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Why Retrofitting Should be Sexy

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

You've doubtless seen ads recently offering you a $1,500 "stimulus federal tax credit" for 30 percent of the cost of putting in new windows. How the s...

Funds for Fridges

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Even though "Cash for Clunkers" is over for cars, more than 60 utilities across the U.S. will be offering money for recycled appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and more.

"Clunker Cash" That Makes Sense For New York

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

For the 77% of Manhattan households who do not have a car, the picture is clear: By limiting the clunkers program to automobiles, urban consumers have been left out of the recovery picture.

New EPA Guidelines: Chip, Chip, Chipping Away at Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

EPA established the Energy Star program in 1992 to identify and encourage the development and sale of energy-efficient appliances.

Earth Day 2009 Deals: Save Money While Saving Energy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earth Day is a great time to make forward-looking changes at home. Maybe you've been waiting to insulate, or you've been thinking about upgrading to a...

Green Stimulus Plan Idea: Require Energy Star For Government

GreenBiz | Leanne Tobias, December 2, 2008 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You'd already guessed it ... but now it's official: The U.S. has been in recession since December 2007. The official announcement was made Monday, fol...

GE Reinvents The Refrigerator

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past few years we have waited for GE's ecomagination to change from pretty pictures to reality, and now we are beginning to see the results. ...

Green Housing Project Sprouts Up in New York

The Highbridge Lowdown | Sarah Maslin Nir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A vacant lot in the Highbridge area of the Bronx heralds the latest installment of what some say is the future of low-income housing. XX Avenue* is to...

Getting Your Boss on the Green Bus

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

If Dilbert is like more than half of American workers, he thinks his employer should do more to reduce his office's environmental impact.

Mercury Spill: Toxic Cleanup Safer With Special Cloth

New York Times | Henry Fountain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Clean Up Mercury Spill With Cloth With "Nanoselenium" Cloth Incandescent light bulbs are on the way out by 2012, thanks to Congress, meaning for now ...

Buying A Flat-Screen TV? Don't Forget To Factor In The Extra Energy Cost

Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Prices for big-screen television sets are dropping, but the cost of home entertainment may still be headed up. That is because the fancy screens shopp...