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09/16/2014Governor Cuomo's BuildSmart NY: Prudent Fiscal Policy Aligning with Long-term Environmental Sustainability

Sometimes a great idea is embraced because it is well-designed to achieve one particular purpose. At other times, its success is attributed to its ability to achieve a variety of different goals simultaneously. BuildSmart NY is in the latter category, as its different components merge prudent fiscal policy, sustainability and environmental protection. At the end of 2012, New York faced ...
09/16/2014Sharing Energy Secrets Behind the Green Doors

IT looks like any other property in a row of terrace homes. But this 1880s three-bedroom house has been transformed inside and out into a sustainable environment that would stir envy within the greenest of people. Walk into the late Victorian solid wall conversion and you are comforted by its clean air and perfect temperature. Peter Clegg, of Cheltenham Green Doors, began converting the house ...
09/14/2014In Vermont, a Milestone in Green-Energy Efforts

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski ...
09/16/2014New SolarCity Product Makes it Possible for Businesses to Significantly Increase Solar Output From Each Rooftop

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY) unveiled a new product in its Zep Solar line of solar products today—a flat roof solar mounting solution that is twice as fast to install and can generate significantly more solar electricity from each rooftop than alternatives for the commercial market. ZS Peak makes it possible for far more businesses, schools and ...
09/16/2014SPI Solar Announces Developments in the Solar PV Market in Hawaii

ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets relating to current SPI solar PV projects in Hawaii. Under the terms of the agreement, SPI will acquire Hawaiian Power, LLC’s (“HPL’s”) equity interests and debt related to an SPI and HPL joint ...
09/09/2014Promise Energy "Cool Roofs + Solar Tour" Showcases Climate Strategies for Los Angeles Affordable Housing

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 On August 26th, Promise Energy hosted a group of local policymakers, academics, environmental organizations and utility representatives to showcase key strategies for addressing climate change and reducing urban heat island effect in Los Angeles. In collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) ...
09/09/2014California Clean Energy Bill Could Open Door for Homeowners and Small Businesses

Source: Flickr/constellationenergy Governor Brown has the opportunity to make energy-saving upgrades possible for families and small business owners by signing Assembly Bill 1883 (Nancy Skinner- Berkeley). This bill would significantly lower the cost of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), a tool which enables property owners to take advantage of energy efficiency and rooftop solar PV for ...
09/09/2014The Girls' School of Austin Dedicates New Campus, Earns Four-Star Green Building Rating for Efficiency and Sustainability

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Following a multi-year capital campaign and nine-month construction project, The Girls' School of Austin board of trustees, administration, families and guests will dedicate its new buildings and grounds on Sat., Sept. 13, 2014 at 10 a.m., followed by architectural presentations and workshops on sustainable design. School tours and workshops are offered ...
09/02/2014Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy Partner to Make Vermont a National Leader in Sustainable Energy

COLCHESTER, VT--(Marketwired - September 02, 2014) - Demonstrating Vermont's national importance as a model for our energy future, Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) today announced a partnership to deploy a series of new products and services for Vermont businesses and residents. The partnership, which ultimately will expand throughout Vermont, is part of an effort to establish ...
09/02/2014Fortinet Goes Green With Campus Solar Project

New 2014 Commercial Solar Energy Carport System Showcases Fortinet’s Environmental Commitments DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT), the worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in Network Security, has flipped the switch on a 900kW solar electric system which blankets its Santa Clara corporate campus. Fortinet’s commitment to sustainable ...
08/26/2014Verizon Plans Major Expansion of Its On-Site Green Energy Program; Company on Track to Become Largest Solar-Power Producer Among U.S. Communications...

Verizon Plans Major Expansion of Its On-Site Green Energy Program; Company on Track to Become Largest Solar-Power Producer Among U.S. Communications Companies This investment nearly doubles the amount of renewable power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year. To date, Verizon has invested nearly $140 million in on-site green energy. With the 2014 solar ...
08/26/2014Nonprofit Energy Foundation to Work in 3 Rhode Island Communities

Aug. 26--PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation agreed Monday night to allow a nonprofit foundation, SmartPower, of Washington, D.C., to work in three Rhode Island communities -- North Smithfield, Little Compton and Tiverton -- to encourage homeowners and businesses to invest in solar-energy projects. The agency's renewable-energy program manager, Hannah Morini, said the ...
08/01/2014A Massachusetts School District's Pioneering Path to Solar

GENERATING RENEWABLE ENERGY IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE, BUT ALSO PREFERABLE- EVEN IF THE ENERGY CAN'T BE PRODUCED ONSITE. Throughout the last 10 years, the Plymouth Public Schools (PPS) district in southeastern Massachusetts had been taking steps that would eventually earn it top honors for its environmental initiatives. What started with energy conservation that parlayed into energy-efficient ...
08/19/2014Green Building Initiative Announces Formation of Consensus Body for Revision of ANSI/GBI 01-2010

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI) today announced the selection of a 32-member Consensus Body (CB), to revise and update ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings over the next 12 to 18 months. The Consensus Body represents diverse stakeholders, including government, users, testing and standards ...
08/19/2014New Solar Cell Blooms Green Power in Japan

Tokyo: A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. In a country badly scarred by the tsunami-sparked nuclear disaster at Fukushima three years ago, the hydrangea-inspired solar offering is small beer alongside one of the world's biggest offshore wind power farms now floating off the ...
08/19/2014Renewables Set New Records

Records that would have been considered ambitious no longer are On 1 June 2014, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded a midday hourly peak of 4,767 MW of utility-generated solar electricity delivered into the California grid, a new record. That, however, does not include small-scale PVs on customer's roofs – which are growing at a rapid clip. Last year California ...
08/14/2014Mohegan Sun Massachusetts to be Greenest Resort Casino in the Nation as American Institute of Architects Lauds Project Design

REVERE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is expected to be the greenest resort casino in the nation, with one of the highest LEED scores of any such facility in the industry. This is according to points earned from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program that recognizes building best practices and ...
08/15/2014Leading Climate Scientist Sues National Energy Board over Pipeline Process

Calls for accountability, transparency, and respect for Canadians VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A leading climate scientist is asking the National Energy Board to reconsider its decision to refuse to consider climate change when deciding pipeline expansion. His challenge is based on section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees everyone "life, liberty and ...
08/12/2014Wineries Raising a Glass and a (Green) Roof for Eco-Friendly Design

NAPA, Calif. - It's a warm day in the Napa Valley and the summer sun that turns the region's plump grapes into prized cabernet sauvignon is beating down on the Odette Estate winery. But inside the winery's production facility, temperatures are pleasant — with nary a whisper of air conditioning. The reason is Odette Estate's innovative roof, which combines 8,500 square feet of planted, living ...
08/12/2014Ontario University Campuses Shrinking Their Environmental Footprint

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - From bike-share programs to solar-powered cars and green revolving funds, universities are making significant strides towards greening their campuses, concludes the Council of Ontario Universities' fifth annual report on the sector's environmental footprint. "Sustainability is a key priority for Ontario universities, and it is great to see our students, faculty ...
08/12/2014SoloPower Systems Announces Partnership with the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC)

(PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Portland, Oregon-based SoloPower Systems announced today that it is collaborating with the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) as a strategic technology partner. Under the agreement, PVMC will provide specialized technology services to SoloPower Systems to develop thin-film solar. SoloPower Systems' CTO Chris Eberspacher said, "Our collaboration with PVMC ...
07/11/2014Iowa Ruling Gives Boost to Solar Energy Expansion

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Solar energy companies can legally sell power directly to customers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in a boost to the small but growing source of renewable energy. The ruling will likely expedite the adoption of rooftop solar power generating systems — particularly by cities, schools and nonprofit groups — that can reduce users' energy costs and their impact on the ...
07/15/2014NRG Energy Donates $100,000 to Fund Solar Power Expansion at the Houston Food Bank

Contribution boosts efforts to fight hunger in the Greater Houston Area HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today the Houston Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from NRG Energy, Inc. to support the installation of a solar array at the 308,000-square foot facility just east of downtown Houston. Before the end of summer, new solar panels atop its expansive warehouse and distribution center will ...
06/30/2014Obama Says US Supporting Chilean Solar Power Plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States wants to help Chile build Latin America's largest solar power plant.Obama touted the project during an Oval Office meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has returned to office after winning election in March. Obama said Chile has been a model democracy in Latin America and he wants to deepen cooperation ...
07/15/2014Green Building Initiative Announces Green Globes for New Construction Certification of UNC Charlotte's Belk Hall

PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Green Building Initiative (GBI) today announced that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte's Belk Hall, a student housing facility for the college's upper division students, is the first building certified under the updated Green Globes for New Construction (NC), according to GBI president Jerry Yudelson. Belk Hall achieved 507 out of ...

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