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Business 24 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Move towards eco-friendly initiatives to rejuvenate economies

THE environment is a hot topic. Countries as diverse as the United States, South Korea, Japan and China have announced billion-dollar green initiatives to rejuvenate sputtering economies.

Business 23 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Analysis: Miles to go on long road to climate deal

UNITED NATIONS: It happened in Rio, in 1992: The world officially woke up to the fact it was getting warmer outside. Seventeen years later in New York, the U.N. gathered presidents and premiers to talk about serious steps to turn down the heat. But the political climate may still be too cool for conclusive action.

Business 07 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Taxes that help protect the environment

REMEMBER Anya Hindmarch's 'I'm NOT a plastic bag' that created queues at Suria KLCC and which sold for astronomical prices on eBay? Hong Kong recently implemented its anti-plastic bag programme by requiring 50 cents tax per plastic bag. This tax led to a dramatic 85% drop in the issue of plastic bags by shops and supermarkets in the first two days!

Business 25 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pooling commodity related resources to create bigger opportunities

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's call for Felda, Felcra and Risda to form a consortium to jointly explore downstream projects and other mutual cooperations could not have come at a better time.

Business 20 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire Buffet urges US to stop 'printing' money and halt debt rise

WASHINGTON: Now that the worst of the economic crisis is past and recovery is slowly under way, Congress must halt the mounting increase in U.S. debt to avoid damage to long-term growth and destruction of the dollar, Warren Buffett is urging.

Business 19 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian parties agree on renewable energy law

CANBERRA: Australia's main political parties struck an agreement Wednesday on a new law requiring that 20 percent of the country's electricity comes from renewable sources such as the sun and wind by 2020 - more than twice the current level.

Business 06 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Grants aim to rev alternative vehicle technology in US

DETROIT: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials took to separate stages nationwide Wednesday to announce $2.4 billion in federal grants to develop next-generation electric vehicles and batteries.

Business 28 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Analysis: Climate bill may spur energy revolution

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution in the U.S., with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead.

Business 09 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

IATA’s green agenda

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is committed to achieving carbon-neutral growth by 2020, plans to improve fuel efficiency by an average 1.5% a year between now and 2020.

Business 06 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 questions

Featuring International Air Transport Association director-general giovanni Bisignani.