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10 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your House a Little "Greener"

December 7, 2016 by Brooke Nally

If you’re interested in upping your eco-friendliness, here are 10 simple things you can do right now to make your home more sustainable.[read more]

Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

December 3, 2016 by Nick Blandford

Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is a lack of access to modern energy services.It refers to the situation of a large number of people in developing countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of energy, use of dirty or polluting fuels, and excessive time spent collecting fuel to...[read more]

Votes nearing, efficiency changes in Exelon Illinois bill draw environmental support

December 1, 2016 by Utility Dive

The latest changes to Illinois’ massive and comprehensive energy legislation has won over some environmental advocates who previously opposed it.[read more]

Elon Musk: Tesla's solar shingles to cost less than comparable roofing materials

November 28, 2016 by Construction Dive

Tesla’s textured glass roofing shingles will cost less to make and install then comparable, high-end terra-cotta and slate roofs.[read more]

5 Major Retailers Utilizing Solar Power in the U.S. Right Now

November 11, 2016 by Brooke Nally

Corporations have long been some of the biggest proponents of solar power, and they continue to help fuel its success. That’s because solar can give companies in every industry a competitive advantage by minimizing their environmental impact and reducing their energy costs. From discount department stores to grocers, here’s a look at how a few companies you know are leveraging the power of the sun.[read more]

Tesla announces plans to build second gigafactory in Europe

November 11, 2016 by Construction Dive

Tesla has announced plans to build a second gigafactory in Europe that will manufacture both electric vehicles and batteries.[read more]

Future Agricultural Technology : Feed the World Sustainably

October 29, 2016 by Sarah Smith

It is no secret that the world's population is growing rapidly. This means that there will be a growing priority to farm in a manner that is sustainable both today and for future generations.[read more]

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Low Impact Housing for Cities

October 21, 2016 by Sebastien Miller

Low Impact Development (LID) is commonly defined as: ‘Development which, by virtue of its low or benign environmental impact, may be allowed in locations where conventional development is not permitted’ (1).  More understandably, this means that LID housing is temporary in nature, made of natural / locally sourced materials, and is...[read more]

Minnesota real estate developer tackles 'beyond ambitious' energy retrofit

October 14, 2016 by Utility Dive

Madison Equities' comprehensive energy retrofit of three buildings in downtown St. Paul, Minn., will save enough energy to power a small town, according to Minnesota Public Radio.[read more]

Report: Hydropower reservoirs contributing to carbon emissions

October 5, 2016 by Utility Dive

A new study from Washington State University-Vancouver (WSU) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows hydro reservoirs are responsible for 1.3% of manmade greenhouse gas emissions, about 25% higher than previously thought, Climate Central reports.[read more]

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Is Solar Power the Future for Smart Cities?

October 4, 2016 by Brooke Nally

It may have started with smart cars and smart homes, but as technology advances, the “smart” trend is taking over entire cities. Across the country and the world, cities of all sizes are transforming their infrastructure, systems, and operations to capitalize on new technologies and integrate connected solutions into the very fabric of...[read more]

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5 Things That Differ Between Electric Providers

October 1, 2016 by Ryan Kh

This day and age everything is about options, even electricity service. Not long ago, electric service was largely dictated by cities. They would work out a deal with a specific provider or provide electricity themselves. This made things pretty simple since there was a single electricity source, but it also left people with few options....[read more]