Power Tool Battery recycling creates buzz in Brisbane

The Power Tool Batteryback recycling pilot program has collected almost two tonnes of batteries for recycling since its launch in September 2015.

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Rick Fedrizzi: O’Malley’s Green Legacy & Lessons for Those Who Will Follow

By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we'll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward a...

Read more: Green, Sustainable Development, Martin O'Malley, Rick Fedrizzi, Usgbc, U.S. Green Building Council, Clean Energy, Democratic Party, 2016 Presidential Election, Green News

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – February 9, 2016

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton pushes Congress to act on the Flint Water Crisis; Donal... [Read more...]

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N-Viro: Sludge Into Fuel

by Debra Fiakas CFA

After ethanol producers figured out that pricey feedstock could rapidly erode profits, the renewable energy industry began casting about for alternative feedstock.  What is cheaper than ‘free?’  Waste of all kinds  -  sewage, mixed municipal trash, animal manure, food and agriculture waste, wood pulp, exhaust gases, steam  -  can be virtually free.  Sometimes waste generators are even willing to pay a fee to anyone willing to accept their nasty stuff. [Read more...]

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Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

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

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear... [Read more...]

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Peter Bosshard: Has the Post-Dam Future Started?

On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams. [Read more...]

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Michael Brune: That Was Then

We're already seeing a transition to clean, renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. President Obama knows that the only way to build on the progress and promise of the Paris climate summit is to accelerate that transition and base our fossil fuel policy on the mandate to "keep it in the ground" whenever and wherever possible. [Read more...]

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Beijing Bails Out Yingli, Shareholders Not So Much

Bottom line: Yingli’s new bank loan will be followed by a major restructuring that will force big losses on bond and shareholders, while a new asset-backed bond program to help the broader panel sector raise money will meet with tepid reception. [Read more...]

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The Conversation US: How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

Cheap gasoline raises the perennial question over how the U.S. funds its transportation infrastructure -- a key rationale behind Obama's proposed oil tax. And it makes electric vehicles (EVs) and biofuels less competitive on price, hindering U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption. Can the U.S. continue to fund upkeep of its infrastructure and reduce emissions from transportation? [Read more...]

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Energy Department Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for $5 Million in State Energy Program Competitive Awards

Date: 1/27/2016

The Energy Department announced a funding opportunity designed to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy through technology deployment, communications and outreach activities, and access to new partnerships and resources. The Department seeks to fund projects related to state energy planning, innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and technical assistance to advance clean energy activities. Applications are due March 31, 2016. For more information, visit the funding opportunity announcement.

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