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Shell Oil

Shell Oil : Natural Gas Best Opportunity For Carbon Reduction

A company such as Shell has to operate on the basis of where the technical skills are and drive the objective of CO2 reduction in a way that has the most impact according to those technical capabilities. Shell believes to achieve real carbon reductions over several decades, their best contribution is to increase the balance of natural gas over other fossil fuels.

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Petroleum Losing Its Luster for Agriculture Sector, Too

More that 100 farming organizations, renewable energy associations and other stakeholders have signed an Agriculture Energy Coalition open letter to four U.S. Senators and Representatives, urging more funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the 2013 farm bill.

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Interview: Anand Babu on Opower’s Strategy

I had a chance to talk to Anand Babu, Opower’s Director of Platform Strategy about how the company’s technology works, where it’s headed, and exactly what kind of impact they’ll ultimately have on sustainability.

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The Future of Smart HVAC Systems

The future of smart HVAC systems is critical to the American economy with the cost of fossil fuels undoubtedly set to rise over the coming years.

improved flow battery from DOE and Stanford

Want Renewable Energy? Just Go with the Flow

Stanford researchers are developing a new flow battery that could introduce more wind and solar power in the utility grid mix, enabling more businesses to use renewable energy without an up-front investment.

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Road Test: Specialized’s New E-bike Will Add Fun To Your Commute

Unlike many e-bike manufacturers who modify an existing bike platform and bolt on off-the-shelf wheel-hub motors and battery packs, Specialized’s engineers explained with the Turbo, they needed to design their bike from the ground up in order for it to align with the company’s performance-focused brand.

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The Greenest Generation: Baby Boomers or Millennials?

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, those born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, otherwise known as Millennials, are talking a lot of talk without walking much of a walk, according to a recent study by DDB Worldwide.

Boulder demands more renewable energy from Xcel

Boulder Wants More Wind Power, and Wants It Now

The Boulder renewable energy plan could attract new businesses to the city by guaranteeing them access to more clean energy without the need for an up-front investment.

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New Horizons for AC Refrigerants

The race is on to find alternatives to HFCs that have low GWPs and don’t deplete the ozone layer. Chemical companies have zoomed in on three alternative refrigerants: ammonia, propane and, ironically enough, carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Commuting by Bike in L.A. Can Be Harder than It Seems

According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau survey, 43 percent more Americans commute by bicycle than did in 2000 – and 70 percent more people living in large cities use bikes for commuting purposes than in 2000. Yet the city of Los Angeles is still way behind in statistics. Does that mean So Cal’s largest metropolitan area is doomed as a cycling capital? Hardly. It’s just getting started.