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Information Technology in Brazil: Launching Investment Program to Boost Software and IT Industry

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]

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Watch Amory Lovins’ “A 50-year plan for energy” talk at TED

In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening — like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks — but some require a bigger vision […]

China, Technology and the Environment: more energy efficient in 2010 0

China, Technology and the Environment: more energy efficient in 2010

China’s energy efficiency improved by a bigger margin in 2010 partly because local governments shut down some industrial capacity to meet year-end targets […]

White House releases fact sheet on The United States-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue 0

White House releases fact sheet on The United States-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue

The White House has disclosed the details on the US-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialog during Obama’s recent trip to Brazil […]

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal 0

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

Despite the economic slowdown in exports and domestic demand in the past year, China’s demand for energy remains high […]

Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Obama pushes for energy jobs 1

Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Obama pushes for energy jobs

US President Obama says America can generate more jobs by investing less on foreign oil […]

Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs at TED 0

Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs at TED

Mike Rowe, the host of “Dirty Jobs,” tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today […]

Living in China: Plenty of GPS potties, to keep Shanghai’s World Expo site clean 1

Living in China: Plenty of GPS potties, to keep Shanghai’s World Expo site clean

Next year’s Shanghai World Expo will feature more than 200 of the world’s most innovative pavilions filled with the most advanced technology and inspiring exhibits about modern urban life. But piles of rubbish, dirty surfaces and lack of potties would make a joke of the theme, “Better City, Better Life.” […]

China, Technology and the Environment: first 10 million-kw-level wind power station to be built in mid-July 2009 1

China, Technology and the Environment: first 10 million-kw-level wind power station to be built in mid-July 2009

Workers would begin construction on China’s first 10 million-kw-level wind power station in mid-July in the far northwestern city of Jiuquan, Gansu Province, a local official said recently […]

Living in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong among most expensive cities in Asia 1

Living in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong among most expensive cities in Asia

Ranking behind four cities – Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe – Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have become some of the most expensive cities in Asia, according to the latest survey conducted by internationally renowned human resources service provider ECA International.