Solar Power Should Be Cheaper than Coal, Gas & Nuclear by 2018

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Andreas Demmelbauer via Flickr / CC BY You’ve probably seen the terms ‘grid parity’ float by on these pages plenty of times in articles about solar and wind power. That’s the term that describes what clean energy advocates consider as something of a holy grail — the point where a particular form of renewable energy becomes as cheap to generate as the market standard in a given region. It’s when solar panels produce electricity … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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2012 is UN International Year of Cooperatives: Why Co-ops Could Be The Fastest-Growing Business Model (Video)

October 17, 2011 by  
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Screengrab via United Nations Earlier this year, the United Nations declared that 2012 will be the International Year of Cooperatives. It’s great timing, considering events such as Occupy Wall Street, which highlight the fact that our currently corrupted economic and political system simply doesn’t work. Here’s an interview with Charles Gould, Director-General of the

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Exxon Still Trying to Get Out of Paying for Valdez Oil Spill Clean-Up

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: ARLIS via Flickr/CC BY Yes, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill occurred well over two decades ago, but the fallout can still be felt today. As Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard notes , you can still find oil right on the beaches where the crude first made landfall in 1989. That’s crazy. Fish and wildlife populations have not yet recovered, and some are still threatened. But despite the fact that the oil spill was one of the most widely-publicized environme… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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David Perkes explains the New Paradigm of the Public Practice

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Neil Chambers David Perkes does not come across as a pioneer for a revolutionary new way to view architecture and construction. He is soft spoken, and doesn’t possess the desire to be the center of attention. However, his work in Biloxi, MS as the founding director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (GCCDS) , is the beginning of a innovative solution for solving issues within communities. GCCDS is a professional outreach p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Graph of the Day: Cost of Solyndra’s Failure Vs. Cost of Military ‘Boondoggles’

September 16, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Andreas Demmelbauer via Flickr / CC BY Everybody’s talking about the Solyndra bankruptcy, mostly because opponents of clean energy want us to be talking about them . It’s a non-scandal of the truest kind, despite what Fox’s breathless punditry would have you believe. So. Want to see how big of a deal, scandal or not, a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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FZLed PAR38 22-Watt LED Spotlight (Product Review)

September 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard The Future of Lighting, Today For technical reasons previously mentioned ( Haitz’s Law ), LED technology is extremely likely to become the dominant lighting technology over the next few years. But like all still-maturing technologies, there is a great variety of approaches being tried to figure out what works best. LED light-bulbs can be found in all shapes and sizes as manufacturers try various tricks to improve light difusion, color quality, heat dissipation, etc. F… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant a Fall Garden! What to Plant in Your Region Now

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: themissiah , Flickr Creative Commons Attribution License . Fall gardening is rewarding in a way that can be hard to explain. You get to plant and harvest in cooler weather, which is always nice. But it’s more than that. The variety of things you can harvest that you weren’t able to during the heat of summer, the return of cool-season veggies such as spinach and lettuce — both of these are reason enough. But there’s also the sense that you’re getting the most from your garden, and that’s always … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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For Hospitals to be Green, Patient Rooms Must Be Right?Sized

September 7, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: BBH Design – West Facade During Construction When’s the last time you questioned the design practices hospitals? Never? Well, you should – of all the building types in the world, hospitals should be a symbol of good health, sustainability, and wellness. But they are not. On average, it takes between five to ten years for a facility to go from the drawing board to its grand opening. The question is how to design the most state-of-the-art facility today so it will still be state-of-t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Here’s Why the US Has One-Fourth the Renewable Energy of Germany: Inconsistent Policy

September 7, 2011 by  
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photo: James / CC BY-SA Over at Climate Progress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’s “not confident” that Congress will be able to extend the production tax credit for the wind power industry, due to a members of Congress “making a concerted effort to thwart development” of clean energy. Which illustrates nicely t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bird Uses Bread to Lure Fish, Just Like A Human (Video)

September 7, 2011 by  
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Image via video screengrab We have a category of posts around here that we writers affectionately call “Oh! Shiny!” posts. This admittedly falls into that category, but it doesn’t make this bird any less awesome. The bird has learned to use pieces of bread left by humans to lure fish in so it can catch them. Watch it in action. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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