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A Power Shift in Boulder

Boulder voters approve steps towards breaking away from Xcel Energy to increase local and renewable energy options in the community. This could have…
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Sustainable Energy Trade Agreements: A Fresh, “Green” Twist on Free Trade

Putting a "green" twist on the concept of Free Trade Agreement, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development is advocating the enactment…

Reinventing the Role of Paper in the Digital World

The following is a guest post by our friends at Opportunity Green (a 3p partner ) – an award-winning sustainability conference featuring global business…
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Hewlett Packard “Redstone” Server to Cut Energy Use 89%

According to Hewlett Packard, if no significant changes are made by 2015, an astonishing ten million servers will need to be employed to meet…
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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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New Geothermal Drilling Project Opens Up in Chile

Ormat Nevada announced five awards to explore for geothermal resources in Chile while the 2011 GEA Expo taking place in San Diego this…
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Renewable Energy Credits Explained

Green energy credits are renewable energy certificates (RECs) that provde electricity was generated with a renewable energy resource such as solar or wind…

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…
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South Africa Enacts CO2 Emissions Cap as UN Climate Negotiators to Converge on Durban

The South African government will enact an emissions cap and new energy industry regulations in an effort to spur development of alternative, clean…
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GM Switchgrass Could Boost Future Bio-Fuel Production

Not so long ago, it seemed that biofuels were assumed to be the best means for us to wean ourselves from our oil…
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Chinese Factory Riots Show Solar Isn’t Always Sustainable

Recent riots at a solar panel factory in China should be seen as a dire reminder to the international business community and political…
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Sustainability Movement is in Dire Need of Minority Outreach

The environmental movement is, and has been, well aware of the fact that it needs to work on increasing ethnic, age, and income…
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IBM Joins EcoGrid EU Renewable Energy-Smart Grid Consortium

IBM's signing on as a member of EcoGrid EU, a consortium of companies that is planning a European Union (EU) smart grid that…
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North Carolina Solar Farm Leads a Building Wave

Community members, local leaders, solar power industry participants, state government officials and members of Congress gathered in Mount Airy, North Carolina Oct. 10…
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Can Greece Shine Its Way out of Default with Solar?

Germany, a global leader in solar energy, is mulling a path for Greece to emerge out of its fiscal misery. Could Greece become…