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  • Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture will test disinfection equipment and substances

    Starting this autumn it is possible to test disinfection equipment for pathogen elimination in soilless cropping methods. It is also possible to test substances or products to eliminate pathogens from the nutrient solution and to clean the piping. The last group can also be tested for remnants which may be able to damage plants. According a strict protocol pathogenic bacteria, fungi or virus will ...

  • New Greenhouse for VandeWetering Greenhouses in Jamesport NY, USA

    In July VB Group started to replace part of the existing greenhouses and has built a modern and technologic advanced greenhouse complex for VandeWetering Greenhouses near New York. VB Greenhouses, member of VB Group, started in June with the delivery and installation of all greenhouse materials. The greenhouse is intended for the production of young plants and cuttings. After completion ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Permanent Representatives Committee1 has approved a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). It thereby endorsed the agreement reached between the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Parliament on 16 December. The agreed regulation will allow to reduce F-gas ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • 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 ...

  • Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop for Greenhouse Growers, Operators and Pesticide Applicators

    New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9. The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Potent greenhouse gases – fluorinated gases in the European Union

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published new aggregated information on the production and trade of fluorinated gases – or F-gases – in the EU. Although emitted in relatively small quantities, the emissions of these gases are increasing, and many are several thousand times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide (CO2). In 2011, F-gases were used mostly for ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • EPA finds greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes emissions reporting mandatory A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. EPA Place Limits on GHGsGovernments around the world ...


    By Verisae

  • Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) (PECOS 1/14, PE-CO#6;S 1/14 COR 1, 7929/14 ADD 1). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • North American countries target “super” greenhouse gases

    Last night, the United States, Canada, and Mexico submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol. The proposal targets the production and use of HFCs, a group of 'super' greenhouse gases. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing over 100 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is 10 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Honors Novelis in Atlanta, GA for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR). Nationally, nineteen awards were given to 15 organizations and two individuals in the ...

  • New Worker Protection Rules Impact Farm, Greenhouse Workers

    Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production will have to implement additional safeguards for their pesticide handlers and agricultural workers under a revision to the Worker Protection Standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the new rules in the Federal Register Nov. 2. Compliance with most of the new rules will be ...


    By Ohio State University

  • GreenHouse Awarded $151 Million Contract to Build a National Security Training Center

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. ("GreenHouse") (OTCBB: GRHU) announced today that it has been awarded a $151 million contract for the design, development and construction of the Carlstrom National Security Training Center ("Carlstrom") in Central Florida. The contract was awarded to GreenHouse's wholly-owned subsidiary, Life Protection, Inc., by the Pinnacle Performance Group, the executive director ...


  • EPA Announces New Actions to Curb Potent Greenhouse Gases

    Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders at the White House today to recognize progress and take new steps to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced additional EPA actions to reduce HFC emissions and ...

  • European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomes major step forward to reduce some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases

    Today, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives has endorsed an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases). In welcoming the agreement, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "I am very happy to see that our proposal to limit fluorinated gases was unanimously supported by the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc., Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to Bimeda(R)

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for Bimeda®, a global supplier of veterinary medicine. GreenHouse has identified over $39,000 of incentives from SCE, for which this ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to the City of Carson

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for the City of Carson. Preliminary audits conducted by GreenHouse indicate the city will be eligible for over $70,000 of incentives ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to International Paper

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for two International Paper facilities in Camarillo and Santa Paula, CA. Initially, GreenHouse will work with site personnel to ...


  • GE and Houweling’s Tomatoes Unveil the First Greenhouse Combined Heat and Power Project in the US with Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

    GE (NYSE: GE) and its customer Houweling’s Tomatoes, a leading North American greenhouse grower, today unveiled the first combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project in America that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in plant fertilization. Using two of GE’s 4.36-megawatt (MW), ecomagination-qualified ...


    By General Electric

  • EPA announces new energy tar requirements for audio/video equipment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing new requirements for audio/video (AV) products to earn the Energy Star label. AV products meeting EPA’s new, more stringent specification will help protect the environment and reduce energy costs because they will be up to 60 percent more efficient than conventional models. If all AV products sold in the United States met the new Energy Star ...

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