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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

June 26, 2013
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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

Did you hear that U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Climate Action Plan on Tuesday? It’s a sort-of aggressive plan that was sort-of big news, though still probably off the radar or considered trivial for most Americans. Yet it could and should have lasting and positive effects for the green tech and energy efficiency...

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Greenest Office Building Sets a Standard for Energy Efficiency Tech

April 23, 2013
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Greenest Office Building Sets a Standard for Energy Efficiency Tech

Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day in 1970, and now, more than 40 years later, he has opened what promises to be the greenest office building on Earth Day. Hayes now heads up the Bullitt Foundation, and its new building, the Bullitt Center in Seattle, features a collection of cool and practical green...

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Beyond Earth Day: 10 Lasting Green Tech Trends

April 22, 2013
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Beyond Earth Day: 10 Lasting Green Tech Trends

Confession time: I am not a big fan of Earth Day, and I suspect many others in the green and green tech fields feel the same. I thought Earth Day was great when we were cleaning out trash-choked streams. It raised awareness when there was none. But now everyone’s got an Earth Day thing...

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People Want Energy Efficiency; It’s Time to Show Them the Way

March 28, 2013
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People Want Energy Efficiency; It’s Time to Show Them the Way

A funny thing happens when people know I write about green technology. They get ideas—and great conversations result. Fact is, people are interested in energy efficiency. You don’t have to “green,” or “liberal,” or geeky or techie or anything else to want to save energy.

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Surf and Sun Power on Maui

March 5, 2013
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Surf and Sun Power on Maui

On the most remote island chain on planet earth, sustainability emerges out of isolation. The island of Maui is 2,400 miles from the nearest landmass on a dormant volcano, and fossil fuels are hard to come by. For years solar power has played a role in subsidizing the energy needs of the Hawaiian Islands....

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Why Solar and EVs Will Be Game Changers

January 3, 2013
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Why Solar and EVs Will Be Game Changers

American consumers continue to show strong support for renewables and alternative-fuel vehicles, while apathy toward smart grid technologies may represent a golden opportunity. Also, why consumer awareness is the first critical step. From Clean Technica.

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5 Hot GreenTech Trends for 2013

December 27, 2012
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5 Hot GreenTech Trends for 2013

What will be hot in green tech in 2013? GreenTech Advocates has identified five hot areas for green tech growth—plus five more really warm ones to watch.

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2012: The Year of Energy Management?

January 3, 2012
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2012: The Year of Energy Management?

Will 2012 finally be the year of energy management? The movement is gaining momentum, especially in the commercial sector, where saving energy by integrating and automating building systems has become a best business practice, potentially saving companies millions of dollars. The home market appears to be much slower to develop. But it is developing....

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GreenTech Digest: AT&T, Corporate Energy and Flat, Hot Thermostats

December 1, 2011
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GreenTech Digest: AT&T, Corporate Energy and Flat, Hot Thermostats

Lots going on, as usual, in the world of energy management and green technologies. Here's a digest of some hot news, including AT&T, flat and hot thermostats, a tax credit bill for deep energy retrofits, corporate energy management and solar system data tracking over powerline.

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SolarStrong Project Gets New Life

November 30, 2011
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SolarStrong Project Gets New Life

Of all the different loan guarantees that came and went during the U.S. Department of Energy’s last minute funding spree, one that seemed the most promising would have helped out with the installation of rooftop systems on privatized military family residences and other privatized buildings on U.S. military bases. Called SolarStrong, it unfortunately was not approved...

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