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Now that some homeowners with solar leases are putting their homes on the market, the deal doesn’t seem as sweet. Solar leases may scare off potential homebuyers, particularly if they don’t understand them.
While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever, it’s also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.
New records for solar power production are coming and going at a fast pace in sunny Germany, where the latent effects of a democratic feed-in tariff continue to fuel adoption. All that solar energy capacity is driving innovation and the need for energy storage solutions.
LIVE: Join us for a conversation around ‘the proof of zero – Zero Waste to Landfill Certification with UL Environment, Waste Management, Bridgestone Tires & GLA Roofing.
SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it’s not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase access to SolarCoins for those without the wealth to invest in solar or trade currencies.
Elon Musk has crafted a triple bottom line business template based on EVs, charging stations and solar energy. It’s not the only one pursuing such a vision. A recent hire by Miami’s CarCharging Group indicates they may be heading down a similar path.
Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs? The simple answer is yes, but the more detailed answer is that it depends.
Join us June 19 at the Impact Hub SF, or live online, for a Fireside Chat where TriplePundit’s Founder will chat with David Gottfried, Founder of the USGBC.
Consumers increasingly want to know what’s behind a label, and an environmental claim. We talk with UL’s Director of Market Development Scot Case to understand how third-party validation systems work — and why they benefit manufacturers, retailers and consumers when it comes to promoting and using green products.
Cities do not have the power to prohibit fossil fuel shipments because only the federal government can regulate railroads, so it’s an easy stance to take — it’s a resolution not a law. However fierce local opposition to fossil fuel exports carried on trains through West Coast port areas is putting a severe crimp in industry plans.
“Climate change is a problem that absolutely must be tackled, and it is a very urgent problem and the longer we leave it the more and more urgent it becomes,” said James Smith, former chair of Shell U.K. and current chair of the consultancy Carbon Trust.
Recycled water will account for around 85 percent of all water used in Levi’s Stadium – the new home of the San Francisco 49ers — and will be used for playing field irrigation, a 27,000 square foot green roof, flushing toilets, and cooling tower make-up water. Inside, the stadium is dual plumbed with recycled water used for flushing toilets.
Following final testing by the City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utilities, Levi’s Stadium recently was connected to the city’s recycled water system, making it the first stadium in California to utilize the drought-proof water source. The milestone brings the facility one step closer to a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.