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Thames Water: Green light given for ‘super sewer’ to clean up London’s river


The sewage collected from the 34 most polluting discharge points along the tidal river in Central London, will then be taken via the Lee Tunnel to Beckton sewage works for treatment. Last year, 55m tonnes of sewage polluted the tidal River Thames, far higher than the average 39m tonnes that discharges in a typical year. This was due to the exceptionally wet weather, which caused the combined sewerage system that London has, collecting rain water and sewerage water from drains, to fill up and pour into the river even more than normal. With... Read More »

Alstom: Start of the construction of the Lotnisko wind farm, one of the largest renewable energy projects in Poland


The construction of the Lotnisko wind farm will be conducted by Alstom, which was awarded the contract in June 2014. This is the first wind power project implemented by Alstom Poland. The project includes supply, installation and commissioning of 30 Alstom ECO 110 3MW wind turbines, equipped with a 110m diameter rotor, 90m high steel tower and a SCADA2 remote control system. Completion of the wind farm is scheduled for Q 4 of 2015. “Alstom is proud to contribute to this project, thus confirming our involvement in the development of the wind ... Read More »

Multilateral Development Banks agree to reinforce climate financing in advance of UN summit


The African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and World Bank Group (WBG) together pledged to maintain a strong institutional focus on climate change. This will include leveraging additional private sector investment, continuing to innovate and promote more robust and transparent climate finance tracking and reporting. “The European Investment Bank is committed to supporting investment that reduc... Read More »

RWE: Half of the turbines operational at the world’s second largest offshore wind farm


81st turbine connected to the National Grid Final commissioning of the world’s second largest offshore wind farm expected over the winter months Gwynt y Môr to produce energy for around a third of the total number of homes in all of Wales Gwynt y Môr is a greater than £2billion offshore wind farm and will be capable of generating enough energy from renewable sources to power the equivalent of approximately 400,000 homes - around a third of the total number of homes in all of Wales. It compromises 160 Siemens 3.6 megawatt (MW) turbines, t... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp presents energy-efficient solutions at the Green Nation Fest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The growth of large urban areas and its consequences to the environment is one of the subjects of the Green Nation Fest that will take place from September 6 to 14 in Rio de Janeiro. The interactive festival will offer shows and encourage visitors, in a fun way, to contribute to a better world. With entertainment for all the ages, the event will use audiovisual elements, entertainment and education to deal with the topic of environmental issues. Between the five displays which are part of the Interactive /Sensorial Fair - ThyssenKrupp’s Pano... Read More »

H&M at World Water Week


Over the next 30 years, food and energy demands are expected to increase dramatically. We will however, depend on the same finite and vulnerable water resources for sustaining life, economic growth and our environment as we do today. During World Water Week, H&M will take part of panel discussions during the seminar Eye on Asia: Water for Everyone - Critical Upstream-Downstream Challenges for South & South-East Asia. We will also arrange a live-chat in cooperation with Guardian Sustainable Business, titled “How can the fashion indust... Read More »

Unilever and WRI announce partnership to increase transparency of key commodity supply chains to help end tropical deforestation


Unilever and the World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a new partnership that will increase transparency in agricultural commodity supply chains with the aim to end tropical deforestation. Deforestation has serious repercussions on the global climate, local livelihoods, and biodiversity – posing a growing problem to commodity businesses. According to data from the University of Maryland and Google, the world lost 2.3 million square kilometers (230 million hectares) of tree cover from 2000 to 2012, equivalent to 50 soccer fields every min... Read More »

Mott MacDonald: Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 2014


Group Practice Manager, Mott MacDonald, United Kingdom, Mark Enzer will be giving a keynote speech on Global Water Issues – An Overview Time: 9:00am Date: Thursday 18 September Background: Water New Zealands Annual Conference & Expo is accompanied by the largest water and wastewater trade exhibition in New Zealand. Held for the duration of the conference, the exhibition gives delegates and trade visitors the opportunity to meet with leading equipment manufacturers and service providers and see state-of-the-art equipment, technol... Read More »

Alstom Foundation benefits families from Taubaté and region through ecological project


The biodigestor is a closed environment in which organic matter is deposited to undergo anaerobic and aerobic digestion, generating treated waste water. The implementation of this system has avoided the discard of residues in the nature and has already benefitted 36 families from the rural neighborhoods of Monjolinho, Pouso Frio and Macuco, in Taubaté, and Lagoa, in Redenção da Serra. “I feel honored to have the support of the company I work for and of Alstom Foudation in a project in which I believe and which contributes to the public healt... Read More »

RWE Generation: further power plants to be shut down


Power plant capacity of ~1,000 megawatts are to be shut down A further 470 megawatts of supply contracts will not be renewed New market design required – providers of supply security must be paid for that service If market conditions do not change, the part of Unit K fuelled by hard coal in the Gersteinwerk plant in Werne (610 MW) will cease to operate in the first quarter of 2017, when an extensive overhaul is scheduled which would no longer be justifiable from an investment perspective under the current economic conditions. The gas tur... Read More »

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