New York, Ottawa Order Over 1,000 Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses
December 17, 2007 03:03 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Daimler Buses North America has received orders totaling 1,052 Orion VII Next Generation diesel-electric hybrid transit buses from some of North America's largest transit authorities. MTA New York City Transit has ordered 850 and the City of Ottawa (OC Transpo) 202 Orion VII Next Generation diesel-electric hybrid transit buses. These buses will be powered by BAE Systems' Hybri Drive(R) diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system and delivered into 2010.

Low Cost Method for Production of Bio Diesel Developed
December 17, 2007 02:40 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

LOS ANGELES - BioGold Fuels Corporation has developed a low cost, high output system for producing Bio-Diesel to feed the hungry $100 billion dollar per year U.S. market for Bio-Diesel fuel.

Largest Solar Array in North America: Nellis AFB
December 17, 2007 02:30 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Las Vegas, NV - Today the U.S. Air Force announced, and celebrates the completion of North America's largest solar photovoltaic system at Nellis Air Force Base, a massive PV solar array covering thousands of acres in the Nevada desert.

South Africa Sees Potential in a Hydrogen Economy
December 17, 2007 10:56 AM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit

The Dept. of Science & Technology (DST) is instrumental in charting the future course of development in South Africa. Of late, it has been busy finalizing a national Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Strategy that aims to take advantage of some of the natural advantages South Africa’s rich mineral resource base confers. News broke nationwide end of November that South Africa’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was joining with North West University to establish a hydrogen-fuel cell “Centre of Competence”. The news, however, was “a bit premature,” according to a DST executive.

Russia delivers first nuclear fuel to Iran
December 17, 2007 06:22 AM - Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has delivered the first shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr atomic power station, a step Western powers worried by Tehran's nuclear ambitions had urged Moscow not to take.

SSE gets planning consent for Scottish wind farm
December 17, 2007 04:38 AM - Reuters

Scottish and Southern said construction work was expected to start next year and that the wind farm scheduled to be commissioned in 2010.

Energy Software Enhanced to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions
December 16, 2007 02:12 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Good Steward Software announces the release of EnergyCAP Enterprise 5.0. The second major upgrade in 2007, this release features over 100 valuable new energy efficiency software improvements including Greenhouse Gas Tracking, Automatic Weather Data Updates, and an interface to the EPA's ENERGY STAR building rating system.

Why Biofuels When Cheaper Measures are Available for Climate Protection?
December 16, 2007 01:23 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

PARIS - "We need to concentrate on the most cost-effective measures to reduce CO2 emissions in transport", stressed Jack Short, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali on Thursday. Too often high cost and low impact measures are being chosen, he criticised. Because the challenge for the sector to reduce its CO2 emissions is immense, neither industrial nor developing countries can afford to get priorities wrong. "By achieving the required emission reductions at the lowest overall cost, it is possible to protect the climate with minimal damage to welfare and economic growth."

Tesla Revisited, Company Offers New Induction Lighting System
December 16, 2007 12:53 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

LONG BEACH, Calif. - US Lighting Tech, a manufacturer of commercial lighting products, has launched "induction lighting". They are targeting for businesses and municipalities that want to reduce costs and carbon emissions while improving quality and safety.

North American Steelmakers Endorse Global Approach to Addressing Climate Change
December 16, 2007 12:40 PM -

WASHINGTON - Responding to the International Iron and Steel Institute's (IISI) address on climate change delivered during the UNFCCC COP-13 meeting this week in Bali, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) endorsed the global sectoral approach to address climate change, agreeing that "this type of global approach is required if a future emissions regulatory regime is to deliver meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide."








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