Israel's First LEED Platinum Building Underway: A Living Laboratory for Environmental Studies

Tel Aviv University is building a new school for the Porter School of Environmental Studies that might become Israel’s first LEED-NC Platinum building. Tina Casey from CleanTechnica and I visited the building and got an introductory lecture from Dr. Arie Nesher, the Professional Director of the school. Nesher gave us a tour of the building as it is being constructed, saying that Tel Aviv University is trying to be proactive in responding to current trends. “Enrollment is declining,” he said.…

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Clean Energy Takes Initial Step to Bring LNG to Florida Transportation Markets

Jacksonville project would be first endeavor of Eagle LNG Partners to support growing maritime, trucking and railroad natural gas fueling demand Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that it has placed a purchase contract on property where it hopes to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel terminal in Jacksonville, Fla. This would be the first LNG facility on the Eastern seaboard to specifically supply LNG for the maritime, heavy-duty trucking and rail industries. The planned facility is the first…

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Study: Ethanol not a major factor in reducing gas prices

As many of us have suspected for a long time, there is not much in the way of good news economically, when it comes to using ethanol in blends of petroleum. Read this study by an MIT economist. CAMBRIDGE, MA — If you have stopped at a gas station recently, there is a good chance your auto has consumed fuel with ethanol blended into it. Yet the price of gasoline is not substantially affected by the volume of its ethanol…

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Clean Energy Becomes First Ever Commercial Distributor of Transportation Fuel Made from Waste

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation, announced today that it will be the first company to commercially distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, called Redeem, made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants directly to fleets around the country and at the 35 public Clean Energy stations throughout California. Thousands of cars, taxis, shuttles and industrial fleets in California are now using Clean Energy’sRedeem, which is up to 90% cleaner…

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