Rob Threlkeld, global manager of renewable energy at General Motors

November 5, 2018 by  
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The American auto industry isn’t what it used to be — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Market shifts and materials innovations have changed the way that cars are made, and how General Motors makes them. The global manager of renewable energy for GM, Rob Threlkeld, discussed the growth of EVs has meant to the company.

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Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

February 15, 2012 by  
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President Obama’s has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced today that those wells will also be subject to inspection after the fracking process. Salazar hinted that new fracking rules will be delivered in the coming weeks that are meant to ensure safety during fracking operations and protect drinking water. The pro-fracking community seems to think that such “common sense” safety measures are going to kill the natural gas industry. Considering its impact on the environment , we’re not so sure that would be a bad thing. Read the rest of Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: frack , fracking , fracking chemicals , fracking contamination , fracking oversight , fracking problems , fracking safety , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing problems , ken salazar , natural gas oversight , natural gas well , natural gas well chemicals , natural gas well safety

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NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China

February 15, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , china , eco design , eco hotel , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green hotel , living exterior , living facade , nl architects , sanya , sanya block 5 , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , vertical garden

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The Solar Industry is Like a Yo-Yo

October 17, 2011 by  
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First Solar /Promo image Cyclical Like the Sun For about as long as it has existed, the solar power industry has been going from boom to bust, and vice versa. It is growing fast, and has been for years, but forget about a smooth upward curve: Up close, the trajectory looks like the Alps. But is that such a bad thing?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Facebook Launching "Social Energy" App for Improving Energy Efficiency

October 17, 2011 by  
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Wonderlane via Flickr CC / CC BY 1.0 Can Facebook do for energy monitoring what Google and Microsoft couldn’t? Facebook is planning to launch a new app that will allow users to monitor their energy use and compete to reduce their electricity bills. Sound familiar? Despite the failure of home energy monitoring platforms PowerMeter and Hohm, Facebook and partners Opower and NRDC think it’s worth another go. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Quote Of The Day: Allison Arieff On Design

October 17, 2011 by  
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Allison Arieff/Promo image Have a look at TreeHugger in 2005 and you will see a lot of very beautiful green design. And in fact, not much else. Have a look today and it is less about stuff to buy, more about cooking, biking, urban life. What caused this transformation? Allison Arieff is interviewed in the Atlantic, describes her transformation. I realize, reading this, why I like Allison so much; I agree with just about every word she writes. Here she describes her move beyond Dwell magazine:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Experimental Zero Carbon Development is Antithesis of Eco-bling (Video)

October 17, 2011 by  
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Image credit: SSE Zero Carbon Homes Lloyd has railed against “eco-bling” in the past , also known as the practice of strapping on solar panels or other sexy clean tech onto fundamentally unsustainable homes or communities. But, when done right, solar panels can be a useful tool in a much broader, systemic approach to greener building. Combining passive solar, biomass-powered district hearing, solar electric, graywater recycling, food growing and an electric car… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings Are Out

October 17, 2011 by  
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Image via The Daily Beast Newsweek has been releasing a green ranking of America’s and the world’s biggest companies for a few years now, and the 2011 results are in…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Asian Carp Near Great Lakes: Are They So Bad?

January 24, 2010 by  
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists with a bighead carp, one of two species whose entry into the Great Lakes is sparking widespread concern.

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