July 27, 2012

A neighborhood in Austin, Texas, designed to be a test bed for green technologies and that, according to General Motors, boasts the highest concentration of electric cars in the U.S. will become a laboratory for how the vehicles and their drivers interact with a smart power grid, homes and renewable energy systems.

Go Leaner and Greener with Your Plumbing Repairs

Just one leaking faucet in your home can waste nearly 700 gallons of water each year Now multiply that by the  number of homes, offices, restaurants, hospitals, factories, etc. that have at least one leaky faucet and  we've got catastrophic waste. Every little bit adds up, and every little thing you do to improve your plumbing efficiency matters! Here are five ways in which you can go green with simple plumbing repairs and improvements.

Christie Signs Legislation To Rescue New Jersey Solar, SREC Markets

 Chris ChristieTrenton, NJ – Taking action that continues the Christie Administration’s commitment to fostering the development of renewable energy res

July 23, 2012

The array of solar panels recently installed on Ian Bowles's slate roof in Jamaica Plain should pay off for him in less than a decade, but the green power the state's former top environmental official generates may cost other utility customers for many more years. Massachusetts now generates enough wind and solar energy to power 38,000 homes. It produces 118 megawatts of solar energy, up from 3 megawatts in 2007 and nearly half of the state’s goal of 250 megawatts by 2017. The state also produces 61 megawatts of wind energy, up from 3 megawatts in 2007 but far from the goal of 2,000 megawatts by 2020.

Hybrid And Electric Car Sales Surge 164 Percent In June

With gas prices declining, sales of hybrid and electric cars have remained surprisingly resilient. In fact, sales of dedicated hybrid and alternative-energy vehicles surged more than 164 percent in June, according to Kelley Blue Book's Blue Book Market Report for July 2012 ( http://mediaroom.kbb.com/blue-book-market-report/ ). With gas prices expected to continue their descent, hybrid and electric vehicle sales could slow; however, today it appears as though the sales decline will be relatively mild.

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