The ... Read more...

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India saved 10.7 billion kilowatt of power, says Shinde


October 15th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 15 (IANS) Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said India has been able to save at least 10 billion kilowatt hours by evolving a sustainable energy efficiency programme. "We have been able ... Read more...

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Roads made of solar panels may solve energy crisis


September 9th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): The U.S. Department of Transportation is funding a new research project aimed at replacing asphalt with solar panels as the basic material for making roads, in a bid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pumping water from rainwater tanks can cost a lot of energy


May 28th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): An Australian researcher has warned that though rainwater tanks can save a lot of water, pumping water from them can be energy intensive."We should ensure we don't create ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stop spam and save planet from greenhouse gases


April 27th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new research has highlighted the importance of stopping spam as it produces greenhouse gases that harms the planet.According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald, the ... Read more...

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Green campaigner Gwyneth Paltrow has energy leaking house


February 16th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 16 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin may have shown their support for the green campaigns, but a recent survey claimed that their London mansion was leaking energy.According ... Read more...

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New machine can capture CO2 in the air at any place on the planet


September 30th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Scientists have shown that it is possible to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) using a relatively simple machine that can capture the trace amount of CO2 present in ... Read more...

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After NSG waiver, USIBC vows to work for Congress nod


September 7th, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has vowed to work for the ratification of the civil nuclear deal by Congress to "clear the way for US companies to participate ... Read more...

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California plans world’s largest solar plant


August 16th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
DPA San Francisco, Aug 16 (DPA) A California utility company has signed a deal to build the world's two biggest solar power plants in central California with solar panels covering 32.5 sq km ... Read more...

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New fuel battery may ditch gasoline for good


July 26th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston have come up with a new idea of combining electric power with a combustion engine, which they say may enable ... Read more...

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Cow power could generate electricity for millions


July 24th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has determined that converting livestock manure into a domestic renewable fuel source could generate electricity for millions of people.The research, published in the Institute ... Read more...

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First wind-powered town emerges in US


July 16th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A tiny town with a population of just over 1,300 residents has become the world's first to derive all its power requirements from wind turbines. Rock Port, Missouri, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan searches for solution to power shortages


April 6th, 2008 - 9:33 am ICT by admin
By Mick Elmore Islamabad, April 6 (DPA) Pakistan's electricity production was nearly 3,000 megawatts short of demand in March. The country made up the difference by turning off lights, and everything else, for ... Read more...

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China expects 60 mn kilowatts nuclear power in 2020


March 8th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 8 (Xinhua) China's installed nuclear power capacity is expected to be 60 million kilowatts by 2020, as the construction of nuclear plants are progressing faster than planned, a senior official ... Read more...

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Chinese power plant uses harmful methane gas for producing electricity


February 3rd, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a unique initiative, China has started the world's largest cow-dung methane power plant in the Inner Mongolia region, thus using the greenhouse gas methane for generating electricity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How divorce damages the environment


December 2nd, 2007 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Apart from protecting their kids from the trauma of divorce, discontented couples might just have another reason to stick together environment.For the first time, scientists have calculated the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wind turbines cause more pollution than they can prevent: Study


December 1st, 2007 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.1 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that wind turbines on the sides of houses often cause more pollution than they prevent. According to the Daily Mail, government advisers believe the environmental cost ... Read more...

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