Category Archives: Technology

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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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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‘Velib extreme’ – the Paris cycle scheme update.

BBC Article JCDecaux, the company that runs the cycle hire scheme, says it can no longer afford to operate the city-wide network. Over half the original fleet of 15,000 specially made bicycles have disappeared, presumed stolen. They have been used … Continue reading

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Shortlist for Severn estuary energy plans

Article A proposed shortlist of schemes to harness renewable energy from the tides of the Severn estuary has been announced by the UK Government. Five projects have been selected from 10 examined over the last six months. Among these is … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Buildings Programme: funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2 Key information Funding area: UK wide Status: Open for applications Next Application Deadline: 30/06/2009 Full scheme details Start date: 10/03/2008 Outline: Charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants through the … Continue reading

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Eco-houses for Peterborough

A scheme to build almost 350 high quality environmentally friendly homes has been unveiled in Peterborough. Organisers said 35% of the houses will be affordable and there will also be open spaces and areas for retail and community use. The … 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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