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Washington DC - The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transform...
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Posted by on in General Environment
I'm guessing Christmas shopping has already started for many and I know of some people who have put up trees already. Christmas is a nice season: it wraps up the end of the year, gives us time to contemplate, spend time with families, shop and eat. Who doesn't like all of that? Modern Christmas is a...
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Posted by on in Solar
Solar-powered light bulb is one Denver inventor's brilliant idea By Jason Blevins  The Denver Post Colorado native Stephen Katsaros wants his bulb to brighten up places without electricity.  When he was 7, Stephen Katsaros took apart the box fan in his bedroom and reassembled it using ...
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Cambridge — It’s for good reason Boston and Cambridge have earned strong reputations as leaders in sustainable building practices. In 2007, Boston amended its zoning code to become the first city in the nation to require LEED standards for all large-scale development projects. Cambridge followed su...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
On Oct. 22, Apple released the latest iPad, but rival Samsung doesn’t seem to be too worried. The same day, Samsung Semiconductor held a memory solution forum at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Industry leaders Cisco, eBay, Qualcomm, and others came together to discuss challenges and ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
What could make a former Marine, retired cop, and self-described "ultra-conservative" oppose fracking in his home state of Ohio? At a diner off of Route 22 near Steubenville, OH, Ed Hashberger had the answer. Dressed in a red polo shirt emblazoned with the U.S. Marine Corps logo and carrying a Marin...
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Posted by on in Solar
Habitat for Humanity has been turning increasingly to the sun for energy solutions that will save homeowners money on utility bills. A donated solar installation in Newark, Del. will help a family with two disabled sons save on electricity expenses.  Now they can better afford the health care ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Leading Republicans were using phrases like “anti-American” and “war on American energy” to describe President Obama’s new plan to combat climate change, escalating the rhetoric even before the President’s Georgetown University speech outlining his program. “President Obama’s anti-American energy p...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
by Jeffrey Bennett One reason we use energy so lavishly today is that the price of energy does not include all of the social costs of producing it. - President Richard Nixon, 1971 Politics have turned upside down. As the quote from President Nixon reminds us, protecting the environment was on...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Temporary but strategic financing of emerging new-energy technologies is an absolute necessity. If we want clean-energy alternatives, if we want energy diversity, we need to pry open toeholds for their emergence and scale-up. Why is this? The reason is that the U.S. energy market is riven with barr...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
In August 2012,  Approximately 25,000 bulbs have already been distributed by Feeding America West Michigan, while the remaining 75,000 bulbs will be distributed out of the group’s Comstock Park and Cadillac warehouses beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each family will receive a package of two CFLs, a...
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Posted by on in Green Design
The area of building efficiency affords tremendous opportunities for both economic growth and reduced environmental impacts. Buildings are the single largest emitters of greenhouse gases. According to a UNEP study titled “Towards a Green Economy,” homes and businesses are responsible for 40 percent ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Mainstream business is catching up to what the sustainability community has intuitively known for a long time: a sustainable approach is more profitable. From KKR (the private equity firm) to manufacturers such as Interface FLOR (famous amongst the sustainability community but not often known outsid...
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