Archive for July, 2010

Global warming signs now unmistakable

In a new report, scientists from 48 countries say that 10 indicators related to surface temperatures all tell the same story: Global warming is undeniable. Source: CBC

Mitsubishi i-Miev in the city

The U.S. version of the Mitsubishi i-Miev electric car won’t be available until late in 2011, but cnet got to spend a week in San Francisco with the Japanese version, to discover what life will be like with an electric car. The model tested by cnet does not wholly represent the car that Mitsubishi will sell in the U.S. According to the company, its U.S. car will have a slightly wider track for added stability. Source: cnet Car Tech

Climate deal in Cancun unlikely

Meeting in Rio de Janiero, environment ministers from India, China, Brazil and South Africa do not expect an upcoming climate change meeting in Mexico to produce an agreement. Source: Reuters

David Sandalow Talks World Energy Agreements

US Assistant Energy Secretary David Sandalow discusses the move to a clean energy economy and how success could involve a joint international effort. During the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting last week, Sandalow and other global leaders worked on ideas to continue a clean energy revolution that he says is already underway. Source: Clean Skies News

Solar power in Peru

High in the Peruvian Andes, in a house made of mud and straw, the Quispe family live in a single room. In addition to freezing winters and summer droughts, the family contends with a complete lack of sanitation, running water or electricity. In these remote villages, electricity is essential for development, but a household solar system with battery storage can easily provide enough electricity to power two lights and a radio. This video shows how the Quispe family’s life has changed since electricity came to their home via a solar panel, installed with the help of UK-based charity Practical Action. Source: Practical Action

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