Archive for February, 2010

Bike plan offers pollution solution

Mexico City launches a new cycle rental scheme as an antidote to clogged streets and high levels of air pollution. City leaders are also introducing dedicated bike paths to encourage cycling. Source: Reuters

Secretary Salazar Announces Offshore Wind Plan

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and representatives from six mid-Atlantic states meet in Washington to lay the groundwork for wind development off the East coast. Salazar says he will streamline the permit process for offshore alternative energy. Source: Clean Skies News

Shale gas boom hits wall

The race to develop America’s promising reserves of shale gas has triggered a debate over how the drilling process will affect drinking water supplies. Source: Reuters

UNFCCC Chief to step down

The UNFCCC’s Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer has announced that he will step down in July. Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director at the National Resources Defense Council gives his view. Source: Clean Skies News

UK industry urges Peak Oil action

Major UK companies have formed a “Task Force” to urge the UK government to take more seriously the threat of coming oil supply shortages – the “Peak Oil” problem. The Task Force have just launched an updated report after their first report in late 2008 was largely ignored by government. Source: ITPOES

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