Category Archives: ‘Green’ investments

Paradox of green.

Article: New York Times Rare earth elements such as dysprosium are increasingly relied upon in the production of so-called ‘green’ components and products.  Much of the supply of these rare earth elements comes from China. The image above of dysprosium … Continue reading

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Guyana’s plan to preserve its rain forest.

From the New York Times ; In Guyana, where pristine rain forest still covers 75 percent of the land, and barely 750,000 people live in a country roughly the size of Britain, a young economist-turned-president is pushing a development model based … Continue reading

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This week’s environment news.

News for this week from Low CarbonEconomy.com Scottish Power turns on largest onshore wind farm in Europe Europe’s largest onshore wind power project has commenced operation in Scotland.     Bacteria used to create ethanol for biofuels US research suggests … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil and Carbon Tax

Well it appears that the CEO of the world’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, has called for a US carbon tax to help fight climate change. This is a flip-flop of enormous implications and I just can’t stop myself from … Continue reading

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Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs);changes proposed.

  Image: Severn tidal barrage a step closer to reality? Article ROCs are issued to electricity generators, which need to have certificates to cover a growing percentage of their electricity generation and are currently handed out uniformly to all renewable … Continue reading

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New offshore wind farm puts UK into pole position.

image: North Hoyle wind farm off North Wales Article One of the largest offshore wind farms in the world has been approved to be built off the coast of north Wales. The 250 turbines of Gwynt y Môr offshore wind … Continue reading

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Drax goes Green?

The Drax group which owns Drax power station has announced it is to build three biomass power stations at a cost of £2 billion. The company expects “attractive returns” and expects them to generate 900 megawatts of power compared to … Continue reading

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Good One!

Goodone is, in their own words, an award-winning, sustainable fashion design company with an edge. They design and produce innovative, quality, one-off clothing made from hand-picked, locally-sourced, recycled fabrics. And another principled feature of this company is that one of … Continue reading

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Verticrop – growing crops downtown

The above image shows you the future in more ways than one. Firstly, what you see is algae being grown in a factory farming environment. Algae has great potential as eco-energy because it grows rapidly and up to 50% of … Continue reading

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Renewable Torture

  Photograph: Kathleen T Rhem The US military, on account of the rise in oil prices, wants to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy. Of course at face value this is a good thing but it’s conflicting for some of us because … Continue reading

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