Energy Efficiency in 2011: Progress on Many Fronts, Treading Water on Others

With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available … MORE

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Sustainable Finance: Five Stories To Watch In 2012

While the financial world took a lot of hits in 2011, it was also a year of many positive developments and commitments from both the public and private sectors to enact social change for the betterment of human livelihoods and the … MORE

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First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

Washington, D.C. – Researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly launched today a groundbreaking new online tool called the Materials Project, which operates like a “Google” of … MORE

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Study: Coldest Regions Have Best Solar Potential

Some of the coldest places on Earth, including Antarctica and the high altitudes of the southern Andes and the Himalayas, could also have the best potential for solar power using photovoltaic technology, a new study finds. From Yale environment360: Some … MORE

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Money Still Flows

DETROIT — At a time when many government programs are fighting for survival, there’s one place the money is still flowing for now: the Great Lakes. In the past two years, Congress has pumped $775 million into the Great Lakes … MORE

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CFOs Need to Take a More Energetic Role in Embedding Sustainability Into Business Strategy

While a majority of CFOs are aware that sustainability will profoundly affect their “mainstream” duties, almost one third of them—31 percent—say they are either rarely involved or not involved in sustainability strategy and governance at their companies. This is among … MORE

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International Congress on Energy 2011 (ICE 2011)

2011 International Congress on Energy will feature more than 100 sessions related to technology, markets, business strategies and policy covering the solar, nuclear, lignocelluosics, biorefineries, hydrogen production, hydrogen storage and green innovation energy sectors. For six intensive days you’re gathered under … MORE

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Top Ten Reasons Why Renewable Energy Wins

Top 10 Reasons Why Solar Energy Will Win 10. A job is a job is a job. With all this talk about green jobs, clean jobs, and other kinds of jobs — how about we just call it a job? … MORE

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Billionaires Get Behind Cleantech Funding

Pike Research: In Washington, D.C., a group calling itself the American Energy Innovation Council unveiled a manifesto calling for “energy innovation and proposed reforms of government programs to yield greater economic benefits.”  Among other things, the report calls for sharp increases … MORE

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