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Mars Inc. says it’s responsible for the origins of every morsel that goes into its Snickers bars and every electron that powers its operations. Click here to view the entire article.
The lack of action on global warming is comparable to not taking out fire insurance on a house that has a 95 percent chance of burning down, warns Jean-Pascal vanYpersele, vice chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Click here to view the entire article.
When India awarded permits to build 750 megawatts of solar projects last month, it was the first time that capital grants were offered as an inducement to invest. Click here to view the entire article.
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Advancing the development of aviation biofuel should be a shared responsibility between airlines and various industry stakeholders – not one that should rest solely on the world’s airlines, said Jimmy Samartzis, United Continental Holdings’ managing director of global environmental affairs and sustainability. Click here to continue reading.
As the world’s major automakers continue to introduce new electric vehicle models to the market, prices of EVs will “drop quickly,” said Ravi Brar, chief executive officer of ECOtality Inc., and along with that, the cost of chargers. To read more, click here.
China: The country plans to impose import duties of as much as 57 percent on polysilicon from the U.S. and South Korea. To read more, click here.
Power Finance Corporation Ltd. – India’s biggest non-banking company and one of the largest lenders to the power sector with an annual revenue of $2.4 billion – has been offering loans to renewable energy companies at a lower rate of interest. Click here to continue reading.
BY AGNES TeH, BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE Focusing on the energy efficiency of producing water is Singapore’s agenda for ensuring water independence, said its minister for environment and water resources, Dr. Vivian Balakrishanan. Click here to continue reading.
Energy storage is the missing link for integrating renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar into the energy system. It could also make existing installed capacity more efficient. There is currently only one commercially viable energy storage technology – pumped hydro, which accounts for 99 percent of global capability. Gareth Brett, chief executive of Highview Power Storage, tells [...]