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Wind Power Boom at Risk: 91,000 Jobs Blowin’ in the Wind

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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Four Green Travel Business Best Practices

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.

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You Can’t Fly an Airplane With an Algae Pond On It…Or Can You?

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

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Israel Powering Its Future With Algae Biofuel?

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.

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U.S. Army Deploys LEED Standards to Help Wounded Soldiers Recuperate

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

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Direct Investments in Renewable Energy Increasingly Attractive

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.

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Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year.  But there are some disadvantages of solar energy