China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building

January 5, 2012 by  
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China just took a massive step forward for renewable energy as it flipped the switch on the world’s largest battery, which will help integrate a solar project and a wind farm into a smart grid. Capable of storing 36 megawatts of power and taking up the area of a football field, the giant battery bank was built as a joint venture between solar and electric car company BYD and the State Grid Corporation of China to improve a large wind and solar electric installation’s efficiency by 5-10%. It looks like we have a race to see who will have the largest battery in world as utilities struggle to make solar and wind technologies usable for longer periods of time. Read the rest of China Launches the World’s Largest Battery – a $500 Million Behemoth the Size of a Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 36MW battery , BYD , BYD battery , China smart grid , eco battery , giant battery , smart grid , State Grid Corporation of China , worlds largest battery bank

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7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

January 5, 2012 by  
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If frozen feet don’t exactly sound like your idea of a stylish time, why not invest in a pair of sustainably made winter boots ? Ecouterre’s rounded up 7 pairs of sustainable, mostly vegan choices that will keep your tootsies nice and toasty and your look on point. Check them all out here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bogs , eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , eco-friendly boots , eco-friendly snow boots , eco-friendly winter boots , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , J-41 , Kamik , Neuaura , Patagonia , Sorel , sustainable boots , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable shoes , sustainable snow boots , sustainable style , sustainable winter boots , the north face , Vegan Boots , vegan fashion , vegan shoes , vegan snow boots , vegan winter boots

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Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel

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Denver’s vaunted Union Station – once the transportation gateway to the west – recently received the nod to be renewed as a contemporary vision of urbanity and clean transportation. The Union Station Alliance ’s wining proposal is a LEED Gold restoration that will be anchored by a 130 room hotel, a retail center, public plaza, and a train hub connecting Amtrak with regional trains and buses. The location of the station, smack in the heart of Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood, helps weave together all the elements needed for a thriving downtown renaissance. Read the rest of Denver Union Station Will Be Transformed Into a LEED Gold Transit Hub and Hotel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amtrak station , bus hub , Denver trasit hub , Denver Union station , FasTrack , Leed Gold train station , RTD , Union Station Alliance , urban renewal

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