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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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  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 Wind
U.S. companies built record 13.2 gigawatts worth of new wind power capacity in the country in 2012, according to a study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A large factor in the construction record is that companies rushed to complete projects before production tax credits for wind proj...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Image Credit: Chyrko Olena / Shutterstock For almost three decades, scientists have tried to identify a particular enzyme involved in regulating electron transport during photosynthesis. Now, a research team from Ludwig Maximilians Universitat (LMU) has found the missing link, which turns out to be...
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Posted by on in Wind
Barack Obama's re-election may have seemed like a sure win for solar and wind power, given the President's history of supporting green energy. But the optimism quickly darkened in the aftermath. In the days following the election, renewable energy stocks fell, along with the broader market. The fu...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Reznick Think Energy has an exciting opportunity for developers, engineers, EPCs and financiers interested in working on high profile renewable energy projects. We are working with Carbon War Room to help Necker Island, the Caribbean island owned by Sir Richard Branson, to transition away from fossi...
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Posted by on in Wind
If the world shifts to clean energy, wind-generated electricity will play a big role—and there is more than enough wind for that, according to new research. Researchers developed the most sophisticated weather model available to show that not only is there plenty of wind over land and near to shore ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
by Ben Cubby of brisbanetimes.com.au THIS year is likely to be seen by future historians as the ''beginning of the clean-energy era'', when the world turned decisively towards renewable energy, according to the chief of Australia's climate commission, Tim Flannery. Professor Flannery will try to s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  The fact is that 10 to 12 per cent of the primary energy supply today comes from renewable sources (not counting hydroelectric energy). But new renewables – technologies of the future – still make up only one or two per cent of this supply. The rest comes from biomass systems of the poor, ...
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Posted by on in Wind
Conventional wisdom suggests that because we're approaching the theoretical limit on individual wind turbine efficiency, wind energy is now a mature technology. But California Institute of Technology researchers revisited some of the fundamental assumptions that guided the wind industry for the past...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  The long battle between public and private power is flaring up again. California is the hot spot because the state legislature has lined up on the side of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a form of public power lite in which communities choose power sources but distribution is left to t...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Some positive news from the oil spill. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) today introduced a Clean Energy jobs and Oil Spill Accountability Plan. The following is a statement by Sarah Chasis, Director of the Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The BP disaster in the Gulf is a sober...
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