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This Week in Energy News for March 1, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, efforts are being made to reduce pollution and derive energy from renewable sources.

Architectural rendering of Google’s planned headquarters.
Google Reveals Plans for Massive Green Office Complex
In partnership with Seattle-based design firm NBBJ, Google has released an architectural rendering of plans for its next 1.1 million square-foot headquarters that features green roofs and ample opportunities for employees to enjoy outdoor activities.

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This Week in Energy News – February 22, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, New York City is preparing for the next big storm and a California land rush could result in alternative energy providing the state with 100% of its power needs.

Proposed: Four Miles of Manhattan’s East River to be Redeveloped with Storm Barrier
WXY Architecture + Urban Design, working with local officials and community groups, has developed the East River Blueway Plan to redevelop a stretch of Manhattan’s waterways to combat storm water surge, calling “for the creation of wetlands, parks, bicycle and pedestrian pathways and bridges, and the redevelopment of a disused beach under the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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This Week in Energy News – February 15, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, governments are helping citizens to become more energy efficient and reports have been released that quantify energy development efforts.

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This Week in Energy News – February 8, 2013

German PV Installations Set New Record

The Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) photovoltaic solar (PV) installation counts that set new records at 7.6 GW of PV power plants installed and connected to the grid.
First Solar Acquires New Mexico Solar Power Project

The 50-megawatt solar power project First Solar has acquired from the solar division of Element Power […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Week in Review|1 Comment

The Month in Review: January 2013

Here are some of the top stories in eco news for the month of January, 2013.
Fiscal Cliff Deal in United States Extends Biofuel Incentives

In Green Car News, the United States Senate signed off on a budget agreement that was designed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and has been the center of debate. For the biofuel industry and green vehicle proponents, the good news is that biofuel initiatives from the 2008 Farm Bill will be extended, which should help to save jobs and reduce dependency on foreign oil. […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Month in Review|0 Comments

Strawbale Housing, Eco Pragmatists, Greenbuild Infographic, + Drought Damages

How airtight should we make our homes?
Dwell chats with RE:4 Architecture about prefab.
Eco pragmatists are challenging traditional environmentalists.
Energy audits: lowering bills with increased energy efficiency.
Drought could be costlier than Hurricane Sandy.
In Tennessee, building a new strawbale home.
What you missed: Greenbuild infographic.

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By |December 15th, 2012|Week in Review|0 Comments