In 2011, 32 percent of all electric generation capacity added to the grid came from wind. However, much of that growth benefited from the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) which has helped to stimulate investment. The credit is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 unless it is renewed.
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Businesses spend $230 billion on travel. Traveling to customers and key suppliers is good business, but the challenge is how to travel and reduce your environmental footprint. Here are four green travel best practices.
United Airlines made waves last year when it became one of the first commercial U.S. airlines to use algae biofuel, and it quickly followed up by joining the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative last spring. Now the airline is bumping its commitment to sustainable aviation up another notch through a new partnership with the Sustainable … Continued
FedEx prides itself for having a clear goal: to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways. FedEx 2011 Global Citizenship Report, which was released on Monday, provides another indication that the second largest shipping company in the world continues to work hard to meet this goal.
A new company from Tel Aviv called Univerve is working to turn algae, a natural substance, into third-generation renewable fuel. The company decided to focus on algae because they do not compete for food resources, land or potable water as do first- and second-generation biofuels such as sugarcane, corn or wood.
Health and wellness have always been key elements in green construction. That’s especially true of health services buildings, and a new U.S. Army project neatly illustrates how LEED standards could improve the well being of people who use LEED-certified buildings. The project in question is the U.S. Army’s Soldier in Transition Campus under construction at … Continued
Though posing challenges,taking equity stakes in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects can turn out to be ideal investments for pension funds, insurers and other long-term institutional investors. The need is certainly there, as the EU and other nations look to boost renewable energy capacity, stimulate their economies, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
The recent power outages in India provided an encouraging reminder that off-grid renewable energy truly is playing a critical role in sustainable development globally.
Fields Volvo in Northfield, Ill. has become the first Volvo store in the country to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) certification.