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Victory! Turkish Nuclear Plans Powered Down

Feature story | 25 September, 2008 at 0:00

Just two days after the arrest of 37 activists from Greenpeace and Global Action Group protesting against nuclear energy in Turkey, there has been a victory. For months, the Energy Ministry of Turkey has been intent on selecting a supplier for...

Victory! European Parliament votes to reduce emissions from gas guzzlers

Feature story | 25 September, 2008 at 0:00

In a long-awaited display of responsibility, the European Parliament’s Environment committee has voted through a strong package to reduce emissions from cars. As the committee went into session, it seemed certain that a compromise package riddled...

Activists Declare Nuclear Age Dead End

Feature story | 23 September, 2008 at 0:00

Activists turned the front of the Turkish Ministry of Energy into a mortuary to highlight the deadly risks involved with establishing a nuclear industry in Turkey. On the eve of a nuclear tender from the Turkish government, 37 activists from...

Greener Electronics Toshiba Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Toshiba drops from 6th place to 7th with 4.7, although it scores more points than in v.8.Toshiba does well on chemicals, committing to introduce alternatives to phthalates, beryllium and antimony by 2012 – though only in its PCs, for which it...

Greener Electronics Sony Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Sony drops to 5th place with the same total score of 5.3 as Sony Ericsson, but with fewer points on the chemicals criteria, which determines the ranking when total scores are tied.Sony still does relatively well on chemicals, its score boosted by...

Greener Electronics Sharp Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Sharp drops to 16th place with a score of 3.1, mainly because although it reports on many models of TVs that comply with the Energy Star requirements, the reporting period thatthis information refers to is not supplied.Sharp scores well on its...

Greener Electronics Philips Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Philips is now in 12th place, scoring 4.3, reduced from its overall score of 5.3 points because it keeps the penalty point incurred in v.8, due to regressive lobbying against theprinciple of Individual Producer Responsibility in a consultation on...

Greener Electronics Panasonic Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Panasonic increases its score to 4.5 points but drops to 11th place. It earns most of its points on chemicals issues; it has added six more product groups to its many models ofPVC-free products, including DVD players and recorders, home cinemas,...

Greener Electronics Nokia Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Nokia is back in 1st place with a total score of 7, having had its penalty point – imposed since v.6 of the ranking guide – lifted. This follows a survey undertaken by Greenpeace Indiain July 2008 which examined the take-back programmes in India...

Greener Electronics Nintendo Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria. The company has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony andberyllium and although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC...

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