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States Reap the Benefits of US Solar Job Surge

Record job growth in the solar industry is putting people to work in communities in every region of the U.S. How did yours…
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Intel CEO Challenges Electronics Industry to Dump ‘Conflict Minerals’

This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich reminded us that the cost of producing technological wonders goes well beyond…
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China Slaps Massive Tariff on U.S. Imported Solar Materials

China has announced tariffs of up to 57% on polysilicon imported from U.S. which means hundreds of U.S. jobs lost.
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What China Teaches Us About Environment and Economy

China's air quality has a direct impact on the country's GDP. Isn't this a sustainability issue?
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Why ‘Made in America’ Does Not Have to Mean ‘Unaffordable’

“Made in America” labels aren’t exactly a common sight these days. Check the tag on the shirt or pants you are wearing, and…
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USDA: Chicken Imported from China Is Now Safe

The USDA recently lifted a ban against chicken imported from China - well, sort of. In a quietly filed letter to Chinese inspection…
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The World Economic Forum’s ‘Hottest Ideas’ for Climate Change are Tepid at Best

What do you get when you put four amazing climate intellects in a room and ask them for the “hottest” ideas to solve…
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Microsoft’s Carbon Offsets Have Impact Across the World

Microsoft's investment in carbon offsets, which launched last year, is starting to show results.
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Nike’s New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

More than 5,000 aluminum cans, 2,000 post consumer recycled water bottles and 50,000 recycled CDs and DVDs went into building Nike's latest store,…
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Chinese Investors Set Their Sights on Detroit

Can a cash infusion from China help save Detroit? Investors from China are keen on buying houses, but whether such spending could revive…
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Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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World Bank Steers Clear of Coal

In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the…
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China Now Handing Down Death Penalty to Worst Polluters

In what appears to be a clear case of “desperate measures for desperate times,” Chinese authorities have recently given courts the authority to…
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We Review HP’s 2012 Sustainability Report

This week HP released its 2012 sustainability report, which covers the company's work on carbon reporting, social enterprise and supply chain transparency.
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…