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Google's Custom Solar Technology Will Reduce Costs by 60%

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google's developing new solar tech that will drop the cost from 18 cents a kW-h to just under 5. At least, it's hoping to. ...

A New Number for a New Era: From 9/11 to 350

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

Until we change our lifestyle, the Earth will remain in the danger zone. There is still time to bring carbon dioxide levels back down, but it's going to take a major transformation in how we think and act.

Global Clean Energy Economy Won't Wait for U.S. to Catch Up

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Let's all remember that America is a nation built on the foundation of freedom, independence and self-sufficiency -- and those values must be at the heart of our strategy for energy policy.

Nebraska Gets First All Geothermal Neighborhood

energycurrent.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lot sales are underway at The Bridges, a community near Lincoln that will be the first Nebraska subdivision to be completely heated and cooled by geot...

Stimulus Funds Go To Improving Energy In Texas

myhighplains.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 218-million-dollars in federal stimulus funds are being made available to Texas for public sector energy improvements....

Clean Energy Debate Leads To Regional Divide

nytimes.com | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While most lawmakers accept that more renewable energy is needed on the nation's grid, the debate over the giant climate-change and energy bill now be...

Gore To Back Emissions Reduction

theage.com.au | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A fully costed map for how Australia could reduce greenhouse gas emissions "at emergency speed" will be developed with the backing of former US vice-p...

EIA: US Emissions Diving More Than 4% in 2009

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

US greenhouse gas emissions are falling quickly in 2009 and bringing us within close reach (a few years) of 1990 levels.

Why NYC is Not a Top 10 Green City

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dennis Markatos

New York City is making progress toward environmental and climate leadership. But we have a ways to go if we want to ensure a place in top 10 green American cities lists.

Increase in Renewables Aids Human Rights

John Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Gartner

The "curse of oil," which says that national per capita income often goes down after oil is discovered in a nation, is well documented in cases around the globe.

Fed Works To Speed Southwest's Solar Development

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The government will help companies build powerful solar farms in the desert Southwest by pre-qualifying huge swaths of federal land f...

World's Largest Solar Project Planned For Saharan Desert

inhabitat.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewab...

DIY: 7 Great Weekend Solar Power Projects

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Looking for a fun project to take on this weekend? Looking to improve your skills with solar? We have some suggestions to accomplish both of these to-...

Beyond Photovoltaics: Rebirth of the Other Solar Power

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

When I stumbled across an inventor obsessed with perfecting the technology to roast coffee, I was unprepared for the lesson I was about to get in solar concentrating technology.

VIDEO: Make Your Own Solar iPhone Charger

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Got an iPod? Got access to sunlight? Then have we got the green-it-yourself project for you! Thanks to Jerome Kelly from Instructables.com and Earthj...

Clean-Energy Proposals In Congress Too Weak Says Renewables Industry

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though they're pleased to see a federal RES moving forward in Congress, leaders in the clean-energy industry say those plans are way too weak. If the...

Hats off to a Bright Green Future

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

Roland Saekow, a recent UC Berkeley graduate, helped to pass the Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) legislation on campus, which generates $200,000 annually for green projects at Berkeley.

Green or Growth: A False Choice Recycled by the Right

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

A disturbing trend has developed in which mainstream right-of-center pundits are regressing on issues of environmental protection.

Making Sure Green Jobs are Good Jobs

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edwin D. Hill

A job in the new green energy economy can't just be another dead-end "McJob" that keeps our economy stuck in the past.

RES Hangs on Two B's -- Bayh and Brownback

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Senate leaders are dashing around to get one last yes vote for the Renewable Electricity Standard. The RES would be the first nationwide commitment to a minimum of solar, wind and geothermal energy.

Energy COOL: Lighting up the Developing World

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Here's a discussion of some companies with Energy COOL business models for getting that efficient lighting into the homes of the world's poor and bringing more people to the web.

Obama's First 100 Days of Coal: A Few Honest Words, Please

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Let's hope the next 100 days bring us a real green jobs package for the coalfields.

Tax Code Can Green Our Country

Rep. Mike Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Thompson

Since Congress passed my provisions to enhance these tax benefits on a temporary basis in 2006, we've seen a fifty percent increase in conservation easements.

American Apparel, Naked

Waylon Lewis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Waylon Lewis

American Apparel's fashion sense is personal, retro, preppy, cute, disco, outre. Whatever their designers want to wear, it seems, they figure we'll want to wear. And most of the time they're right.

SOLAR-POWERED CITY In Florida!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A release from real estate developer Kitson & Partners declares the first "solar powered city": * * * * * First Solar-Powered City to Fuel C...