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California Legislature Passes AB 327 With Solar Provisions

California Legislature Passes AB 327 With Solar Provisions

Thatcher Michelsen September 16, 2013 0

The California legislature has passed Assembly Bill 327, a bill that would lift a pending suspension of the state's net energy metering program (NEM) at the end of the year, as well as a

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Green Buildings And Productivity

Green Buildings And Productivity

Thatcher Michelsen September 13, 2013 0

We've been talking a lot lately about green building practices and how these can help the environment while also saving businesses money

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Santa Clara Students Design Fantastic Efficient House

Santa Clara Students Design Fantastic Efficient House

Thatcher Michelsen September 12, 2013 0

The Solar Decathlon, a competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, will be taking place in October and will pit teams of college students against each other to design houses that are energy

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Materials Manufacturers Undermining Green Building Initiatives

Materials Manufacturers Undermining Green Building Initiatives

Thatcher Michelsen September 10, 2013 0

The green building movement has been at the forefront of new construction over the last decade, and continues to be a major priority for development officials across the country

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New Research Hopes To Make Biofuels More Viable

New Research Hopes To Make Biofuels More Viable

Thatcher Michelsen September 6, 2013 0

A new report published in the academic journal Planta sheds new light on the growth cycles and oil production of green algae, which many scientists believe could be a viable source of renewable energy

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The Advantages Of Double Paned Glass

The Advantages Of Double Paned Glass

Thatcher Michelsen September 5, 2013 0

As we discuss frequently on this blog, one of the most important aspects of going green is outfitting your home in such a way that energy isn't wasted

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Success Of Swedish Renewable Energy An Important Lesson For U.S.

Success Of Swedish Renewable Energy An Important Lesson For U.S.

Thatcher Michelsen September 5, 2013 0

With all the news about the Syrian Civil War, many people may not have realized that President Barack Obama is actually in Sweden holding a bilateral conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

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Will Utilities Continue To Oppose Net Metering Policies For Solar Energy?

Will Utilities Continue To Oppose Net Metering Policies For Solar Energy?

Thatcher Michelsen September 3, 2013 0

One of the biggest successes in the effort to promote renewable energy generation has been net metering

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