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SD Bulletin 49

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SD bulletin 49
 
2012.08.01
 
First IEA Market Report on Renewables
An evidence of the fact that renewable energies will play a dynamic and increasing role in the global power mix is the recent publication of the new IEA "Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012" exclusively focused on the new energy sources.
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Renewable Energy for Electric Taxis in Rome
The first private taxi company to use only renewable energy operates in Rome and is called 3570. On July 23, a photovoltaic power plant able to produce enough energy for powering the 3570's electric taxis was officially inaugurated.
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New Hybrid Cargo Ship with Low emissions
Early this month the Emerald Ace, a new cargo of the Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, begun sailing the seas. The peculiarity of this ship is an hybrid system allowing for the storage of energy produced by 160 KW photovoltaic panels, located on the roof, in lithium-ion batteries.
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Carbon Credits from Forest Management – the Carbomark Project
Three Municipalities in Vicenza province (Northern Italy) have recently sold carbon credits equivalent to 300 ton of CO2, earned thanks to the sound management of their wood resources.
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Money from waste in a new smart city - Enel- Endesa Project
Buzios, 2 hours away from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a city of 29.000 inhabitants, whose wonderful landscape and clean seaside attract 2.5 million of tourists every year. But these are not the only reasons of its popularity, not even because Rio +20 took place there: Buzios is worth knowing because it is a real example of sustainability.
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