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March 21, 2014
Japan will switch on its first new geothermal power project in 15 years next month as the country continues to grapple with its post-Fukushima energy woes.
March 21, 2014
Japan has added 7,044-MW of clean energy capacity since it began an incentive program in July 2012 through the end of last year, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a statement yesterday.
March 21, 2014
Australia’s new coalition Government under Tony Abbot was struck a blow yesterday when the country’s Senate rejected its move to repeal the controversial carbon tax.
March 20, 2014
As part of its ongoing plans to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to off-grid communities, Panasonic India has announced that it will provide 4000 solar lanterns to people based in areas with no power access, adding to the 5000 lanterns company gave away last year.
March 20, 2014
China's Fujian province on Wednesday began releasing the first ever "fresh air index" to promote eco-tourism, in sharp contrast to air quality indexes in major cities which often instill fear.
March 20, 2014
India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will have its budget for the coming year slashed dramatically, according to a report in PV Tech.
March 20, 2014
China's smog is making it harder for foreign firms to convince top executives to work in the country, the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing said on Wednesday, offering some of the strongest evidence yet on how pollution is hurting recruitment.
March 19, 2014
Announcement of the feed-in tariff (FiT) quota for the next round of bidding by Malaysia’s renewable energy project developers, has been deferred to the second quarter of this year. It was due to be released by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (Seda) yesterday,  
March 19, 2014
Asia Pacific cities are facing a host of problems including rapid urbanization, stressed city finances, inadequate infrastructure, rising energy costs, congested transportation, climate change, and competition for global investment and skilled labor, all of which place unprecedented demands on city dwellers and officials.
March 19, 2014
A new plan has been introduced by Chinese environmental officials aimed at addressing soil pollution and boosting food security in the world’s most populous nation
March 19, 2014
Japan will offer to pay individuals and businesses up to two-thirds of the cost of lithium-ion battery storage systems for renewable energy, PV-Tech reports.
March 18, 2014
According to a new report by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), China is now the biggest source of emigrants to the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. More than two thirds surveyed say pollution is their top reason for leaving.
March 18, 2014
Officials from some of the world's top fishing powers signed a declaration in Greece to promote sustainable management of fish stocks, according to a report on Friday by Agence France-Presse.
March 18, 2014
The Peoples Insurance Company of China yesterday started offering the country’s first individual insurance plan for severe air pollution.
March 17, 2014
China says it will have 60 percent of its cities cleaned up within the next six years in its latest broadside against its mounting air and water pollution problems and the resulting public discord.
March 17, 2014
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has brought to light the level of pollution in the South China Sea, including large slicks of bunker fuel apparently from ships, Bloomberg View reports.
March 14, 2014
A new mangrove forest is to be planted along the lower reaches of the Thi Vai River near Ho Chi Minh City as part of effort to stop industrial pollution being discharged into Dong Nai Delta, a critical wetland environment.
March 14, 2014
A World Bank-funded agricultural pollution control project, aimed at preventing pollution from "non-point" sources and reduce pollutants from crop and livestock production, has been initiated in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
March 14, 2014
Japan's nuclear regulator said Thursday it will prioritize restarting two reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co's Sendai plant pending a final round of checks to ensure they meet new safety standards.
Biochar from solar loo
March 14, 2014
A revolutionary US-developed toilet fueled by the sun, that is hoped can be deployed for use among the world’s 2.5 billion people lacking safe and sustainable sanitation, will be trialed in India this month, according to India online news service, INAS.