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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,906 views]
G-1 Billionaire back home

Sophia Liu is now back to Trieste, Italy. This COP-15 is really something like a dream for me.

It shows me more things about climate change, I met many people from different continents with their own story and experience about climate change. They helped me broaden my views and knowledge. Also this COP-15 urged me come up to a new concept about politics and political power, demonstration & march these weeks, limitation of NGOs, rumors in the Bella Center once frustrated me, but after a long time of consideration, I feel I have learnt what I should and what I deserved. Felt that: COP-15 is a dream trip which will change my dream in the future.

Citizen Action , Featured , Translating the science »

[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,755 views]
Act in your daily life to reduce CO2 emmision

Greenhouse gas emission in metropolitan area could immediately drop by 10% if every citizen can
Keeps room temperature at maximum of 21 degrees Celsius, especially during the coldest days of the year - 3%
Reduces driving distances (in terms of kilometres) by 20 percent by walking, cycling and using public transport - 2%
Replaces regular light bulbs with energy efficient lamps - 1.5%
Uses power-saving settings on one’s computer at home and work - 1.5%
Shuts down all electrical equipment that is not in use, including equipment in standby mode, and switches off the lights in the rooms where no one is - 1%
Studies how to drive in an energy-economic way - 1%
The effect of these measures on the emissions would total
- 10%
This global belongs to every human beings, so all of us should ACT NOW. Just do them NOW :)

Citizen Action , Featured , Translating the science »

[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,846 views]
Is the climate really changing?

In Africa:

Floods and droughts can occur in the same area within months of each other. Those events can easily lead to famine and widespread disruption of socio-economic well-being. High temperature throughout the continent and in all seasons compared with global average. Decrease precipitation in much of Mediterranean African, Northern Sahara and Southern Africa (75-220 million people will face water shortage by 2020) But increase precipitation in East Africa. Meanwhile there comes more and more extreme events, like droughts floods…Also agriculture got hit as well, the production severely compromised due to loss of land, shorter growing seasons. The net revenues from crops could fall by 90% by 2100. Last but not the least, climate change caused health problems too! Alteration of spatial and temporal transmission of disease vectors, including malaria, dengue fever, meningitis, cholera, etc.

Down to Business , Featured , Headline , Translating the science »

[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,814 views]
Thoughts after weekend in Bright Green

My personal thought after attending Bright Green at the weekend is: COP-15 is not only a summit for politician, it is more to common people and business as well.

If you have ever been to the hall of Bright Green, you will find more and more individuals and corporations are getting involved in this global issue. They are leading the new business concept–Being environmental.

Now I would like to introduce somethings that are making the concrete progress:

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[13 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,623 views]
Capture and storing CO2

Together, fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry are the largest emitters of CO2, accounting for 52% of total CO2 emissions worldwide or around 15 billion tonnes of CO2 per year. It is these large fixed emitters that need to be most urgently addressed. The constant demand for energy means power plants are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A single 1000 MW coal plant produces 6 million tonnes of CO2 ever year over an average lifetime of 40 years. The figures speaks for themselves. Too much CO2 is leading to global warming and this in turn is causing climate change. The world’s leading scientists have confirmed that unless the rise in average global temperature is kept below 2 degree centigrade, devastating and irreversible climate changes will occur.

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[12 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,518 views]
Innovations in the COP-15

This is a company mainly made new bio-coal. This bio-coal has the same or greater energy content/calorific value as fossil coal but without the pollution side effects. Itis a pound-forpound replacement for fossil coal. Depending on the feedstock used in making it, bio-Coal has either a carbon-negative or carbon-neutral value. It can be used in exactly same way that fossil coal is used, and it is specifically designed for use in the existing fossil coal-burning infrastructure without retrofits. This means that any power plant, or factory that burns fossil coal can immediately meet their emissions level reductions without any retrofitting, loss of productivity, down time, or service to its customers. Any coal-fired electric power station can immediately reduce its CO2 and other GHG emissions by directly co-firing bio-Coal with fossil coal in any ratio percentage, or a company can completely replace fossil coal with bio-Coal and achieve a carbon-negative or carbon neutral operation. Bio-Coal will lower any electric power generation station’s total CO2 and GHG emissions by the proportion or ratio in which it is used.

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[11 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,798 views]
Scientific innovation–Biogas

The system is a two-chamber system with a hydraulic valve. It consists of an inlet, two water tanks, connecting underground pipes, outlet, hydraulic valve, a gasometer, condensation collector and connecting gas pipes. The system has no moving mechanical parts. It uses only a minimum of water and slurry can be unloaded from the digester while the system is in use. The hydraylic valve secoures automatic stirring. The stirring mixes old and new irganic material thyus increasing the gas production.

The obvious advantage of domestic biogas is providing energy for cooking and lighting. Substituting conventional cooking material such as, fuel wood, charcoal and dung cakes, not only saves fuel costs, but also reduces the workload of women and children involved in the collection of these traditional energy sources.

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[10 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,031 views]
EAC (Energy Agency Conference) in Malmo, Sweden

Today in Malmo, Sweden, was the EAC (Energy Agency Conference), where delegates talked about energy innovation, consumption and efficiency.

New concepts for understanding climate change and environmental protection were introduced, while many heads of NGOs also came to introduce their own project to the audience.

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[9 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 860 views]
Chinese Entrepreneurs are Making an Effort to Protect the Environment

Local time, 8th December 2009. The International Conference on Chinese Business and Climate Change was held in Radisson Hotel, Copenhagen Denmark.
It is really nice to see entrepreneurs are also highly involved in the Global warming issues. They have already showed their initiative and how about you? Who is the next?

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[7 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,308 views]
COP-15 welcome and opening ceremony

Local time 10:00 am December 7th 2009, Bella Center Copenhagen Denmark, the COP-15 officially started. Hundreds of people from Parties, Press, NGOs etc. came to the opening ceremony.