Day: 6 July 2001
US Interior Department cancels drilling off Florida coast but sells leases in Eastern Gulf of Mexico
Succumbing to Congressional defeat and widespread public hostility, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has announced that drilling for oil and gas will not take place off the Florida coast, but much further out into the Gulf of Mexico.
US Government announces $25 million for carbon sequestration projects
As promised, George W. Bush has placed research at the heart of his plan to combat global warming, with grants of almost $25 million from the Department of Energy (DOE) to co-fund eight new exploratory projects that will study methods to capture and store carbon gases.
Australia invests in genetically improved ‘carbon sinks’ in Vietnam
Not only looking to develop practical use of ‘carbon sinks’, allowed under the Kyoto Protocol, Australia has planted genetically enhanced forests in Vietnam which absorb greater amounts of carbon dioxide, ensuring that targets are met as cheaply and effectively as possible.
US Department of Energy invests more than $100 Million in energy efficiency research
US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced $103.6 million in research awards will be given to 18 organizations and five universities to develop new means of energy efficiency and clean energy science and technology.
E-business is good for transport and resource efficiency
E-business can create a number of environmental benefits, such as increased resource efficiency and a lower use of transport, but companies need to beware that these effects may be offset by a range of factors, such as those produced by the impersonal nature of the internet, according to a new report commissioned by British Telecom (BT).
United Nations says voluntary emissions reduction schemes working
Voluntary actions by industry, governments and organisations are leading to small but significant reductions in emissions of global warming gases worldwide, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Energy Council (WEC) say.
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