IPCC report: 6 things you must know about reducing emissions

April 14, 2014 by  
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The world needs to move to fully renewable energy and phase out all greenhouse gas emissions. Poor choices in buildings, energy and city development will delay.

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3 pathways to a clean energy future

April 14, 2014 by  
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Three programs illuminate the potential for renewables and distributed resources at the university, city and state levels.

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Cisco and Amsterdam’s plan to make a green city smart

April 14, 2014 by  
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What happens when one of the world’s greener, smarter cities meets the hyper-connected world? We’re about to find out.

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Why rare earth recycling is rare and what we can do about it

April 14, 2014 by  
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As demand for high-tech devices grows, so does interest in recycling the esoteric metals that make them run. But challenges abound.

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New Parker Mobile App Gives Users Real-Time Parking Info

December 6, 2012 by  
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Circling, block after block, looking for a parking spot is a fact of life for urban drivers everywhere — but it doesn’t have to be. Smart parking startup Streetline has produced the Parker mobile app that will save you the hassle and tell you when parking spaces are available. The app promises to make parking much more efficient, saving drivers the headache of searching for parking, and preventing unnecessary pollution caused by circling. Streetline recently teamed up with communications giant  Cisco  to launch a pilot program in two towns in the San Francisco Bay Area — San Carlos and San Mateo — to test the technology. Read the rest of New Parker Mobile App Gives Users Real-Time Parking Info Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cisco , Cisco Systems , city planning , green transportation , intelligent cities , internet of things , PARK(ing) , parker app , san mateo , Smart Cities , smart parking , smarter cities , street parking , Streetline , urban parking , urban planning

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Nybyggerne Sustainable Housing Will Be the First DGNB-Certified Project in Denmark

December 6, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Nybyggerne Sustainable Housing Will Be the First DGNB-Certified Project in Denmark Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Denmark , DGNB , dgnb certification system , dgnb certified , eco design , energy efficient design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , henning larsen , lendager architects , nybyggerne , off-grid , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , sustainable housing development , sustainable housing project , Zero energy

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The White House’s LED-Illuminated National Christmas Tree is Greener Than Ever in its 90th Year

December 6, 2012 by  
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The National Christmas Tree at the White House is greener than ever this year, as it’s illuminated with over 450 strands of LED Christmas lights and 120 star-shaped LED ornaments, totaling over 4,000 watts of illumination! By using LED lights, the tree saves 16,000 watts of energy while shining as brightly as ever. But this year, the tree has a few extra surprises that add even more Christmas sparkle. Read the rest of The White House’s LED-Illuminated National Christmas Tree is Greener Than Ever in its 90th Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: GE Tree Lighting , LED Christmas Lights , LED Tree decorations , National Christmas Tree Park , The National Christmas Tree 2012 , White House Christmas Lights

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Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

December 6, 2012 by  
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General Motors has announced that Chevy Volt owners have collectively driven more then 100 million all-electric miles since the Volt went on sale two years ago. GM estimates that the average Chevy Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode, with most owners driving around 900 miles between fill-ups. Read the rest of Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevy , chevy electric car , Chevy plug-in , chevy volt , electric car , GM , GM electric car , gm hybrid , green transportation , hybrid car

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

December 6, 2012 by  
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Liquid Robotics , a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders , announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia. During its more than 365 days at sea, the robot reportedly survived shark attacks, weathered gale-force storms and battled the East Australian Current. But the wave-powered robot it reached its destination, setting a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle. Read the rest of Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Bill Vass , environmental science , liquid robotics , oceanic science , pacific ocean , Papa Mau , renewable energy , robotics , Solar Power , wave glider , wave power , wave powered robot

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From Austin to Santa Cruz NRDC’s Rates the US’s Smarter Cities for Energy

August 12, 2010 by  
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photo: Stuart Seeger via flickr There are lots of things that go into making a city more environmentally friendly–from sufficient density, to adequate public transportation, to superior walkability, to good green spaces–but a key part of all that is frugal energy use and clean energy sources. Which is where NRDC ‘s 2010 Smarter Cities for Energy index comes into play, rating the top US cities in this …

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