USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Designs

March 24, 2014 by  
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Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple and unexpected building material — wood. With so many modern buildings made of concrete and steel, it may seem like a strange choice, but the truth is that new technologies are already producing incredibly strong, lightweight, and flame-resistant timber that could drastically reduce building time and carbon emissions compared to conventional building materials . Read the rest of USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , carbon footprint , eco friendly buildings , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Construction , tall wood buildings , usda , USDA building contest , wood building , wooden highrises , wooden skyscrapers        

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Google Invests $94 Million in Four California Solar Farms

December 22, 2011 by  
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Google may have powered down its efforts to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, but the Silicon Valley juggernaut is still investing big in green power.

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GE Invests Up to $40 Million in eSolar, Takes Partnership to Next Level

August 8, 2011 by  
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Photo: eSolar Concentrating Solar Power Investment GE and eSolar were already business partners thanks to a licensing agreement with GE Energy, but they’ve decided to take their relationship to the next level and tie the knot more officially. GE is doing a “strategic investment” of up to $40 million in the Pasadena company. GE no doubt likes concentrating solar power (CSP) because it integrates well with natural gas (GE is a gas turbine maker)…… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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GE Invests $600M to Build Largest US Solar Plant

April 8, 2011 by  
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General Electric is making a major bid to become the leading manufacturer of thin-film solar panels in the U.S. with a $600 million investment in the technology that includes plans to build the largest solar panel plant in the country

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Google Invests $40 Million in North Dakota Wind Farms

May 4, 2010 by  
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Google has long been a champion of clean energy . The search-engine giant established the Google Energy subsidiary , created energy monitoring tech like Google PowerMeter and regularly invests in clean tech start-ups like eSolar and AltaRock . And while these achievements are great, the company recently took its commitment to clean energy one step further.

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Invests $450M in Michigan for Hybrids & PHEVs

January 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard Will Also Design Battery and Hybrid Transmission Development In-House Ford, who just unveiled the new Focus , has also announced that it would invest an additional $450 million in its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan (formerly a SUV plant).

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Pickens Plan Putters Out – Cheap Natural Gas + Lack of Transmission Pull Pampa’s Plug

January 14, 2010 by  
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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Volkswagen NCC Hybrid Coupe Concept

January 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard New Compact Coupe (What an Original Name) Volkswagen had a pretty nice-looking hybrid coupe to unveil in Detroit. It’s just a concept for now, though unlike many other concept cars, this one actually looks like it could be turned into a production model with only small modifications. VW’s approach to squeeze the most miles from every gallon of fuel is to combine its already-existing fuel-saving technologies.

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