Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury

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The Committee, chaired by Fernando Lugris of Uruguay, will present the Convention text to the UNEP Governing Council for adoption next month. These range from medical equipment such as thermometers and energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Emissions and releases from such operations and from coal-fired power stations represent the biggest source of mercury pollution world-wide. From Power Stations to Cement Factories.

Pike forecasts 26.4% CAGR for electric-drive buses to 2018; hybrid, battery-electric and fuel cell

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The Latin American market will be driven largely by uptake in Brazil, but other countries will also spur adoption, notably Uruguay which recently indicated it. power fuel cell—typically around 125 kW to 150 kW. grants to offset the price premium. Since battery buses are expected to be almost 100% powered by lithium ion, and they require much larger batteries than hybrids, this market offers the greatest growth.

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