User: irge304 Topic: Green Technology
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Marlon Brando’s Tahitian paradise, the godfather of eco-resort 20.9.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Exotic island is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues — with a little help from its jet-set visitors.
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the...

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Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals 19.9.2017 Reuters Health
(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.
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The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants. 19.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants.
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Niblock Homes Hits USD 2.5 Million Mark in 2-Hour Sales Event at Woodbridge 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
CONCORD, N.C., Sept. 14, 2017 : Charlotte-area homebuilder Niblock Homes hosted a Grand Opening Homesite Release Event on Saturday, August 26th at the site of its newest patio home community, Woodbridge.
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Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid 19.9.2017 Hindu: Home
, A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local ...
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Vermont seizes climate change economic growth and resource renewal opportunities 18.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 17, 2017 : As national environmental protections are deregulated and challenges presented by climate change become more widely recognized, Vermont positions itself as the state where climate change and resource renewal can spark business growth and economic development.
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Legislature passes bills to reform PACE energy-efficiency loan program 16.9.2017 LA Times: Business

Two bills that would boost protections for consumers taking out PACE home-improvement loans are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after passing the Legislature.

The regulations come amid criticism by consumer advocates that too many borrowers are taking out unaffordable loans for solar panels and...

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METROCON17 Expo and Conference Champions Collaboration Within the Built Environment 15.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2017 : On August 10 and 11, Dallas Market Hall buzzed with interior designers, architects, facility managers, real estate professionals, contractors, design students and other essential industry members catering to the built environment when it hosted METROCON17 Expo and Conference.
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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate 15.9.2017 NPR News
To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs.
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The Energy 202: Here's what solar energy research is going to look like under Trump 13.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Hint: it doesn't involve solar panels on the president's border wall.
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Green Street Brings Renewable Energy to the Largest Living-History Museum in the Northeast 12.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2017 : An outdoor living-history museum depicting a rural New England town from the 1830s, is now powered by a 1.8 MW solar ground mount, owned and operated by Green Street Power Partners, LLC.
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Air pollution can be dangerous in eco-friendly homes, study suggests 12.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
London [UK], Sep 12 : Air pollution can create problems even in eco-friendly buildings.
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Lawmakers move to add other states to oversight of California's electric grid 12.9.2017 LA Times: Business

Under the banner of clean energy growth, lawmakers are working to change oversight of the state’s power grid to include other Western states — a move critics say will surrender California’s control over its own electricity system.

On Monday, lawmakers began reviewing a series of amendments introduced...

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Green Business Certification Inc. Introduces TRUE Zero Waste Rating System 10.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2017 : Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, unveiled TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency), the new brand identity for its zero waste rating system.
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Connecticut state colleges to install solar energy systems 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system is having solar energy installed on three of its campuses. Officials say construction will begin in late fall at Manchester and Middlesex Community Colleges as well as Southern Connecticut State University in an effort to reduce energy consumption and decrease operating expenses. The […]
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Expo 2017 Astana: An Indian showcase in Kazakhstan 9.9.2017 Hindu: Home
“10,000 to 12,000 visitors drop in every day,” claims Subash Kalia, who is in Kazakhstan as part of the team from the India Trade Promotion Organisation under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
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Fort Totten completes energy efficient school building 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) — The first thing you notice when you step into the new career technology education facility at Four Winds in Fort Totten is the light from all the windows and skylights. Then you notice how comfortable the temperature is. On Tuesday, Aug. 29 workers were still making adjustments and helping Superintendent […]
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Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say 9.9.2017 Washington Post
For all of Rick Scott’s vigor in readying Florida for Irma’s wrath, his administration has done little to prepare the state for what scientists say are the inevitable effects of climate change.
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Utilities seek moratorium on community choice electricity programs 8.9.2017 LA Times: Business

Some of California’s big shareholder-owned utilities are working to thwart the expansion of government-owned electricity programs, including Los Angeles County’s proposed end run on traditional power providers.

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are seeking amendments to...

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