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75% Of CA Rooftop Solar PV Systems Leased

August 16th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

“Consumers are used to electricity as a service,” said Uday Varadarajan, senior analyst at Climate Policy Initiative and co-author of the recent study. “The boom in solar leasing shows that policy can support the expansion of renewable generation in a cost-effective way while meeting the needs of consumers.”


Stanford’s Environment & Energy Building Receives Best LEED Cert.

August 13th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

"This certification is more than a reflection of the incredible performance of the Y2E2 building in terms of energy, water and resource use. It is a measure of the dedication and commitment to meeting the daily challenge of sustainability of the inhabitants of the building and all the vendors and contractors that service it," said Professor Jeffrey Kosef, co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and chair of the Y2E2 Building Leadership Team.


Israel’s Project Better Place Looks to Make Oil-dependent Vehicles Obsolete

June 20th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

If the United States were to trade places, economically and physically with Israel, isolating ourselves from our neighbors with constant war and no oil supply would we become as resourceful as the Israelis? The Israelis have always been on the leading edge of technological advances but beginning in 2008, a project, that once implemented could quite literally save the planet from harmful car emissions and oil dependency, was started. It is Project Better Place and its intentions are to turn all oil-motor transportation to electric


Japan and the United States Team to Make Maui a Leading Example in Smart Grid Technology

June 2nd, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The trial and demonstration of a Smart Grid to cover all of Maui, Hawaii is expected to cost $14 million, paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, General Electric and Hawaiian Electric. Tokyo and Maui, Hawaii have partnered together using GE Energy and enlisting the services of companies: Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defense Institute, Inc., JFE Engineering Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd


A Trash Bash’s Goal of Zero Waste, Soon to be Reached?

May 6th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The events that make the biggest impact on the attendants do not have to leave an impact on the earth. Executive Director, Jan Hamilton with the CARTM Recycling Center in Manzanita, Oregon, developed an event which produces almost entirely no waste. They started it in 1998 and on Friday, May 20, 2011 it will be their 13th annual Trash Bash. This is a community party with dancing, art and a fashion “Trashion” show all dedicated to recycling, re-using, and the non-wasting of materials



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