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February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

August, 2011

  • 26 August

    “Unmitigated Climate Change Poses Risks to Our Environment and Our Economy” – Greg Combet

    Australia has some of the most abundant renewable energy resources in the world. We have the highest average solar radiation levels of any continent. Wind power is also a substantial resource. And there is significant potential in the geothermal energy from hot rocks underground and the wave and tidal power of the oceans surrounding our continent. Yet, until recently, these …

July, 2011

  • 26 July

    Kenya: Commercially Viable Deposits of Coal Confirmed in Mui Basin

    Kenya will soon join the Coal mining nations following the confirmation of commercially viable deposits of coal in the Mui Basin, in Mwingi East, Mwingi Central and Mutitu Districts. The Government of Kenya has moved to divide the coal blocks within the basin into concessions for the purposes of private sector exploration, exploitation and development. Feasibility investigations showed that there …

May, 2011

  • 13 May

    President Zardari Meets with President Medvedev in Russia to Discuss Energy

    President Zardari of Pakistan was in Russia on 11th and 12th May 2011 at the invitation of the Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev. The two leaders discussed a range of topics over lunch and witnessed the signing of the intergovernmental agreement on air traffic. Also under consideration was a Memorandum of Understanding between the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Pakistani …

September, 2010

  • 14 September

    Lanzatech Signs Deal with Henan Coal for Biofuel

    At the beginning of September 2010, LanzaTech and Henan Coal and Chemical Industrial Corporation (HNCC) signed a deal in Zhenzhou, China, regarding the use of coal to produce ethanol fuels and chemical products. Coal gasification and LanzaTech’s biological fermentation process will be used to produce 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD) – a key building block in the production of polymers, plastics and hydrocarbon …