Monthly Archives: September 2012

Guest Post: 3 Tricks to Light Your House this Winter and Stay Green Anyway

September 28th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

For this reason, the matter of lighting your home can be a huge draw on power at this time of year. Also, it can be a source of anxiety for anyone keeping an eye on the environment. Make sure your house conserves energy and remains environmentally friendly through the winter with a couple of easy technological tricks


The Tesla Supercharger Network Revealed

September 27th, 2012 | by David Arthur

On September 24th, Tesla Motors revealed that it had been hiding a bit of a secret. It seems that the much anticipated network of Tesla electric car charging stations was not only designed and ready for construction, but a mini-network of an initial six stations was already operational in California, having been built in secret


Most Biofuels Are Not ‘Green’

September 27th, 2012 | by pressroom

In order to be able to give a well-informed response, EMPA, on behalf of the Department of Energy (BFA) and in collaboration with the research institute Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART), and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has updated the ecobalance of numerous biofuels, including their production chains.


NCC to Construct Wind Farms for SEK 460 Million

September 27th, 2012 | by pressroom

NCC Construction Sweden has been commissioned to construct a total of 123 base plates, with associated roads, for two wind farms on the borders between the Swedish counties of Västernorrland and Jämtland. The client is Statkraft SCA Vind AB and the total order value is SEK 460 million, which will be registered in the fourth quarter


Tetra Tech Awarded $24 Million EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program

September 26th, 2012 | by pressroom

Under the five-year contract, Tetra Tech will support EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) in its efforts to promote the assessment, cleanup, and revitalization of properties that are affected by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or other contaminants.


Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program for 2013

September 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Since its inception in 1995, EPA's Brownfields Program has grown into a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed, and managed. EPA's Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant


‘Green IT’ to be Presented in Baltimore

September 26th, 2012 | by pressroom

The power analytics challenge involves providing a visibility to the end-user about the power consumption of their device in real-time. The information management challenge strives to address data integration by providing a model for linking information concerning devices within an organization


Still No Solar Panels on White House

September 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This is discouraging news. The White House should be a showcase for renewable energy. [repostus hash=8e60e9cbb31ecea3197e012ef5ce5e09 title=Still+No+Solar+Panels+on+White+House host=Clean+Technica short=1oo3u snip=%C2%A0+It+has+been+over+twenty+years+since+the+White+House+roof+had+solar+panels.+President+Carter+had+them+installed+in+1979+to+heat+water.+President+Obama+said+in+2010+that+new+solar+panels+would+be+added+in+2011.+They+weren%E2%80%99t.+At+the+time+of+the+announcement%2C+Energy+Secretary+Steven+Chu+said%3A+%E2%80%9CThis%26hellip%3B


Try VNC Wood Finishes That Are Made without Toxic Chemicals

September 25th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This sustainable product is now has wood floors on display at the Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles. “We’re extraordinarily pleased with the way the beauty of the wood floors was enhanced and preserved with Vermont Natural Coatings,” said Samuel Freeman in a press announcement. “The gallery is all about environment on so many levels and we’re certainly fortunate to have found an environmentally safe, high performance product that meets our very demanding standards.”


Guest Post: Why You Need A Solar Water Heater

September 25th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

When it comes to burden on the environment, traditional water heaters could have the biggest impact among sources that no one ever thinks about. Water heaters (gas, electric and tankless) actually produce as much, if not more, CO2 than your typical automobile. At nearly 6,400 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, the water heater produces about eight tons of carbon dioxide annually, which doubles that of the standard automobile


University of Florida to Go Solar by November

September 24th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Good news on the renewable energy and renewable energy education fronts from Nicholas Brown at Clean Technica. [repostus hash=996e83b9505e107fdd65f3e77f74e810 title=University+of+Florida+to+Go+Solar+by+November host=Clean+Technica short=1nMPN snip=%C2%A0+According+to+The+Gainsville+Sun%2C+the+University+of+Florida+will+%E2%80%9Cgo+solar%E2%80%9D+by+November+in+order+to+reduce+energy+costs%2C+and+the+solar+panels+are+also+to+serve+as+a+teaching+tool+for+professors+and+students.+The+university+is+building+a+100-kW+power+plant+which+is+expected+to+supply+the+university%26hellip%3B thumb=2921314



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