11 Dec 2013

World’s biggest palm oil trader Wilmar International, long criticised for its palm oil production, has announced a landmark no deforestation policy that could transform the industry, promote forest conservation, cut down emissions, and drive sustainable agriculture Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has issued a new no deforestation policy across all its palm oil […]

28 Nov 2013

BEIJING, Nov 25, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) — China’s flourishing wood-based panel industry is helping protect forests and woods, which will eventually lead to reduced carbon dioxide emission worldwide, industry experts say. The product, widely used for furniture, is conducive to the protection of limited forests and woods, said Zhu Guangqian, Honorary Director […]

28 Nov 2013

YAOUNDE, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Cameroon President Paul Biya has given final approval to New York venture capital firm Herakles Capital to start work on a 20,000 hectares palm oil plantation, despite opposition from some locals and conservation groups. Herakles’ palm oil project in the South West forest region of Cameroon has been mired in […]

20 Nov 2013

By Alex Morales, Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Concentrations in the atmosphere of the three main global warming gases rose in 2012 to the highest on record, increasing impacts of climate change including ice melt and rising sea levels, the United Nations said. Carbon dioxide, responsible for about 80 percent of the warming effect of greenhouse […]

20 Nov 2013

By BETWA SHARMA Nov. 20 (New York Times) — WARSAW, Poland — Even as the annual United Nations climate change conference is nearing its end on Friday, negotiations are obstructed by longstanding disputes over responsibilities of combating the crisis. Developing countries want rich countries to shoulder the burden of reducing greenhouse gases and providing finances […]

30 Sep 2013

(BBC News 27.09.2013) – A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s. The report by the UN’s climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change. On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is “unequivocal”, it explained. It adds that […]

17 Sep 2013

In the idyllic southern Bavarian community of Wildpoldsried, 2,600 villagers are diligently playing their part in a bold experiment in German renewable energy generation, known as the Energiewende. The shift away from nuclear power and fossil fuels is Germany’s most complex undertaking since reunification two decades ago. But with consumers complaining of rising energy bills and industry warning of […]

04 Sep 2013

With urbanisation accelerating across the world, the global demand for energy is set to double by 2035.  Given the dwindling supply of fossil fuels, those countries which are abundant in renewable energy sources are finding themselves in a privileged position – particularly those rich with wind, hydro, or solar energy.  However, from being an often […]

28 Aug 2013

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Britain has risen one place to fourth spot among the world’s most attractive renewable energy markets after it released further details on how it will reward green energy generation in the future, Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) latest quarterly ranking showed on Wednesday. A global drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

21 Aug 2013

Three major solar manufacturers are producing panels at full speed and contemplating plans to expand capacity to meet surging demand in Asia. Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL), the third-largest panel producer, increased its forecast for panel shipments this year to as much as 2.4 gigawatts from an earlier range of 2 gigawatts to 2.1 gigawatts, according […]