360° Coverage : China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps

12 Updates
China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps
Photo Credit: JAVIER SORIANO, Getty Images

China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps

Feb 26 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Beijing, Feb 26 — The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China. Mercury content will be cut to less than 1 mg in more...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

China to cut mercury in fluorescent lamps

Feb 26 2013, 9:17am CST | by

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Beijing, Feb 26 — The mercury density of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be reduced by 80 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2010 in China.

Mercury content will be cut to less than 1 mg in more than half of new CFLs, Xinhua reported.

This follows a plan drawn up jointly by the ministries of industry and IT, science and technology, and environmental protection.

The plan is part of greater efforts to cut energy consumption and make industrial design more environmentally friendly.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

4 hours ago

GlaxoSmithKline: The Bad Isn't All That Bad

Aug 20 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Marshall Hargrave:GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) has been a scandalous company to own over the last year or so. It was all capped off with a dismal 2Q. Shares have cratered over the last 30 days. It's gotten so bad that management might be considering a breakup of the company in an effort to preserve shareholder value. However, we see this as unlikely, with the company choosing to focus on its consumer ...
Source: SeekingAlpha   Full article at: SeekingAlpha
 

 
Update
10

5 hours ago

Wynn: Company's Macau 'Palace' Provides Significant Upside Beginning In 2016

Aug 20 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Musings of a Banker: Las Vegas and Macau Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) receives over 70% of its revenues from Macau while Las Vegas provides the remainder and I expect this number to jump to 80% by 2018. A majority of Wynn's growth is expected to come from the company's Macau operations as shown in the Levered Returns segment analysis below. Having one of only six licenses to operate casinos in China, the company has ...
Source: SeekingAlpha   Full article at: SeekingAlpha
 

 
Update
9

7 hours ago

Why COACH, Michael Kors, Apple, GM and New Balance are Succeeding in China

Aug 20 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

COACH, Michael Kors, Apple and New Balance, as well as brands like GM and Rebecca Minkoff are all succeeding in China and with the Chinese Global Consumer Demographic. Why them and not others? What they all have in common is that they are American brands and they operate in the "affordable ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time
 

 
Update
8

7 hours ago

North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border In A Sign Of Rising Tensions

Aug 20 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: Business Insider

In a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source.  North Korea has reportedly deployed 80 tanks to Ryanggang Province, directly across the border from China. The tanks were reinforced with armored infantry units, multipl ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
6

8 hours ago

Nintendo Is Missing Out On A Huge Opportunity By Not Addressing Diehard Fans In China

Aug 20 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Nintendo has never released a Pokémon game in Chinese. This is a bit of a surprise because Pokémon is Nintendo's second-most lucrative franchise after Mario, has been around for almost 20 years now. It's even more surprising since Nintendo doesn't ignore the Chinese market. According to the South China Morning Post (via Kotaku’s Brian Ashcroft), Nintendo has released China-specific DS and 3DS handheld consoles in the country, under the c ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
5

8 hours ago

Check Out These Leaked Photos Of A Mysterious Sony Device Shaped Like A Perfume Bottle

Aug 20 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Sony has been rumored to be creating a phone made specifically for taking selfies, and this might be our first look. The photos, which were first leaked on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, show a device that's designed like a perfume bottle, complete with a camera nestled inside the bottle's lid that can rotate. Sony appears to be allowing popular Chinese influencers to give the device a try, ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
4

9 hours ago

JinkoSolar: Strong Performance Masked By Near-Term Concerns

Aug 20 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Casual Analyst:JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) (see thesis) announced Q1 2014 earnings on Monday. Total solar product shipments amounted to 659.5 MW, up 13.5% from 581.2 MW in Q1. Total revenues were US$392.1 million, an increase of 20.8% from Q1. Gross margin was 22.6%, compared with 24.0% in the first quarter of 2014. Diluted earnings per ADS were $0.64 and non-GAAP net income was $0.80 above consensus of $0.76.In summary, the results were at or above guidance and expectations in all key ...
Source: SeekingAlpha   Full article at: SeekingAlpha
 

 
Update
3

9 hours ago

Japan Just Held A First-Of-Its-Kind Live Fire Exercise On Mount Fuji [PHOTOS]

Aug 20 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Business Insider

In the shadow of rising tensions in the East China Sea, Japan is holding live fire exercise in the foothills of Mount Fuji until Sunday. Japan has held annual military exercises aimed at protecting its northern territories along its maritime frontier with Russia, although present realities have led to Japan shifting its priorities to island defense.  The exercises, called Fire Power, are aimed at defending outlying Japanese islands from a hypothetical invasion. Fire Power is a first-of-its-ki ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
2

10 hours ago

China's SEEC Media Posts $3.4 Mln Loss; Caijing Events Revenue Grew

Aug 20 2014 9:19am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Earnings at SEEC Media Group reversed to a loss of HK$26.7 million, or $3.4 million, in the first six months of 2014 from a slim profit of HK$578,000 a year earlier amid pressure from China’s slower economic growth and competition from Internet and mobile advertising. Events and conference busine ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time
 

 
Update
1

10 hours ago

Caterpillar's Sales Keep Falling (CAT)

Aug 20 2014 8:42am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Caterpillar's sales keep falling. The heavy machine maker just released its latest 3-month rolling retail sales stats, which showed that sales, particularly in its Asia/Pacific segment, keep falling.  Worldwide, total machine retail sales were down 12% in May, 10% in June, and 9% in July when compared to the prior year period. These declines compare to year-on-year declines of 8%, 12%, and 13% in February, March, and April ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

UN chief condemns American journalist's killing
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it "an abominable crime".
 
 
Russia suspends four McDonald restaurants
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Russia's consumer rights watchdog said Wednesday it has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants here, including the first ever outlet in the country, citing sanitary violations.
 
 
Egypt mufti's adviser slams killing of US journalist
Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the mufti of Egypt, Wednesday denounced the beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Iraq, state-run MENA news agency reported.
 
 
White House says beheading video authentic
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) The Barack Obama administration Wednesday confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the decapitation of a US journalist who was abducted in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Syria.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

UN chief condemns American journalist's killing
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it "an abominable crime". "The...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Humanitarian convoy to Ukraine ready to advance: Russia
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after Ukraine agreed to ensure safe passage for the humanitarian aid convoy in areas controlled by government forces, a senior diplomat Wednesday said the Russian convoy for Ukraine's...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russia suspends four McDonald restaurants
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Russia's consumer rights watchdog said Wednesday it has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants here, including the first ever outlet in the country, citing sanitary violations. "During...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Rihanna, Drake back together?
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Drake were recently spotted flirting at a party here. The duo, who were rumoured to have split in May, spent almost two hours in deep...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nicki Minaj gives lap dance to Drake in video
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has spiced up the video of her song "Anaconda" with a lap dance for Canadian rapper Drake. The new clip features Minaj and some more ladies. In the climax, Drake gets a lap...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez split
Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have split up. The 26-year-old actor and the 36-year-old actress, who were first spotted kissing on holiday in Sardinia, Italy in early July, have reportedly ended their romance after...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Emma Stone to star in 'Cabaret'
Emma Stone will officially make her Broadway debut in 'Cabaret.' The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actress has signed on to take over the lead role of Sally Bowles from Michelle Williams in the New York production and will take...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Dave Grohl and wife welcome third daughter
Dave Grohl's wife has given birth to their third child. The Foo Fighters star and Jordyn Blum, whom he married in 2003, quietly welcomed daughter Ophelia into the world earlier this month. The happy news comes at a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
London warns of threat from British fighters in Syria, Iraq
London, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned Wednesday of the "threats" posed by a "significant number" of Britons working with jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as he condemned the video of the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hungary honours Nobel laureate, Rubik's cube inventor
Budapest, Aug 20 (IANS) Hungarian President Janos Ader presented Nobel laureate author Imre Kertesz and inventor Erno Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary's highest award, Wednesday. The award marks the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla