Recycling energy savings

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Does as much energy go into recycling materials as it does in extracting them in the first place? Find out more about the energy savings in recycling plastic, metals, glass and paper

Israel to Build Largest Middle East Recycling Plant

Green Prophet

Tires, plastics, and other types of solid waste material will soon be made into energy and other products in a new Israel mega recycling plant. This situation may be changing, however, with the Israeli government now issuing tenders for the construction of what is being billed as the largest Mid East recycling plant, according to the Jerusalem Post. Other Mid East countries are also becoming more involved in recycling efforts.


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WANTED! Green policy clarity

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The report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a UK based think-tank, shows that a history of the UK government blowing ‘hot and cold’ on carbon reduction plans has reduced investment in the energy sector despite the prime minister David Cameron declaring that he passionately believes that renewable energy is vital to the UK’s future. The message that the UK is ready and able to accept investment into the Green energy sector needs to be heard far and wide.

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Dubai’s Vertical Village Has a Skirt of Photovoltaics

Green Prophet

We keep harping on about making the most out of solar energy , particularly in the Middle East and North Africa where we have more than our fair share of sun , but have any of us really thought about what such a future might look like? This concept achieves the dual ideal of mitigating excess solar gain inside the buildings, to keep energy needs to a minimum, and maximizing the amount of energy that the skirt of pv panels absorbs.

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London's green economy thriving, says Mayor

Green (Living) Review

" However, the INNOVAS research also found a number of areas where London under-performs compared with other regions of the UK, including recovery and recycling, energy management and building technologies. He has also anticipated that green sector growth will play an important role in helping the capital to achieve its environmental goals of a 60% cut in carbon and to deliver 25% of London's energy by decentralized energy sources by 2025.

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E+ Green Home as a solution to South Korea's polluting structures


The architects and engineers used a three-pronged approach in the design aimed at energy efficiency. A massive 95 green technologies have been used in the home’s construction, all seeking to minimize energy consumption. The E+ Green Home uses only 27 percent of power compared to an average Korean home and generates 37 percent of energy of what’s used in an average Korean home. Since the house also recycles energy, it even conforms to German Passive House standards.

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The Green Changemakers

Filmed at Rivers for Life 3 -- a 2010 gathering of 350 river activists from 50 countries, held in rural Mexico -- this documentary touches on issues such as how climate change will affect rivers and dams; what happens to communities displaced by or living downstream of large dams; and what kinds of solutions exist that both preserve our life-giving waterways while meeting our needs for energy and water. Cuba’s transition to a low-energy society is hopeful and instructive.