From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
IEA proposes approaches to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the key sectors, industry and power
“In the global fight against climate change, the industry and power sectors both play a key role,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris. “Industry is one of the [...]
This year’s recipients of the SEED Awards were announced yesterday by the SEED Initiative at a reception linked to this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and several of the recipients were from Latin America.
What is the SEED Award and who is the SEED Initiative? you ask. The Initiative was founded [...]
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) recently announced that in its seventh funding round it will fund 49 new clean energy projects in 25 countries, including 12 involving nations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
REEEP is “an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy [...]
From the World Steel Association:
Global steel can recycling rate reaches highest recorded level
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced today that 7.2 million metric tons (mmt) of steel cans were recycled across the 37 countries reporting in 2007. This avoided approximately 13 mmt of CO2 emissions.
The global recycling rate for steel cans was 68% in [...]
While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up, and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, [...]
Brazil to Invest R$25 Million by 2012 on Anti-HIV Vaccines / Brasil vai investir R$25 milhões até 2012 em vacinas anti-HIVSunday, October 5th, 2008
From Brazil’s National Program on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (STD-AIDS):
R$ 25 million to be invested in Anti-HIV Vaccines by 2012
During the next four years the Brazilian Ministry of Health will invest R$ 25 million in research into the development of a vaccine against AIDS. The resources will be applied in human resource training, laboratory [...]
From the World Bank:
CLIMATE CHANGE: LEGISLATORS FROM THE AMERICAS TO MEET IN MEXICO
Organized by the Mexican Congress and GLOBE, with the support of the WB and COM+
Mexico will host the first Forum of the Americas of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) about climate change, to be held on November 21 and [...]
Synopsis in English: Last February (while The Temas Blog was on hiatus) the International Standards Organization (ISO) decided to create a new project committee (PC 242 – Energy Management) to develop a new ISO management standard — already designated ISO 50001 — on energy management. The standard will aim at a certifiable approach to [...]
Take a look at the two images to the right. The first is of an offshore platform flaring gas. The second (click to enlarge) is a computer-enhanced satellite photo of gas flaring off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Yes, if you use the right technique, you now can document flaring from [...]
If you listen to their proponents, biofuels are the answer to many environmental, energy and economic ills and can do no wrong. They are destined to unseat OPEC and free us all from hydrocarbon dependence.
If you listen to their detractors, biofuels are a sham that may bring environmental disaster and servitude to multinational corporations, increase [...]