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California city completes energy-efficiency revitalization program

California city completes energy-efficiency revitalization program

Thatcher Michelsen September 14, 2012 1

These efforts demonstrate that communities are beginning to take an active role in utilizing green technology to help balance their budgets and increase their standard of living

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U.S. government moves forward with cheap solar tech contest

U.S. government moves forward with cheap solar tech contest

Thatcher Michelsen September 13, 2012 1

The "Race to the Rooftop" does not have a set deadline, but solar panel designers are already at work trying to reach the goal of bringing renewable energy to homes across the country

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World’s largest photovoltaic plant being built in Arizona desert

World’s largest photovoltaic plant being built in Arizona desert

Thatcher Michelsen September 12, 2012 0

As state and local governments implement various types of renewable energy sources in their communities, one project stands out among them all for its size and potential impact on the local energy market.

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Report: World’s total electricity needs could be answered with wind power by 2030

Report: World’s total electricity needs could be answered with wind power by 2030

Thatcher Michelsen September 11, 2012 0

With the world on the cusp of greater demand for power, energy companies may start to see the benefit of moving toward this kind of large-scale renewable energy project

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German green living company creates compostable snack packaging prototype

German green living company creates compostable snack packaging prototype

Thatcher Michelsen September 10, 2012 0

The BASF product could hold the key to a more sustainable consumer culture in the United States, promising a solution in the quest for widespread low-impact living

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Tighter fiscal conditions push more communities toward green technology, experts say

Tighter fiscal conditions push more communities toward green technology, experts say

Thatcher Michelsen September 7, 2012 0

More and more local governing institutions are turning to green infrastructure to help them cut costs and avoid expensive repairs in the long run

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Seattle-based biofuel company one step closer to creating algae-based fuels

Seattle-based biofuel company one step closer to creating algae-based fuels

Thatcher Michelsen September 6, 2012 0

Margaret McCormick, the CEO of Matrix Genetics, recently spoke with green industry news source EarthFix about the latest developments and the company's work on producing a viable form of biofuel

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Power-generating ocean buoys set to launch in Oregon

Power-generating ocean buoys set to launch in Oregon

Thatcher Michelsen September 5, 2012 0

Their devices, known as PowerBuoys, function by allowing water to push pistons up and down, collecting the friction from the process and converting it into energy

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New York set to activate ultraviolet water purification plant

New York set to activate ultraviolet water purification plant

Thatcher Michelsen September 4, 2012 0

At full-scale capacity, the plant is expected to process up to nine billion liters of drinkable liquid a day, covering roughly 90 percent of the area's needs, including New York City

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