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etc Bulletin 06

Send date: 2008-08-10 09:34:28
Climate Change and Urban Sustainable Growth
During the conference held on July 10, 2008, the Mayor of the city of Milan, and the World Bank Director for Europe, signed a cooperation agreement in the framework of the activities for the 2015 Milan Expo.
EU Flights Will Pay for their Pollution
From 2012 all airlines flying in/out of EU’s territory would be obliged to buy permission for their CO2 emissions, just like the companies of other polluting industries.
Chinese New Eco-City Planned For One Million Inhabitants
A new city with an ecological profile will be developed in the Tangshan Region approximately 250 kilometres east of Beijing.
The First USA Wind Powered City
Rock Port in Missouri is the first American city whose electricity needs are completely supplied by wind power.
Underwater Windmill now Operational
SeaGen, the world's first commercial-scale tidal turbine located in Strangford Lough (Northern Ireland), delivered electricity into the grid for the first time on July 17.
Sahara Sun for Europe
The possibility of effectively exploiting the power of the sun to supply Europe with clean energy seems to be more at hand.
The First Airplane to Fly around the World Using Only Renewable Energies
Trina Solar Ltd. announced a cooperation agreement with LISA Airplanes for the building of the Hy-Bird.
Guide to Greener Electronics
The Greener Electronics Guide is Greenpeace's way of getting the electronics industry to face the problem of e-waste.
Energy Security and Climate Change
Bangkok, Thailand, August 6-8, 2008
Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health
Umeå, Sweden August 25-28, 2008


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