e-newsletter
digital edition
product info
advertise
Mcgraw Hill Construction
Daily News
These stories from the AP and other major media sources have not been reported, edited, or fact checked by GreenSource editors.
Showing items 1 - 25
 

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 ...
06/24/2014Island Residents Hear Few Answers on Wind Leases

June 24--VINEYARD HAVEN -- The announcement last week that 742 acres of ocean south of Martha's Vineyard will be opened to offshore wind energy left unanswered questions about what the projects would look like from shore, the effects on the environment and how the turbines will be connected to the electric grid. On Monday, state and federal officials tried to fill in the blanks for about 40 ...
06/12/2014Residential Energy Generation and Storage Will Reach $71.6 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Rooftop solar PV and other technologies are transforming the residential power industry, report concludes BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which enable customers to generate some of their own electricity and sell unneeded power back to their utility, are the most visible form of the broad disruption caused by distributed energy resources (DER). The growing ...
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 ...
07/06/2014West 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 ...
07/07/2014627,966 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 ...
07/15/2014Interactive 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 ...
07/12/2014Site 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 ...
06/25/2014Green Investment Bank to Launch £1bn Offshore Wind Fund

The government's Green Investment Bank (Gib) has announced plans to raise £1bn to encourage new investors to put money into offshore wind farms.Unveiling its first set of annual results, Gib said it was looking for long-term investors to invest in a fund that will buy equity stakes in wind farms already in operation. Investors in the fund, to be managed by a Gib subsidiary, are likely to be ...
06/05/2014Green Mixer Connects Job Seekers with Solar Companies, Local Officials

Grid Alternative's chief development officer Stuart Haniff emphasized a point in U.S president Barack Obama's state of the union address from January. "He (Obama) noted that every four minutes a home or a business goes solar in the United States," Haniff said to approximately fifty job seekers on Thursday May 29 during the third annual Green Mixer held at San Bernardino City Hall in downtown. ...
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. ...
07/02/2014Solar 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 ...

Showing items 1 - 25
 
Recently Updated Reader Profiles
 
----- Advertising -----
----- Advertising -----
Click here to go to product info Page
Daily Headlines
Sweets, Search Building Products
Search
Reader Feedback
Most Commented Most Recommended
Rankings reflect comments made in the past 14 days
Rankings reflect comments made in the past 14 days
Recently Posted Reader Photos

View all photo galleries >>
Recent Forum Discussions

View all forum discusions >>