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Drax power station is set to transform from the UK’s biggest carbon emitter into its largest green electricity generator following a £700m coal-to-biomass conversion project. The Yorkshire site is currently the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide in the UK and provides about seven to eight per cent of the UK’s total power. But the

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XI’AN, China, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG; “CREG” or “the Company”), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced that its subsidiary Xi’an TCH Energy Technology Co., Ltd (“Xi’an TCH”) has signed an EMC Contract with Xuzhou Zhongtai Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zhongtai”), to develop a new

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He has battled the tobacco, taxicab and soda industries.  Now, in his last days in office, one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s final showdowns is with makers ofplastic-foam food containers. While the administration has been pressing the City Council to ban packaging like foam cups and foam takeout food containers from stores and restaurants,Dart Container Corporation, one of the largest

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COLOMBIAN authorities have declared an environmental emergency in a portion of Cartagena Bay, citing the risk posed to local inhabitants by solid-waste pollution. The measure was adopted on Friday by Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Luz Helena Sarmiento and National Authority on Environmental Licenses Director Nubia Orozco. It was taken due to poor management by

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Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, and a delegation from Islands District paid a visit to the Macao Incineration Plant today (December 7) to see for themselves the waste-to-energy facility and the development of waste management facilities in Macau. The delegation comprised about 30 representatives from the Islands District

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President Obama will announce Thursday that the federal government must obtain 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The Associated Press first reported the plan and obtained a copy of a presidential memorandum on renewable energy that will apply to civilian and military agencies. The White House confirmed the account to National Journal. “The government

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A waste to energy project that will use plasma gasification to process waste and produce low carbon methane, or bio-substitute natural gas (Bio-SNG) for injection into the grid has secured £1.9 million of funding from Ofgem’s Gas Network Innovation Competition. The Swindon-based demonstration project – managed by National Grid, Advanced Plasma Power and Progressive Energy,

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In the latest smog-related health scare in China, officials in Shanghai on Friday ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, halted all construction and even delayed flights in and out of the city, which has been enveloped in a thick blanket of haze, reducing visibility in places to less than 150 feet. NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports from

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