Investment growing in green energy worldwide.
According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), global investment in clean energy projects increased by 30% in 2010 compared to the previous year. As much as US$243 billion
was invested in alternative energy sources over the course of 2010, a significant rise from the US$186 billion of 2009.
The WEF also foresees further strong growth in the coming years, especially as sustainable energy sources reach a level of market appeal that they continue to grow, without the need for support from government subsidies. This has already happened in areas such as geothermal and wind energy, with others expected to join soon.
Our appreciation, World Economic Forum for this encouraging report on the rising role of clean energy sources. As we seek to swiftly restore the balance of the ecosphere, let us adopt more and more of these and other such planet-saving solutions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12910298 http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/renewable-energy-news/by-technology/energy-efficiency/global-cleantech-investing-up-30-in-2010.html
, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-01/low-carbon-world-needs-500-billion-a-year-to-slow-warming-wef-says.html Extra News
A new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) highlights the vast amounts of methane emitted as well as the water required to produce some 5.3 million and 34 million tons of food wasted each year in the UK and US, respectively, as it recommends practices for more frugal food use. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/wasted-food-equals-3-greenhouse-emissions-uk-says-20110321-084220-989.html http://www.greenwisebusiness.co.uk/news/wasting-food-contributes-to-water-waste-report-finds-2207.aspx
Canadian researchers in the Arctic find residues of nanoparticles now used in many manufactured products,which the scientists say may cause irreparable damage to soil systems and the environment, as they destroy the beneficial microbes that help fix nitrogen to plants. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/04/06/Nanoparticles-seen-as-damaging-to-soil/UPI-15821302130009/http://kingston-on.ca/2011/04/soil-damage-by-nanotechnology-could-threaten-vegetation/