Green News

Yosemite Solar Light Brings Green to Light Poles
Marchetti, June 29 2010, Earth Techling
A company by the name of Geosis Corporation is planning to unveil shortly a new solar light converter which could go a long way towards powering commercial and residential lamp posts with solar power. It is called the Yosemite Series Solar Light..
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The Best Landscaping Solar Lights
O'Toole, May 15 2010, Livestrong
When purchasing landscaping solar lights, many factors determine which is best. What might be the best option for one buyer may not be feasible for another. For instance, if money is no object, buyers can focus on the quality....
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Top 6 Utility-scale Fast-tracked Solar Projects
Wednesday September 1st 2010, Renewable Energy World
In June 2009, the Department of Interior announced a fast-track program for renewable energy and transmission projects on public lands under BLM management..
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Australia shelves key emissions trading scheme
Bryant, Tuesday April 27th 2010, BBC News
The Australian government has put plans for a flagship emissions trading scheme on hold until 2013 at the earliest. The move comes after the scheme was rejected twice by the Senate, where Prime Minster Kevin Rudd's government does not have a majority..
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Bill Gates: We need global 'energy miracles'
Sutter, February 12th 2010, CNN News
Multiple nationMicrosoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Friday called on the world's tech community to find a way to turn spent nuclear fuel into cheap, clean energy. "What we're going to have to do at a global scale is create a new system," Gates said in a speech at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. "So we need energy miracles."
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Six nations offered $3.5 billion as part of global plans to cut deforestation
Kinver, January 22nd 2010, BBC News
Multiple nations offered billions to cut deforestaion, which accounts for about 20% of all emissions from human activity. Campaigners warn the scheme fails to consider the rights of forest people.The money, tabled by: Japan, Norway, Australia, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, was made available under the United Nations' Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (Redd) scheme.
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UN confident of success at Copenhagen climate summit, with US on board
New on UN and Copanhagen on NOV 19, 2009
With just 17 days left before the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, a top UN official today predicted success for a framework accord including specific reduction targets from the United States, the only hold-out among industrialized nations, with a formal treaty to follow within six months.
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Tackling climate change nets 4.5 million jobs
American Solar Energy Society Inc, Oct 22, 2009
ASES/MISI analysis shows that renewable energy and energy efficiency can reduce U.S. carbon emissions 60-80%, generate millions of jobs and are revenue neutral or better
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OBAMA Shows Up Early at UN Plans to Reverse Climate Change
CNN News added on Sep 22, 2009
President Obama delivers his first speech to the United Nations, speaking during a summit on climate change.
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Obama, Rudd news conference on environment
L'AQUILA, July 9, 2009 Reuters
L'AQUILbama, "One of my highest priorities as president is to drive a clean energy transformation of our economy." "Ice sheets are melting, sea levels are rising, our oceans are becoming more acidic and we have already seen its effects on weather patterns our food and water sources and our habitats."
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Top 10 green cities
By Angela Black
Mother Nature Network (
Posted: 07/01/2009 07:51:04 PM PDT
Updated: 07/03/2009 01:45:14 PM PDT
Which cities are the greenest? Although the Environmental Protection Agency has not established official criteria for ranking the greenness of a city, there are several key areas that help measure carbon footprint reduction.
These include air and water quality, efficient recycling and management of waste, percentage of LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings, acres of land devoted to green space, use of renewable energy sources, and easy access to products and services that make green lifestyle choices (organic products, buying local, clean transportation methods) easy.
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
January 6, 2009 President Obama signs the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009". Now signed into law, this Act provides billions in investments to increase the use of solar energy and promote
energy efficiency. This legislation also funds solar and energy efficient upgrades for schools, solar grant alternatives to the investment tax credit, solar manufacturer incentives, and other historic investments.
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San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, New Green Building Laws effective November 3, 2008
On August 4, 2008, Mayor Newsom signed San Francisco's groundbreaking green building ordinance that imposes strict new green building requirements on newly constructed residential and commercial buildings, and renovations to existing buildings. The ordinance specifically requires newly constructed commercial buildings over 5,000 sq ft, all new residential buildings, and renovations to areas over 25,000 sq ft in existing buildings that are undergoing major structural upgrades and mechanical, electrical or plumbing upgrades to be subject to an unprecedented level of green building requirements.
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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on House Passage of Bill to Extend Federal Solar Tax Credit, California Energy Commission Action on $462 Million for Renewable Energy Projects
February 27, 2008
"At the same time the federal government is addressing this issue, California is continuing to lead in diversifying our renewable energy options by enabling the California Public Utilities Commission to quickly distribute $462 million in funds for renewable energy projects. This plan will invigorate investment in non-carbon-based energy sources and give us one more option as we work toward our green energy goals."
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San Jose, California's Green Vision
On October 30, 2007, the San Jos?City Council adopted the Green Vision, a fifteen-year plan to transform SanJos?into a world center of Clean Technology innovation, promote cutting-edge sustainable practices, and demonstrate that the goals of economic growth, environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility are inextricably linked. We hope you will join us as we strive to make the Green Vision a reality and ensure that San Jos?remains a sustainable community for generations to come.
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