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Green Purchasing Up, Despite Economy

a shared story    298 weeks 5 days 15 hours 52 minutes ago
Four out of five people say they are still buying green products and services 




Obama acts as clean-tech venture capitalist

a shared story    220 weeks 4 days 5 hours 57 minutes ago
Racks of lime-green batteries awaited inspection on the factory floor when the well-connected investor swept through Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, Mo., last month. A week later he broke ground on an advanced vehicle battery plant in Holland, Mich., the ninth battery facility his money...(more) 



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Why Obama's green jobs plan might work

a shared story    302 weeks 5 days 4 hours 26 minutes ago
While Detroit's automakers struggle to rebuild their sputtering operations, the key to jump-starting Michigan's economy may lie 80 miles northwest of the Motor City. This is the home of Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. It makes a material crucial for constructing photovoltaic panels. And that has turned this snow-covered...(more) 




Five Reasons Why Green Tech Has Such a Tough Time In America

a shared story    223 weeks 4 days 19 hours 2 minutes ago
The U.S. has long been a leader in green technologies. It has also long been a leader in fumbling that lead. Here are five big reasons why.  



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SolarCity Offers San Francisco Residents Solar Power for Less than Their Electricity Bills

a shared story    327 weeks 2 days 12 hours 18 minutes ago
SolarCity, California's No. 1 residential solar power company, today announced one of the nation's most affordable solar power financing options for San Francisco residents. SolarCity's SolarLease options incorporate incentives from San Francisco's groundbreaking GoSolarSF program, and can allow many San Francisco homeowners to use clean, renewable...(more) 



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Toyota Plug-In Hybrid Coming Late This Year

a shared story    302 weeks 4 days 14 hours 38 minutes ago
Toyota plans to introduce its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle late this year, a year earlier than originally planned, and a year ahead of the Chevrolet Volt, a senior Toyota executive said Sunday. James Lentz, the president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said in an interview that Toyota...(more) 



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Solar-power industry remains hot in California

a shared story    303 weeks 5 days 15 hours 35 minutes ago
Despite the turbulent economy, or perhaps because of it, solar energy remains a growth industry in California. The amount of electricity generated in the state by solar energy soared in 2008, and applications for rebates under the state's Million Solar Roofs program reached record levels in the...(more) 




Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

a shared story    374 weeks 3 days 17 hours 48 minutes ago
Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food on individual farms in developing countries, as low-intensive methods on the same land—according to new findings which refute the long-standing claim that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population. Researchers from...(more) 




The New Driver's Seat - Smart Car vs. Hummer

a shared story    364 weeks 5 days 19 hours 20 minutes ago
OK, this is a staged TV bit in which the tiny smart kicks the lard-ass of a hummer. But even thought its staged, it still illustrates the truth of matters and show how effective these little cars can be. Personally, I'd be happier when no cars on...(more) 



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Seattle Urban Farm Company

a shared story    233 weeks 3 days 18 hours 56 minutes ago
This is fascinating -- a company in Seattle has sprung up to help urban farmers get started AND sell their produce. I have no idea whether these folks are worthwhile or not, but I find it interesting to see a small scale ecosystem of businesses springing...(more) 



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Oakland's fruit doesn't fall far from the tree

a shared story    321 weeks 5 days 14 hours 7 minutes ago
In the backyard of a house in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, seven high school kids balance themselves carefully in the boughs of a robust apple tree, throwing down ripe fruit to a small ground squad. Once the tree is stripped, the crew weighs the bags and announces the...(more) 




PG&E to get watts from waves

a shared story    358 weeks 2 days 2 hours 7 minutes ago
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. went surfing Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. utility to buy electricity that's generated by the tumult of the sea. The San Francisco-based company, which earlier this year proposed a test facility for producing power from ocean waves, said the electricity in its...(more) 

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