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LEGO Gets a Jump on New WindMade Wind Power Product Label

LEGO’s new offshore German wind farm will give it a competitive edge as the global WindMade nonprofit, founded and sponsored by Danish wind turbine company Vestas, has just launched a new WindMade Product Label.

Old Sears and Kmart Stores Get Repurposed as Data Centers

When a big box retailer shutters a store, it leaves behind a big, vacant building. Sears Holdings closed 333 Sears and Kmart stores between 2010 and 2012. Ubiquity Critical Environments was created by Sears Holdings to market space from Sears and Kmart stores as a place for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.

A Story of Carbon and a New Model of Clean-Tech Investment

Like Prometheus handing down fire from the Gods, harnessing the immense power of fossil energy has made possible the modern world we inhabit. But, as in the Greek legend, with that sudden power comes the threat of unacceptable cost for generations to come. In the more prosaic world of our daily lives, carbon emissions are … Continued

Top Ten Voluntary Green Power Programs

A new survey from NREL rates the Top Ten utilities for voluntary green power programs, offering several different ways to measure the best one.

Biofuels Taking Off With United Airlines

United Airlines signed an agreement with AltAir Fuels of Seattle, a participant in the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN) initiative, to purchase 15 million gallons of biofuel. According to United, the fuel will be a drop-in replacement for conventional fuel and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent with no loss in performance and no engine modifications required.

Giant Battery “EnStorage” Will Improve Cities Power Grids

When it comes to power grids, a major issue is the difference in consumption at different times. The solution could come in the form of giant batteries that store energy during off-peak hours – and release it when necessary.