December 2010

Five Last Minute Green Christmas Tips

December 24, 2010

Christmas is a special time of celebrating, sharing and being with those we love and cherish. But it’s a time when Mother Earth should also be celebrated and respected. Luckily, there are ways to lower our carbon footprint during the festive season. You may have heard of sustainable Christmas trees, solar lights and tofurky to […]

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Energy Storing Solar Plant Gets Official Green Light

December 23, 2010

Solana, the U.S.’s first large-scale solar plant that can store the energy it generates on Tuesday (21) was given a $1.45 billion loan guarantee by Secretary Chu. Related Posts:New Solar Collector Heralds New Era in CSP

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Biofuel Indirect Land Use on European Commission Agenda in 2011

December 22, 2010

To address problematic issues related to indirect land use by biofuel crops, the European Commission today published a report on the topic related to both biofuels and bioliquids. Related Posts:Protest in London Against UK Biofuel SubsidiesCarbon Levels in the Atmosphere Hit Feared MilestoneAustralia Pumps Money Into Aviation Biofuel ResearchBig Solar Power Plans for TunisiaIsraeli Researchers […]

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Australia Got a Boost of Alternative Energy in 2010

December 21, 2010

Australia installed more solar power in 2010 than it had during the previous decade, says a Clean Energy Australia report. Related Posts:Plastic Dumped in the Ocean Travels Far, New Research RevealsAustralians Want Renewable Energy

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New Rules for Incandescent Light Bulbs from 2011; New Light Bulb Packaging System

December 20, 2010

The American Lighting Association has said in a release that from January 01, 2011 in California, and from January, 01, 2012 throughout the U.S., incandescent light bulbs will have to meet stricter lumens/watt requirements, that is, the bulbs will have to be more efficient, producing more brightness for less wattage. Related Posts:Comparing Energy Efficient TechnologiesEPA […]

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