Showing posts with label global production. Show all posts
Showing posts with label global production. Show all posts

Thursday, September 18, 2014

50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Huge Contributor to Carbon Emissions

U.S. power plants are an outsized contributor to the world’s carbon pollution, a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group says. It found that in 2012, they added more climate change-causing carbon to the environment than the entire economies of any nation other than China. 

The report, “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants: Polluter on a Global Scale,” demonstrated that U.S. power plants produced more than six percent of worldwide global warming emissions.

Monday, August 26, 2013

China absorbs close to 70% of global e-waste. More waste means more business potential.

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By CCTV Correspondent Teressa Siu
China has long been dubbed the graveyard for electronic waste. The United Nations Environmental Program estimates that China absorbs about 70 percent of the world’s unwanted devices but China is creating more e-waste of it’s own.
China’s very own e-waste is already astronomical and growing. This collector says more waste means more business potential.
"We are calling for the producers to be responsible. First not to use toxic waste, then to make ways to collect and dismantle the products at the end of their life." Ma Tianjie, Greenpeace said.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Rare earth metals: will demand be in line with supply?

Russian state-owned Rostekh and ICT Group plan to invest at least one billion dollars in a joint holding that would extract and refine rare-earth metals at the Tomtor deposit in the Russian republic of Yakutia, Russian media reported on Friday.

The construction of a hydro-metallurgical plant that would process rare earth metals is due to be completed by 2018.
Rare earth metals, or rare earth elements, are a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table that are used in the manufacture of tablet computers and smart phones, as well as in aircraft engineering, automotive and atomic energy industry and the military sphere.
In February 2013, the Russian government approved a state program on producing rare earth elements in the country, something that was then hailed by head of Yakutia Yegor Borisov who touted ICT Group as a “strategic investor.” Borisov was echoed by Moscow-based investment expert Nikolai Sosnovsky.

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