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5/1/07 --- ENERGY SAVING ALUMINUM IN SAUDI ARABIA? Alcan and Ma'aden plan aluminum venture in Saudi Arabia.

5/5/07 --- MITIGATING GLOBAL WARMING: NOT SO HARD, BUT ACT NOW. Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change says climate change can be controlled, but at some cost.

5/6/07 --- CLIMATE REPORT DOESN’T CONVINCE WHITE HOUSE: SOLID STATE LIGHTING READY TO CUT EMISSIONS ANYWAY. LED lighting technology companies ready to tackle global warming.

5/8/07 --- A FIRST STEP TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRAL BUILDINGS. US Green Building Council and other groups agree to begin discussions on zero net energy and carbon-neutral buildings.

5/11/07 --- THE MIGHTY WIND. Global wind capacity grows to 74 gigawatts; other wind news.

5/13/07 --- GAS PRICES SET TO CLIMB? OPEC not keeping up with predicted demand for oil may mean tight supplies and high oil costs for rest of year.

5/15/07 --- PRESIDENTIAL SIGNATURE FIRST STEP TO GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATIONS. MAYBE. President Bush signs Executive Order to draw up regulations that would cut GHG's from vehicles.

5/19/07 --- JUMPING ON THE GREEN VEHICLE BANDWAGON. Beyond the mainstream automakers many companies are working to develop greener vehicles.

5/22/07 --- PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS KEY TO EMBRACING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS. The Clinton Foundation's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program will incorporate energy savings contracts with building retrofitters such as Johnson Controls.

5/24/07 --- SAVING LOST ENERGY IN VEHICLES: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT CARS AND TRUCKS. Siemens and General Electric employ regenerative braking in rail vehicles.

5/26/07 --- LOW CARBON, OFF-GRID POWER IN OUR FUTURE? --- Solar homes with battery back-up power offered by home builder in Florida ; Stirling engine powered home combined heat and power system nears commercialization in UK.

5/28/07 --- SHUT DOWN FOR U.S. WIND ENERGY? UNLIKELY. Bill in the US House of Representatives could make wind energy installations illegal.

5/30/07 --- GENERAL ELECTRIC TOUTS ITS GREENNESS. With the publication of its annual Ecomagination report GE lists its latest green accomplishments.


6/1/07 --- CLIMATE NEAR TIPPING POINT: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED. President Bush offers new plan on global warming; new report shows that only moderate increase in global temperature could be dangerous.

6/2/07 --- SMART ENERGY SAVINGS. Using basic technologies combined with high tech computer simulation to cut cooling costs in data centers.

6/4/07 --- TERRA PRETA: SEQUESTERING CARBON IN SOIL. Project using biofuel co-product will test soil enhancing properties of adding biochar to soil.

6/6/07 --- HERE’S SOMETHING NEW: SOLAR POWER FOR OUTDOOR NETWORKS. Meraki Networks introduces a solar accesory kit for powering Wi-Fi networks.

6/9/07 --- G8, NO TEETH IN EMISSION-CUTTING GOALS. Commentary on agreement by G8 nations to meet undeclared goals on cutting greenhouse gases.

6/11/07 --- FILM REVIEW: ENERGY CROSSROADS. Oil depletion, global warming could have serious consequences for the US. A new economic paradigm is needed.

6/13/07 --- GREENHOUSE GASES FROM HYDROPOWER: TURNING A LIABILITY INTO AN ASSET. Methane gases from hydroelectric facilities could be captured and used to generate power. Carbon dioxide could be captured and sequestered.

6/16/07 --- MICRO THERMOELECTRIC CLIMATE CONTROL: A FIRST STEP TOWARDS MORE EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING FOR HOMES? Desktop device could pave the way for new devices that heat and cool homes.

6/18/07 --- E-RECYCLING MADE EASY. Pre-paid recycling programs simplify e-waste and universal waste recycling.

6/20/07 --- MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR TAPPING THE POWER OF THE OCEANS. Legislation, funding, investment, new projects push ocean energy forward.

6/23/07 --- WASHINGTON, STILL ON THE WRONG TRACK. US Senate passes new fuel economy standard; 35 miles per gallon by 2020 seems to small.

6/25/07 --- GREEN VEHICLES OR GREEN FUELS? HIGH TECH GOOGLE CHOOSES HIGH TECH CARS. Google.org to aid development of plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles with funding. Seasoned green vehicle developers Enova Systems and ISE Corp continue to rack up orders.

6/26/07 --- RETHINKING, REBUILDING AMERICA’S ENERGY EFFICIENT RAILROADS. National Association of Railroad Passengers offers plan to rebuild US railroads. American Association of Railroads continues outreach effort to raise awareness of freight rail. (6/26/07)

6/28/07 --- PRICE HIKE FOR OFFSHORE WIND? FLOATING DEEP WATER WIND TURBINES COULD COME TO THE RESCUE. HIgh maintenance costs, lack of competition in installation sector add costs to offshore wind. Deep water floating turbines could bring new life to the industry.

6/30/07 --- MEGA FUNDING FOR FUELS RESEARCH: NOT THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK. US Dept. of Energy to put $375 million into ethanol research.

 

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