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Cleantech ticker: 26 May 2009

 alt=Cleantech news as it happens — check back for regular updates:

  • For one international community — the 165,000 strong Inuit community dispersed across the Arctic coastline in small, remote coastal settlements in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Siberia — it is already too late to prevent some of the negative effects of climate change, according to research to be presented this week;
  • Scientists from the University of the Balearic Islands have developed a new methodology to improve forecasting success between 48 and 24 hours before cyclones occur in the Mediterranean Sea. The researchers have used a low-cost means of statistically calculating the sensitivity of the real atmosphere in order to make climatologically-precise cyclone predictions;
  • To further improve the environment in the Swedish capital, Scania is now starting full-scale operational trials with six ethanol-fuelled hybrid buses. The hybrid technology will reduce fuel consumption by 25 per cent and reduce net carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90 per cent;
  • Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has been awarded the exclusive contract to supply high purity gases to Italy’s first thin-film solar module manufacturing plant. The Moncada Energy Group is building the plant in Campofranco (Sicily);
  • Government support is critical for powering the European electrical vehicle (EV) market, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. By 2015 the European market for electric vehicles could potentially grow to 480,000 units. Frost & Sullivan has revised this forecast from the prediction of 250,000 EVs by 2015 made last year due to changing supply dynamics;
  • London Mayor Boris Johnson today set out a schedule of summer cycling events designed to boost the numbers of people travelling by bike and pave the way for London’s cycling revolution;
  • Global business leaders gathered today at the final session of the World Business Summit on Climate Change to present the “Copenhagen Call” to the Danish hosts of the coming international climate talks this December.

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