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07/24/2014Grocery Stores Rapidly Adopt Green Globes for Building Certification

PORTLAND, Ore., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The properties include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Aldi's, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Publix stores across the country. New Seasons director of construction and facilities Wayne Pipes said Green Globes certification helps validate the company's sustainability story. "We were the first B-Corp grocer in the ...
07/15/2014Interactive Solar Exhibit at LEGOLAND Teaches Children Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Skills

Largo, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Solar Source installed a 30-kilowatt solar panel array at LEGOLAND Florida's Imagination Zone with funding from Tampa Electric's Renewable Energy program. LEGOLAND took the array to the next level, opening a solar power exhibit featuring an interactive 6-foot LEGO Earth model. Solar Source mounted multi-crystalline Suniva panels to the roof of the Imagination ...
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 ...
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 ...
07/12/2014Site Work Begins on Major Solar-Panel Factory in Buffalo, N.Y.

July 12--Work has begun at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo, where one of the world's biggest solar panel factories -- a keystone in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative -- will be built. The project's developer, Buffalo-based contractor LPCiminelli, has been on site doing environmental studies and early-stage testing, as well as some technical work to better understand the ...
07/12/2014Solar vs. Electric Battles Heating Up in Iowa, Wis.

July 12--Skirmishes between solar power supporters and electric utilities are intensifying, with standoffs in Iowa and Wisconsin attracting attention around the country. Most recently, in a decision cheered by solar advocates, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday rebuffed concerns raised by Iowa regulators and Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp., which argued that a solar company's move to install ...
07/14/2014Moorestown Looks into Going Solar

July 14--On sunny days the roof of Moorestown's new town hall and public library heats up, and so does the water in the faucets below. "It got up to 180 degrees over the winter," Catherine Ward said after climbing a steep yellow ladder last week to inspect the building's rooftop solar array. "By the time they opened the building [in April], they had to dial it back to 140." It was the first ...
07/13/2014New Jersey Town Experiments with Solar Infrastructure

July 13--On sunny days the roof of Moorestown's new town hall and public library heats up, and so does the water in the faucets below. "It got up to 180 degrees over the winter," Catherine Ward said after climbing a steep yellow ladder last week to inspect the building's rooftop solar array. "By the time they opened the building [in April], they had to dial it back to 140." It was the first ...
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 ...
07/03/2014Philadelphia Newcomers Fight Car-centric Development

July 03--Philadelphia is a city in a state of churn. Newcomers in their 20s and 30s are filling up rowhouses by the hundreds, transforming whole neighborhoods overnight. Thanks to an influx of immigrants, more languages than ever pepper our streets. Hardly a week goes by without the opening of a new chef-driven restaurant, but good luck getting a last-minute reservation on Saturday evening. ...
07/08/2014Hotel Show to Focus on Sustainable Hotel Design

This year's Hotel Show Dubai, taking place at the World Trade Centre on September 28-30, will have an increased focus on sustainability, with a new Future Hotel sustainable design feature displaying the latest products and concepts. As part of a partnership with Italian architecture studio WT Project, new sustainable design feature Future Hotel will explore how innovative and sustainable ...
07/08/2014Statewide Initiative Sets Goals for Sustainability

July 08--Gov. Neil Abercrombie, joined by the four county mayors and Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kama­na'o­pono Crabbe, on Monday launched the Aloha+ Challenge, a series of targets for the state to reach in various sectors of sustainability, renewable energy and natural resource management. The targets are outlined in a joint House-Senate nonbinding resolution passed unanimously by the ...
07/08/2014SEIA Joins Women in Solar Energy as Founding Member

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced it has joined Women in Solar Energy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and membership organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. "SEIA takes great pride in being a founding corporate member of Women in Solar Energy," said SEIA ...
06/29/2014Michigan's Wind Energy Industry Soaring

June 29--The shift to renewable energy sources in Michigan -- particularly wind -- has picked up in the past few years and could get more of a boost as the Obama administration seeks a 30\% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, advocates and utility companies say."Wind energy has been the primary source of new renewable energy in Michigan," John Quackenbush, the chairman of the ...
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 ...
07/06/2014Annapolis Revives Idea of 500-acre Energy Park

Forty-eight people crowded into the pump house at the Annapolis waterworks park in April 2009 to hear Bob Agee speak. Most weren't surprised by what he said. Agee had discussed building a renewable energy park since 2008, and most in the room already knew what he had in mind. Agee, then Annapolis' city administrator, outlined a plan for a 500-acre facility with solar, biomass and methane ...
07/07/2014627,966 Houses Powered with Green Electricity, Report Finds

The total "green" electricity generated in the South West rose 37% last year as 11,599 new projects were installed, a new report shows. The installed capacity now stands at nearly 1.2GW, some 8.3% of the total requirements of the region, equivalent to the energy use of a quarter of all homes, or 627,966 houses. Despite a record surge in the number of solar panels - which added 271MW or 67% of ...
07/06/2014West Bengal Seeks 'Smart Green City' Tag for New Town [Kolkata]

KOLKATA: The Mamata Banerjee government has submitted a proposal to the Centre that Rajarhat New Town be accorded the status of a smart green city. The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has placed a 16-point list to the Centre on the initiatives the authorities are taking to develop New Town as a smart city. The township was declared a solar city by the previous UPA government at ...
07/02/2014Solar Panels Cut L.A. Apartments' Energy Bill

July 02--Irvine-based solar panel maker ecoSolargy recently installed 1,664 of its photovoltaic panels at 34 apartment buildings in downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco, in what the company called one of the largest projects of its kind in the state in the past decade. The buildings, mostly in Los Angeles, are owned by Culver City-based real estate company Goldrich & Kest, which saw a 70 ...
06/24/2014Two Universities in D.C. Make Deal to Buy Power From New N.C. Solar Farms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation's capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms that will be built in North Carolina, the schools announced Monday night. George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital announced the 20-year agreement with Duke Energy Renewables to ...
07/01/2014US to Finance Solar Power Plant in Chile

Washington (Alliance News) - The US is helping Chile build a major solar power plant in the Atacama Desert, US President Barack Obama said Monday. In his meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Obama said the 141-megawatt plant would "help meet their energy needs." The 230 million dollars in backing will come from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government ...
07/01/2014Oil-Producing Iran Looks to Solar to Light Future

SICHANLOO, Iran (AP) — In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power. President Hassan Rouhani's government has quintupled its spending on solar power projects in the last year, taking ...
07/01/2014EU Court Upholds National Green Energy Subsidies

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court is confirming countries have the right to limit subsidies for renewable energy to plants based on their territory, as opposed to companies' operations abroad. Tuesday's ruling by the Court of Justice found countries may also restrict electricity imports to promote wind, solar or biomass energy because it "is justified by the public interest ...
07/01/2014Ikea Expands Rooftop Solar Panel System Atop Perryville Distribution Center

July 01--Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the existing system's size. The 1.7 million-square-foot warehouse, built in 2002, employs about 550 workers and distributes inventory to many ...
07/01/2014Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project July 1, 2014 - 9:23am News Media Contact - (202)586-4940 WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC. ...

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