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The Fight for Renewables Rages On, Despite Drought

Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.

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How Real Estate Financing Models Can Boost Solar

Used to tremendous success in the real estate sector, SF’s Renewable Energy Trust proposes applying the real estate investment trust (REIT) structure to “democratize” and boost investments in solar PV projects.

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Huge Oversupply Renders Kyoto Protocol Emissions Market Ineffective

The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case “business-as-usual” scenarios, as well as further eroding credibility in the ability of international organizations and national governments to actually deliver on pledges to reduce carbon emissions.

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Panel Seeks to Assure UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Future

The future of the world’s largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, is in doubt. A high-level CDM policy panel has presented a report that includes reforms intended to assure its future.

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Painting Rwanda’s Future – The Healing Power of Art

Jean Bosco Bakunzi, a 26 year old survivor and orphan of the genocide, founded Uburanga Art Studio, named after the Kinyarwanda word for “beauty” with the mission “to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”

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HERE.st Wants You to Know Your Neighbors

As we spend time staring at our screens to follow the lives of our friends, we spend less time interacting with the people living next door, down the street, or across town – our neighbors. Most Americans do not know the people living two or three doors down the street. And none of the social networking or other online tools are making that any easier.