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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…
The untapped potential for rooftop solar in Brooklyn, NY.

Jump Starting the Solar Economy Means Bringing Solar to Every Home, One Neighborhood at a Time

Through Community Solar programs—which overcome the high upfront costs of going solar and the complexities of solar subsidy programs—we can jumpstart the solar…

Sierra Club’s Nukespeak Revives the Nuclear Debate

It was nearly 30 years ago, in the wake of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, when the classic Nukespeak from Sierra Club…
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Plugging in: Renewable Energy for Remote Villages

Integrating renewable energy into international development projects is exciting, difficult and time consuming – but that has not reduced the interest from the…
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Facebook Invests in Cogeneration for New Menlo Park Campus

Facebook‘s Menlo Park Campus is all set to have a cogeneration system (aka combined heat and power system or CHP) installed soon with…
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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…