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AT&T and SunEdison Launch Alternative Energy System in the Lone Star State

By: John Keller
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In pursuit of our commitment to decrease our environmental impact in the communities in which we live, work and serve in, this week we unveiled our new 677 kilowatt solar panel system that will provide energy for an AT&T facility in Lancaster, Texas. This solar panel array was designed, developed and deployed with the help of SunEdison.

Mike Bloomberg: Five Reasons I'm Going to India

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP
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The writer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and former mayor of New York City.

The last time I visited India was shortly before I was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Now, as India's role on the global stage is rapidly growing, I'm going back. Here's why:

Today, Sustainable Nylon. Tomorrow, the Planet

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By Carol Pierson Holding

“Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think that nothing is going to get any better.” - Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

Solar Power Utilities Look to New Investment Models - The Minute

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Two-thirds of the nation’s solar capacity installed in the U.S. last year was utility-scale solar power. The rapid growth of this new industry has been driven by government loan guarantees and an Investment Tax Credit worth 30 percent of a project’s cost. The results have been the Ivanpah plant, a venture between BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy, and Google, and two plants developed by the Spanish energy company, Abengoa. Located in the Mojave Desert, all three produce electricity when the sun is not shining by storing solar power for overnight use.

What Is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

A short animated video illustrating how RECs are created, tracked, traded, and finally sold to end users
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Across North America, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) create the pathway for individuals and organizations to green their power. For nearly two decades, RECs have transformed markets for renewable energy by helping renewable energy generators connect with clean energy buyers, regardless of where the energy is generated or used.

White Paper Released for Net-Zero Demonstration Home

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Green Builder Media recently released a White Paper on the VISION House Tucson project - a below net-zero energy home with a HERS rating of -17. The home is optimized for performance and includes the most efficient features, materials, and technologies available on the market including products from Rheem, Panasonic, Boral, Johns Manville, Schneider Electric, MI Windows and Doors, Whirlpool, Beam Electrolux, NFPA, Vetrazzo, Kohler, Crossville, Gladiator and O

Blogger Trip to Tanzania to Showcase Coke's Social Initiatives

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This week, a group of ten bloggers and journalists will get to do just that. They will travel to Tanzania to see and hear the ways in which Coca-Cola sustainability and business efforts are improving life for people throughout the country. Tanzania is home to several Coca-Cola initiatives, and so it is an ideal country to watch these programs in action and see how they complement one another.

Cisco’s People Going Solar at Home

By Ali Ahmed
Blog

The people of Cisco in the United States and Canada can now buy or lease solar power for their homes at a discount, thanks to an initiative between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Geostellar, an online marketer of solar systems.

AECOM Maximizes “Green Gold” for Job Creation in South Africa

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Managing complexity, building better lives.

AECOM's work developing a sustainable waste drop-off center in South Africa incorporates a systems-based approach, including water and energy conservation, education and job creation.

SolarCity and Honda Announce $50M Commitment to Solar Power

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OCT. 8, /3BL Media/ -SolarCity® and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The new commitment announced during the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas, will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the United States. 

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