Here in Oakland, the 64-year-old regional wastewater treatment plant has elevated an essential urban service to a new level of innovation and civic importance. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) treatment plant, a formidable assembly of mixing tanks, pumps, and pipes on the city’s north side, has 11 megawatts of biogas-fueled electrical generating capacity, more than the plant’s power demand. The excess power is sold to the Port of Oakland, and EBMUD saves about $3 million in electric expenses a year.
Christian Science Monitor Reported CEF Panel on Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western ChinaJul 10, 2015
In Western China, abundant but fragile natural resources are juxtaposed against lagging economic development. Citizens now can apply for micro-loans to get started in farming, provided they operate in ways that are not damaging to the environment. These new sustainable models are quickly catching on, NGO leaders said at a panel hosted Monday by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
In China, golfers pay more than $50,000 annually to enjoy what has long been a wealthy person's sport. Now, many club members across the world's most populous nation are probably clamoring to get their money back, because the Party’s aims to fight corruption and preserve the environment.
Safety is just one part of the food supply chain. The other is the availability of food in the first place. CCTV-America interviewed CEF Program Associate Susan Shifflett on food issues.
Water shortages are giving rise to the transformation of Chinese cities into what’s called ‘sponge cities’ where rain water is collected rather than allowed to run off. CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was interviewed by CCTV America on water solutions in China.
Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, said that flaws in Indian government policies hindered the country's development of renewable energy and improvement of water quality at a Global "Choke Point" discussion in India.
India and China need to strike up a dialogue on common problems such as air and water pollution, CEF Director, Jennifer Turner said at an a seminar on 'Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in China, US and India' organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighboring country.
Dr. Jennifer Turner gave a speech in Kolkata highlighting challenges for China and the world in the environmental sphere.
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, quoted by Times of India on the lessons from China's ChokePoint crisisMay 13, 2015
The Times of India reported on Dr. Jennifer Turner's talk on China's environmental challenges and the lessons they hold for other countries.