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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

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Advantages of Solar Energy

This post is derived from RP Siegel’s post Solar Photovoltaics: Pros and Cons and concerns photovoltaics specifically. Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year, if it could be collected. Let’s break down some of the simple advantages of solar energy: Advantages of Solar Energy … Continued

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Public-Private Partnership Brings Solar PV to Denver Affordable Housing

Led by the Denver Housing Authority, project partners have joined to install more than 2.5-MW of solar power systems to 387 affordable housing buildings by next April, an investment that will add to the value of the real estate and reduce electricity bills.

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Is Air Conditioning Heating Up the Planet?

Stan Cox is a senior researcher at the Land Institute. His book, Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air Conditioned World, describes the threat that our ever-increasing need for air conditioning poses to efforts to maintain our planetary climate within its natural limits.