Optimistically green China

"Its current five-year plan calls for a rise in the proportion of power generated from non-fossil fuels of 3.4% to 11.4% of total energy use by 2015, to be accompanied by a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 17% compared with 2010." - John Pearson at che.com Read more about how China is going green in this … Continue reading Optimistically green China

Is it worth recycling everything?

I once talked about how one can get carried away, in the name of saving the planet, being safe, and all that jazz (Keeping an open mind, dated Feb 19, 2013). There's more to it than just Chemophobia and Global Warming. How about some 'political economy of recycling'? Preconceived notions about sustainability and being a … Continue reading Is it worth recycling everything?

Accepting reality

Are green chemistry principles feasible? Can they be scaled to plants? Can the industries helps the environment and at the same time profit from it? First, let's look at the ideal process parameters. An ideal process should be green, because it not only is safe to the environment but at the same time saves a … Continue reading Accepting reality