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Tuesday 10th December 2019

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A Solar Tech Startup Backed by Bill Gates Paves the way for Greener Manufacturing

Photo: Heliogen A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was only able to reach temperatures [...]

Best Practices: Skanska USA and Partners Unveil Open-Source Tool to Measure and Reduce Building Materials Carbon Footprint at Greenbuild 2019

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, a pioneering, open-source program for measuring and evaluating carbon emissions found in a plethora of building materials for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry, will be publicly-released at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA from November 19-22. Skanska USA and C Change Labs partnered [...]

Free Registration! Driving Deep Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Event on November 20th

This Wednesday, November 20th, the Illinois Green Alliance, Peoples Gas Energy Efficiency Program, and University of Chicago Medical Center will come together at the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. The goal behind the event is to explore highly efficient energy opportunities in the healthcare industry, particularly in the Chicago metropolitan area. The majority of the event will consist [...]

Best Practices: UN and Partners Strive to ‘Green’ the Cocoa Industry

            ‘Greening the Cocoa Industry,’ a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to transform the global cocoa industry with more green and sustainable practices, affects 10 percent of the world’s cocoa production and is supported by more than 54 retailers and market brands, with small farmers playing a vital role in educating their peers. [...]

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all with a sustainability focus. From the latest flooring, wall [...]

Sustainability Credential Soup 2019 Kicks Off in Chicago November 5th!

The Illinois Green Alliance hosts its Sustainability Credential Soup symposium November 5 at the MakeOffices headquarters in Chicago, IL, where expert panelists and other industry professionals will educate and network from 6 to 8p.m. The panelists aim to enlighten their audience about the process required to earn sustainability industry credentials, such as the LEED [...]

The Recycling Partnership Issues Report for Recycling Revolution and a Circular Economy

              The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit that seeks to revolutionize U.S. recycling practices, recently released its first report that roadmaps how the industry can transition into a circular economy. The model of a circular economy, which has received increasing global attention, is a closed-loop system of production and consumption where objects are [...]

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Renewable Energy News

June 5 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Judges Give Both Sides A Grilling In Youth Climate Case Against The Government” • In the case of Juliana v United States, three federal judges heard arguments about whether young people have a constitutional right to be protected from climate change. They pushed skeptically on the arguments of [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|

June 4 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Environment Insurance Risk Assessment In The Face Of Climate Change” • The last few years have seen increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Adverse atmospheric events are poignant reminders of how vulnerable our society is across a broad range of threats posed by extreme [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|

May 9 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Improves Fishing And Tourism” • Researchers at the University of Rhode Island studied the effects the Block Island wind farm had on local fishing and tourism. They found recreational fishing was increased, though feeling were mixed among those who fish commercially, and tourism [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|

May 8 Green Energy News

Headline News: “We’ll Soon Know The Exact Air Pollution From Every Power Plant In The World. That’s Huge.” • A nonprofit AI firm called WattTime will use satellite imagery to track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world precisely, in real [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|

May 7 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Renewables Outproduced Coal Power In The US For The First Time Ever” • Last month, for the first time, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro outpaced coal generation, according to data from the Energy Information Administration and an analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and [...]

By |May 7th, 2019|

May 6 Green Energy News

Headline News: “How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change In Its Tracks” • Photosynthesis produces sugar and atmospheric oxygen. “Everything that grows here starts with sugar. Soil microbes eat sugar.” And feeding these soil microbes builds soil and sequesters atmospheric carbon in the ground “at a rate previously thought [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|

May 5 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Can Microgrids Really Bring Power To The Last Billion?” • After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico turned to microgrids for resiliency. Puerto Rico’s embrace of microgrids hints at a different energy future. Some of the 1 billion people around the world without electricity may finally get it without ever [...]

By |May 5th, 2019|

May 4 Green Energy News

Headline News: “Scott Pruitt Fails To Stop Indiana’s Move To Renewable Energy” • Indiana’s third-largest utility analyzed the economics of its power plants and decided to shift from coal-fired power plants to renewable sources. Coal companies hired former EPA chief Scott Pruitt to fight back. Pruitt failed, according to a [...]

By |May 4th, 2019|

May 3 Green Energy News

{$inline_image}Headline News: “Six Signs Of Hope For The Ocean” • It is easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean. We see everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs. Increasingly, however, there is a lot to celebrate [...]

By |May 3rd, 2019|

Climate Change News

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all [...]

By |November 10th, 2019|

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