sustainable future for Shangri-la
school receives funding from WWF and local government to build new
eco-friendly two-storey school building with biogas system and solar
energy, aimed at decreasing dependence on wood for fuel.
May 17 03
coal a hurdle to China natgas growth-expert
say development of natural gas in China could improve the environment
and the economy but faces a hurdle from the nation's large supplies
of cheap coal.
Jan 28 03
government to introduce fuel-cell buses next summer
metropolitan government to introduce fuel-cell electric vehicles in
summer next year to service the bus route between JR Tokyo Station
and the city's new waterfront area.
Dec 21 02
money threatens to make killing fields of Kazakhstan
largest oil find for more than 20 years - almost the size of the world's
biggest - is being developed in the Caspian Sea amid growing anger
from the local people.
Dec 04 02
to appeal Tokyo air-pollution ruling
government to appeal court ruling ordering compensation to Tokyo residents
living near major roads for health problems from air pollution.
Nov 09 02
wants climate change research centre
announces plan to establish international research centre to study
Oct 18 02
pct of Japanese fear nuclear accident - poll
90 percent of Japanese surveyed fear another nuclear power plant accident
could occur in their country.
Oct 09 02
Carbon Contributes To Droughts And Floods In China
NASA climate study finds large amounts of black carbon (soot) particles
and other pollutants are causing changes in precipitation and temperatures
Sept 27 02
Oil gets out of Burma
rights activists celebrate after long campaign to oust Premier Oil
from Burma appears to finally pay off.
Sept 17 02
capital breathes easy after pollution checks
levels in New Delhi fall significantly since Government crack down
on exhaust-belching vehicles in the late 1990s.
scandal puts focus on Japan nuclear policy
Electric Power Co admits failure to accurately report damage to nuclear
power plants over period of several years, reigniting public fears
about nuclear safety.
wrestles with dependence on foreign oil
by violence and political volatility in the Middle East, China aggressively
promotes development of alternatives to oil from the region.
Herald Tribune Sept
could lead the world in renewable energy: 35% by 2020
energy development projections strongly demonstrate that a 10% global
renewable energy target by 2010, as proposed by Greenpeace, could
easily be achieved.
ailing sugar units see saviour in ethanol
sugar industry sees big opportunity to revitalise itself after government
directive to oil firms to sell ethanol-doped petrol in several states
enforces environment laws in economic development
punishes those who jeopardize the environment.
Gas May Help Clear Asian Traffic Pollution
a bus or a taxi in Asia and chances are increasing that it will be
fueled by natural gas.
weather takes terrible toll
flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain have killed scores
in India, China and the Korean peninsula as the monsoon combines with
an el Nino weather pattern to cause havoc in the region.
Motors to roll out fuel-friendly bike
Motors, prepares to launch Indias most fuel-efficient motorscooter
next month. The scooter-motorcycle hybrid vehicle will delivers a
fuel efficiency of 100 km to a litre of petrol.
Times of India Aug
Tokyo summers may be just a pipe dream away
Tokyo temperatures have shot up by 2.9 degrees C over the last century.
New plans to cool the city with sea water and a labyrinth of underground
Ray-Powered Homes to Top 30,000 by 2010
of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) say government is to expand
the number of solar ray-powered homes to 30,000 by the year 2010.
July 21 02
govt, car, energy firms in fuel cell projects
government to work with automakers and energy firms in three-year
projects to encourage the development of fuel cell technology for
vehicles and households.
July 19 02
pollution test centres shut down
Vehicles Department closes five auto-emmission testing centres for
issuing fraudulant Pollution Under Control certificates.
Times of India
July 13 02
said leading in creation, consumption of solar power
is largest producer and consumer of solar power in the world.
July 06 02
climate change cause for worry
changes in Darjeeling hills cause concern among local environmentalists.
The region's three to four month monsoon period reduced to one and
half months, but rainfall amount remains the same.
July 07 02
overtaking petrol as motor fuel: Experts
refiners to change production strategies as diesel overtakes gasoline
as the favoured motor fuel of the 21st century.
June 08 02
to launch pollution-quota system to reduce acid rain
to begin trial system of buying and selling pollution 'credits' in
effort to curb acid rain caused by sulpur dioxide from coal-fired
June 03 02
18,000 villages will get solar power
of non-conventional energy sources assigned to electrify some 18,000
unelectrified villages in the country by 2012 of which 2500 have been
already electrified using solar energy.
June 01 02
Marubeni Announces Siting of the First Direct FuelCell For a Municipal
Wastewater Treatment Plant in Asia
Marubeni Corp. and FuelCell Energy, Inc. announce first siting of
a Direct FuelCell® power plant for municipal wastewater treatment
facility in Fukuoka, Japan.
May 30 02
Leak Shuts Japan Reactor
water leak forces shut down at nuclear reactor in Japan just one day
after it was brought on line following a six-month closure triggered
by similar problems.
May 25 02
Unleaded fuel leads to sharp drop in blood lead-levels
unleaded petrol was introduced six years ago, blood lead-levels in
students and policemen in Bangkok have plummeted.
May 22 02
India Swelters in Deadly Heat Wave
wave kills some 638 with temperatures so intense that mud huts become
hot as ovens and birds drop dead. Temperatures more than 7% above
May 17 02
to safely produce hydrogen for fuel cell cars
at Tokyo Institute of Technology claim safer way to supply hydrogen
gas to fuel cells in cars.
May 03 02
government pledges to buy fuel cell vehicles
government pledges to buy eco-friendly fuelcell vehicles in an effort
to promote hydrogen / fuelcell technology.
April 29 02