International Climate Talks Are Progressing, But Very Slowly

International Climate Talks Are Progressing, But Very Slowly

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:30 PM PDT

The climate negotiations are proceeding at an “unacceptable” pace, said UN climate chief Christiana Figueres today, but progress is being made.Speaking in Cologne at the opening of the ninth Carbon Expo exhibition and conference, Figueres said: “I know we’re all frustrated with the slowness of the intergovernmental process”, to applause from delegates. But, she added, “despite the pace, which is completely unacceptable, governments are persevering”, in the face of four years of global economic turmoil.“They’re…

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Fuel Efficiency is the Most Important Factor When Americans Look for a New Car

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:28 PM PDT

Petrol prices have started to fall but still remain high enough to influence the actions of consumers. The American public are driving less, using less fuel, buying more fuel efficient cars, and many are actually choosing to forgo cars all together.In order to make savings at the pump many Americans are looking to downsize their cars, buy hybrids, or buy cars with diesel engines.A new survey carried out by the Consumer Reports National Research Centre found that 37 percent of Americans consider fuel economy as their top priority when looking to…

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Solar Parasol Provides Shade and Clean Electricity

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:26 PM PDT

Solar power is becoming more and more popular. The technology is reasonably simple and requires little knowledge to install, and therefore it has become a very popular energy source on a personal scale. The low cost of solar panels has led to a large number of homes and businesses installing their own solar cells to create cheap renewable electricity. However the problem is that solar arrays are unsightly and take up a lot of space, which has led them to be commonly installed on rooftops. Now the Italian company Ombrellone Solare has released a…

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