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Financial decision makers need weather and climate information to manage risks

Climate change is no longer simply a political argument. Maximizing returns on financial investments depends on accurately understanding and effectively accounting for weather and climate risks, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program. The study also found that weather events create and exacerbate risks to financial investments by causing […]

November 21st

Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming?

Charles Forsberg, a research scientist in MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, has published a paper in the November issue of the journal Energy Policy advocating the coupling of nuclear power with alternative energy sources to create hybrid power plants. – Joshua S. Hill, CleanTechnica [repostus]Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming? (via Clean […]

November 12th

FilterWatch: Your Energy Efficiency Lookout

Paying the unneeded cost of heating a home in winter is never a welcome expense, especially if it’s a matter of clogged air filters affecting your home’s energy efficiency.  Fortunately, this is a problem that can be addressed with a cost-effective solution called FilterWatch. Let’s start with this straightforward benefit: “A simple, effective energy efficiency […]

November 11th

Green Globes Gains GSA Recommendation

The Green Building Council’s Leadership LEED system is no longer the only program the General Services Administration (GSA) endorses for federal building construction and renovation; now there is Green Globes. The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes has received a recommendation from the GSA during a scheduled review of the building certification system. Government construction is […]

November 1st

20 GW of Distributed Solar 2015 Target for China

Thanks to Jake Richardson from CleanTechnica for this story on soar energy planning in China. While the headline sounds encouraging, as Jake writes, it is a very small amount. [repostus]20 GW Of Distributed Solar By 2015 Is Target For China (via Clean Technica) 20 GW of distributed solar by 2015 is the new goal in China. So […]

October 28th

NREL Sets New World Record with Two-Junction Solar Cell

Our thanks to Mathias Maehlum from Energy Informative for providing GBE readers with a third informative article, “NREL Sets New World Record with Two-Junction Solar Cell.” Scientist Myles Steiner has announced that The Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has set a new world record at 31.1% for a two-junction solar cell. The research team at NREL beat Alta Devices` previous record […]

October 21st

Zero-Down Solar Leasing for New Homes

Our thanks to Mathias Maehlum from Energy Informative for providing GBE readers with a second informative articles on solar energy leasing. His next article “NREL Sets New World Record with Two-Junction Solar Cell,” will be published this weekend. The solar PV market has been though a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Since Solarcity introduced the model […]

October 18th

What are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)?

Our thanks to Mathias Maehlum from Energy Informative for providing GBE readers with a series of informative articles on solar energy technologies like BIPV. His next two articles, “Zero-Down Solar Leasing for New Homes,” and “NREL Sets New World Record with Two-Junction Solar Cell,” will be published this week. Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect […]

October 16th