energy efficiency

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A Virtual Tour of Commuting’s Future in Korea

One of SK’s futuristic buildings in north Seoul, the T Tower, hosts T.um, or “Ubiquitous Museum.” The tour is part Avatar, part futuristic…
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Datacenters: Friend or Foe?

Energy efficient datacenters enable an innovation economy with less environmental and financial cost. All this growth is enabled by the cloud. From the…
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Renewable Energy Land Leases: How to get a Slice of the Pie

This post outlines key considerations for property owners to evaluate when leasing their land for renewable energy development. There are pros and cons…
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Panasonic Bets the House on Solar and Fuel Cells

Panasonic is now determined to become the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry. That vision is on display in a…
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Sun Shines on Private Solar Financing in New Orleans

Adam Capital Clean Energy Finance, a private investment firm, has agreed to lend $1 million to finance rooftop solar panels for 85 low-income…

Shipping Industry Gets Serious About Sustainability

Shipping lines, shipbuilders, banks, insurers and shippers have joined forces on a major sustainability initiative “designed to help the industry make long-term plans…
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Northern Exposure: Facebook Cools New European Data Center

Chances are you’ve heard about Lulea, a small town in northern Sweden only if you’re a fan of Movits!, a local Hip-Hop band,…
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REI President and CEO Sally Jewell Opens Net Impact Conference

By Jacen Greene After a five-week trip to climb mountains in Antarctica—including several first ascents—answering questions for an audience of more than 2000…

Community Choice Aggregation: What’s Not to Like?

Community choice aggregation can help communities achieve energy independence but with the changing energy and policy landscape it might be a distracting and…

New Technology Could Double Solar Cell Efficiency

Solar photovoltaic prices are coming down. Between 1998 and 2010, installed costs have dropped by 43 percent, and that does not include any…
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Will McKinsey’s ‘Business of Sustainability’ Report Elevate the Triple Bottom Line?

McKinsey has a unique ability to frame a conversation.  During the last decade when a price on greenhouse gases seemed imminent, every Fortune…

An EPiC Green Food Processing Incubator Opens In Oregon

With the clearly entrenched trend of green, organic, locally sourced food making inroads even in the largest of chain stores, the impact is…
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The Next Generation of Eco-Labels: Finally Influencing the Purchasing Decision

If you’re car shopping next month, you may come across the most user-friendly and informative eco-label ever designed. For 2012 model year cars,…
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Making Renewables Happen in the U.S.

There are several obstacles to overcome in order to have the much-needed switch to renewables...
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Anheuser-Busch, GE Partner to Cut Water, Energy Use & Emissions in China

Multinational brewing giant AB InBev and GE are teaming up to find ways of increasing energy efficiency, conserving water and reducing CO2 emissions…