The Green Dollar
Daily News Headlines

30th November 2010

AT HOME

Caltex, marketed by Chevron in Singapore, raised petrol prices by 3 cents and diesel prices by 2 cents a litre on the island.

Singapore public housing Greenlodge@Punggol uses rainwater collected on the rooftop to water plants and wash corridors.

Singapore wants legally bound climate change agreement at the upcoming Cancun UN climate change conference to make commitments to changes and financial implications worthwhile.

Singapore is still concerned about the viability of smart meters to be used in the Intelligent Energy System (IES) rather than flow and use reduction technologies.

More vehicle recalls in the states as Toyota fixes 378,000 Prius of its coolant pumps.

AROUND THE GLOBE

Copenhagen: Copenhagen’s Norrebrogade’s route has 36,000 cyclists a day. It plans to open the first 2 bicycle highways linking the city to the suburbs up to 15km away at the end of 2011.

Canberra: Julian Gillard is feeling the heat of the countdown to 2013, the year in which carbon tax laws should be fixed. The country which ranks top in carbon emissions per capita in the world, is in a deadlock for this matter as pricing carbon will jack up electricity and transport costs for voters. 80% of its electricity is currently produced by aging coal-burning power stations.

—-Sources from TODAY and the Straits Times.

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