Archive for April, 2010

Gulf Spill Prompts Debate on Offshore Drilling

The Gulf oil spill has reopened the debate about offshore drilling, as the Obama administration awaits the outcome of an investigation into the causes of the disaster. Source: ABC News

Ethanol Tax Credit Bill gets Bipartisan Support

In an unusual alliance, Democrat and Republican representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that extends tax credits for US ethanol producers. Clean Skies News’ Dan Goldstein also reports how an associated import tariff on Brazilian ethanol is avoided via a Caribbean tax loophole. Source: Clean Skies News

Novel ways to deodorize a trash pile

Beijing city officials tackle rubbish tip stench using deodorant cannons and odor-eating sheets. Capture techniques are also used to collect the foul-smelling gas from under these sheets for electricity generation. Source: Reuters

Earth Day 2010

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Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is marked worldwide with events promoting awareness of environmental issues.  

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy.  Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.  Visit the Earth Day Action Center website here

Preparing for the Smart Grid

Electricity usage is rising as energy resources are dwindling and the increasing use of electric vehicles will exacerbate this conflict. As the nation emerges from recession, Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the key to managing energy demand more efficiently could lie in a new digital smart grid. Source: Clean Skies News

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