User: irge304 Topic: Green Technology
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Last updated: Mar 29 2015 18:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet 29.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Georgetown, Texas decision not about going green: ‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,’ says city official

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Pressured by cheap gas, nation's biggest nuke firm wants to say it's green _ and collect more 28.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Modern tribes: the Green convert 28.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
‘It’s not like I’m the only one, we had a show of hands at yoga and over half of us had gone Green’ Sorry, am I missing something, where does it say you can’t be Green if you have two houses? I bet if our candidate – no, I’m just about to find out – knew about our solar panels and the ground-source heating, and what a total nightmare installing the entire thing has been, they would probably be thrilled that at least one supporter is prepared to hand over an absolute fortune on a point of principle, because that’s what being Green is all about, isn’t it? Kind of looking at the bigger picture and doing the right thing, however mad that looks to people who are still stuck in the old two-party mindset. It’s not like I’m the only one, we had a show of hands at yoga and over half of us had gone Green. No wonder there’s this surge, people are searching for something different, that’s bigger than pathetic party posturing; you’ll see when they have the debate. Of course, it’s not our fault if the Tories get in, ...
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Bullitt Center tops its green goals, is making energy to spare 28.3.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Two years after opening, Capitol Hill’s Bullitt Center is running so efficiently that tenants paid nothing for electricity and the building generated 60 percent more than it used.
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Bullitt Center tops its green goals, is making energy to spare 28.3.2015 Seattle Times: Real Estate
Two years after opening, Capitol Hill’s Bullitt Center is running so efficiently that tenants paid nothing for electricity and the building generated 60 percent more than it used.
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More Green Homes Hit Greater Boston Market 28.3.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Better insulation and solar panels are becoming more appealing to buyers.
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Earth hour: millions will switch off lights around the world for climate action 27.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Annual switching off of lights in homes, businesses and landmarks holds extra significance ahead of this year’s climate talks in Paris, says the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has said hundreds of millions of Earth hour participants around the world will demand a strong global climate agreement by switching off their lights for an hour on Saturday night. Many of the world’s brightest lights will go dark at 8:30pm (GMT) as Earth hour marks its ninth year. In a video address , Ban said the symbolic switching-off held more significance than ever, just nine months before a pivotal UN meeting on the climate crisis in ...
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How to speed up the development of sustainable technologies 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We can accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies, while making sure they’re safely introduced into society

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The Deadly Global War for Sand 26.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
The global demand for plain old sand is so high that mafias around the world are killing and dying for the ...
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Red Building at Pacific Design Center getting tenants at last 26.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli envisioned three striking towers in West Hollywood — clad in bright blue, green and red.
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What are the Designs of the Year? 26.3.2015 BBC: Technology
Is this car the best design of 2015?
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Undeterred by protests, Japan directs climate financing to coal plants in India, Bangladesh 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it 24.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Carbon capture battle stirs hopes, dreams and grim realities 23.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

In Norway capturing and burying carbon emissions has brought down one prime minister, been likened to a national ‘moon landing’ by another and left the country’s highest-emitting gas plant as a monument

At least 10 European power plants were supposed to begin piping their carbon emissions into underground tombs this year, rather than letting them twirl into the sky. None has done so.

Missed deadlines, squandered opportunities, spiralling costs and green protests have plagued the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology since Statoil proposed the concept more than two decades ago.

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National Trust aims to 'nurse British countryside back to health' 23.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Conservation charity, which is one of UK’s biggest landowners, to reverse effects of intensive farming and decimation of wildlife under £1bn plan

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Solar pumps keep water flowing when temperatures soar in India 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Off-grid pumping systems are delivering drinking water to thousands in remote villages

In Mandapathiara, a small farming village in the east Indian state of Orissa, women and children are eagerly filling metal pots and buckets with water that is flowing from a new storage tank for the very first time.

Until now, they had to walk up to six hours every day to collect enough drinking water for their families.

Related: How mobile technology is creating a vital link to clean water in developing countries

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Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale 22.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house?
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No firm details on financing, timeframe to build Egypt's massive new capital east of Cairo 21.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Three Satellite Messengers for Your Journeys Into the Wild 20.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
A new generation of satellite communications options has arrived for adventurers to keep in touch when they're far, far off the ...
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Cheaper energy, or cleaner? Legislators torn 20.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's legislators can't agree on the state's energy problems, let alone the solutions.
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