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04/22/2014The Living Wall Biofilter Turns Ten Years Old

The living wall biofilter, a Canadian invention that improves air quality and reduces energy costs, turns a decade old this spring. The sustainable solution features an installation of tropical plants adorning offices, academic, commercial and civic buildings, and works to create a healthy indoor environment and lowers the carbon footprint. Developed by Dr. Alan Darlington and introduced ...
04/18/2014Largest US Solar Farm on Superfund Site Now Online

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar panels feeding 8 megawatts of electricity into Indianapolis Power & Light's power grid. The solar farm ...
04/18/2014Green Energy Scheme Gets an Extra Pound(s)4m

A FURTHER pound(s)4million has been allocated to a scheme which helps households in Scotland generate their own green energy. The fund gives people access to interest free loans of up to pound(s)10,000 for a range of renewable technologies such as a wind turbine or a solar water heating system. Aiming to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, more than 1000 loans have been handed out to ...
04/18/2014EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit to Houston-Area Facility; Permit Allows Construction of $325M Natural Gas Processing Plant, Adding Jobs (TX)

Release Date: 04/18/2014 Contact Information: Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard, 214 665-2200 or DALLAS -- (April 18, 2014) This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just west of Houston. The permit allows the ...
04/17/2014UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition (NC)

Release Date: 04/17/2014 Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), ATLANTA -- The UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The building was ...
04/17/2014University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition...

University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition (FL) Release Date: 04/17/2014 Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), ATLANTA -- The University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. was ...
04/15/2014Crowdsourcing Climate Change, One Contest at a Time

For millions of people, Wikipedia is a quick and easy way to settle a factual disagreement or research a school paper. For Thomas Malone, professor of management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the online, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is an inspiration."It's now possible to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people all over the world at a scale and with a ...
04/15/2014Oklahoma House Passes Solar Surcharge Bill

April 15--Utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines could face extra charges on their bills after legislation passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday. Senate Bill 1456 passed 83-5 after no debate in the House. It passed the Senate last month and now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin for her approval. The bill was supported by the state's major ...
04/15/2014Solar Energy Builds Business for Women Entrepreneurs

While the majority of people are grappling with severe power outages, a microfinance institution has launched a programme to provide economic opportunities for women. Mavis Madzoke - We believe this project will go a long way in helping us small scale business owners Using solar energy initiatives, the Zimbabwe Resources Foundation has given solar kits to 100 women entrepreneurs in various ...
03/31/2014A Hotter World Means Less Food, Higher Costs, 'Hotspots of Hunger,' UN Climate Panel Says

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in a 32-volume report issued ...
04/15/2014On Cape Cod, Solar Projects Turn up the Wattage

April 15--The clouds appear to have cleared, at least partially, for several large solar energy projects on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Projects in nine towns totaling nearly 12 megawatts worth of solar energy are under construction again, four months after work came to a screeching halt when the installer announced it was going out of business. An additional 16 megawatts are being ...
03/31/2014United Nations Warns World to Act on Climate Change

(ANSA) - Yokohama, March 31 - A United Nations report released on Monday urged international leaders to act to combat climate change, warning the planet's future is at risk. The UN's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, researched over a three-year period by more than 1,700 experts, announced that continents and oceans are "ill-prepared" and that effects of global warming have ...
03/23/2014Scottish Observatory Chief Quits Over Wind Farm Dispute

THE former manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory (SDSO) has claimed he was forced to resign after being pressured by the landowner to publicly oppose wind farm developments.The GBP600,000 observatory on the Craigengillan Estate in Dalmellington, Ayrshire, was opened by First Minister Alex Salmond in October 2012 with high hopes of attracting visitors to help regenerate the former mining ...
03/23/2014Chinese Premier Urges Energy Saving, Emission Cut

BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged further work on saving energy and reducing emissions, according to an official statement released Sunday. Li said that the environmental work and economic expansion shall be coordinated, because reducing production capacity creates huge business potential for new, green industries. China will control total energy consumption with higher efficiency, ...
03/25/2014Brookfield Renewable Energy Buying Wind Portfolio

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP is buying the wind power portfolio of Ireland's Bord Gais Energy for up to about $280 million. Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday, Brookfield will also assume about $680 million in debt. Brookfield Renewable's president and CEO, Richard Legault, said in a statement on Tuesday that the transaction will help it gain entry into the ...
03/25/2014Minnesota Finds Net Metering Undervalues Rooftop Solar

Utilities should be paying more for their customers' surplus solar power generation according to a solar pricing scheme approved by Minnesota's Public Utility Commission last month and expected to be finalized in early April. Minnesota's move marks the first state-level application of the 'value of solar' approach, which sets a price by accounting for rooftop solar power's net benefits, ...
03/25/2014Siemens Wind Turbine Factory Lauded by Environmental Group

A decision by Siemens to build a wind turbine plant in the United Kingdom is a "massive boost" for a low-carbon economy, British Friends of Earth said Tuesday. The German engineering company announced Tuesday it was investing more than $260 million to build a facility that would help produce rotor blades and other components for 6-megawatt turbines. Simon Bowens, a campaigner with Friends of ...

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