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Scientists wary of shale oil and gas as US energy salvation

After 10 years of production, shale gas in the United States cannot be considered commercially viable, according to several scientists presenting at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver on Monday. They argue that while the use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for “tight oil” is an important contributor to U.S. energy supply, […]

October 29th

Omega Center Conference to Feature Bill Clinton, David Orr

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living exists to educate designers, architects, and young people about design and construction techniques that use natural phenomena like wind and shade to heat, cool, and even power the building itself. The program is holding a conference next weekend, which was reported on by our sister site, Cleantechnica. You can […]

September 28th

GREENBUILD 2013 International Conference & Expo

The green building movement is a global movement. The good we are working for is universal; our actions are local and regional; our impact is worldwide. Today we unite behind a shared sense of what truly matters and a common hope for the future because we believe in better buildings — places that give people […]

September 25th

E-Waste Report

The following news report concerning the ineffectiveness of e-waste bans is disturbing. The challenge of understanding and safely managing e-waste worldwide is something that need to be responsibly addressed by everybody who is part of the supply chain, from designers to manufacturers and consumers. State e-waste disposal bans have been largely ineffective INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, […]

September 11th

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Accelerates Power Grid Modernization at Inaugural Conference

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization that engages Smart Grid stakeholders to accelerate standards harmonization and advance interoperability, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference, November 5-7, 2013. The conference, to be held at the PGA National Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, will host power grid stakeholders from around the globe and feature discussions on power grid modernization supporting SGIP’s mission in orchestrating the harmonization of Smart Grid standards.

August 28th

Moving the Smart Cities Idea from Concept to Reality

The goal of smart cities is to enhance the lives of residents through improved performance, efficiency and functionality. This is expressed through an increase in living standards, improvement of communities, and betterment of the overall city experience. Cities are hoping to pour the savings derived from these efficiencies back into city projects to ultimately drive economic growth.

July 24th

interSOLAR 2013

  For the sixth year in a row, North America’s most attended solar event plans to welcome approximately 19,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to exchange ideas and technological progress, spurring solar market growth in North America and beyond.Products on Display: PV Cells, Modules & Systems Balance of System (BOS) […]

July 2nd

Increased Trading Opportunities for Recovered Paper in Eastern Europe Attract Industry-Leading Paper Recycling Conference

Taking place in this region of opportunity, the Paper Recycling Conference Europe 2013 will build on the growth of the Paper Recycling conference series. The dynamic conference format will bring together the supply and consuming sides of the paper and paper recycling industry to create an active dialogue and generate unrivalled trading opportunities for attendees.

June 26th

International Aquaponics Conference: 
Aquaponics and Global Food Security

The International Aquaponics Conference: Aquaponics and Global Food Security will bring together individuals having and wanting to have an impact on food quality, security and sustainability using aquaponic methods. Industry experts will share experience and knowledge in a fun and informative conference setting, providing participants a wealth of information on the rapidly growing aquaponics industry.   […]

May 20th

Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon Team Ready for Radiant House

The fences are up, the steel is on its way, and the bamboo construction beams are taking shape—the 2013 SCU Solar Decathlon team is ready to break ground on the Radiant House. The students will build the solar powered home on campus before hauling the house to Irvine in October for the first Solar Decathlon held in California. The biennial competition attracts teams from some of the top engineering schools in the world, including Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology.

April 24th

Food & Ag Discussions Planned at 2013 BIO International Convention

2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, April 22-25 With three days of interactive panel discussions on issues making headlines, educational track sessions, and unfettered access to industry experts, the 2013 BIO International Convention promises attendees a dynamic, forward-looking program. “We are very excited to return to Chicago, centered in America’s heartland, where food commodities are exchanged […]

March 26th

Cross-Laminated Timber Symposium in Seattle

Follows the Seattle Wood Solutions Fair Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host the first-ever US Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium February 27-28, 2013 in Seattle. CLT is now available in North America and has the potential to significantly change how wood is used across the building landscape. Attendees […]

February 26th