Green Industry : Newsfile

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  • Green economy could generate millions of jobs

    23 October 2008

    Efforts to tackle climate change could result in the creation of millions of new "green jobs", says the United Nations in a new report on the prospects for a green econiomy in the coming decades.

  • Britain not yet ready for switch to electric cars

    9 July 2008

    The British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said last week that his aim was for all UK motorists to be driving electric or hybrid cars by 2020. But, says the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), that will not be achieved through the use of punitive motoring taxes alone.

  • Japanese saloon named Green Car of the Year 2008

    13 June 2008

    The Toyota Yaris has been named Green Car of the Year 2008 by the Environmental Transport Association, a UK not-for-profit ethical breakdown organisation. The least green car is the Dodge SRT-10 sports car.

  • New guide aims to promote green business

    22 May 2008

    What is described as 'the definitive guide to succeeding in the new economy' has just been published by Forum for the Future, a UK NGO working with businesses, including Marks & Spencer, Kingfisher and Unilever, to increase their green credentials and sustainablity.

  • Darling's Green Budget gets cool welcome

    14 March 2008

    As the dust settles on the expected Green Budget from the British Chancellor Alistair Darling, reaction from environmentalists has been one of universal disappointment that, despite the difficult economic circumstances, he did not go further to bring in green taxes and encourage renewable energy and other clean technologies. This report is from computing.co.uk.

  • British firm to demonstrate clean coal breakthrough

    21 February 2008

    A new technology for carbon capture on coal-fired power plants, was announced this week by Doosan Babcock Energy company.

  • Green Economy is beginning to emerge, says UN

    20 February 2008

    A Green Economy is beginning to emerge as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies, says the new 2008 Year Book from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Another retailer bans patio heatrers

    6 February 2008

    The decison by the do-it-yourself retailer, B&Q, to ban patio heaters has been welcomed by environmental pressure groups. B&Q is the biggest retailer of patio heaterds in the UK.

  • Businesses see climate change as major issue

    1 February 2008

    Business executives around the globe increasingly see climate change as a major issue they must address if they are to achieve and sustain high performance into the future, according to the international management consultancy Accenture.

  • Shades of Green at the North American International Auto Show

    17 January 2008

    Clean and green is the buzz at this year's North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall with major automakers showing their latest greener concept cars, comparisons of fuel economy for flex-fuel cars, and the announcement that the American Le Mans Series is going an extra green mile on the racing circuit, the Environment News Service (ENS) reports from Detroit.