Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rural Peru gets connected

More than 100 communities in rural Peru now have renewable energy and internet access, thanks to an aid programme that is being rolled out across the eight poorest nations in Latin America Lea este artículo en español The programme will … Continue reading

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Getting Smart in the Suburbs of Tokyo

Introducing plans for Japan’s first smart city to be built “from scratch” in May could not have been better timed for Panasonic, the driving force behind the project to build an eco-savvy town in a Tokyo suburb by 2013. Tomohiro … Continue reading

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Can Biofuels Save Sub-Saharan Africa?

Jacob Silberberg for The New York TimesA man sprays pesticide on a farm in Sangalkam, Senegal. When soaring food prices, climate change, growing energy demands, poverty, international politics and social justice are in the mix, you have a tried and … Continue reading

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Shale gas push ‘would wreck UK’s climate change targets’

Report says that exploiting just one-fifth of Lancashire’s shale gas reserves would put carbon emissions targets out of reach Cuadrilla Resources’s shale gas drilling site near Blackpool, Lancashire. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The UK will fail to meet its climate … Continue reading

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Shale gas: Frack on

People should worry less about fracking, and more about carbon AT A recent shindig in London of the shale-gas industry, energy firms gave a rosy view of the fuel’s prospects in Europe. Like America, Europe has vast beds of shale … Continue reading

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China Bends to U.S. Complaint on Solar Panels but Plans Retaliation

Jianan Yu/Reuters Employees sorting solar panels at LDK Solar in Hefei, China. American rivals say such companies are benefiting from unfair competitive advantages. Chinese solar panel makers plan to shift some of their production to South Korea, Taiwan and the … Continue reading

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Apple hopes to turn green with solar power data centre

The tech giant – the least green of the big tech companies – is preparing to swap its North Carolina centre from coal to solar The site of the new Apple data centre in Maiden, North Carolina. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Getty … Continue reading

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