Day: 26 May 2000
Edie launches environmental technology search engine
edie is proud to launch a new internet search engine which allows users to search over 5,000 companies active in the environmental market. Global Marketplace works like a fully-fledged search engine, with companies indexed according to business activity and a keyword search facility for custom searches.
OECD publishes free database of environmental taxes
"Green taxes work." This is the opinion of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and to spread the word it has launched a web-based database of about 170 environmental taxes and 160 environmental fees and charges in use in OECD member countries.
Businesses can take part in UK Environment Week’s Sustainability Challenge
A sustainability questionnaire developed at Nottingham Trent University allows companies to assess whether they are a potential 'eco-liabilities' or if they are already well on their way to 'greening' their business practices.
Environmentalists wary of US – China environmental agreement
Environmentalists have denounced the US House of Representative's decision to normalise trade relations with China, despite the fact that the two countries have just signed an agreement to co-operate more closely on environmental protection.
Sulphur-free fuel could increase overall CO2 emissions
The European oil refining industry has raised questions about the wisdom of further reductions in fuels' sulphur content. The president of the industry's trade association has stated that "any further tightening of fuels quality … will have adverse effect on [refineries'] CO2 emissions".
MPs question the future of BNFL’s nuclear fuel reprocessing
A cross-party committee of MPs has published findings of its inquiry into the viability of partial privatisation of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), concluding that "reprocessing on the current scale [is] based on a number of false premises".
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