US EPA Announces $400,000 Settlement With Halliburton Over Violation Of California’s Truck & Bus Regulation

Published on October 29th, 2016 | by

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As a result of its violation of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation, Halliburton Energy Services is being required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pay a bit over $400,000 in fines as part of a new settlement. The “fines” are a bit varied in nature and relate to: a $154,400 civil penalty, $180,600 […] read more

EV Summit Conversations — Clotheslines, Uber, Safety

Published on October 27th, 2016 | by

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The first day of the EV Summit in Florida was flowing with inspired conversations that extended far beyond the presentations. At lunch, Florida Solar Energy Center presenter Danny Parker talked about net zero impact and how much energy clothes dryers suck. I mentioned that I love clotheslines — I find them interesting, colorful, and fresh watching them flap in the breeze. Why on earth do we discourage the most bacteria-free means of drying our clothes in so many neighborhoods? read more

Trump First 100 Days Plan Would Accelerate Climate Change

Published on October 25th, 2016 | by

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Cognitive dissonance is what happens when someone tries to convince you something is true that you know to be false. Wearing a tin foil hat will not protect you from alien body snatchers and clicking your heels three times will not teleport you from the Land of Oz back to Kansas. Cognitive dissonance is perhaps […] read more

New Research Supports Theory Of 9th Planet Orbiting On Fringes Of Solar System

Published on October 25th, 2016 | by

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The past few years have seen a lot of speculation and debate about a possible ninth planet orbiting somewhere on the very out fringes of the solar system. Now, new research from the University of Arizona has provided some further support for the theory. The research also narrows the possibilities of where such a planet […] read more

Indian State Of Jammu & Kashmir Plans Net-metering For Solar Rooftop Systems

Published on October 25th, 2016 | by

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With ambitious goals and a push from the central government several states in India are now expediting the implementation of net-metering regulations for rooftop solar power systems; the latest one is the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued a draft policy document on net-metering implementation in […] read more

Dear God, is Oil a Blessing or a Curse?

Published on October 24th, 2016 | by

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Originally published on EdenKeeper.org By calling on Oklahomans to pray for oil, Governor Mary Fallin has stretched the limits of my patience and perhaps a little bit of my better judgment. Governor Fallin would have us all believe that it’s been a really tough year for the oil industry. In fact, it’s been so bad […] read more

Researcher: It Appears That The Entire Coast Off Washington, Oregon, & California Is A Giant Methane Seep

Published on October 24th, 2016 | by

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In an example of how little is actually known about what goes on in the world’s oceans, researchers recently discovered 500 “new” (newly discovered, that is) methane vents off the west coast of the US. “It appears that the entire coast off Washington, Oregon and California is a giant methane seep,” commented RMS Titanic discoverer […] read more

Indian Ministry Pushes To Reclassify Large Hydro Projects As Renewable

Published on October 24th, 2016 | by

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The Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is pushing for reclassification of large hydro power projects as renewable energy projects. The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Power and Coal, Piyush Goyal, recently announced that he will propose the reclassification of large hydro power projects to the Cabinet of Ministers. Goyal stated that almost […] read more

India Waives Off Inter-state Transmission Charges For Renewable Energy

Published on October 23rd, 2016 | by

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The Ministry of Power, under the central government of India, has confirmed that charges for inter-state transmission of renewable energy have been waived off. The ministry had first proposed to remove the inter-state transmission charges last year and had asked the state governments to work on the proposal. Several states had expressed their willingness to […] read more

Cellulose Insulation – The ABCs of Green Building Materials

Published on October 21st, 2016 | by

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Originally published on Green Building Elements Made from consumer paper products, cellulose insulation typically contains about 85 percent recycled content. Using this green building material can effectively lower the carbon footprint of your home or business property. Essentially, this is because cellulose insulation is plant cell matter that is still storing the carbon sequestered when […] read more

India Mulls Harsh Penalties For Utilities That Miss Renewable Energy Targets

Published on October 21st, 2016 | by

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In the face of highly ambitious renewable energy procurement targets, Indian utilities may now face stricter penalties if they fail to meet those targets. The Minister of Power, Renewable Energy and Coal recently stated at a conference that the government may be forced to take strict action against utilities if they fail to achieve the […] read more

New York Regulators Call For Transmission Expansion Using Hydropower Imports

Published on October 20th, 2016 | by

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UtilityDIVE reports transmission congestion in the western portion of New York is limiting the state’s ability to access hydropower during summer peaks, state regulators said last week. This resource is regarded as essential to meeting a 50% renewables target by 2030. “Inadequate transmission capability is causing transmission congestion in Western New York, which prevents renewable resources […] read more

League of Conservation Voters Awards Climate Prize to Hip Hop Caucus

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by

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On October 18, 2016, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) held Climate Victory 2016 night. At the event, the non-profit, non-partisan organization Hip Hop Caucus and its President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. took home the prestigious Climate Leadership Award for activism around climate change. The organization stimulates civic and electoral activism among young […] read more

Canada Tops Out World’s Tallest Wood-Frame Building

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by

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Originally published on Green Building Elements Celebrating the tallest wood-frame building of its kind anywhere in the world, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr recently attended the “topping out” ceremony of the Brock Commons Residence. The new University of British Columbia student housing tower rises 18 stories to reach a stunning 178.8 feet (53 […] read more