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The First Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Goes Live in San Diego County

Wind power is a viable source of green energy but it is just beginning to 'take off' with residential homeowners because many municipalities have height restrictions for urban and suburban environments. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) by WePOWER™ of Aliso Viejo, CA, are designed with the aesthetics and mechanics to fit into the green landscape. The VAWT differs from traditional windmills...

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The Solar Industry: Working Hard To Defy Its Critics

Imagine if the world had a renewable source of energy with a zero carbon footprint that is predicted to last for about four billion years? Sounds good? We've got it. It rises in the east and sets in the west, inspires lovers and the writers of the last scene of cowboy movies, and in one second puts out far more energy than the planet will ever need for its entire existence. Solar power generates...

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Company Spotlight: Panasonic Makes "Eco Ideas Declaration"

Panasonic Corporation of North America has announced a new set of initiatives that will enhance the environmental performance of its manufacturing and marketing operations and Panasonic also promises to aggressively pursue eco-innovation in both its products and business practices.  "Panasonic aims to become the Number One Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018, which...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. and China Pledge Stronger Cooperation

Plus: Leading Economic Indicators Improve and Jobless Claims Fall. Obama and Hu Stress U.S.-China Economic Cooperation In a high-profile trip to the United States last week, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with President Barack Obama to discuss U.S.-China trade relations and other economic issues. The meetings resulted in a renewed emphasis on improving economic cooperation between the two...

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Product Spotlight: Skystream 600 Lets People Have the Power

Featured in the GE "Home of the Future" exhibit at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Southwest Windpower's Skystream 600 is an efficient, power grid-connected turbine that can provide an average of 7,400 kWh of clean, low-cost energy per year in 12 mph average annual wind speeds, which translates into 60 to 80 percent of an average home's energy requirements. Supplied with the interactive...

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Light Friday: Most Overused Business Profile Buzzwords

Plus: Swine Flu Superpowers, Glass that Beats Steel, the Supernova Light Show and Malaria Invading a Cell. Swine Flu Survivors May Have Super Immune Systems Fictional superpowers can arise from a wide range of events, including exposure to radioactive creatures and science experiments gone wrong. In real life, sometimes they come just from getting sick, as new research indicates that people who...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Argonne Lab's Battery to Power Chevy Volt

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and General Motors' battery cell supplier, LG Chem, Ltd., have reached a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells. This technology will be used to power the Chevrolet Volt, the first mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Argonne-developed technology...

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Global Med Tech Innovation Scorecard

The U.S. dominates in its capacity to produce the latest in medical technology innovation, and is forecast to maintain its global lead, although the nation is expected to lose ground to other countries over the next decade, according to new research. The United States remains the world leader in its capacity to produce the latest medical technology innovation, but emerging markets led by China,...

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Sustainable Packaging Symposium is Scheduled for March 2011

Co-sponsored by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, The Sustainable Packaging Symposium, "Advancing the Greener Supply Chain," will be held this year in Chicago on March 16-18. This new event will feature topics and speakers that will address the role packaging plays on sustainability across the entire supply chain. Symposium Topics include: Sustainable Packaging Case Studies...

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Consumer Electronics Association Issues Sustainability Report

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R)  has released the CEA 2010 Sustainability Report, which tracks the industry's green efforts throughout a consumer electronics product's entire lifecycle. The report features 21 separate case studies from a variety of companies that demonstrate progress in their environmental efforts. Following are some highlights from the report:  Greener...

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