Energy expo lacks visitors

June 22, 2017 by  
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ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN, 22 June 2017: Kazakhstan sought a place in the sun when it bid to host a glitzy international energy expo, but a spat over visitor numbers has strengthened criticism that the multi-billion dollar showpiece was money thrown to the wind.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Spain’s King Felipe VI were among the dignitaries taking in the festive opening 9 June of the Future Energy expo in the Central Asian country’s futuristic new capital of Astana.

Dancers in golden bodysuits hoisted imitation solar panels skywards, spacemen swung on ropes between suspended models of the planets and Kazakh children sketched a “city of the future” on a giant screen to impress the VIPs. Read more

Aviation takes baby steps

February 14, 2017 by  
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MONTREAL, 14 February 2017: The air transportation sector is turning slowly toward sustainable fuels as part of the global fight against climate change.

But adoption has been delayed due to a lack of incentives and low oil prices.

“It’s very urgent to develop these alternative fuels,” said Michel Wachenheim of the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). Read more

Branson glimpses the future

September 25, 2015 by  
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NEW YORK, 25 September 2015: Entrepreneur Richard Branson outlined, Thursday, a vision of the world powered by renewable energy and said it would be “pretty dreadful” if a forthcoming UN climate summit is not a success.

“It would be, I think, pretty dreadful if we don’t have a big success in Paris,” the billionaire British founder of Virgin Group told a gathering of business leaders in New York.

The Paris conference will gather together heads of state and government from 30 November in a bid to crown a six-year effort by 195 nations with a post-2020 pact on curbing greenhouse gases.

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Greening hotel keeping

June 30, 2015 by  
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BANGKOK, 30 June 2015: Judging by the turnout at Monday’s Green Hotel Supplier and Consumer Conference, hoteliers are keen to be green especially when they are buying services and products.

Around 130 hoteliers attended the event joined by more than 70 suppliers.

Sponsored by the Green Leaf Foundation, Human Resources Management Club and the Thai Hotels Association the event was hosted at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.

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