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industry-news iconMaldives Carbon Neutrality To Fight Climate Change
by Heather Philipp on 03/16/2009

Maldives trying to save itself by becoming first nation to eradicate carbon footprint

The first nation to announce plans to go carbon-neutral is also one who is in the most danger from the effects of climate change. The Republic of Maldives, a group of coral islands to the north of the... [more]

sustainable-business iconRecycle Electronics & Get a Best Buy Gift Card
by Megan Brown on 03/17/2009

Best Buy recently launched a recycling program at all 1,006 stores nationwide.

Best Buy started an electronics recycling program in mid-February which allows customers to bring in up to two units per day for recycling. Best Buy is leveraging its retail presence and brand to... [more]

industry-news iconGreenhouse Gas Reporting Proposed by EPA
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/16/2009

A national reporting system would aid in regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a comprehensive system for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the United States. This first-of-its-kind system will help the... [more]

industry-news iconRenewables Could Supply 40% of Global Electricity
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/13/2009

By 2050 renewable energy might provide 40% of the world’s electricity supply.

Renewable technologies such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaics and biomass currently produce a small portion of the world's electricity, but with proper political and financial support, they... [more]

industry-news iconGoogle PowerMeter Displays Electricity Consumption
by Holly Hallowell on 03/11/2009

PowerMeter software integrates into iGoogle platform and shows real-time view of user's electricity consumption.

The prototype for Google PowerMeter, which takes information from a home's smart meter and displays it on a graph, is being tested by Google employees. According to Ed Lu of Google's... [more]

sustainable-business iconThe Marketing of Green Beer
by Megan Brown on 03/10/2009

In the world of craft beer, New Belgium Brewery, is known for its green-conscious corporate culture.

As a leader in environmental responsibility and as the third largest craft brewer in the country, New Belgium is used to getting attention.  Being a leader isn’t always... [more]

industry-news iconWind Riding the Rails
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/06/2009

Siemens sent out its first US shipment of wind turbine blades to be transported by train.

Wind turbine components are generally transported from the factory to the project site via trucks, a process rife with logistical challenges. Moving 148-foot-long wind turbine blades... [more]

industry-news iconClean Energy Corps Proposed
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/06/2009

The U.S. could create a Clean Energy Corps to promote energy efficiency and “green” jobs.

In an effort to address the environmental impact of home energy use and the job losses resulting from the flagging economy, a coalition of groups has proposed the creation of a Clean... [more]