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Mayor of nuclear reactor city used taxpayers’ money on gifts for nuclear disaster minister(The Mainichi Daily News)

Mayor of nuclear reactor city used taxpayers’ money on gifts for nuclear disaster minister(The Mainichi Daily News)

TSURUGA, Fukui — The mayor of this city, home to three nuclear reactors, gave year-end gifts to nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono and other legislators using taxpayers’ money, it has been learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

China Banking Regulatory Commission issued the Green Credit Directive(Green Watershed)

China Banking Regulatory Commission issued the Green Credit Directive(Green Watershed)

 We have an encouraging news to share here. China Banking Regulatory Commission released the Green Credit Directive on 24th Feb (last Friday). … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 2. Insurance, 3. Securities firm, 4. Asset management & Pension

Public concern for bears promotes socially responsible investment in China?(SynTao)

February 27, 2012 – To mark the official launch of the China Social Investment Forum (China SIF), please join tomorrow’s live webcast with Ms. Tessa Tennant, Founding Chair of The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia, and Mr. Neil McIndoe , Environmental Finance Director of Trucost. The launch event is co-sponsored by the sustainability consultancy ‘SynTao‘ and the CSR (corporate social responsibility) Research Center of the newspaper ‘ Securities Times‘ (a publication of the China Securities Regulatory Commission on Chinese listed companies). … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3. Securities firm

Firms Gearing Up For Long-Haul Energy Savings(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Keio Corp. (9008), Daido Steel Co. (5471) and a bevy of other Japanese firms are investing in energy-saving technologies from a long-term perspective as the specter of a full shutdown of the country’s nuclear power plants looms large. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Tsunami debris spreads halfway across Pacific(Japan Today)

Tsunami debris spreads halfway across Pacific(Japan Today)

Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of the northern Pacific, where they could wash ashore on the U.S. west coast as early as a year from now. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima farmer presses Tepco to look after abandoned animals(Japan Times)

Fukushima farmer presses Tepco to look after abandoned animals(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA — A farmer remaining in the evacuation zone in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, amid the nuclear crisis has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co. to help care for abandoned livestock and pets. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident