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The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California (UC), Davis. The house will serve as a test for an off-the-grid living space of the future. Homes and cars are responsible for about 44% of all the greenhouse...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When consumers purchase a big-ticket item with hopes that it will make their home more energy-efficient, and the product doesn’t live up to its promises, should there be an option for redress? Newly introduced legislation essentially says “no.”...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Jason Bittel Cold calculation: The Obama administration announced Friday that it will open the Eastern Seaboard for offshore drilling, and allow oil and gas companies to use sonic surveying cannons, a technology known to disrupt the communication...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Jason Bittel | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Researchers tracked the movements of seals through wind farms rooted in the ocean floor. These seals followed the layout of the turbines closely, demonstrating that they were foraging for food, say scientists. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), a Business Unit of the Environmental Technologies Group of Premier Tech, announced earlier this month that it had achieved a breakthrough and launched its recently NSF International certified Ecoflo Coco Filter. The new Ecoflo...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For a while there, things were looking pretty good for Charlie Kaufman‘s return to TV. FX ordered his sitcom How & Why to pilot last year, and in short order it managed to attract talents like John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Monday, July 21, 2014
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We’ve created a space up on our hill for our families, students, parents, teachers, artisans, and any nature lover in general to engage as environmental activists on sacred heritage land in Palestine. We hold weekly workshops, summer day camps, overnight...
From: Inhabitat | By: Inhabitat | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Adrian Karatnycky takes a close look at it: In recent weeks, there had been signs of growing concern among Kremlin moderates and the Russian business community that the proxy war in Ukraine was far too damaging to Russia’s economy and was developing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sweden, from which I’ve recently returned, is impressively functional, efficient, and rational. The air is clean; the ferries run on time. I spent a few days on the island of Gotland attending Almedalen, the weeklong festival of ideas where all the...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Gross | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The Clean Power Plan released by the EPA recently can help make American businesses more efficient, competitive, and innovative. The plan will improve public health and the environment, but it can also strengthen our economy. The Clean Power Plan proposes...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jennifer Hermes | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Allen Hershkowitz, Senior Scientist, NYC and throughout the world: Today, the National Hockey League released the first Sustainability Report ever issued by a professional sports league. Based on years of data collected from NHL arenas, the NHL’s...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Allen Hershkowitz | Monday, July 21, 2014
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"The climate needs one House seat, and then we build on that."The post This Congressional Candidate Isn’t Running From Climate Change, She’s Running On It appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A newly produced material is believed to be the "blackest" ever created. Vantablack is a pure carbon coating and absorbs 99.96 percent of incident radiation (solar energy as it hits the material's surface). Manufacturer Surrey NanoSystems believes that...
From: Gizmag | By: Stu Robarts | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Despite the fact that the impacts of manmade climate change are already being felt and that failure to mitigate these effects by lessening fossil fuel CO2 emissions could result in dire consequences, policies enacted to reduce these emissions have been...
From: PhysOrg | Monday, July 21, 2014
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"Looking at my community I wanted to cry," Leonard said. "Sometimes you just get so tried of fighting."The post Meet The People Fighting Pollution In Michigan’s Most Toxic ZIP Code appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Jonathan Bridge, University of Liverpool Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However, there has been a steady stream of news articles reporting...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Before a meeting of his climate change task force, comprised of state, local, and tribal leaders, President Obama announced a slew of investments, tools, and partnerships to help prepare the nation for a warming world. The programs include: Two stages...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Brett Walton | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The Climate Crusader shares her tips for storing the summer bounty without breaking a sweat.Local eating is pretty mainstream these days - so mainstream, in fact, that many big corporations are trying to cash in. In spite of the greenwashing out there...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Energy efficiency professionals are increasingly looking to the success of third-party financing in the solar industry as a model for attracting large investors and growing deal flow quickly. Is it working? If a new survey of hundreds of project developers...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Monday, July 21, 2014
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RENEWS - Samsung Renewable Energy has formed a partnership with Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure to provide equity funding for the 100MW Kingston solar project in southeastern Ontario....
From: Solarplaza | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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This story was originally published on ProPublica. California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies...
From: Mother Jones | By: —By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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SOLARSERVER - IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA has completed the development of its first renewable energies project in South Africa, consisting of the construction of three major facilities: the Noblesfontein and Klipheuwel wind farms and the 96 MW Jasper solar...
From: Solarplaza | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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EBR - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company (Yingli Solar) announced that it will supply 3MW of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed generation (DG) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in eastern China....
From: Solarplaza | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit reduced greenhouse gases and saved money on fuel by transitioning to compressed natural gas buses....
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Researchers working at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering claim to have produced a sponge-like substance that helps convert water to steam using sunlight one-hundredth as bright as that required by conventional steam-producing solar generators....
From: Gizmag | By: Colin Jeffrey | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater.
From: Live Science | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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By Anthony Ruben:Earlier this month, I wrote about General Electric (NYSE:GE). While I was impressed with the company, I felt the valuation was rich for most non-dividend focused investors. In the course of my research, I learned more about, and became...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Anthony Ruben | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After much fanfare about the transformational change to manufacturing 3D or additive printing will make, it has been quietly making ground where it matters most, in industrial high tech-applications. Why does this matter most, surely you might say an...
From: MetalMiner | By: Stuart Burns | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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World Science Festival published a two-part article about the Manhattan Project. The first part talked about the science of the atom bomb. Today, they look at the ethics of the Manhattan Project, nuclear weapons, and the nuclear power industry that grew...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Bord na Móna is expecting the early contribution from pending wind farm projects to further boost its earnings this year, following a record profit performance in its latest financial year....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Australia’s public and private sectors should be teaming up in renewable energy projects to drive the diversification away from mining exports, according to Australian economist Adrian Blundell-Wignall....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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China is the world’s biggest producer of wind power
From: Irish Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Exelon Generation officials broke ground Monday for two new power generating units at its Perryman Station in southeastern Harford County, calling the project an expanded focus on natural gas and clean energy....
From: Baltimore Sun | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The rapid changes to the electricity system being wrought by distributed solar have utilities crying out. But are they crying wolf over the "duck" chartUtilities Cry “Fowl” Over Duck Chart And Distributed Solar Power was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Doctor Who Photos from the upcoming eighth series finale showcase that the episode is set to recreate the iconic scenes from the second Doctor serial "The Invasion" a full 46 years after the original. The famous photo of Cybermen marching down the steps...
From: Dark Horizons | By: Dark Horizons | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San Francisco: It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days.  What will the 21st century grid look like?  This is...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Carl Zichella | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The nearly R1-billion is in addition to the multibillion-rand nuclear power plans SA is considering rolling out as part of its electricity road map.
From: Mail and Guardian Online | By: Chris Roper | Monday, July 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON – Sen. Harry Reid on Monday defended the economic impact of renewable energy in Nevada, saying projects have created “thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs” even if many are short-term.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A U.S. court ruled last week that the Obama administration violated the due process rights of a U.S. corporation that is owned by Chinese interests. Experts say the decision, which involved a wind farm project off the coast of Oregon could change the...
From: Voice of America | By: Hu Wei | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Luis Gonzalez. Last year, CleanTechnica reported a new project from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) about how to create a Net-Zero-Energy home. The results from the project have been disclosed after one year of experience...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, July 21, 2014
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California officials ordered an emergency shutdown of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites in Kern County earlier this month, fearing they may be contaminating sources of drinking water that are sorely needed in the drought-stricken state. No contamination...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike G | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Over 100 people are expected to join a protest rally in Tallahassee on Monday ahead of hearings that could see the state's energy conservation programs slashed by up to 93 percent. The post Florida Utilities Move To Slash Energy Conservation Programs...
From: Climate Progress | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Scott Dodd Growing up in northern West Virginia in the 1970s, I remember seeing a lot of big white plastic candy canes sticking out of the ground, marking the natural gas pipelines that ran just below the surface. You’d encounter them along streams...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Scott Dodd | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The battle over where New Mexico’s electricity will come from after Public Service Company of New Mexico shuts down half of the coal-fired units at San Juan Generating Station near Farmington is growing. Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates...
From: Free Republic | By: The Albuquerque Journal | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Ampt's new Solar Power Optimizer creates an increase in power delivery from an array's inverters, allowing for increased efficiency from solar hardwareAmpt Launches New Solar Power Optimizer was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Tim Heath, University of Nottingham and Yiming Shao, University of Nottingham The 21st century has seen rapid urbanisation and the global population is now expected to grow to more than 8.3 billion by 2050. Currently, 800m hectares – 38% of the...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Monday, July 21, 2014
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(Reuters) - New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest....
From: Reuters | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Mark Ruffalo was all smiles as he posed for pictures and signed autographs on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. The 46-year-old actor was in town to support Leilani Munter in the Automobile Read MoreThe post Mark Ruffalo Promotes Clean, Renewable Energy...
From: Ecorazzi | By: Lindsey Little | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The $100 million terminal under construction in New Bedford was originally started with offshore wind turbines in mind. But the interest from potential operators shows that a much wider range of shipping uses could emerge after the project is done at...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Jon Chesto | Monday, July 21, 2014
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