Renewable Energy

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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.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Cleantech

Almost every day you can find on the media news on renewable energy and sometimes it’s so overwhelming that you can't see the…

Jet Fuel from Pine Trees

Two companies may have found a solution, creating drop-in jet fuel from biomass. Not only have the companies created the jet fuel, but…
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Sustainable Cities: Meeting the Challenge of Rapid Urbanization the Focus of “Planet Under Pressure 2012”

The interrelated social, environmental and economic challenges associated with rapid, growing urbanization is bringing some 3,000 experts from around the world together in…
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Energy Secretary Chu Chooses Popularity Over Sustainability

In 2008, Stephen Chu, then Director of the Berkley Lawrence National Lab, said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the…
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First Wind: Hawaii’s Winds of Renewable Energy

First Wind has received $236 million in financing for a 69MW wind project in Hawaii.