California Mandates Solar Panels on New Homes

May 9, 2018 by  
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In a groundbreaking decision, the California Energy Commission voted today … The post California Mandates Solar Panels on New Homes appeared first on Earth911.com.

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California looks to its roads for new source of renewable energy

September 27, 2016 by  
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California is putting $2 million into research to determine whether gridlock can be a beneficial source of electricity . The technology at the heart of the idea is piezoelectric crystals, which could turn mechanical energy from traffic into usable electricity that can be added to the power grid. The approach seeks to harness energy that is usually wasted, thus providing an additional source of renewable energy for the state’s residents. The California Energy Commission is looking for a research facility to conduct small-scale tests on harnessing the energy that is currently being lost from vehicles traveling on the state’s roadways. Piezoelectricity uses naturally occurring crystals to capture heat generated from moving vehicles and convert it into electricity for any number of uses. The primary objective of the research will be to determine whether a cost-effective system can be installed to produce a substantial amount of energy. Related: Piezoelectric energy-generating roads proposed for California “It’s not hard to see the opportunity in California,” said Mike Gravely, the commission’s deputy division chief of energy research and development. “It’s an energy that’s created but is just currently lost in vibration.” California currently has a goal of producing 50 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2030, and the energy commission says the state is on target to reach 25 percent by the end of this year. The $2 million research fund for testing new technologies will come from the California Public Utilities Commission, which expects to award a contract in the spring. Via Phys.org Images via Wikipedia and Flickr

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Japanese “scientific” expedition murders hundreds of pregnant whales in violation of international law

March 25, 2016 by  
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333 Antarctic minke whales were slaughtered by a Japanese fleet in the name of “science” – even though we have techniques of studying whales without murdering them. 230 of those whales were female , and 90.2 per cent of them were pregnant. Read the rest of Japanese “scientific” expedition murders hundreds of pregnant whales in violation of international law

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90% of America’s Nuclear Regulators to be Furloughed Today

October 10, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock As the government shutdown continues to drag on, there have been some troubling new developments; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just announced it expects to furlough 3,900 employees today due to budget shortages . That’s 90% of the agency’s workforce, which is responsible for the safety of 100 commercial nuclear reactors at 63 sites across the US. Read the rest of 90% of America’s Nuclear Regulators to be Furloughed Today Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: government budget crisis , government funding , nuclear accidents , nuclear emergency response , nuclear power , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , nuclear safety , Union of Concerned Scientists , US emergency response , US government furloughs , US government shutdown , US nuclear policy , US politics        

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After years of pondering, FTC releases marketers’ Green Guides

October 1, 2012 by  
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After nearly five years of deliberations, the Federal Trade Commission has finally issued revised “Green Guides.”

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Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

August 10, 2012 by  
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Cooling Tower photo from Shutterstock Nuclear waste issues have been plaguing the US federal government for decades – and they finally came to a head this year. In June, a US Court of Appeals ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission , a government watchdog group, must conduct an environmental impact analysis of its current waste policy. The court’s finding led the NRC to stop issuing permits for new nuclear power plants and license renewals for existing facilities until their waste disposal policy is studied more closely. Read the rest of Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dry cask nuclear waste storage , nuclear power reactors , nuclear reactor license , nuclear reactor permit , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , nuclear waste , nuclear waste repository , nuclear waste storage , open pool nuclear waste storage , US court of appeals for the District of Columbia , yucca mountain

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Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

August 6, 2011 by  
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Plans for  Jean Nouvel ’s Death Spire (Torre Verre) atop the  Museum of Modern Art were thought to have met their demise in 2009, but lo and behold the spire will rise again! Development giant  Hines has taken the project into their own hands and will head the efforts to get Nouvel’s structure built. Hines managed to re-file the plans in accordance with the Commission’s standards and now the structure does not require public approval. Granted the design has been cut down about 200 feet — formerly 1,250 feet to now 1,050 — you should still expect to see the new Nouvel make its mark on NYC’s skyline in the near future. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amanda Burden , Chrysler Building , City Planning Commission , Coalition for Responsible Midtown Development , Death Spire , empire state building , Hines Development , jean nouvel , midtown , Midtown development , museum of modern art , New York Skyline , Torre Verre

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Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

August 6, 2011 by  
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Little Haby is growing up so quickly! Inhabitots turned 3 years old this past week, and in celebration of our little one’s special day, Inhabitots’ managing editor  Julie Seguss rounded up her top eco-friendly birthday gifts for one, two, and 3-year-olds. If you’ve been looking for some gift ideas for a green baby birthday bash, then jump ahead for a virtual slice of vegan cake and get the low-down on the best green goodies for kids! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birthday gifts for kids , eco play , green birthday gifts , green design for kids , green toys , plan toys alligator , tegu , wishbone flip

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New Energy Efficiency Labels for TVs Starting 2011

December 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via .reid. ; energy logo via FTC Television shopping will be a little easier starting next year

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Bluefin Tuna Quotas May Be Substantially Reduced by EU Next Year

October 21, 2010 by  
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Another quick update on the plight of Atlantic bluefin tuna and what’s being done to stop them from going extinct in literally a couple of years due to overfishing: Economic Times reports that the European Commission has indicated it may substantially cut next year’s quota of the critically endangered fish.

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