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Skating Center Owner: Solar Array is a Commitment to Green Energy

For International Skating Center of Connecticut co-owner Bob Crawford the best part of going solar is reducing the facility's environmental footprint.<p>…

Green power: UK solar installation heads for record

Installations of solar power in the UK are likely to top records this year, and could offset some of the expensive dependence on gas, research has found, but the global outlook for green energy is still gloomy.<p>Investment in clean energy around the world fell to $45.9bn (£29bn) in the third quarter …

Using renewable energies to power your business more efficiently

There are very few questions facing an SME that could be considered 'no brainers', but investment in renewables is one.<p>A business investing in renewables gets paid for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy it generates, even if it uses that energy. According to renewables consultancy Dulas, every kWh …

Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Firm Takes Millions, Goes Bankrupt and Leaves Toxic Mess Behind

A taxpayer-funded “green” energy company that went bankrupt in July 2012 didn’t just leave behind a legal mess for its creditors – it left behind a mess of contaminated water and toxic carcinogens.<p>Image Source: Associated Press.<p>And its up to the owners of Abound Solar’s deserted 37,000 square foot …

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Government Green Energy Laws Are Having Some Ruinous Environmental Consequences In The Heartland

ROSCOE, S.D. (AP) — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.<p>Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are …

Blackout Britain — why our energy crisis is only just beginning

Costly green measures are behind our rocketing energy bills. But as politicians dither, an even greater crisis awaits<p>BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has been headquartered in Germany since before the country formally existed. Founded in 1865 by the industrial pioneer Friedrich …

Green homes for the masses – with no energy bills for 10 years

Imagine living in a house so efficient that the builder guarantees you'll have no energy bills for the first 10 years of ownership.<p>Such is the promise of Houze Advanced Building Science, a real-estate company in Houston, Texas. The company is building net zero-energy homes, equipped with walls that …

Energy firms receive £1bn for green measures before they are carried out

The big six energy companies have come under fire again as it was revealed they have taken £1bn from their customers while completing a fraction of the thousands of green and social measures they are required to carry out.<p>Figures from the regulator Ofgem showed that the companies had achieved as …

Are we witnessing the start of a global green revolution?

A week after the most powerful "super typhoon" ever recorded pummeled the Philippines, killing thousands in a single province, and three weeks after the northern Chinese city of Harbin suffered a devastating "airpocalypse", suffocating the city with coal-plant pollution, government leaders …

LI Green Homes: Save Energy, Save Money

Babylon Town is one of several towns in the Long Island Green Homes Consortium.<p>If someone said you could save energy, be friendly to our environment …

Here's What Warren Buffett Thinks About Renewable Energy

"Net Zero Energy" Walgreens Coming to Neighboring Evanston

Walgreens plans to build a new store with wind turbines, solar panels and other features in neighboring Evanston.<p>A "net zero energy" Walgreens store …

Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that's not ready

Minders of a fragile national power grid say the rush to renewable energy might actually make it harder to keep the lights on.<p>December 02, 2013|By Evan Halper<p>A scientist studies a wind turbine simulation at the Energy Systems Integration… (Dennis Schroeder / National…)<p>WASHINGTON — In a sprawling …

Green Energy Could Crash The US Power Grid

The push for green energy in the United States may be hindered by the limitations of our outdated power grids, which are unsuited for unpredictable energy sources like sunlight and wind, according to Los Angles Times' Evan Halper.<p>The current grid system is designed to "keep the supply of power …

Why Green Energy May Not Be All Good

Green, clean, non-polluting energy has been the holy grail of Western society for years. With growing concern over pollution and global warming, more …

Global Solar Power Leaps Ahead of Wind Energy for the First Time

The latest green energy numbers are in from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance report and solar capacity has over taken wind power for the first time …

Renewable Energy

Supermarkets Transform Their Unsold Spoiled Food Into Green Energy

Two supermarkets are making lemonade out of lemons the green way—by converting their spoiled food into energy. Grocery chains Ralphs and Food 4 Less …

Islanders bid to create community-owned clean energy

Islanders have launched a bid to raise the money needed to generate community-owned clean energy on the Isle of Mull<p>A £1m hydro-electric scheme will generate more than 1,100MWh of renewable energy each year on the Allt Achadh na Moine watercourse on the east coast of Mull with profits benefitting …

Energy

Green-Energy Battle Flares Over ‘60 Minutes’ Report

A new <i>60 Minutes</i> story con­cludes there’s little to show for tens of bil­lions of dol­lars in tax­pay­er sup­port for green-tech­no­logy …

News

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Klopf Architecture's Zero Energy House Scores Big with Build it Green in California

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture designed a light-filled home in Cupertino, California that establishes a strong connection to nature while …

Architecture

How the Hungarian town flooded by red toxic sludge went green

Toldi Tamás was nursing a hangover when a wave of toxic sludge hit his family home. The night before he had won an election to become Devecser's third mayor since the fall of communism in Hungary. Champagne had flowed. But just hours later, on 4 October 2010, his phone was buzzing with messages …

Green news roundup: fracking, bees close-up and clean energy

Environment news<p>• Fracking incentives will give councils 'contradictory roles'<br>• UN climate chief calls for tripling of clean energy investment<br>• UK defeats European bid for fracking regulations<br>• Global investment in clean energy falls for second year running<br>• Canada's carbon emissions projected to …

Glasgow gets green loan to install low-energy street lights

Green investment bank says scheme could save hundreds of millions of pounds if extended nationwide<p>Glasgow will be markedly less orange in the near future, and its council will be millions of pounds better off, under plans from the government's green fund. Street lights will be replaced with …

VASHO's Green-Roofed and Energy-Efficient RD House Blends into a Dominican Republic Hillside

From a distance, it might be hard to tell that there's a house hidden within this lush Dominican Republic landscape. But look again and you’ll see …

Architecture

Billionaire Larry Ellison Has A Brilliant Plan To Make Green Energy Affordable With His Hawaiian Island

It will become "a laboratory for building the next generation two-way power grid, which will be a mix of photo-tech (solar), with a little bit of wind with a backup of liquefied natural gas," he told attendees at an event in Las Vegas Thursday evening.<p>The island is a "special case" that can be used …

Caribbean islands promised $1bn in loans for move to clean energy

Caribbean islands that pay some of the highest electricity prices in the world are in line for more than $1bn of green energy loans to reduce bills following an agreement between governments, companies, energy experts and financiers.<p>Projects that can be shown to increase energy efficiency or …

Green Killing Grounds

Falcons, eagles, kit foxes die — and the Obama administration doesn’t care.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the Ivanpah solar-power facility is …