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India To Build First Offshore Wind Farm

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill

The Indian Government has announced that it has signed an agreement to build the country’s first offshore wind power project off the coast of Gujarat. The 100 MW project will act as a demonstration for possible ... Read More


Clean Power

Why Utilities Don’t Invest More In Solar (VIDEO)

Why Utilities Don’t Invest More In Solar (VIDEO)

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

The threat solar power poses to utilities has been discussed time and time again. In the US, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) — the association that represents US investor-owned electric companies — has even warned its constituents ... Read More


Clean Transport

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A Different Model: How Public Transit Should Work!

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Roy L Hales

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Originally published in the ECOreport North American cities are primarily designed for automotive traffic. There has been more attention to bicycles, buses, and trains, but most people still look upon them as a poor person’s transportation. ... Read More


Agriculture

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The Only Grid-Independent Village In The World?

Published on October 2nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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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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