Day: 10 September 2004
Energy Saving Trust’s top tips for driving
News Release:The Energy Saving Trust's TransportEnergy division has announced its top ten tips on how to improve driving style in time for the summer rush. The advice is designed to encourage safer, greener and stress-free driving including advice on how to reduce fuel consumption.
International business briefs: Soviet oil spill, US fuel waiver, Chinese recycling office, New EPA facilities, NASA weather forecast
A tropical typhoon has grounded a ship just off the coast of Sakhalin, spilling over 200 metric tonnes of fuel oil. The oil and diesel contaminated approximately 5km of coastline, including the waters of two seaports in the city of Kholmsk, city beaches, and the coastal Primorsky Boulevard just 300 metres from local residences. The air is filled with oil fumes. Sakhalin Energy's entire oil spill response fleet - one charter vessel - is currently located on the northeast coast of the island, more than 600km from the site of the tragedy. A survey by local environmental officials to the south and north of the city showed no further oil contamination. Seabirds have left the Kholmsk region, and the entire city is blanketed with smothering oil fumes. It is hard to breathe along Primorsky Boulevard. Health and safety officials from Sakhalin Energy recommend that residents keep their distance from the shoreline in order to avoid being overcome by the fumes.
Saving water also saves energy report finds
As electricity demand and oil prices reaches record highs, and floods and droughts ravage many parts of the world, a new report has shown the hidden connections between the two resources of energy and water. The report concludes that saving water is also a very good way to save energy.
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