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Agriculture

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The Only Grid-Independent Village In The World?

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

A little village in Germany, Feldheim, claims to be the only 100% grid-independent village in the world. It is a rural community that switched to renewables for financial reasons, but is now visited by thousands and thousands ... Read More


Buildings

Taisei's zero-energy building in Yokohama (icef-forum.org)

Japan Focuses On Zero-Energy Buildings

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, suspension of all nuclear plants (which once provided about 33% of the nation’s electricity and were slated to generate half), and subsequent head-butt from expensive fossil fuel replacement, energy resource-poor ... Read More


Air Quality

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Madrid Plans For Car-Free City Center

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan

The center of the Spanish city of Madrid intends to become completely pedestrian oriented – car free – by 2020. The 2020 Mobility Plan comes with new legislation set for January that will enforce new policies to keep cars out of ... Read More


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