Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Ameridian Speciality Services, Inovateus Solar and Schneider Electric Participate in Construction of 1.1MW Utility Scale PV Array for Dayton Power & Light Using Sharp® Solar Thin Film Technology

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Why we need to move to E15 now

Why we need to move to E15 now

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Nothing New Under the Sun

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What a Difference Sun Policies could Make

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SunRun & PG&E Start US $100M Solar Fund
Pacific Energy Capital II, LLC, a non-utility subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, and SunRun have reached a US $100 million tax equity project financing agreement to fund SunRun’s installation of more than 3,500 new home solar installations across the nation.
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Iberdrola Opens 404-MW Penascal Wind Farm
Iberdrola Renovables has started up operations at the Penascal wind farm in the state of Texas. This is the largest facility operated by the company worldwide with installed capacity of 404 megawatts (MW).
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Verizon readies home energy and security services
Will cable and phone operators be a quicker path than utilities to automated home energy conservation? Verizon will find out later this year.
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United Arab Emirate’s Reliance on Desalination Spells Water Disaster
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Hilton Corniche Apartments & Hotel Residences Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Photo via Uggboy-photograph-world-sense

For the UAE, water hasn’t been much of a problem so long as there is plenty of oil. With the wealth that oil provides, more water than one could possibly consume is whipped up in desalination plants and poured over golf courses and into lavish gardens and resorts. The per capita water use in Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the emirates, is as high as 550 liters a day, or around four times that of an average European citizen, and as too much fresh w… Read the full story on TreeHugger
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MoGO iPhone App Helps Citizens Report Oiled Wildlife in Gulf
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Image via MoGO

A new iPhone app is helping turn citizens into assistants for rescue workers in the Gulf of Mexico. Called MoGO – short for Mobile Gulf Observatory – users can take photos of oiled or dead wildlife, tar balls and oil slicks and upload them into the database which pinpoints their location for rescue workers. The free app gives untrained citizens a way to significantly help in the rescue effort, and gives trained volunteers and scientists much needed help in keeping track of impacted wildlife…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Fibershed Project: The 150 Mile Wardrobe
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Photo: Fibershed

Three years ago we covered The Hundred Mile Suit, where 92% of a man’s outfit was created from materials and production sourced from a radius of 100 miles. The project’s designer, Kelly Cobb, said at the time: “If we worked on it for a year and a half, I think we could have eliminated that 8 percent.”

Now, the Fibershed Project is experimenting with the concept once more, and they seem to taken on board Kelly’s hint, for they’ve widen their scope to fibres sourced from within 150 miles, and given the project a one year time-frame.

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In New York, Fashion Royalty Rallies for Local Clothing with Outdoor Art & Fashion Exhibit (Event)
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A soon-to-be-unveiled mannequin in the “Sidewalk Catwalk” public fashion/art exhibit in NYC. Image via Racked

Mannequins are taking to the streets dressed in designer duds, made entirely with local materials in New York City’s Garment District, this Thursday in New York City as part of a public art and fashion exhibit called “Sidewalk Catwalk“, on display from June 24 until September 3rd. Local g… Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Pride of Paper: Not Just Another Collection of Paper Jewelry
Paper Necklaces from Arte Papel Oaxaca at the Chicago Cultural Center Photo
Photos: Paula Alvarado.

I used to think I couldn’t bare to see another collection of paper jewelry, but, as usual, everything can be refreshing when it’s original and well done. These pieces were designed by American artist Kiff Slemmons along with the Mexican organization Arte Papel Oaxaca, which seeks to revive the pre-Columbian tradition of making paper from indigenous natural fibers. More inside…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Pride of Paper: Not Just Another Collection of Paper Jewelry
Paper Necklaces from Arte Papel Oaxaca at the Chicago Cultural Center Photo
Photos: Paula Alvarado.

I used to think I couldn’t bare to see another collection of paper jewelry, but, as usual, everything can be refreshing when it’s original and well done. These pieces were designed by American artist Kiff Slemmons along with the Mexican organization Arte Papel Oaxaca, which seeks to revive the pre-Columbian tradition of making paper from indigenous natural fibers. More inside…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Pride of Paper: Not Just Another Collection of Paper Jewelry
Paper Necklaces from Arte Papel Oaxaca at the Chicago Cultural Center Photo
Photos: Paula Alvarado.

I used to think I couldn’t bare to see another collection of paper jewelry, but, as usual, everything can be refreshing when it’s original and well done. These pieces were designed by American artist Kiff Slemmons along with the Mexican organization Arte Papel Oaxaca, which seeks to revive the pre-Columbian tradition of making paper from indigenous natural fibers. More inside…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
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