As the US government tries to get APEC nations onside for its green agenda at its upcoming meeting, India's Hindu newspaper is reporting that US trade representatives have made it clear that local content requirements for in clean energy projects.
In 2010 the world's airlines spent USD140 billion on jet fuel and accounted for about 3 percent of the human effect on the climate. Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an organization representing parties from across the aviation industry, says governmenta across Asia Pacific -- one of the fastest growing aviation markets and the world's largest -- could help slow growth of airline emissions by kick-starting development and production of aviation biofuel.
On the back of record investments results in the Asian-Pacific region, with commitments in 120 projects totaling USD3.9 billion dollars during fiscal year 2011, the International Finance Corporation has reshuffled its top management in the region, with Sérgio Pimenta taking over as the director for East Asia and Pacific. He spoke to CleanBiz Asia executive editor Fergus O'Rorke about the IFC's changing role in the region and its current agenda focused on climate change.
UNEP Towards a Green Economy report
March 02, 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report entitled Towards a Green Economy, Pathways to a Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, in advance of Rio 2012, that focuses on innovative ways to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.
February 23, 2011
Global wind turbine market leader Vestas Wind Systems A/S of Denmark has bagged a 33MW order for Orient Energy's Vellappaneri Wind Farm project in Tamilnadu, India. Reuters reports that 20 V-82 turbines, rated at of 1.65 MW apiece, by mid 2011 when the plant is due to be commissioned under a 10-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract.
Wu Dacheng, an adviser to China's national power regulator, has told Bloomberg that the  government will spend at least a year studying Europe's system of paying above-market prices for solar power before deciding if there's a better way to spur clean-energy plants across China.
Three Gorges Dam
With China's ever-rising dependence on foreign oil as well as the rising import volume, analysts predict that in 2010, China may have surpassed the US to be the world's largest energy consumer, according to a China Business News report Tuesday.