Green Industry : Newsfile

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  • India must control car boom, says study

    19 February 2007

    India's state-sponsored car boom, without any efforts towards making cars more fuel-efficient, is inciting oil guzzling that the country cannot afford says a new study, which calls on the government to stand up to car industry demands for more tax cuts and expansion of their polluting diesel car fleet.

  • 'Black diamonds' film sparks campaign

    24 January 2007

    As the highly publicised film Black Diamonds makes its premiere in London (following its launch in the United States) human rights organisations are urging consumers to use their spending power to help stop the deadly trade in blood diamonds which fuel civil unrest and damage the environment.

  • Honda develops plant-based fabric

    5 September 2006

    Honda Motor Co. has succeeded in developing bio-fabric, a plant-based fabric with excellent durability and resistance to sunlight, for use as a surface material in automobile interiors.

  • BP joins NGOs to help drivers neutralise carbon emissions

    5 September 2006

    UK drivers can now neutralise the CO2 emissions caused by their driving through targetneutral, a non-profit making partnership initiative from the oil company BP.

  • Oil giants promise green investment

    3 August 2006

    BP has announced that it will spend $8 billion on 'alternative energy' over the next 10 years, while Shell said it will spend $1 billion on renewablel energy over the next 5 years. But says Friends of the Earth that is still only a fraction of what these oil giants plan to spend in the continuing search for oil and gas. But these comparisons could be misleading FOE says.

  • Ethical spending up again in UK

    3 February 2006

    The Ethical Consumerism Report, which acts as a barometer of ethical spending in the UK, shows that in 2004 UK consumers spent a total of £25.8 billion in line with their ethical and environmental values, an increase of 15 per cent on the previous year. Over the same period, UK household expenditure increased by only 3.7 per cent.

  • Honda to mass produce thin film solar cells

    17 January 2006

    The Honda Honda Motor Company has announced plans to begin mass production in 2007, of an independently developed thin film solar cell composed of non-silicon compound materials, which requires 50 per cent less energy, and thus generate 50 per cent less CO2, during production compared to a conventional solar cell.

  • Supermarket wins farm-friendly award

    6 December 2005

    Waitrose has been named as Britain's most farm animal friendly supermarket for the second time in succession in Compassion in World Farming's 'Compassionate Supermarket of the Year' Awards.

  • Top companies shine in climate stakes

    5 December 2005

    The Fortune 500 company, Dupont, has come top of awards made this week for companies who have done most to reduce their carbon emissions..

  • UK companies must come clean on carbon

    15 November 2005

    Companies in the UK FTSE 100 list are saying they are committed to fighting climate change but are failing to take real action, according to a new report released today by the Carbon Trust.