April 2, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Solar village to house microgrid project

Four solar homes built by students will soon become home to an experimental microgrid to manage and store renewable energy. Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
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Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy. Their technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse sol… Continue reading

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March 27, 2013
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World’s first digital camera to be powered by sunlight and wind-up renewable energy

The Sun and Cloud is the first digital camera to be entirely powered by mechanical and solar energy. Continue reading

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March 25, 2013
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Moving beyond oil and gas requires willpower more than anything else

One of the main barriers keeping us from making progress on renewable energy is in our minds. I’m not saying that we can dump fossil fuels overnight, or that it will be easy, but we could certainly do a lot more. Continue reading

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March 21, 2013
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Apple now uses renewable energy for 75% of its needs

It now states that is uses 100% renewable energy for its data centers and 75% for its needs overall, up from 35% in 2010. Continue reading

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March 18, 2013
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World’s largest concentrated solar power station (100 MW) begins operations in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are best known for oil and gas, but the region is also home to interesting developments in renewable energy. Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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Solar-powered cell towers bring off-grid energy to remote communities

Powering off-grid mobile phone towers with renewable energy also brings electricity to many areas in dire need of power. Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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Solar-powered cell towers lead rural electrification

Powering off-grid mobile phone towers with renewable energy also brings electricity to many areas in dire need of power. Continue reading

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February 18, 2013
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U.S. added 147 megawatts of geothermal energy in 2012

Geothermal power has a promising future, but so far it has lagged behind most of its other renewable energy cousins, especially wind and solar. Continue reading

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February 8, 2013
by Darby Hoover
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And the Grammy for Greening Goes To…

Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, San Francisco
This Sunday evening, I’ll be watching the GRAMMY Awards on television, along with millions of other people (over 39 million last year). I’m excited about hearing some e… Continue reading

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September 7, 2012
by Reduce
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Whole Foods Introduces Paper and Wood Gift Cards

While gift cards can be recycled, ensuring that every single gift card issued is recycled is nearly impossible. That’s why Whole Foods recently decided to do away with plastic gift cards all together – even their variety of 100 percent post-consumer plastic cards. Rather than issuing a piece of plastic into the waste cycle, Whole [...] Continue reading

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June 8, 2012
by Richard Matthews
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40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment

Technology may not be a panacea to solve the climate crisis, but green applications (eco-apps) are helping to drive awareness and foster responsible action. There was a time when eco-apps did little more than provide lists of so-called “green” products… Continue reading

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May 22, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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What lies ahead for international action on global warming for the rest of 2012? (Part 2)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
When countries meet in Rio+20 they have a choice – they can talk about the actions that should be taken to reduce global warming or they can outline new actions t… Continue reading

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May 18, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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Entrepreneurs and Key Organizations Urge the World Bank Group to Set Aside $500 million for Energy Access at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
Twenty clean energy entrepreneurs and nearly thirty civil society organizations leaders sent a letter to the World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick last week urging… Continue reading

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May 8, 2012
by Joel Reynolds
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What’s In the Name "Environmentalist"?

Joel Reynolds, Director of NRDC’s Urban Program, the Marine Mammal Protection and So. California Ecosystem projects, Santa Monica, CA
Someone sent me a blog post this morning titled “Don’t call me an environmentalist,” arguing that… Continue reading

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April 24, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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Time to Help Power the World with renewable energy at the 2012 Earth Summit

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
One in five people in the world live without electricity – or around 1.3 billion people – and one billion more live only with access to unreliable electrici… Continue reading

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March 27, 2012
by Cai Steger
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2013 Ryan Republican Budget likes clean energy even less than 2012 version

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Budget Committee chairman, released a federal budget proposal that doubles down on the idea that we should subsidize fos… Continue reading

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February 7, 2012
by Reduce
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Colgate Pledges to Reduce Waste

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In the report, the company also committed to cutting the environmental impact of products and packages by 20 percent by 2015 through increasing the use of sustainable materials and recycled content. [...] Continue reading

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June 16, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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Race to Rio – Earth Summit 2012 News

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC We are just a year away from the next Earth Summit scheduled for June 4-6, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, and interest in the gathering – officially labeled the UN Conference on Sustaina… Continue reading

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April 18, 2011
by Reduce
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Starbucks Exec Dishes on New Corporate Social Responsibility Plan

How you could score a free cup o’ joe and other highlights from Starbucks new Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Starbucks first started publishing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports 10 years ago. Back then, according to Ben Packard, vice president of Global Responsibility, Starbucks was among just a handful of companies that reported such findings [...] Continue reading

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