This book taught me a lot about the Spanish Flu


Barry’s 2004 book has never been more relevant John M.


Lax Regulation Doesn’t Fully Explain Unsafe Buildings in African Cities: A View from Ghana

The City Fix

One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda, between 2004 and 2008. Incidents of building collapse are worryingly common in large African cities. Another identified 112 cases in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1978 to 2008.


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Colorado Governor signs law to define some pumped hydropower as renewable

Renewable Energy World

In 2004, Colorado passed the first voter-led RES in the U.S.,

Rising from the ashes, Alaska’s forests come back stronger


Back in 2004, when wildfires in Alaska burned an area the size of Massachusetts , Michelle Mack wondered just how much carbon had permanently moved from the landscape into the atmosphere. They also took measurements over 13 years of soil carbon and tree growth at 75 sites that burned in 2004.

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A Home Buyer’s Guide to Green Homes

The Environmental Blog

According to Energy Star, “These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.”

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IPT Group acquires Primove wireless charging technology


IPT has been developing and installing wireless charging solutions (60-100 kW) for buses since 2004. The IPT Group, a holding company that owns wireless charging solution manufacturer IPT Technology, has acquired the inductive charging technology portfolio Primove from Bombardier. “By

The Environmental Effects of Natural Disasters

The Environmental Blog

In 2004, Hurricane Frances caused massive waves in a pond on top of a phosphate plant in Riverview, Florida. Within seconds, natural disasters can destroy buildings, tear up roads and upturn normal life.

Zoom in on Net Zero - with BloombergNEF founder Michael Liebreich

Business Green

Michael Liebreich is one of world's leading experts on the net zero transition, having founded what is now Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2004, where he still serves as a senior contributor on top of his many other ventures.

An Anxious Accountant’s Journey to the Top


In 2004, Ted Gunther started a new job at a big accounting firm. He led the team overseeing transactions in newly deregulated electricity markets. On his first day, he met the "Green Book," a thick, complex book that sets standards for derivatives, hedging strategies and contract structures.

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BusinessGreen publisher Incisive Media acquires reviews site

Business Green

Trusted Reviews was founded in 2004 and provides its readers with thorough, unbiased and independent advice on which consumer products to buy, from domestic appliances to mobile phones. Trusted Reviews to join Incisive Media portfolio.

14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)


The 14th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment aiming to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2020)


The 15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability addresses all aspects of the urban environment and aims to provide solutions leading towards sustainability.

China Can Help Supersize Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell


The last time online searches for hydrogen or fuel cells were this intense was back in 2004, according to Google Trends.

Community interest group applies for court hearing in battle against Local Plan decision in Oxfordshire

Envirotec Magazine

Bioabundance announced on 1 April that it has filed a request for an oral court hearing to hear the application for a statutory review under s.113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the papers.

Don’t lock yourself (or others) onto a unsustainable path

Terra Infirma

Back in 2004 when I was first elected Councillor, I was part of the first change in political control of the Council for 31 years, a real shock to the system for all involved.

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Intel, PGE and Avangrid work together to advance new 138-MW Daybreak Solar facility

Renewable Energy World

Since 2004, Intel has been the largest purchaser of PGE’s Green Future Enterprise (formerly Clean Wind) product. Portland General Electric today announced that Intel has joined PGE’s Green FutureSM Impact program.

My Life in Sustainability (so far)

Terra Infirma

A parallel thread on my career was getting elected to Newcastle City Council in 2004. Yesterday, I turned 50. I know, I don’t look a day over 49.

Collaboration targets graphene sensors

Envirotec Magazine

Graphene’s modern rediscovery and isolation at the University of Manchester in 2004 has led to a putative “gold rush” of attempts to commercialise the material, which is distinguished by its extraordinary thinness, strength and electrical properties. Demonstrating the properties of graphene (image credit: Shutterstock).

Alaska, barren of sea ice, saw its hottest July in 125 years


degrees C), nearly 1 degree F above the previous monthly high set in July 2004, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. degree more than record set in July 2004: @NOAANCEIclimate [link] #StateOfClimate This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

A valve to help curb seaborne cargo VOC emissions

Envirotec Magazine

In their article “Daily losses in shipping crude oil: measuring crude oil loss rates in daily North Sea shipping operations” (Energy Policy, 2004), Bhatia and Dinwoodie state: “Historically low crude oil prices generated little interest in losses under 0.5 %, but today oil majors host loss control departments investigating how the tonnage employed, type of crude, varying load and discharge ports and evaporation during cargo operations affect losses.”.

Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84 Percent Of World Energy

R-Squared Energy

Nuclear consumption rose at the fastest level since 2004, with China and Japan providing the largest contributions to the increase. This week BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2020.

Major role for wastewater epidemiology in tackling Covid-19, says group

Envirotec Magazine

This handy guide is openly available on the Water Action Platform and Isle’s YouTube channel and is a useful training tool, explaining terminology, how soap kills SARS-CoV-2, and why research on the SARS that caused the 2004 epidemic is still useful today.

Hydrogen as part of Canada’s energy transition

Clean Energy Canada

Therefore, production by sector and region in 2004 likely still offers a useful indicator for more recent hydrogen production. Through media briefs, we aim to provide journalists with useful factual and contextual information related to Canada’s clean energy transition.

Report: Health of over 12 million people Brits threatened by climate change

Business Green

The report notes that heat-related mortality in over-65s rose by more than fifth between 2004 and 2018, while last year the UK experienced 16 so-called 'tropical nights' when the temperature remained above 20C, which has historically been a rare occurrence.

This ultra-strong nanomaterial could cut carbon emissions — and it’s made out of garbage


Since graphene was discovered in 2004, demand for the material has skyrocketed thanks to its remarkable physical qualities. For more than a thousand years, humans have dreamed of transforming a worthless substance (lead) into something precious (gold).

Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice?


While California already has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent since their peak in 2004, many residents still suffer from high levels of air pollution — much of it produced by fossil fuels. Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice? Julia Rosen.

China’s PV plants are booming, but is that good news for the fight against climate change?

Renewable Energy World

For the past decade and a half, China became the dominant player in the PV manufacturing field, after the sector received critical help from government subsidies back in 2004. by Yariv Cohen, Ignite Power.

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging recycling group

Envirotec Magazine

2004: Can sales dropped from 6.1 · Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS. · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable cans to plastic bottles. · One in five people will lose their deposit as they continue recycling at home.

Shell Buys Floating Wind Developer Eolfi


Since its founding in 2004 Eolfi has almost 500 megawatts of onshore wind and 150 megawatts of solar built or shovel ready. Shell has acquired the floating wind specialist Eolfi. The French developer will become a subsidiary of Shell New Energies. Eolfi is building a three-turbine pilot project off the north coast of France in waters too deep for fixed bottom structures. It will use MHI Vestas turbines. It also has a portfolio of onshore wind and solar assets.

Scotland: Locogen and European Energy partner to deliver 800MW of onshore wind capacity

Business Green

The firms said the partnership would combine European Energy's extensive clean energy development experience - it claims to have delivered more than 1GW of wind capacity across 11 countries since 2004 - with Edinburgh-based Locogen's understanding of the Scottish energy market. "In

The 101 on Climate Change

Christopher Kemper

2004 Tsunami This changed my life. CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION I have a deep love for the environment at all levels?—?not not just from a professional aspect, but also from a personal aspect?—?outdoors outdoors and wildlife.

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

R-Squared Energy

This was the largest annual increase since 2004.

“How early education in STEM helped shape my career”

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

New Energy Nexus started in California in 2004 as the California Clean Energy Fund, which was a non-profit venture capital fund. April 2021 Member of the Month: Joy Larson. How did you hear about WCS and what prompted you to join?

Entrepreneurship involves a lot of risk taking, so building up skills and in business, finance, communications, and strategy are just as important as actual STEM knowledge

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

New Energy Nexus started in California in 2004 as the California Clean Energy Fund, which was a non-profit venture capital fund. April 2021 Member of the Month: Joy Larson. How did you hear about WCS and what prompted you to join?

“How early education in STEM helped shape my career”

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

New Energy Nexus started in California in 2004 as the California Clean Energy Fund, which was a non-profit venture capital fund. April 2021 Member of the Month: Joy Larson. How did you hear about WCS and what prompted you to join?

Waste & Recycling Innovations • 4/21/21

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Previously, Julia built a sustainable investment company, Ultra Capital; Treasurer of 2B private equity/ infrastructure business and spearheaded the 9B refinancing of Pacific Gas & Electric in 2004. April 21, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST. Virtual Event. Register.

Understand more about Disinfection at lesser hazard


2004). “DISINFECTION” has proved it’s importance in the current world scenario. Almost everyone has a good understanding of disinfection and it’s mechanisms due to the plethora of information floating around on the social media. There are two basic methods of disinfection-.

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Air Travel and Climate Change

Green Market Oracle

In 2006, Boeing and Airbus forecasted that passenger air travel and air cargo would triple the 2004 level before 2020. Air travel is a major source of climate change causing greenhouse gases. Every day, the FAA's Air Traffic Organization provides service to more than 44,000 flights and 2.7 million airline passengers across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. As reported by Vox , airlines carried 4.3

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021


Gutierrez joined NRG from Dynegy in 2004 as an energy portfolio director. 20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021. Elsa Wenzel. Mon, 01/11/2021 - 02:15.

District of Massachusetts Reaffirms Broad Defense of Filed Rate Doctrine

Energy and Cleantech Council

2004). An important legal doctrine for companies that buy and sell in regulated markets is the “filed rate” doctrine, which limits legal challenges to rates determined by regulators such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the Federal Communications Commission. A recent decision by the District of Massachusetts illustrates the potential breadth of the doctrine.

Puerto Rico Selects New Grid Manager, Concern Follows


To help gain access to that funding the joint venture has contracted with Innovative Emergency Management, a consulting firm that in 2004 won a contract to craft a simulated hurricane response plan that FEMA later used to respond to Hurricane Katrina.

Oxis Energy’s ultralight Li-sulfur batteries are aimed at aviation


Oxfordshire-based Oxis Energy has been working on lithium-sulfur battery technology since 2004 ( Charged has reported on the company several times over the years). In a recent article in IEEE Spectrum , the company’s Head of Battery Development and Integration, Mark Crittenden, explains why lithium-sulfur tech is uniquely suited to electric aviation.

Managing Director

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Since 2004, New Energy Nexus (formerly known as California Clean Energy Fund) has leveraged billions in investment, invested in 100s of clean energy enterprises, and launched industry leading centers for solution collaboration. Managing Director | New Energy Nexus | Oakland, CA. The Organization. New Energy Nexus is an international non-profit organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks.