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The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

New York-based environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council ha...

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Business

Technology

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

While the use of light emitting diode technology or L.E.D.s are rising – mostly due to their energy-efficiency – there is some concern that the harsh ...

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Politics

Living Green

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

This famous sustainability quote of Aldous Huxley, can tell us a lesson: to stop destroying our environment because it takes a lot of hard work to rep...

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Renewables

EDF purchases wind farm to provide clean power to Microsoft

EDF purchases wind farm to provide clean power to Microsoft

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A 175 megawatt-wind farm 60 miles southwest of the city of Chicago in Illinois has been purchased by EDF Renewable Energy. The Pilot Hill Wind Project...

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Low-Carbon

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The term ‘cost-cutting’ is usually looked upon with overriding feelings of doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, and generally as a period of impending hardshi...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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N. America’s largest rooftop system gets $11 million tax credit

Holt Logistics' Gloucester Marine Terminal in New Jersey was awarded an $11 million federal tax credit for its $42 million rooftop solar power installation.

The project, Riverside Renewable Energy, L.L.C., is said to be the largest of its kind in North America with 27,526 photovoltaic panels assembled on over 1.1 million square feet of rooftop, generating 9 megawatts of electricity.

Representative Robert Andrews, Democrat of New Jersey, presented terminal officials with the award letter from the U.S. Department of the Treasury during a tour of the facility.

The Gloucester terminal is the largest on-dock refrigerated warehouse on the East Coast and a large electricity consumer. The Riverside installation will make the equivalent of up to 80 percent of the facility's power demand.

The system will offset more than 8,100 tons of carbon dioxide, approximately the same amount that would be offset by removing 1,200 cars from the road.

Construction on the project began in June 2011 and was completed on budget and ahead of schedule last fall. A total of 200 jobs were created during project construction.

Aside from Holt, the Riverside project is a partnership involving global solar technology company SunPower, global bank and financier of renewable energy projects Rabobank, and PSE&G. – EcoSeed Staff



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