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Castor Bean Can Cut Carbon & Fuel the Future
Castor is an important non-edible oilseed crop of the family Euphorbiaceae with great utilitarian value in industry, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors. The presence of hydroxyl group and double bonds in …
Post-2015: framing a new approach to sustainable development
A new international alliance of research institutes has identified eight major shifts that must take place for humanity to achieve sustainable development.
World Energy Outlook 2012
The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook was released on 12 November and presents authoritative projections of energy trends through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for …
Key World Energy Statistics 2012
  Download publication The IEA produced its first handy, pocket-sized summary of key energy data in 1997 and every year since then it has been more and more successful. Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply,...
Climate risk and adaptation in the electric power sector
This report aims to highlight and raise awareness on the exposure and vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change. It also identifies adaptation options available to each source of …
Supporting fossil-fuel subsidy reform in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia
Three new reports build on the International Institute for Sustainable Development's work with government and civil society on reforming fossil-fuel subsidies. Led by the IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, these studies …
Indonesia’s Fuel Subsidies: Action plan for reform
Indonesia spent IDR164.7 trillion (US$18.1 billion) subsidizing fuel products in 2011, of which IDR76.5 trillion (US$8.4 billion) was spent subsidizing gasoline. The rising cost of subsidies is placing a huge …
Energy Trends in Developing Asia: Priorities for a Low-Carbon Future
This report follows up on the 2007 report by examining the most recent data and trends related to primary energy supply, final energy demand, electricity generation and demand, greenhouse gas …
IPCC: Special report on renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation
The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), agreed and released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on May 9th in Abu Dhabi, assesses …
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