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Flood risk to nuclear sites raises meltdown fears

Sea level rise, storm surges and bursting dams all pose an increasing danger to nuclear power stations as the climate changes. Radiation-contaminated water tanks at Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There are currently 435 operating nuclear reactors in the world, many of them potentially vulnerable to flooding because of natural disasters. Image: Reuters Safety checks […]

Blocking the heat

In tropical countries as Vietnam Ventilation and Air Conditioning of buildings is a necessity to provide livable and workable conditions for people and electronic equipment. On the other hand Carbon Trust estimates that ACs can increase the energy consumption of buildings up to 100 percent, adding a huge figure on the financial and environmental burden […]

Promoting Green Buildings in Vietnam

In times of rising worldwide energy demand and a growing number of houses and production plants, lowering the environmental impact of construction and operation of these buildings is a crucial element in the overall effort to promote sustainable resource consumption while maintaining economic growth. As of now, an estimated fraction of 30 % of global […]

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014

The latest edition of this authoritative annual report tells the story of the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels.Packed full of statistics, charts and illuminating narrative, it explores the issues affecting each type of investment, technology, region. According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced […]

New incubator network to help clean-energy entrepreneurs

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to improve the performance of clean energy business incubators, connect critical industry and energy sector partners, and advance clean energy technologies emerging from universities and […]

New lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy efficiency

  Regulating comfort in small commercial buildings could become more efficient and less expensive thanks to an innovative low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Studies indicate that advanced sensors […]

Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK’s climate adviser

Sir David King says green technology deserves as much attention as being given to details of negotiations for Paris Sir David King is the Foreign Office’s special representative for climate change. Photograph: Richard Gardner/REX/Richard Gardner/REX Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now the special representative for climate change, said: […]

The SECO visiting enterprises of Green Credit Trust Fund projects

On November the 23rd, 2012, the representative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Ms. Katrin Ochsenbein, Program Manager of Macroeconomic Support Division, SECO Head Office in Switzerland and Ms. Bruhin Brigitte – Deputy Director of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SECO/SDC) in Hanoi, together with Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (VNCPC) which […]