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August 25, 2015 Recycling -- fashion world's antidote to environmental concernsSource: Reuters
Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental impact, boost its ethical credentials and address looming shortages of raw...
August 24, 2015 Turning red to blue for solar energySource: Ars Technica
Solar energy is one of the most important alternative energy sources available to us. In Europe, alongside an increasing number of wind turbines, houses with solar panels are a familiar sight. These solar cells are, however, not...
August 14, 2015 A Bright Spot in US-China Relations: Renewable Energy
The Diplomat - As a trade issue, the U.S.-China clean energy partnership faces significant headwinds. Under îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) trade regulation, the United States is well within its rights to penalize...
August 12, 2015 Here Are America’s Greenest CollegesSource: Time
The University California, Irvine (UCI) took the top spot as the greenest school in the United States for the second year in a row, according to the Sierra Club’s annual rankings of sustainable universities.
August 11, 2015 The US wind energy boom couldn't be coming at a better timeSource: Washington Post
The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, released last week, requires the country to use a lot more renewable energy by the year 2030 - and a lot less coal. And right on time, two new reports published Monday by the...
August 10, 2015 Ikea to sell only energy-saving LED lightsSource: The Guardian
Ikea will no longer sell halogen and ‘energy-saving’ compact fluorescent bulbs from September, when it switches all its lighting sold globally to super efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
August 3, 2015 Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?Source: SF Gate
Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in...
Bloomberg - Itâs unclear when, or if, another offshore project will begin construction, said Amy Grace, an analyst with Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, because utilities are reluctant to purchase the expensive...
Source: NY Times
A few miles off the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began this week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation’s first...
SALT LAKE CITY — There is wasted energy under the streets of Salt Lake City. Lots of it. And for decades, it's been deliberately dissipated. But now, city planners are taking steps to harness the energy and put it to good use.
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