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January 28, 2013
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Japan manufacturers make big emissions cuts: survey
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 27, 2013
Japan's big manufacturers reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 15 percent annually on average over the past five years compared to 1990, according to a survey in the Nikkei daily Sunday. The projected annual average reduction of 14.9 percent in the five years to March this year compares to the level in the 1990 fiscal year, the business daily said. It said efforts by the big firms helped the country as a whole achieve its pledge under the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, to cut emissions ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria nuclear referendum set to fail
A vote on whether to build a second nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, the EU member's first referendum since the end of communism in 1989, looked set to fail Sunday because of insufficient turnout. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria holds referendum on new nuclear plant
Bulgarians vote Sunday in a referendum on a second nuclear power plant, which is being viewed as a political popularity contest ahead of July elections, even if the low turnout expected would invalidate the result. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Baghdad repeats Exxon ultimatum: Kurdistan or south Iraq
The Iraqi oil minister on Sunday reiterated an ultimatum to US energy giant ExxonMobil: to choose between working in southern Iraq and a controversial exploration deal with the autonomous Kurdish region. ... more
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Caterpillar's China woes warn foreign investors
Caterpillar's revelation it found fake accounts at a just-acquired Chinese firm which will cost it hundreds of millions of dollars is a cautionary tale for those looking to enter the hugely promising market. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

French government backs ex-Areva boss to head EADS: report
The French and German governments are said to favour the former boss of nuclear group Areva, Anne Lauvergeon, for the job of chairman at European aerospace giant EADS, French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) reported Sunday. ... more
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Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Kuwait Energy
Iraqi energy officials on Sunday signed an oil exploration deal with a Kuwait-led group, finalising a deal that was altered to expel a Turkish firm amid worsening ties with Ankara. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels
Scientists at Aalto University have demonstrated results that show a huge improvement in the light absorption and the surface passivation of silicon nanostructures. This has been achieved by a ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

SOLAR DAILY

Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design
The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive - 10 times pricier than coal, according to some estimat ... more
AEROSPACE

Chinese military plane boosts global reach: state media
China's new long-distance military transport aircraft will "enhance its global power projection ability", state media said on Monday, after the plane's maiden flight at the weekend. ... more
CAR TECH

Toyota, Nissan announce record sales for 2012
Toyota and Nissan on Monday posted record sales for 2012 as the Japanese car giants benefited from a pick-up in demand, with Toyota recapturing the world's biggest automaker crown from General Motors. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

France names ex-Areva boss to EADS board
France on Sunday named the former boss of nuclear group Areva, Anne Lauvergeon, to represent it on the board of European aerospace giant EADS. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
The largest nuclear power plant in the world may be forced to shut down under tightened rules proposed by Japan's new nuclear watchdog aimed at safeguarding against earthquakes, a report said Friday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

SOLAR DAILY

'Evolution' improves solar cell efficiency
U.S. researchers say they've developed a new design for organic solar cells that could lead to more efficient, less expensive solar power. ... more
TRADE WARS

French/Chinese shipping groups CMA CGM, CMHI unveil tie up
French container shipping company CMA CGM has sold 49 percent of its Terminal Link unit in Marseille, southern France, to China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI) for 400 million euros ($540 million) in the first phase of a strategic partnership, they said on Friday. ... more
CAR TECH

Volvo set to be world leader in heavy trucks after China merger
Volvo Trucks says it expects to overtake Daimler as the world's leading producer of heavy trucks, after acquiring a 45 percent stake in Chinese auto manufacturer Dongfeng. ... more
CAR TECH
China coal plant shut by health chiefs

Keeping the lights on with renewables

Czech PM slams Albania grid decision


CAR TECH
Tiny silicon particles a hydrogen source

Lebanon's feuds 'could spark gas conflict'

Algerian energy sector faces risky future


CAR TECH
Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility


CAR TECH
Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar

INTERNET SPACE

Smartphone sales exploded in 2012: surveys
Global smartphone sales soared in 2012, taking a huge slice of a mobile phone market that was otherwise flat, survey data showed Friday. ... more
TRADE WARS

Foreign visitors flock back to post-disaster Japan
The number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2012 surged 34.6 percent from the previous year as the tourism sector rebounded after the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, the government said Friday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Lebanon's feuds 'could spark gas conflict'
As Lebanon prepares to launch a natural gas exploration program in the Mediterranean amid a maritime dispute with Israel, a U.S. think tank suggests Lebanon's sectarian rivalries are more likely to trigger a conflict over resources than external factors. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Web inventor says governments stifling net freedom
The inventor of the World Wide Web warned Friday that government control is limiting the possibilities of the Internet, as dozens of countries and businesses signed a cybersecurity deal at the Davos forum. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

INTERNET SPACE

US braces for 'six strikes' anti-piracy program

INTERNET SPACE

Goggles fool face-recognition cameras: Japan maker

ENERGY TECH

Aquino alleges China harassed Philippines boats

ENERGY TECH

Alberta faces $6 billion 'bitumen bubble'

ENERGY TECH

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

INTERNET SPACE

Organic sensors increase light sensitivity of cameras

SOLAR DAILY

Solar System to be installed at Davos Congress Centre

INTERNET SPACE

China artists work up-close with old masters in Madrid

TECH SPACE

New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Uruguay faces further dips in growth

Baghdad oil disputes with Kurds deepen

Chavez absence poses problems for military

South Australia on course for a shale boom

China manufacturing growth hits two-year high

Japan's Algeria toll hits 10 as survivors head home

Twitter launches iPhone video sharing app

New York police get X-ray vision

Iran diplomat warns of strait closure if US chooses 'war'

Apple bruised as analysts predict slower growth

Amazon speaks for Kindle Fire with Ivona buy

Czech PM slams Albania grid decision

Keeping the lights on with renewables

A nano-gear in a nano-motor inside

Strainstall provides advanced tension monitoring solution for pipe-laying vessel

Novel sensor provides bigger picture

Lower Energy Costs Have Moved Into Prospect Park Residences

Taiwan activists head for Japan-controlled isles

Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price

Construction of Bangladesh N-plant from October

Algerian energy sector faces risky future

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