Identifying Asbestos

During much of the 20th century, asbestos was considered a wonder-product and helped improve the performance of building materials, but would you know what to do if you found it in your house today?

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Dabbling in DIY

"As a new homeowner, I like to dabble in a bit of DIY. And my little son is always there to offer a helping hand," says Chris Philpot, our Paper and Wood Campaign Manager.

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Waste Not, Want Not

"When I first started out in the waste and recycling industry, I, like most Aussies, thought it was all pretty simple," say Ryan Collins, Recycling Programs Manager. "Household packaging goes in the recycling bin and almost everything else goes in the general waste."It turns out there is a lot more to waste than that.

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Peter Bosshard: The Power of Rivers — in Whose Hands?

Sustainable water and energy development requires public participation in decision making just as much as money and technical expertise. The Nature Conservancy makes a strong case that smart planning needs to address the systems level rather than just individual dams. It now needs to expand its approach and give the rights of affected communities the place they deserve. [Read more...]

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Barbara A. Finamore: China Power Sector Reform Plans Aim to Boost Energy Efficiency and Renewables

The reforms were wide-ranging and introduced a number of different topics, including improving efficiency in the power sector, assisting efforts to integrate renewable energy into the grid, and removing conflicting incentives in power generation, all changes that NRDC has been advocating for years. [Read more...]

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Adnan Z. Amin: The Economics of Renewable Energy: Falling Costs and Rising Employment

In a world recovering from an economic crisis and stressed by high unemployment rates, this job creation potential is an important consideration for policy-makers

Read more: Business, Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy, Job Creation, Government, Unemployment, What-Is-Working-Small-Businesses, Impact News

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Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: BiPolar Problems, Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

OO Tech Companies Are Moving To 100% Clean Energy - Apple, Google, and Facebook al... [Read more...]

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Report: Wind Power Could Be Coming To All 50 States

The United States might just be on the verge of a wind power revolution.

Or, at least, the newest generation of wind turbines, featuring taller tow...

Read more: Whats-Working, Sustainable Energy, Alternative Energy, Wind Energy, Wind Power, Wind Power Nationwide, Wind Turbines, Wind Power Technology, Wind Turbines Technology, Generation Change, Green News

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Yieldcos’ Weird Trick: Raising Dividends Without Retained Earnings

Tom Konrad CFA

Clean energy yieldcos buck the general trend by paying out a large proportion of cash flow to investors, and rapidly increasing their dividends at the same time.  The key to this trick has been their rapidly appreciating stock prices.
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John Farrell: The Hole in Brian Potts’ WSJ Critique of the "Solar-Panel Craze"

In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility's view of energy costs leaves a big hole in the big picture: the value of solar energy. [Read more...]

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