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Sustainability Spotlight: Southwest Windpower Receives Globe Sustainability Innovation Award

In recognition of their economic, social and ecological innovations that contribute to developing a sustainable society, Southwest Windpower, a leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, has been awarded a Globe Sustainability Innovation Award. Southwest Windpower's grid-connected personal wind turbine, Skystream 3.7, cut the cost of energy for small wind systems in half. In addition to this...

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The Next Step to Greener Fleets

Most transportation companies have adopted some sort of green fleet initiatives with the addition of alternative fuel vehicles or methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new initiative from the Obama administration, the National Clean Fleets Partnership, aims to work with large private fleets to reduce petroleum use by providing fleets with specialized resources, expertise, and support to...

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Manufacturers Propose Roadmap for Education Reform

A skilled and educated workforce is the single most critical element of innovation capacity. Yet it's also the hardest asset to acquire, according to a new report. To address the problem, The Manufacturing Institute lays out key principles for education reform. While a barrage of recent research — including reports from Towers Watson and Deloitte — has determined that companies are...

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Machine Tech Consumption Continues Year-over-Year Rise

Demand for manufacturing technology fell among U.S. manufacturers in most regions in February, however the overall value of machine tools and equipment orders remained considerably higher than in the same month last year. The total value of United States manufacturers' machine tool and related equipment consumption dropped to $329.43 million in February, down 10.9 percent from January, according...

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NIST Breaks Ground for Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for their new Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility. Characterizing the typical single-family home found in the suburban Washington D.C. area, the 2,700-square-foot, two-story facility is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes over the course...

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GE, Google Infuse Solar Industry with Serious Green

The Achillies heel for the solar industry has always been the high cost to manufacture solar panels. All of that is about to change in a major way with the likes of Google and GE set to invest hundreds of millions into new solar ventures. The timing couldn't be better as more pro-sustainable legislation passes at the state level. California governor Jerry Brown said he plans to sign legislation...

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The Federal Government is Looking for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"

Unfortunately there isn't an exotic locale or a record contract or even a chance to get on TV, but, the Government is trying to spur creativity and build successful businesses with their new "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge being issued as part of the Startup America Initiative. The challenge will give start-up companies the opportunity to license groundbreaking technologies...

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When Clean Energy Causes Earthquakes

There's a bit of a conundrum when it comes to geothermal energy. While traditional geothermal energy electricity generation facilities are often located near places where all the needed elements - high temperature, ground water and permeable rock - occur naturally, there is currently a drive to take geothermal to places where one or more of those elements are missing. Let's say you've got a spot...

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Who's the World's Clean Energy Leader?

As non-renewable energy prices rise, the pursuit of clean energy sources is more important than ever. How does the U.S. stack up against other major energy innovators? For years, the United States has worked to reduce its reliance on foreign oil, develop renewable energy resources and find ways to minimize the negative environmental effects stemming from energy generation and consumption. But the...

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Emerging Green Building Trends

Once considered something of a luxury, sustainable features have become a value-adding aspect to building, as highlighted in Earth Advantage Institute's top 10 green building trends for 2011. Sustainable techniques and features, once considered something of a luxury, have become a value-adding aspect to building. As the market for more energy-efficient homes grows, Earth Advantage Institute has...

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