India-based VayuGrid signs MOU for biofuel cluster in Ethiopia using Pongamia oilseed trees

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VayuGrid, a biofuel supply chain company based in Bangalore, India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a biofuel cluster around its VayuSap, an elite, high-yield Pongamia (a leguminous, oilseed-bearing tree), in Ethiopia Africa. biofuel investment opportunity and is part of a larger government plan to develop a biofuel park in Ethiopia. Ethiopia was chosen strategically based on the economics and agriculture.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St.

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Could moss-covered, data-connected park benches help clear city air?

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As countries from India to Ethiopia plant millions of trees to combat global warming, one German company has a much smaller idea. Berlin-based Green City Solutions plans to clean the air of local emissions from gasoline and diesel engines, by planting millions of tiny mossy trees in cities. Moss works similarly to trees in filtering pollutants out. air pollution

US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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This was agreed by: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey,the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ethiopia, Spain, Senegal, Brunei, Kazakhstan, and Singapore. The US reached separate agreements with the G-20 and with China to address the rapid growth in the use and release of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative launches second 3-year campaign; ICCT joins partnership

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative ( GFEI ) ( earlier post ) launched its second three-year effort to improve vehicle fuel economy around the world at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig. We must make much faster progress in addressing fuel economy by getting many more countries involved in developing fuel economy policies, and by ensuring that globally we tackle the issue in a way which secures real long term gains. Global Fuel Economy Initiative Plan of Action 2012-2015.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening their windows for ventilation, according to a new global study led by researchers at the University of Surrey. In-Car Particulate Matter Exposure across Ten Global Cities.”

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The resulting changes in the size, composition and distribution of the world’s population have important consequences for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the globally agreed targets for improving economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment. The global fertility rate, which fell from 3.2 In 2018, for the first time in history, persons aged 65 or above outnumbered children under five years of age globally.

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