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, by KENYON Laura

Four things you should know about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Quatre choses à savoir sur la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima

Dissimulation de défauts de conception et de production dans certaines parties des réacteurs de Fukushima, nombre de personnes évacuées vivant toujours - deux ans plus tard - en logement temporaire, fabricants des réacteurs qui font maintenant des bénéfices en nettoyant la catastrophe qu’ils ont (...)

, by ETC Group

The World of Geoengineering

Le monde de la géo-ingénierie

ETC Group publie une carte du monde de la géo-ingénierie - un ensemble de technologies expérimentales qui visent à modifier intentionnellement le climat à l’échelle globale et régionale. Cette carte documente près de 300 projets de géo-ingénierie, des recherches et expérimentations à l’échelle (...)

, by SciDev.Net

Agricultural biotechnology ’should be open source’

Les biotechnologies agricoles devraient être ’open source’

Résumé en français : Pour certains scientifiques, l’intégration des principes de l’accès libre aux biotechnologies agricoles pourrait procurer d’énormes avantages aux pays en développement.
[NEW DELHI] Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others (...)

, by Down to earth

Sunshine sector loses sheen

By Kushal Pal Singh and Jonas Hamberg

About 40 kilometres from Delhi, in the bustling real estate market of Noida-Greater Noida, lies the biggest irony that the renewable energy industry faces. Indosolar, the country’s largest manufacturer of solar photovoltaic cells, has set up a 400 megawatt unit. [...]
Polysilicon wafers, the (...)

, by SACSIS

South Africa’s Biofuel Policies: On a Road to Nowhere

By Glenn Ashton

The South African Department of Minerals and Energy (DoE) is holding its final public consultation meetings about the adoption of regulations relating to the mandatory blending of biofuels with petrol and diesel at the end of February. This follows the publication of the draft regulations in (...)

, by The Corner House

Energy Security For Whom? For What?

By Nicholas Hildyard, Larry Lohmann and Sarah Sexton

How can fossil fuels and uranium be kept in the ground and agrofuels off the land in ways that do not inflict suffering upon millions? Mainstream policy responses to these issues are largely framed in terms of "energy security".
Yet far from making energy supplies more secure, such policies (...)

, by Infochange

No lessons being learnt from underperforming hydropower projects

By Himanshu Thakkar and Bipib Chaturvedi

Only four of the 12 hydropower projects in the Northeast generate at their projected 90% dependability or higher. The rest are underperforming miserably. Regardless, several big projects are under construction in the Northeast. Why don’t the stakeholders analyse the performance and impact of (...)

, by India together

The People’s Energy

By M V Ramana and Suvrat Raju

When nuclear companies are unwilling to stake their financial health on the safety of a reactor, how can the Government ask local residents to risk their lives, ask M V Ramana and Suvrat Raju.
As the local people determinedly continue to resist the commissioning of the Koodankulam reactors, (...)

, by Down to earth

No climate for Cleantech

By Latha Jishnu

Most of the clean energy innovations are with just six rich countries and hardly any technology is coming to developing nations.
What is the outlook for developing countries in getting clean energy technologies transferred to them at a reasonable fee? Will intellectual property rights (IPR) (...)

, by Down to earth

Nanotech’s mega hazard

By Dinsa Sachan

Nanoparticles are harmful, but India is yet to regulate their use
NANOTECHNOLOGY has revolutionised industry. It is used to improve wide ranging products, from cosmetics, toys and toothpastes to textiles and missiles. Industry thinks the technology holds promise to change every facet of life (...)

, by Down to earth

Singapore Taps its Water

By Bharat Lal Seth

The Southeast Asian city-state strives to end its dependence on Malaysia for water
How does a city-state that has no natural water body, very little groundwater and even less land to store rainwater quench the thirst of its five million people? Singapore faces this question just as one of its (...)

, by Pambazuka

The wrong climate for big dams

Why Africa should shun hydropower megaprojects

By Lori Pottinger
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Hydropower dams are ‘well-suited for facilitating (...)

SMS Uprising: mobile activism in Africa

Edited by Nigerian activist Sokari Ekine, who runs the prize-winning blog Black Looks, the book brings together some of the best known and experienced developers and users of mobile phone technologies in Africa, including Juliana Rotich from Ushahidi in Kenya, Ken Banks of Kiwanja.net, and (...)