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Cleantech ticker: 18 May 2009

tickerCleantech news as it happens — check back for regular updates:

  • A new type of air-fuelled battery could give up to ten times the energy storage of designs currently available;
  • Researchers at Spain’s Universitat Jaume I are undertaking the design, preparation and characterisation of low-cost materials for capturing solar energy;
  • A new international project will create the first carbon measuring and modelling system to be used to help mitigate climate change, verify the benefits of controversial offsetting initiatives and boost carbon trading;
  • Norway has stalled a project to build a carbon capture facility because of uncertainty over electricity production levels and CO2 emissions at the accompanying power plant, Reuters reports;
  • Frost & Sullivan has released a report that assesses opportunities in European micro combined heat and power market;
  • London Mayor Boris Johnson travelled to Seoul, South Korea, this weekend to promote the capital’s plans to create a low-carbon economy and stimulate tens of thousands of new jobs;
  • Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today urged garden centres and retailers to make it clear if compost they sell contains peat, to highlight the damage its use does to wildlife and the environment;
  • From today, consumers can drive off with a £2,000 discount on a new car, under the Government’s scheme to scrap their old banger for a new model.

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