Greenhouse Climate News

  • Generating Business Value from GHG Management

    Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run. As I will discuss in detail during the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and systems within the UK committee of the Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) - a long-term research infrastructure supporting science on greenhouse gases (GHG). Professor Richard Sanders from the NOC, commented “It is really exciting that the ...

  • NREL Assesses Strategies Needed for Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    The White House wants to cut U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050, but the goal raises questions about one of the greatest sources of those pollutants, light-duty vehicles (LDVs). The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has taken a close look at what specific combination of measures national experts have determined is needed to slash LDV emissions ...

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • Rising heat brings earlier vintage

    Global warming has begun to change the conditions for a fine wine harvest. The grapes are blooming earlier in Burgundy. The vintners of Vaud in Switzerland have a new harvest timetable. And the conditions for fine claret have ...


    By Climate News Network

  • USD 10-million facility for studying climate change effects on plant growth opens at IRRI

    On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to better understand the effects of climate change on ...

  • First-of-its-kind North American Ultra-Clima greenhouse controlled by advanced Argus system

    UTAH, United States, November 19, 2015 – Casey Houweling, owner of Houweling’s Tomatoes, recently built a patented Ultra-Clima greenhouse that may produce the U.S’s most sustainable tomato. Connected to PacifiCorp’s Rock Mountain Power Plant, this revolutionary greenhouse will transform normally wasted flue gas from the plant into low-grade residual heat and unlimited CO2 ...


    By Conviron

  • 1000th MW Installed by Clarke Energy in France

    On 16 September, Clarke Energy will install its 1000th MW in Bégard in the Côtes d'Armor (22), on a greenhouse site named "Les Reflets Presqu'île”. Eiffage Energie is the client and Clarke Energy will install the facility and ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Save the date: III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture

    Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), represented by the Commissions for Organic Horticulture, Protected Cultivation and Horticultural Engineering, Working Group Organic Greenhouse Horticulture and the COST Action FA1105 Biogreenhouse have the honor to invite all engaged in research, producers, teaching, extension, and public ...

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

    Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to ...


    By Caterpillar

  • Monthly Global CO2 Average Concentration Passes Symbolic Threshold

    The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million in March 2015 for the first time on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This threshold is of symbolic and scientific significance and reinforces evidence that the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities are responsible for the ...

  • Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., Receives Energy Star Awards for Energy Management, Climate Communication

    Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., has been honored as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for its commitment to demonstrating environmental and financial stewardship through comprehensive energy management. The company also received a second Energy Star award, for Climate Communication, for raising awareness of the impacts of climate change. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • EPA Honors New England’s 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 130 organizations nationwide for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The nine recipients of the 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in New England include Beacon Capital Partners, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP), Raytheon ...

  • Des Moines Ranks Seventh on EPA’s Energy Star Mid-Size Cities List

    Des Moines, Iowa, ranks seventh on the just-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of the top mid-size cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. The Des Moines and West Des Moines area had 47 certified Energy Star buildings encompassing more than 4.8 million square feet in floor area. The 47 buildings saved more than $1.8 million in energy costs and energy ...

  • Making the Connection: Population Dynamics and Climate Compatible Development

    Policymakers and others working to slow human-caused climate change and make societies more resilient to its impacts should consider potential contributions to that effort from expanded access to family planning, a group of experts recommends. The first step is simply to open dialogues on possible connections between climate change and family planning, and the right of individuals ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Combatting diseases in the greenhouse before they become visible

    A camera that maps photosynthesis, a DNA test that can measure the slightest traces of pathogens, or a precision spray system that only affects the plant and not the surrounding air… The Gezonde Kas (‘healthy greenhouse’) project has, over the last four years, allowed for the development of a sophisticated system of monitoring and disease control. It is now ready for practical ...

  • LED lighting can significantly reduce greenhouse horticulture energy consumption

    With the exception of energy consumption, where there is still much to be done, the Dutch are global leaders in greenhouse horticulture. The quality is high, and nowhere else is the use of water and pesticides so low. Even so, demand for innovation, sustainable production and healthy fruit and vegetables and high-quality flowers remains high. One innovation that would really help in this is the ...

  • Turn-key Project for Garden & Koala, Adana, Turkey

    Dutch turn-key greenhouse specialist Verbakel-Bomkas is building a state of the art turn-key greenhouse for Garden & Koala in Adana, Turkey. The project is designed to produce Orchids and Saint-Paulia. With it's broad expertise in complete greenhouse projects Vebakel-Bomkas is the general contractor for this project. Our office in Antalya managed by Burak Ergin is coordinating the ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • British tomatoes - the best of the best!

    2014 has just witnessed the 9th Tastiest Tomato Competition, sponsored by Marks and Spencer, organised by the British Tomato Growers’ Association and held at the National Fruit Show in Kent. Staged towards the end of the British tomato season, there was no shortage of entries in four separate classes at the show, ranging from tiny cherries to juicy beefsteaks, proof of the skill of British ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

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