Can improved oil palm productivity and Indonesia's forestry moratorium go hand in hand?

Can improved oil palm productivity and Indonesia's forestry moratorium go hand in hand?

news.mongabay.com 27 May '15, 8am

Mongabay-Indonesia chief editor Ridzki R. Sigit argues that efforts to increase smallholder productivity among Indonesian smallholders are sorely needed. A mature oil palm plantation. Photo: Ridzki R. Sigit In a joint release this week, consumer products giant Cargill and the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) announced the completion of the first harvest at the IPB-Cargill Palm Oil Teaching Farm in Bogor, a suburb of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The pilot project is expected to produce eight to nine fresh fruit bunches per hectare. Through increased productivity, it is hoped that limitations of land available for new oil palm plant...

"In Texas, the Race to Develop in Harm’s Way Outpaces Flood-Risk Studies and Warming Impacts" by ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 26 May '15, 10pm

There are a lot of citizens in the community who are extremely frustrated with the inappropriate locations of development within our watershe...

Will the new Tory government embrace energy efficiency or 'cut the green crap'?

businessgreen.com 27 May '15, 12am

Will the new Tory government embrace energy efficiency or 'cut the green crap'? From new homes to old offices, BusinessGreen looks at the key...

Bill Nye, Amy Schumer, and Broad City team up to explain the universe in 3 minutes

grist.org 27 May '15, 1am

Bill Nye is great for many, many things: Getting kids into science, putting deflated balls in perspective for a Tom Brady-hating America, and...

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

ecowatch.com 26 May '15, 6pm
Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The Barcelona-based design company’s Smart Floating Farms (SFF) concept is a sustainable, solar-powered vertical farm that floats on pontoons...

Energy

UK gov advice on Siemens jobs announcement "don't worry we never get held to account on numbers"

UK gov advice on Siemens jobs announcement "don't worry we never get held to account on numbers"

windpowermonthly.com 26 May '15, 10am

Big ambitious plans are easy to announce, but harder to carry out. Five years ago GE, Siemens, Vestas and Gamesa were among the OEMs planning...

#Tech #GoldCoast Residential solar customers ‘punished’ in South Australia tariff proposals

pv-tech.org 27 May '15, 8am

South Australia solar rooftop. System owners are to receive a lower tariff reduction than regular power users. Flickr: Michael Coghlan. Propo...

Soitec sells its CPV business to refocus on its core semiconductor activities

solarserver.com 27 May '15, 5am

Soitec SA (Bernin, France) on May 21st , 2015 announced a definitive agreement with ConcenSolar, a privately held company and a business part...

Transportation

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop wireless charging for #EVs #batteries

electric-vehiclenews.com 27 May '15, 5am
Daimler and Qualcomm to develop wireless charging for #EVs #batteries

Daimler and telecommunications giant Qualcomm Technologies have announced a partnership to develop new wireless charging technologies for veh...

IMF reports: fossil fuel subsidies worth $5.6 trillion per year. The Ecologist

theecologist.org 26 May '15, 8pm
IMF reports: fossil fuel subsidies worth $5.6 trillion per year. The Ecologist

With increased corporate globalization, capital can pick up and move at will, inducing politi...

Free solar panels for low-income CA homeowners, funded by cap & trade system

treehugger.com 26 May '15, 11pm
Free solar panels for low-income CA homeowners, funded by cap & trade system

The Golden State is investing some of its carbon cap & trade fees into clean energy for low i...

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