XPRIZE: Can Your City Commit to 100% Renewable Energy?

By Don WilllmottDon Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications...

Read more: Xprize, Xprize Foundation, Sustainability, Sustainable Cities, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Green Living, Vancouver, Green News



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Josephine d’Allant: The Power of Solar: Energy in the Global South

Energy that relies on naturally-available resources like the sun has an inherently equalizing quality: It is equally available to everyone. Lagos, Mumbai, Dhaka and Caracas offer four examples of innovative projects to harness solar energy, or even to control solar heat. [Read more...]



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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ — May 28, 2015

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly, record deluges in Texas and Oklahoma; Deadly, record heat in In... [Read more...]



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E-Waste Busters

Each year, we at Planet Ark receive thousands of enquiries from Australians wanting to know how they can recycle their e-waste. Is there a pick up service? Can I put my TV on the street? What about DVD players, are they accepted? Well, we're here to answer those questions and bust a few of myths so you know exactly what to do with your old electronics.



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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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