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News: Archive for May, 2010

Green spending to double in Europe by 2015 | Reuters

Monday, May 31st, 2010

‘(Reuters) – Sales of environmentally friendly products are set to double in Europe by 2015, but will still only account for 5 percent of total retail sales, with shoppers deterred by higher prices, a study said on Monday.’

via Green spending to double in Europe by 2015 | Reuters.

China wind power group in $1.2 billion IPO: sources | Reuters

Monday, May 31st, 2010

‘(Reuters) – Chinese wind power equipment supplier Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd plans to raise up to $1.2 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering, sources close to the deal said.’

via China wind power group in $1.2 billion IPO: sources | Reuters.

Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August | Reuters

Monday, May 31st, 2010

‘Louisiana (Reuters) – U.S. government and BP officials are warning that the blown-out oil well causing an environmental disaster on the Gulf Coast may not be stopped until August as the company begins preparations on a new attempt to capture the leaking crude.’

via Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August | Reuters.

Untangling the Quantum Entanglement Behind Photosynthesis: Berkeley scientists shine new light on green plant secrets « Berkeley Lab News Center

Monday, May 31st, 2010

‘The future of clean green solar power may well hinge on scientists being able to unravel the mysteries of photosynthesis, the process by which green plants convert sunlight into electrochemical energy. To this end, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley have recorded the first observation and characterization of a critical physical phenomenon behind photosynthesis known as quantum entanglement.’

via Untangling the Quantum Entanglement Behind Photosynthesis: Berkeley scientists shine new light on green plant secrets « Berkeley Lab News Center.

Berkeley Scientists Discover Inexpensive Metal Catalyst for Generating Hydrogen from Water « Berkeley Lab News Center

Monday, May 31st, 2010

‘Hydrogen would command a key role in future renewable energy technologies, experts agree, if a relatively cheap, efficient and carbon-neutral means of producing it can be developed. An important step towards this elusive goal has been taken by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab and the University of California, Berkeley. The team has discovered an inexpensive metal catalyst that can effectively generate hydrogen gas from water.’

via Berkeley Scientists Discover Inexpensive Metal Catalyst for Generating Hydrogen from Water « Berkeley Lab News Center.

BP turns to next attempt after top kill fails – Yahoo! News

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

‘ROBERT, La. – Yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers, containment devices and longshot odds is being prepared to fight the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history.’

via BP turns to next attempt after top kill fails – Yahoo! News.

Radioactive leak found, fixed at Vt. nuke plant – Yahoo! News

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

‘MONTPELIER, Vt. – A new leak of radioactive material has been found and fixed at the troubled Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, officials said Saturday.’

via Radioactive leak found, fixed at Vt. nuke plant – Yahoo! News.

China ready to roll with $440bn green energy plan – 29 May 2009 – BusinessGreen.com

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

‘The Chinese government is putting the finishing touches to a $440bn £272bn incentive package designed to boost use of solar and wind power in the country.’

via China ready to roll with $440bn green energy plan – 29 May 2009 – BusinessGreen.com.

U.S. could fall behind China in clean energy: Locke | Reuters

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

‘Reuters – The United States could fall behind China and other countries in clean energy technology unless Congress passes energy legislation, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Saturday.’

via U.S. could fall behind China in clean energy: Locke | Reuters.

BP, Coast Guard Officers Block Journalists From Filming Oil-Covered Beach VIDEO

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

‘When CBS tried to film a beach with heavy oil on the shore in South Pass, Louisiana, a boat of BP contractors, and two Coast Guard officers, told them to turn around, or be arrested.’

via BP, Coast Guard Officers Block Journalists From Filming Oil-Covered Beach VIDEO.