Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chu Says U.S. Grid Overhaul to Cost Hundreds of Billions- Video

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks with Bloomberg's Lori Rothman about President Barack Obama’s push to overhaul the Country's electrical transmission network and so-called "smart grid" technology. Chu also discusses the outlook for climate-change legislation in Congress. President Obama today announced $3.4 billion in government grants to improve efficiency of the U.S. electrical grid. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Tunis votes with Ben Ali sure of fifth presidential term

Tunisians voted Sunday in a general election with President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali all but certain to win a fifth term in office after two decades in power. Ben Ali, 73, is being challenged by three other candidates in his bid for a fifth term, the last under the constitution of 2002 which allows successive mandates but sets the age limit in elections to 75. After ruling the north African country for 22 years, Ben Ali faces a difficult economic climate in spite of prudent financial management. Raw images and soundbites. Duration: 01:07

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Corridore Sees `Weak' Environment for U.S. Airlines- Video

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Jim Corridore, an airline analyst at Standard & Poor's, talks with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton and Lori Rothman about the outlook for the U.S. airline industry. American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and Continental Airlines Inc. both posted third-quarter losses today as the slump in travel demand from the recession overwhelmed savings from falling jet-fuel prices. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Hattenberger Says Economy, Regulation to Boost Gazprom- Video

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- John Hattenberger, president of the Houston-based trading subsidiary for OAO Gazprom, talks with Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan about the company's U.S. growth strategy. Hattenberger says the world’s largest natural gas producer is "poised" to benefit from economic improvement and greenhouse-gas emission regulation. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Friday, October 23, 2009

All-electric cars take on hybrids at Japan Auto Show

Japanese auto-makers are pinning their hopes on a new batch of electric vehicles and lower-emission cars which have added spark to the Tokyo Motor Show. Duration: 02:07

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Senators- Climate Change Bill Prospects Looking Up

At the Climate Change Conference 2009, four U.S. Senators said that the prospects for Congress passing a bill that would reduce carbon emissions is as high as it has been in years.

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Electric cars take on hybrids at Japan Auto Show

Futuristic concept cars, plug-in hybrids, zero-emission electric vehicles and even a hydrogen-powered scooter are jostling for the limelight at the Tokyo Motor Show, which kicked off on Wednesday. Duration: 01:21

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Mariel Hemingway

Going green is now going luxury, with high-end companies creating eco-friendly products for those who enjoy the finer things in life. We met up with actress Mariel Hemingway - an advocate for the environment and better health for years.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sen. Cardin's Full Remarks at Climate Change Conference '09

Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin's full keynote speech at the Climate Change Conference 2009, sponsored by CQ-Roll Call Group.

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Sen. Sanders' Full Remarks at Climate Change Conference '09

Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders' full speech at the Climate Change Conference 2009, sponsored by CQ-Roll Call Group.

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Sen. Voinovich's Full Remarks, Climate Change Conference '09

Ohio Sen. George Voinovich's full keynote address at the Climate Change Conference 2009, sponsored by CQ-Roll Group.

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Sen. Klobuchar's Full Remarks, Climate Change Conference '09

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's keynote address at the Climate Change Conference 2009, sponsored by CQ-Roll Group, which owns Congress.org.

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Government Goes Underwater

Leaders from the island of Maldives take their fight against global warming to new depth. (Bloomberg News)

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Shrinking Ice Cap

The Copenhagen Climate Change Summit is only months away and scientists have released disturbing new findings about the shrinking polar ice cap. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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That sinking feeling- Maldives future uncertain

Authorities in the Maldives are taking their fight against global warming to new depths by holding an underwater cabinet meeting on October 17th to raise awareness about climate change. The country is one of the lowest-lying nations in the world and may soon disappear under rising sea levels. Duration: 02:12.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Inside Look - Climate Conflict

Live! From Cary, NC: Interview with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donahue (Bloomberg News)

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An Ice-Free Artic?

A new study by a British exploration team shows that the North Pole could be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the climate concern.

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Floating Dutchmen- Holland builds homes on water

The Dutch have always fought the sea to claw back land, but as sea levels rise due to global warming, threatening the low-lying Netherlands, the time has come to work with the sea, not against it. Building homes that float on water is the answer. Duration

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Luxe Living In Asia

Analysis and discussion with Editor-in-Chief of DestinAsian Chris Hill; He talks about the world's tallest hotels, Bali's first certified environmentally friendly resort and other beautiful places in Asia. (Asia Confidential)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Toxic Waters- From Air to Water

A growing number of coal-burning power plants around the nation have moved to reduce their air emissions, many of them are creating another problem: water pollution.

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Toxic Waters

A growing number of coal-burning power plants around the nation have moved to reduce their air emissions, but many of them are creating another problem: water pollution.

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Benin cotton farmers embrace organic revolution

Benin's cotton farmers are embracing the benfits of organic farming. By ditching pesticides and only using natural fertilizers, not only is their health improving, but the damage they're causing to the environment is decreasing. Duration: 02:11

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Climate Change Agenda

Global business and government leaders meet to talk about how to deal with a new international accord which is climate change. (Asia Confidential)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Executives Go Green

An excerpt of interview with John Doerr of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talking about climate change legislation. (Bloomberg News)

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Clean Technology Market Investments

Climate change, changes in government policies, desire for energy security and growing water shortages are the main reasons to invest in Green Stocks. (The Trade)

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Airline Emissions

Air Transport industry proposes cutting emissions 50% by 2050. (The Trade)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Brazil's Lula calls for firm pledges on climate change

Brazil's president, Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, has urged the United States, China and others to do their share to reduce greenhouse gases to ensure a major global climate change summit upcoming in Copenhagen in December is a success.Duration: 00:47

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Eco-camping takes hold in France

France's Dordogne region, beloved of English, Belgian and Dutch tourists, is greening its camping sites to appeal to the evolving tastes of tourists seeking a more environmentally responsible holiday. Duration: 01:37

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Westwood collection tackles environment

British designer Vivienne Westwood uses the catwalk to vehicle her views on global warming.

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The "No Impact Man"

Author Colin Beavan spoke to Harry Smith about his new documentary and book "No-Impact Man" based on a one year experiment to live life with his family with as little environmental impact as possible.

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Losing Kenya's Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha, at the head of the Great Rift Valley, is one of Kenya's most popular natural attractions -- but it may not be there for much longer. Water levels are dropping fast, with a devastating effect on the region's wildlife. But while some put the

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rooftop Crops

City agencies are looking for spots to turn into 'Urban Farms', including rooftops. As Hari Sreenivasan reports, crops are taking root in this trend that benefits consumers and the environment.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Notebook: Electricity

With electricity bills getting more expensive, Katie Couric comments on cutting power demand in everyday items to make for a brighter future for your environment and your bank account.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

In-Depth Look - Making Money at Home

Figure In a Payback Through Green Living, Cut Energy and Greenhouse Gases (Bloomberg News)

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Inside Look - EPA Moves to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Interview with Charles Drevna, President of National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (Bloomberg News)

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Interview with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) of California, Chair of Senate Public Works Committee (Bloomberg News)

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Senators To Unveil Climate Bill

Democrats unveil a draft bill that bows to get a very contentious debate under way. (Bloomberg News)

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