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  Increase efficiency and reduce emissions The City of Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) advances programs in six strategy areas to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is one of these key strategy areas, and relates to electricity usage. Most of Bo...
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Posted by on in Solar
Creative entrepreneurs, futurists, community members, and businesses have found innovative ways to utilize the sun’s energy that could lead to huge increases in access to clean and green electricity. As we saw during the first #PutSolarOnIt day of action on June 21, public support for solar po...
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Posted by on in Solar
      Over the last few decades we have witnessed notable advancement in the technology for solar panels. When solar panels were first invented they had a conversion efficiency of less than 10 percent. The conversion efficiency is nothing but how well panels convert solar light i...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
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 Clean Technology
Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has taken another major step forward towards bringing its pioneering wind and solar harnessing EnergySail to the market by forming a strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works Co. - a manufacturer of marine equipment located in Hiroshima, Japan.The strat...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia. Then there are the dystopian views, where the future is dominated by technology that either rules over us or saps us so completely of our humanity that we might as we...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
With the threat of dwindling water and energy resources becoming increasingly real with each passing day, it is important for every person to contribute to the conservation of both. By adapting our daily behavior even just a little bit, we can reduce carbon emissions and can improve qualit...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The green shoots of economic recovery are causing companies to take a fresh look at renewable heating and cooling systems as they give their Social Corporate Responsibility agendas fresh impetus. Plans which were put on the back burner during the recession are being revived and many organisations 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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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
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 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 Sustainable Development
Far too many conferences are boring, repetitive and uninspiring. Frequently, we find ourselves preaching to the choir, perhaps just trying to impress each other. Then, every once in a while, an event manages to bring together the right “vibes” and that’s when ideas can coalesce and energize. I foun...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Buying a green product—an energy-saving lightbulb or bird-friendly coffee—can give shoppers a feeling of satisfaction for doing a small part to help the environment. But green-certified product label don’t give everyone the warm fuzzies. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Acad...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Search the web and you’ll find myriad ways to conserve water in your home. Articles, blogs and downloads are long on how and short on why it matters. It seems obvious. It IS obvious even if you only read the headlines about drought, fires and regional water scarcity. But the questions often asked ju...
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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
  Go Green in the City 2013 Challenge Calling all business and engineering students! It’s time to team up for the annual Go Green in the City challenge.  Sponsored by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, Go Green in the City is an international case challenge f...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
The Empire State and the Chrysler buildings in New York City, along with landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to Sydney harbor, went dark for an hour on Saturday to raise awareness over the fight against climate change. The global brownout was a noisy event in Sydney harbor, with ferry horns blaring t...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
After the white-shelled roof of the Sydney Opera House fell dark, after Taiwan's skyscrapers dimmed and Beijing's Forbidden City became, well, a little more forbidding - it was Moscow's turn to turn out the lights as Saturday's global Earth Hour event rolled around to Europe. Millions of people wor...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
The president of the House of Representatives, Michel Temer, and the president of the Senate, José Sarney, both signed the pledge to EH. Senator Marina Silva also pledged her support to Earth Hour 2010. This coming Saturday, March 27, both the Federal House of Representatives and the Federal Senat...
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