Green Industry : Newsfile

There are 73 documents in this section.

  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2012

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Compelling case for green economy in Asia-Pacific

    20 September 2011

    A new 'green industrial revolution' that massively improves resource efficiency is needed in the Asia Pacific region, says an authoritative new report.

  • Low energy light bulbs still 'value for money'

    15 August 2011

    Commenting on reports in the UK that the cost of energy-saving light bulbs has risen as production of old-fashioned 60-watt light bulbs stops at the end of August, energy campaigners say they are still good value for money

  • Asian cars power ahead in 'sustainable value'

    30 October 2009

    Asian car manufacturers are outperforming their North American, and many of their European competitors, in using their economic, environmental and social resources more efficiently, according to the largest- ever study of the sustainability of car manufacturing of 17 of the world's leading car companies.

  • Canada's oilsands outpace carbon emissions of European countries

    17 September 2009

    Concern about the continuing exploitation of Canada's oilsands, the biggest and most polluting fossil fuel energy project in the world, has grown in anticipation of the meeting this week of Canadian premier Stephen Harper and President Obama in Washington. It coincides with a new report from Greenpeace to be released on Monday which will show that Alberta's oilsands produce more greenhouse gas emissions than some European countries right now and will produce more than all of the world's volcanoes in just 11 years if the pace of development continues.

  • Oxford slips down British university green league table

    18 June 2009

    Nottingham Trent University has topped the 2009 Green League table of British Universities, published today. It is followed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford Brookes University. But Oxford University itself has fallen to 84th place out of 147 universities, based on their environmetnal performance.

  • Hybrid Honda named Green Car of the Year

    16 June 2009

    The Honda Insight, a new family-sized hybrid that is already providing stiff competition for the ubiquitous Toyota Prius, has been named Green Car of the Year 2009 by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

  • Is the Nano really necessary?

    24 March 2009

    In January 2008, when the Tata 'Nano' was unveiled with much fanfare, India's Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) came out clearly against the growing trend of private motor vehicles taking over our cities. Today, CSE reiterates its position once again - that it is against all cars, and not just the Nano. Our cities don't need more cars; they need better public transport.

  • Top 10 UK green cars for 2009

    5 February 2009

    In a recent statement, Lord Mandelson, the UK Government's Business Secretary, introduced a scheme to make available £2.3bn of loan guarantees to the UK car industry, to be used to support "high" and "green" technology. This at a time when car manufacturers will increasingly be offering fuel-efficient, low emission models. In this special article WhatGreenCar looks ahead to the greenest 10 cars due for launch in the UK during 2009.

  • San Francisco Bay to be electric car capital

    24 November 2008

    Officials in California have unveiled ambitious plans to turn the San Francisco Bay area - home to 7.6 million people - into one of the world's leading centres for electric vehicles.