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Electric cars stimulate the economy

By John R. Platt in Today’s Engineer:
[That’s me and my husband in the front row of the photo.]
A few days ago I had the opportunity to witness the U.S. unveiling of the Volkswagen XL1 Plug-in Hybrid, an amazing vehicle that has a promised fuel efficiency of 261 mpg. Although the XL1 has a sticker price […]

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Alternative energy sources erode PG&E’s grip

By Robert Rogers
Contra Costa Times
Posted:   04/04/2013 12:33:40 AM PDT
Updated:   04/04/2013 03:38:41 PM PDT


Document: PG&E Letter to the Public Utilities Commission

RICHMOND — With clean energy upstarts cutting into its vast market share, electrical utility Pacific Gas & Electric filed a letter this week with the state Public Utilities Commission retaining the right […]

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Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival |

  The fourth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Films & Art Festival    kicks off Feb. 9 and continues through Feb. 14. The festival features more than 30 films that hope to inspire individuals to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, said Riley, the event director.
via Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival |

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Carbon nation

carbon nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. The film’s optimism and pragmatism are appealing across the political spectrum. While other good films have been about problems, blame and guilt, carbon nation […]

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States sue EPA

The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Georgia joined a growing number of states on Thursday seeking to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new pollution restrictions.
The complaint filed by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens targets the EPA’s new cross-state pollution rules, which are designed to decrease […]

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Green technology for lead cleanup

Soil polluted with lead has long plagued the South Prescott neighborhood of West Oakland. But cleanup is finally getting underway.
This Saturday, June 25, the community is invited to learn more about the new green technology this project will use to clean up residential properties there.
This story is a preview of Oakland Local’s […]

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New Clean Air Rules Could Create 1.5 Million Jobs: Report

Photo Courtesy: The Huffington Post
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Looming U.S. rules that power utilities face on air pollution could create nearly 1.5 million jobs over the next five years, according to a report.
Engineering, construction and pipefitting are some of the professions that could see a rise in jobs as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules push utilities […]

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Building A Green Economy, From Jobs To Policy

Phaedra, 34, is the CEO of Green For All, which works to get people back to work through green jobs. Partnering with individuals, small businesses and cities, and the Obama Administration, the organization is working to make the green economy a central part of the economic recovery.
Phaedra got her start in the labor movement in San Jose, […]

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The Jobs Project: Unemployed Coal Miners Install Solar Panels In West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia’s southern coalfields region this week – a set of rooftop solar panels, assembled by unemployed and underemployed coal miners and contractors.
The 40- by 15-foot solar array going up on a doctor’s office in Williamson […]

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San Luis Obispo County could be a green leader

Ken Haggard, principal architect for the San Luis Sustainability Group and Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly School of Architecture; John Ewan, owner of Pacific Energy Company;  and Tom Murray, vice president of SLO Green Build and a building contractor got together to write an op-ed on how the cou nty can move forward:
San Luis Obispo County […]

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Local Opportunity for Water Specialists

The Lake County Water Authority is seeking applications for more than $300,000 in stormwater grants designed to help Lake cities lessen the impact of stormwater runoff going into local lakes.Removal of pollutants — including grease, pesticides, heavy metals and animal wastes — from stormwater provides an important benefit by reducing pollution that causes excessive algae […]

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Going Solar in California

David Sneed produced a detailed report on solar energy for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, a sunny Central Coast location that should be ideal for solar power.
Rooftop solar panels provide energy over your head
In several stories, he covers
Rooftop solar panels a renewable investment for businesses
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Feed-in tariffs used to increase use of solar get […]

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Clean Energy adds jobs

Recent state policy and federal funding initiatives are driving the demand for clean energy in both the short and long term. This increased demand has created the need for many more workers trained or retrained in a variety of clean energy jobs. In response, states are utilizing funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]

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Cinema Verde Fundraiser at Urban Flats: Nov. 9

Cinema Verde Fundraiser at the new Urban Flats – Please bring your friends and join us for this opportunity to raise funds for Cinema Verde! From 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, Urban Flats (115 SE 1st Avenue) will host a fundraiser for Cinema Verde. All-you-can-eat and drink wine, flatbread and […]

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Education a Key to Clean Environment, says KACB Director

By Dylan Klempner
Director of Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB), Mickie McKenzie says her organization is about much more than “planting petunias.”  We can plant all the flowers we want, “but if we don’t have communities that are clean and healthy and safe, we don’t have beautiful communities.”
On October 6, 2010, McKenzie spoke to community members at […]

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Green jobs are the future

In this week’s address, President Obama announced that – due to clean energy incentives launched by his administration – a company called BrightSource plans to break ground this month on a new, revolutionary type of solar power plant.  This will put about 1,000 people to work building the facility. And once completed, it will power […]

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Free cooking class and market tour

Taught by Stefanie Samara Hamblen, owner of Hogtown HomeGrown, participants will take a tour of the market, learn to cook at least two meals from seasonal produce and taste everything! In addition to all the hot weather veggies, there will be at least one kind of pesto!

Saturday, […]

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Solar Tech Rolls Forward

Although wet-cooled solar thermal projects use substantially less water than an equally sized agricultural operation, by switching to the dry-cooling alternative, the project will reduce its groundwater use by a factor of eight, from 1,600 acre-feet to 200 acre-feet annually.
via Plan To Dry Cool Plant Announced.

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Employ Florida Marketplace – Gulf Recovery Portal

Want a job helping to deal with the Gulf Oil disaster?
Employ Florida Marketplace – Gulf Recovery Portal.

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Job for an Environmental Activist

Executive Director (Environment Florida)
Environment Florida is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Florida’s environment. Environment Florida draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state’s top environmental problems.
via Progress Florida.

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