Solar Industry Says End Fossil Fuel Subsidies And Expect A Solar Boom

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photo via Flickr A report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found that power from the sun could generate 15 percent of America’s power in the next decade, but only if Washington levels the playing field on subsidies. The fossil fuel industry, led by oil and coal, received $72 billion in total federal subsidies from 2002 to 2008, but earlier this year President Obama called for those subsidies to end…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Year In Green Modern Homes

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Paul Raff House, Toronto TreeHugger hasn’t covered a lot of single family houses this year, even if they are green to the gills; they are rarely in urban settings, often expensive and not good poster children for how we are going to have to design our communities in the future.

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Environmentally Friendly Product Fail: The Cardboard Slinky

December 29, 2009 by  
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Image via uncommon goods Cardboard toys can be really cool since the materials used to make them are recyclable or compostable, durable enough to last for awhile but not so durable that they’ll stay in the environment for forever after the toy breaks and no one wants it anymore. But here’s one cardboard toy that misses the good-idea boat. It’s the Flexy, a cardboard slinky made entirely from recycled and biodegradable materials.

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Scientists Look to Cockroaches as Biomimicry Solution for Super Powered Running Robots

December 29, 2009 by  
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Photo via rockyjvec It’s generally agreed that cockroaches are a feat of evolution, and they certainly move incredibly well on their six legs. Which is why researchers at Oregon State University are using them as a source of inspiration for the world’s first legged robot to be able to run easily over rough terrain

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