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Bicycle Hire Service in Hangzhou, China – World’s Biggest

To rent a bike, people simple swipe their ID card and pay 200 Yuan as a deposit.

With over 50,000 bikes available to rent, Hangzhou in China is aiming to reduce pollution, cut congestion, and keep its people healthy – all while making a profit!  By Jeremy Torr If you thought Paris had a lot of city rental bikes at 20,000, think again. The city of  Hangzhou in China beats that hands […]

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September 15th, 2011 | Posted in Energy/Renewables,Green Cities/Communities,Green Travel/Transport | Read More »

Thomas L. Friedman in Singapore: Why We Need A Green Revolution

Thomas Friedman in Singapore

by Bhavani Prakash Thomas Friedman, one of the world’s most influential columnists with The New York Times, with a following of over 20 million readers, and best-selling author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was in town (Singapore) yesterday to give an interesting lecture on “Why We Need a Green Revolution.” He was invited by the […]

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Meetings | Read More »

Reaching Solar to a Mongolian Herdsman

Mongolian Herdsman with Solar Panel

By Bhavani Prakash When Malavika Jain Bambawale opened her presentation with a picture of a Mongolian herdsman next to a solar panel, it was heartening to see how even the remotest corners of the world could now get the benefits of state-of-the-art technology. Bambawale, a research fellow at the Lew Kuan Yew School of Public […]

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Energy/Renewables | Read More »

Wind Energy In India: Gone With The Wind?

Wind Energy in India

India’s installed wind power capacity at 11.8 GW (Gigawatts) is fifth in the world, with the US leading at 35GW and China second at 25GW.  The installed wind power capacity in India accounts for 6% of the total and generates for 1.6% of the country’s power, similar to the US where wind accounts for 2% […]

September 21st, 2010 | Posted in Energy/Renewables | Read More »

Challenges and Prospects for a Green Economy

Pavan Sukhdev

Why do businesses and governments need to develop a new paradigm to tackle the climate change challenge? Can they be green and still grow? What strategies will help an inclusive growth that promotes economic development while preserving ecosystems, and how can they be prioritized?  What are the stumbling blocks in the path to greening the […]

December 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables,Government Policy,Green Technology | Read More »

Part 3/10: Saving the Planet by Using Less Energy

energy pie chart

This is Part 3 of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign  initiated by Director, Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid” . It is to enable each one of us to take action to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.  Download the 10 point family checklist from the campaign here. Though […]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables | Read More »

Part 2b/10 Saving the Planet by Cooling Less

This is Part 2b of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign  initiated by Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid”. It is to enable each one of us to take action to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.  Download the 10 point family checklist from the campaign here. The […]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables | Read More »

Part 2a/10 Saving the Planet by Heating Less

This is Part 2a of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign  initiated by Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid” . It is to enable each one of us to take action to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Download the 10 point family checklist  from the campaign here. The […]

September 25th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables | Read More »

The 10:10 campaign to reduce carbon emissions

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The 10:10 campaign has been initiated by Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid” enabling each one of us to take action in our lives to reduce our emissions. As the 10:10 website points out, the idea of the campaign is “By committing to cut your emissions by 10% in 2010, […]

September 25th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Energy/Renewables,Green Action | Read More »

Will Earth Hour really make a difference?

earth-hour

Earth Hour 2009 has a nice buzz around it, in contrast to last year, when it passed by almost incognito. Just look at the response this year to Earth Hour, a global event initiated by WWF Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007.  Compared to 35 countries who participated in 2008, today we’ll see people from […]

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables,Green Action,Green Activism | Read More »

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