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etc Bulletin 13

Send date: 2009-05-10 09:43:59
VIU-CASS "Water Pollution Prevention and Control" Advanced Training Course
Italy, May 9-23

A group of 41 professors, engineers and deputy directors selected by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will begin a "Water Pollution Prevention and Control" training in Rome on Monday, May 9.
VIU-MEP "Environmental Monitoring Management" Advanced Training Course
A delegation from the Ministry for Environmental Protection of the P.R. of China just left Italy after a two-weeks course on “Environmental Monitoring Management”.
Solarexpo 2009 - May 7-9, 2009, Verona - Italy
Solarexpo, the international exhibition and conference on renewable energy and distributed generation, tops the Italian ranking of exhibition events in the renewable energy sector and is among the leaders in Europe.
European Maritime Day - May 20, 2009
For this year’s edition the European Commission will be hosting a European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference in partnership with the Italian Government, to be held on May 19-20 in Rome.
2009 World Ocean Conference - May 11-15, Indonesia
The 2009 World Ocean Conference (WOC), which will be held from May 11 to 14 in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, will address the role of oceans in relation to climate change.
New Hybrid Power Plant in Germany
On April 21, 2009, Chancellor Angela Merkel laid the foundation stone of a new hybrid power plant in the city of Prenzlau, Germany. The plant should be ready in 2010 and will be able to exploit renewable energies in an innovative way.
The World's Largest Solar Power Tower Plant
The world's largest solar power tower has recently started its production near Seville, Spain. The PS20 plant, built by the Spanish company Abengoa, runs on the same CSP technology as the previous smaller plant of the same kind, PS10, which has been installed in 2007 and is successfully operating in the same location.
Forests to Become Carbon Net Sources Instead of Sinks
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) released on April 17, 2009, a document entitled "Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change – A Global Assessment".
Doing Well by Doing Good? Analysis of the financial performance of green office buildings in the USA
A clear evidence of “green” buildings having a higher economic performance when sold or rented was given by a recent study commissioned by the British Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and carried out by researchers from Maastricht University and the University of California, Berkeley.


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