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McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey says solar is will be highly cost-competitive by 2020.
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Korea Will Launch Cap-And-Trade in 2015

Last week the South Korean National Assembly passed legislation to start a cap-and-trade system by 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase…
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Biofuels on the Brink in Europe

Indirect land use change, or ILUC, dictates that the conversion of land into farms for biofuel crops must account for its carbon emissions-and…
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UK-Based Architecture Firm Makes Solar Energy More Accessible

This is exactly what ZM Architecture, a Green Dot Award winner from the UK is doing.
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Obama: Focus on Climate Change to Bolster the Economy

Who ya gonna call on climate change?
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AB InBev: A Lean, Mean, Water-Efficient Brewing Machine

Last week Anheuser-Busch InBev released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report, which focuses on waste diversion and water stewardship.
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Lockheed Ahead of Go Green Commitments

Lockheed Martin met or exceeded its five-year sustainability goals in 2011.
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Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…
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U.S. and U.K. to Collaborate on Offshore Wind Power

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu appears set to sign a major agreement on developing new technology for offshore wind power with U.K. Energy…
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Water from Desert Air: Wind Turbine System Can Produce 800 Liters/Day

A prototype wind-powered system from France's Eole Water has been producing as much as 800 l/d of clean water in desert conditions near…
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European Wind a “Recession-Busting” Industry

Europe's wind energy industry contributed an additional 33%-- 32 billion euros (~$41.6 billion) to EU GDP between 2007 and 2010, growing at double…
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Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Ready to comb through Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report? The past year has been a bumpy one for its sustainability agenda. Local food,…
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U.S. Na­­vy Looks to the Seas for Clean Energy

The U.S. Navy is ramping up its efforts to harvest energy from the ocean with a new research project slated for its Kaneohe…
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A Solution to the Residential Energy Efficiency “Split Incentive” Problem

An open letter to CleanPowerSF requesting the adoption of a "Green Rental Network" and on-bill financing strategy to remedy the split incentive problem…
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Greek Hopes Rest on Solar Power for Economic Recovery

Greece hopes that its ambitious Project Helios, centering around solar energy will pave way towards its economic recovery.