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Renault Introduces Electric CUV City Car & Previews New Mobility Products In Paris

At the Paris auto show this week, Renault unveiled a new all electric small crossover — the K-ZE — and its EZ-ULTIMO, a robotic luxury limousine.

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UK supermarket Iceland pledges no palm oil in its own-brand products

LONDON, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British supermarket chain Iceland said on Monday it would remove palm oil from its own-brand food by the end of 2018 as part of efforts to stem deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia and help species under …

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Bar’s Leaks, Rislone And Hy-per Lube Rewards Program Encourages Customers To Buy New Products

Ongoing on-pack rebates are available through Dec. 31 for the following products: $ 5 rebate on Rislone Nano Prime Engine + Oil Performance Booster (Part No. 4104) $ 10 rebate on Bar’s Leaks Head Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair (Part No. HG-1) $ 5 rebate on …

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Angel Investor & VC: Tesla Model 3 “One Of 3 Greatest Tech Products Ever” & Will Make BMW 3 Series Biz “Go To Zero”

With 455,000 Tesla Model 3 reservations reportedly on the books, investors and analysts across the tech and auto world have been more than happy to throw their two cents into discussions about the car, the future of the auto industry, and Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA]. That’s $ 455 million in deposits that reservation holders have sent Tesla in order to be “at the front of the line,” making it sort of easy to have a bullish stance on the product and the company at this point. That said, fresh comments from a couple of prominent Silicon Valley techies seem to go even beyond Elon Musk’s enthusiasm

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Californians Demanding Labels for Food Products Made with Fracking Wastewater

Fracking wastewater, the byproduct of the controversial method of deep drilling, is mucky, oily, and being used to irrigate farms in California. “Consumers have a basic right to make informed decisions when it comes to the type of food that ends up on the …
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HP Commits To Reduce Emissions Intensity Of Its Products By 40% By 2020

IT giant HP has set a target to reduce the emissions intensity of its entire product portfolio by 40% by 2020 from 2010 levels

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Global Free Trade Initiative For Enviromental Products Announced



Last week a major trading body, a group of 14 WTO members including the US, announced an initiative aimed at making a major change to environmental trade: “to negotiate a plurilateral deal that will eliminate tariffs on environmental products.”

Image Credit: Solar panel, wind turbine & globe via Shutterstock

Image Credit: Solar panel, wind turbine & globe via Shutterstock

This “global free trade” would allow for easier exchange regarding trade of environmental products. Increasing availability of products that renew and protect the environment has to be good, right? The WTO members are supporting a system of healthful trade as reported by the Office of the United States Trade Representative:

Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the launch of a new initiative led by a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods such as solar water heaters, wind turbines, and catalytic converters. The United States is joined in this effort by Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, and Chinese Taipei.  USTR will work with Congress, business and environmental communities to ensure that the negotiations advance U.S. environmental objectives and support economic growth, green jobs, and innovation.

“Increased trade in environmental goods is an important part of President Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan, a key objective of U.S. leadership in global trade policy, and a potential driver of job growth here at home.  This new effort will build on the United States’ work with Asia-Pacific partners to make renewable and clean energy technologies cheaper and more accessible for everyone,“  Ambassador Froman said. “This effort among like-minded WTO partners will also help to maintain momentum in Geneva for the kinds of fresh, credible approaches to trade negotiation and results that led to success at Bali last year.”


International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development sees this as a forward-thinking move. This is the beginning of changing the future regarding tariffs with“green goods.” It also says that the agreement is meant to be a “future oriented” pact, but the length of time until trade is influenced is unsure.

“We are convinced that one of the most concrete, immediate contributions that the WTO and its members can make to protect our planet is to seek agreement to eliminate tariffs for goods that we all need to protect our environment and address climate change,” the participants said in a joint statement on Friday, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The group plans to use the list of environmental goods agreed by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group as a starting point for their discussions. APEC members had announced in 2012 that they would reduce tariffs on a list of 54 green goods – such as wind turbines and solar panels — to five percent or less by the end of 2015. However, that regional pact was non-binding for its 21 members, and featured many products that already have low tariffs. (See Bridges Weekly, 12 September 2012)

Read more about trade and tariffs:

  • California Cap And Trade Expanding In 2014
  • Who Are The Big 5 In The Carbon Trade
  • UK Solar Trade Association Welcomes Community Energy Strategy
  • California Cap And Trade Isn’t A Game — Except When It Is 
  • European Union Reaches Agreement With China — Solar Panel Trade Dispute Resolved
  • California’s Third Cap And Trade Auction Sells Out, At Record Price
  • South Korea May Launch World’s Most Ambitious Cap And Trade Market

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Murad® Expands Its Environmental Shield® Skincare Line with the Launch of Three New Products

Murad, Inc. announced today the launch of three new product additions to its award-winning Environmental Shield® line; Instant Radiance Eye Cream, clinically proven to minimize the
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Subcommittee Democrats Stress the Need to Ensure the Safety of Hydraulic … – Utility Products


FuelFix (blog)

Subcommittee Democrats Stress the Need to Ensure the Safety of Hydraulic
Utility Products
Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittees on Energy and Environment held a joint hearing entitled, "Review of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Activities." Testifying before the Subcommittees were representatives from
GOP House members target Obama administration's fracking oversightFuelFix (blog)
Agencies seek money for fracking researchThe Daily Advertiser
Subcommittee Questions Administration Intentions on FrackingElectric Light & Power
Platts –NGI’s Shale Daily (subscription) –Law360 (subscription)
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Vexed question of hydraulic fracking – Utility Products


Telegraph.co.uk

Vexed question of hydraulic fracking
Utility Products
Regardless of whatever the overall shale gas resource in the US turns out to be, the industry faces an uphill challenge with regard to the vexed question of hydraulic fracking, because of widespread concern regarding the massive use of water resources
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Experts fear fracking could damage Bath's famous hot springsThis is Somerset
North American energy independence now possibleHouston Chronicle
Scottish Daily Record –DigitalJournal.com (press release) –Right Side News
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