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Shell sued over emissions
Oil giant Shell is being sued by the Dutch public prosecutor for not telling authorities fast enough...
Carbon cash pushed in Oz
Business folk in Australia and the Pacific Rim are pushing governments to put a price on carbon. It’s...
Tweaking the EU's carbon trading model
One of the great successes – politically, at least – has been Europe’s creation of...
The electric-solar-hybrid bike boom
Is it just us, or is there a bit of an electric bike boom going on? There’s this oddly shaped fellow...
A Google Earth eco-tour
Greenbang is something of a fan of Google Earth. It’s a fun way to go sight-seeing, plan a journey,...
Dell going carbon neutral by 2008
PC giant Dell says it’s gonna go carbon neutral by 2008. It will be the first major computer firm...
$25m to fight indoor air pollution
You learn something new every day. “According to the World Health Organisation, IAP claims the...
Lose carbon now, ask me how: Sun launches carbon cutting community site
Sun Microsystems, best known for making large servers that get stuck in corporate basements, has launched...
Who's green in Soho's underworld?
By Chevaan Seresinhe Ever wondered how environmentally friendly sex toys are? To be honest, Greenbang...
Victorian water pipes ripped from Soho
By Roberta Verbaite We’ve all had to deal with a water leak at home at some point – but how...
Soho's green consumer guide...
By Lauren McGregor Calling all you green consumers out there…we have been out on the streets of Soho,...
China: turning crop stalks into biofuels
CHINA WATCH The price of food in China is unbearably high at the moment, so making corn into energy is...
UK firms spend £2m on eco stuff
This seems a bit high to Greenbang, but if it’s true it’s not unwelcome. On average, UK businesses...
Who's who of the green world? Michael Shwartz of ZEDHomes
Michael Shwartz was listed in Property Week’s ‘Top Twenty Green Heroes’ at number seven. The man, who...
Job alerts: enviro engineers wanted
For engineers wanting to get into a greener line of work, there’s an array of options out there,...
Going electric: forget eco-friendly, it's just a better car
In the rush to deliver electric concept cars (check out the Toyota a couple posts earlier), car-makers...
Dry air as an energy source?
CHINA WATCH Air is everywhere, but can you imagine it can be used as a new form of energy? Chinese boffins...
North American renewables market: $24.6bn in 2010
That’s what analyst firm Frost & Sullivan reckon, in a new paper. It’s actually not such...
Watt's that, Watson?
It’s wattwatt, what. Yes, a new site – wattwatt – has launched, aimed at energy-saving...
German boffins turn body heat into power source
Some very bright chaps at the Fraunhofen Institute in Germany reckon they’ve found a way to convert...
Sun Microsystems CIO: data centres redundant by 2015
The CIO of Sun Microsystems, a firm famous for making big servers, reckons corporate data centres won’t...
HSBC gives discounts to green business
CHINA WATCH HSBC is giving product discounts to “eco-friendly” businesses in China. The bank...
Green media booms with buyouts...
There’s a lot of clean and green media madness going on at the moment, with a frenzy of buyouts...
Father of energy-efficient light bulb talks
Meet Ed Hammer, the GE engineer behind the energy-efficient light bulb that will play a crucial role...
Now even tanks are going hybrid
The green debate has clearly evolved. It started off with concerned citizens starting to make new choices...
Bears endangered by biofuel growth
The latest row in the fuel-vs-food-growth debate highlights how the farming of biofuel threatens bears…Gummy...
The energy-saving radio-controlled power plug
What a nifty little gizmo. You plug your telly and all manner of other electronic bits and pieces into...
EcoSecurities - what they think of us...
EcoSecurities is a carbon trading company. They’ve already admitted they don’t want to speak to Greenbang....
The increasingly confusing offsetting menu
The Economist has an interesting column about the increasingly challenging task of figuring out what...
UK tries to wriggle out of renewable energy promise
Tut tut British government. This from the Guardian. Dear oh dear me. “Government officials have...
In pictures: the Guardian's Earth from Space series
The Guardian has a fascinating set of before/after images, showing the stark environmental of impact...
It's boom time for electric travel
It’s hard not to notice the fact that there appears to be a bit of a boom going on when it comes...
Data centre energy use to double in five years, agency warns
Well it’s obvious – if the rate  firms are buying up server hosting space continues, there’s...
Green business = big business
Energy consultants and other related are cashing in from the surge of interest in sustainability, green...
London cabs switch to biodiesel
Well, some of them anyway. This article on BBC News says 3,000 of London’s finest black cabs can...
$1.3bn invested in clean tech
This from Pensions and Investments Online – Greenbang’s daily must read publication…...
Dow Jones launches clean-tech newsletter
Where there be treasure, them Dow Jones journos be lurkin about. Water Tech Online picked this little...
Exclusive: Interview with Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E
1E sells power-saving software that switches off redundant computers. In this interview (which is poorly...
Should we burn wood instead of oil?
Graham Hilton certainly thinks so. He’s the managing director for The Energy Crops Company and...
Clean water for Beijingers...
CHINA WATCH : Three things I hate about Beijing: traffic, rent and water. If you have lived here for...
Wine: going beyond the bottle
One of the areas of business sustainability that Greenbang thinks is likely to see much attention over...
Book review - Diary of a Reluctant Green
A few weeks ago, White Ladder Press kindly sent Greenbang this book – The Diary of a Reluctant...
Would you use recycled razors?
If you’re a hairy Greenbang reader (male or female – there are still bearded ladies out there),...
China: no bank loans for polluters
CHINA WATCH For anyone who thinks China lags far behind the rest of the world when it comes to environmental...
Silly solar sums
Greenbang been wondering about this recent announcement about the construction in the US of what is supposed...
It’s getting hot in here…
CHINA WATCH The Beijing government has ordered that air conditioning units in most public buildings should...
Dell’s carbon calculated
I’ve just recovered from a nasty spell of flu. Since then a ton of stuff has flown by and I’ve been helpless...
Ethical firms outdo competition
Large firms that act ethically  are also the ones that tend to come top in their sectors. This links...
China adopts universal cell-phone battery
Hot on the heels of the universal cell-phone charger plan, China is now setting a more ambitious goal...
Wind-powered robots storm beaches
We’re not talking bottom burps here. If you’ve never seen wind-powered monsters marching...
Google: “We’ll be zero carbon”
Google has pledged it will be carbon neutral by the end of the year. The company’s press release said:...
Solar-wind-powered mobile phone masts…
Here’s a shot of a solar-and-wind-powered mobile phone mast put up in Namibia. It was developed...
Ontario commits $650m for green projects
The headline says it all, really, but Canadian officials are aiming at the motor industry… Canada.com...
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