Bangladesh Powers One Million Homes With Solar Energy

Published on June 18, 2011 by the Environmental News Network The number of households powered by solar energy in Bangladesh has passed the one million mark — the fastest expansion of solar power in the world, according to Bangladeshi officials. Aided by non-governmental organizations that provide low-cost loans to install solar panels, Bangladesh’s rural households…

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CleanTECH San Diego holds Wind Energy Symposium

Lisa Bicker, President and CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, opened up the Wind Energy Symposium at the Scripps Seaside Forum on Tuesday with the pertinent message that to be truly effective, one should lead in change and not merely accommodate it.  After listening to the breadth of knowledgeable and highly specialized speakers on the two…

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The Nuclear Power Debate

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear crisis following a devastating 9.0 earthquake, governments around the world have been forced to re-examine their policies on nuclear power.  Their response has been highly mixed, ranging from  total rejection  to rapid expansion and development.  Although nuclear power has been applauded by some environmentalists as a carbon-free alternative to…

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Global Initiative Aims for Standardized Sustainability Ratings

SustainableBusiness.com – News For more than a decade, sustainability ratings have measured the social equity and environmental stewardship of companies and their major investors. But the proliferation of sustainability ratings providers has also spawned inconsistent and often opaque approaches. As a result, Ceres and Tellus Institute have launched an initiative to create and bring to…

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Produce That Uses the Most, Loses the Most

With summer on the way fresh produce is already pouring into our local markets, tantalizing the taste buds with the idea of expertly crafted  fresh fruit salads, veggies being grilled on the BBQ, and an array of salad makings are ready for the picking. Wether it be the first bite of a fresh peach, fresh bright red apples waiting…

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