What Happens to the Rockefeller Tree After Christmas?

November 30, 2011 by  
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The iconic Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will be lit for the first time of the season on Wednesday at 7 p.m. As millions tune in to watch the lighting ceremony on their televisions and flock to Rockefeller Plaza to see it all live, we…

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Schneider Electric and Telvent Team Up for Smart Cities

November 30, 2011 by  
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Seen as strategic market opportunity, Schneider Electric with Telvent offer smart city applications for critical infrastructure management and efficiency improvements.

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U.S. Geothermal Resources Could Replace Coal 10 Times Over

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A new map of geothermal energy potential released by Southern Methodist University is the result of years of research funded by Google.org.  The map (click here to download and view in Google Earth) shows that there are enough viable geothermal resources in the U.S. to replace the current coal power capacity ten times over. Last year, SMU gave us a sneak peak of the research they’ve been doing by releasing a geothermal energy potential map for West Virginia .  Surprisingly, the state is a hot spot for geothermal energy recovery, a wonderful development in an area where coal power has dominated for a long time. The study limited its analysis to the top 6.5 km of the earth’s crust to accurately portray what was actually drillable, recoverable energy.  When the researchers applied limits to depth and excluded areas that were inaccessible due to being in large urban areas or national parks, the technical potential versus theoretical potential for geothermal energy production was revealed.  The technical potential was about 14 percent of the theoretical potential, yet still enough to crush our current coal power capacity ten times over. via Climate Progress

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SolarCity Army Project Marches On Minus Fed Backing

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Although a planned project to put solar on 160,000 military houses was nearly derailed by Solyndra’s collapse, SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced today they will continue with a scaled-down version of the project.

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PHOTOS: Leftover House Paint as Beautiful Art

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Cassandra Tondro uses leftover acrylic latex paint – better known as traditional house paint – to create her artwork. The Los Angeles artist gets her paint from local recycling facilities and the “mistint” paint sections of…

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Businesses Work to Turn Government Rhetoric Into Action at COP17

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As the COP17 negotations continue their slow progress at the UN climate summit, the business community is ready to act now, and a new business-focused coalition aims to help companies as well as governments take meaningful action on climate change.

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Despite Boom in Renewables, Risks Could Hurt Further Growth

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As spending on renewables comes of age, the sector faces a significant challenge to better manage financial risk, according to a new report by EIU and Swiss Re.

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The Past as Prologue: 5 Sustainability Milestones at McGraw-Hill

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Louise Raymond, the VP of corporate responsibility and at the publishing giant, reflects on how the last 10 years have shifted the company’s thinking on sustainability, and what the next 10 will bring.

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Why We Shouldn’t Have to Wait to Clean Up Coal-Fired Power Plants

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Despite some utilities already making good progress on reducing mercury and air pollutants from their coal-fired power plants, some in the industry are using delay tactics to try and push back any further progress.  

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After 20 Years, Consumers are Finally Getting Greener

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Although the outlook on most environmental issues is pretty bleak, taking stock of the progress made in the relatively short timeframe of the last two decades, it really does appear that we’ve come a long way.

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