When Beijing Cleared the Air

Imagery from satellite data shows normal 2008 carbon dioxide levels in Beijing, left, and the reductions when traffic and industrial emissions were curbed during the Olympics. As carbon monoxide decreased, so did carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas. As the Olympic Games draw near in London and some fret about the environmental impact, it might…

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Spotlight on World Resources Simulation Center

      As loyal U.S. Green Chamber  members and hosts of our upcoming China Informational session, the World Resources Simcenter offers a one of a kind venue in San Diego. The World Resources SimCenter (WRSC.org) is an immersive visualization facility where you can “see” critical trends, the relationships between issues, accelerate understanding and compare the consequences…

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Green Homes Appraise Higher

Having a green certified home adds 9% to its appraised sales value in California, finds a new study. The study is the first rigorous, large-scale economic analysis of the value of green home labels in California and was conducted by state university professors. Researchers conducted a pricing analysis of all 1.6 million single-family home sales…

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New California Reycling Law

A new law, AB 341, went into effect this month in California that requires all businesses generating more than four cubic yards of solid waste per week and all multi-family residential buildings (greater than five units) to recycle their waste .  The policy will affect 470,000 businesses and apartment buildings statewide.  While the law only…

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By-Product Synergy

By-Product Synergy (BPS)  is the matching of under-valued waste or by-product streams from one facility with potential users at another facility to create new revenues or savings with potential social and environmental benefits. The resulting collaborative network creates new revenues, cost savings, energy conservation, reductions in the need for virgin-source materials, and reductions in waste…

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Renewable Energy Will Save Economy

Former President Bill Clinton warned that the US needs to cut its consumption of natural resources to curb climate change and rising prices.  He stated that by using our resources more sustainably that the economy would recover faster, thus ending the current recession. “We can grow even faster if we use less energy,” Clinton told…

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USGCC July 9th Newsletter

  Last chance to sign up for crowd funding event! Learn how entrepreneurs can raise money through the emerging concept of crowd source funding from marketing expert Greg Writer during our event on July 10, 2012. For more information click here. Experience a once in a lifetime networking opportunity with the USGCC.   Join the most…

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