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March 4, 2009 As the end of light, sweet crude comes nearer into view there has been much interest in extracting oil from non-conventional sources such as oil sands. Non-conventional oil (NCO) development, however, is only profitable within a very thin margin space. The viability of the projects is bounded by a price floor of $65-$90/bbl,due to [...]
Policy Innovations: Peer-to-peer finance, Nationalize insolvent banks; VIDEO: Marine sanctuaries, Plastic ocean pollution
February 27, 2009 INNOVATIONS: Peer-to-Peer Finance: A Flight to Simplicity By Chris Cook Since bank capital will likely be further depleted as the credit crunch spreads into the productive economy, peer-to-peer finance offers a solution from an entirely unexpected direction. (more…)
Today, the World Future Council can celebrate a significant success of its climate and energy work: from March 1st, customers of Gainesville Regional Utilities in Florida are the first in the US to benefit from a Feed-In Tariff law promoting renewable energy. Ed Regan, Assistant General Manager at Gainesville Regional Utilities strategic planning [...]
SUNDAY WORLD: - STABILITY MATTERS – NEW ENERGY IN ONTARIO COULD BE A NORTH AMERICAN STANDARD OR NOT ENOUGH COMMITMENT - MORE SUNDAY WORLD, 3-1(PORTUGAL TO FLOAT OFFSHORE WIND; SUN IN SINGAPORE; DEAL CHINA IN; THE GAMBIA THINKS WIND) SATURDAY VIDEOS: (more…)
International Polar Year Reports Widespread Global Warming A Haunting in Georgia GENEVA, Switzerland, February 25, 2009 (ENS) - New evidence of the far-reaching effects of global warming in the polar regions has emerged from the scientific explorations of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Snow and ice are declining in both polar regions, [...]
By Sam Hopkins | Thursday, February 19th, 2009 India's market for renewable energy and related technology is growing by 25% per year. (more…)
TODAY'S HEADLINES: - PASADENA UNITES, DESTROYS OIL & INSPIRED DESIGN STUDENT RUSHES TO D.C. TO CHANGE THE STIM, SAVE THE WORLD AND PROVE ABUNDANCE BY DESIGN IS $$ & FUN - MOVING FROM CAR 2.0 TO CAR 10.0 (ART CENTER SUMMIT 2009, DAY 2) - MORE NEWS (WIND ON THE HURRICANE COAST; FIGHT OVER L.A. SUN; UN WANTS GREEN NEW [...]
Go Between 118 is dedicating a special section to a UN event, the International Review Conference on Financing for Development that took place in Doha from 29 November to 2 December 2008. The aim is to help inform continuing discussions and maintain momentum around Doha’s follow-up initiatives, including the decision to hold a UN Conference at [...]
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Canada Declares Chemicals Used in Cosmetics to Be Toxics OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, January 30, 2009 (ENS) -The Canadian government today declared two chemicals used in lipstick and other personal care products to be toxic to the environment, although officials said they are not used in large enough quantities to be of concern for human health. Two [...]