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Natural Gas Trucks Help Waste Management Meet Clean Air Goals | Waste Management

Natural Gas Trucks Help Waste Management Meet Clean Air Goals | Waste Management | Green Tech News | Scoop.it

In November, I visited Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of energy security, which includes the use of alternative fuel like natural gas. I did so because the nation has the ability to harness newer, cleaner, domestic energy sources.


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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE • The Register

Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE • The Register | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
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BMW And Toyota Confirm Green Tech And Joint Sports Car Project

BMW And Toyota Confirm Green Tech And Joint Sports Car Project | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
BMW and Toyota will strengthen ties in 2013, expanding their existing shared engine arrangement to include partnering on new technologies and a ...
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At Under $19K for a Nissan Leaf, Does the Math on Electric Cars Finally Add Up? | TIME.com

At Under $19K for a Nissan Leaf, Does the Math on Electric Cars Finally Add Up? | TIME.com | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Nissan's Leaf has a long way to go to expand beyond its status as a niche commuter car. Sales have been underwhelming, even with cheap lease offers, leading some to declare the Leaf an overpriced, impractical flop.
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Staggering Global Food Waste Creates Green Tech Opportunities - Forbes

Staggering Global Food Waste Creates Green Tech Opportunities - Forbes | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
The world produces approximately four billion metric tons of food a year, but approximately 1.2 to 2 billion tons go to waste, according to a report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued Thursday.
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2013 Green Car Technology Award Finalists Announced

2013 Green Car Technology Award Finalists Announced | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
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Wind power: Inflatable kites can actually haul freighters across the ocean

Wind power:  Inflatable kites can actually haul freighters across the ocean | Green Tech News | Scoop.it

Wind power is free, which is why German engineers have been experimenting with a device they termed SkySails. They’ve proved that inflatable kites can actually haul freighters across the ocean. This mirrors research conducted over 20 years ago by a Japanese firm. Those who say that sails aren’t a new emerging technology should be careful, since the efforts are actually becoming popular with scientists.


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Indianapolis to replace fleet with electric, hybrid vehicles

Indianapolis to replace fleet with electric, hybrid vehicles | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
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TOTE commits to 'world's most environmentally friendly containership'

TOTE commits to 'world's most environmentally friendly containership' | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
World's First and Largest LNG-Powered Containerships To Serve Puerto Rico For TOTE Inc...
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Alternative Energy and Fuel News: Green Building Designs Can Help Protect Homes During Natural Disasters

Alternative Energy and Fuel News: Green Building Designs Can Help Protect Homes During Natural Disasters | Green Tech News | Scoop.it

One of the best antidotes to climate change is rarely discussed. Buildings in the U.S. generate 40 percent of the global warming gases and use 70 percent of the electricity. If we do things right, we can cut energy use 90 percent in new buildings and 70 percent in retrofits while improving comfort and health. In new buildings, this may be done at no cost if integrated resilient design strategies are adopted. We can improve comfort, productivity, how students learn, health and security, often at no added cost.


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Chicago offering incentives for fleets who switch to electric vehicles | Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier Journal offers news, analysis and other information to managers of trucking companies and commercial truck fleets.
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Emery County Progress - Transportation's Green-Tech Fail - November 20, 2012

Emery County Progress - Transportation's Green-Tech Fail - November 20, 2012 | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
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GE and Clean Energy team up on massive natural gas initiative | Commercial Carrier Journal

GE and Clean Energy team up on massive natural gas initiative | Commercial Carrier Journal | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Commercial Carrier Journal offers news, analysis and other information to managers of trucking companies and commercial truck fleets.
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Auto industry’s latest green technology making its way to Washington

Auto industry’s latest green technology making its way to Washington | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
A look at the finalists for the Green Car Technology award, which will be presented on Thursday at the Washington Auto Show.
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Renewable Energy Capacity Surging, But America Betting On Shale Gas

Renewable Energy Capacity Surging, But America Betting On Shale Gas | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects says that, in 2012, the capacity for renewable energy electrical generation accounted for almost 50% of all new installations for energy projects in the United States. ...
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Washington among the top for green buildings - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Washington among the top for green buildings - Seattle Post Intelligencer | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Washington among the top for green buildings Seattle Post Intelligencer Washington ranked among the top 10 states for green building space per person certified last year, although it slipped from 2011, according to a new...
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Honda to Build New 2014 Accord Hybrid in US | Expansion Management content from IndustryWeek

Honda to Build New 2014 Accord Hybrid in US | Expansion Management content from IndustryWeek | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
This new model will be the third hybrid built by Honda in the U.S. and the first in Ohio.
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Water, Food and Transportation: Where Green Tech Investments Will Go In 2013 - Forbes

Water, Food and Transportation: Where Green Tech Investments Will Go In 2013 - Forbes | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Global green tech investments tumbled in 2012, but a few sectors, such as water and agriculture, attracted a greater interest from investors than the year before, according to market data released by the Cleantech Group on Thursday.
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Pittsburgh's "breathing" building aims to be the world's greenest skyscraper

Pittsburgh's "breathing" building aims to be the world's greenest skyscraper | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
The PNC Financial Services Group hopes to exceed LEED Platinum requirements along with promoting a healthy indoor workplace with its latest development – th...
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6 Green Tech Trends For 2013 - Forbes

6 Green Tech Trends For 2013 - Forbes | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) It's that time of the year again when green tech analysts gaze into their recycled crystal balls and prognosticate what's coming down the track in the New Year.
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Aeroscraft dirigible airship prototype approaches completion

Aeroscraft dirigible airship prototype approaches completion | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Aeros has created a prototype of its new breed of variable buoyancy air craft and it expects the vehicle to be finished before the end of 2012.
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Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic]

Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic] | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
This Infographic displays oil consumptions and gross domestic product, by year and country.

It summarizes and offers a comparison of annual oil consumption and gross domestic product per capita (in dollars) for USA, China, France, Gernany, India, Japan and Russia...


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Clara Dunphy's curator insight, January 30, 2:44 PM

China is still main consumer of oil

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 4:55 AM

Excellent spot by Clara. Oil provides a great link for us between the Econ1 and Econ2 parts of the course

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The Military-Industrial-Sustainability Complex : Greentech Media

The Military-Industrial-Sustainability Complex : Greentech Media | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
IBM deploys its Tririga building sustainability suite for the U.K. Ministry of Defense.
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GM Turns Used Volt Batteries Into Off-Grid Power Structure

GM Turns Used Volt Batteries Into Off-Grid Power Structure | Green Tech News | Scoop.it

The Chevy Volt already ranks among the greenest vehicles in the world, but Chevrolet and General Motors have found a way to make the plug-in hybrid's battery serve a purpose long after it's off the road.

Last week the auto manufacturers and The ABB Group unveiled a back-up generator powered by spent Volt batteries. Even though the Volt battery is guaranteed to last eight years on the road, its capacity for alternative use extends long beyond use in the car.

The ABB Group's off-grid structure uses five former Volt batteries to provide 25 kilowatts of power, or enough energy to power three to five average American homes for two hours.


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Solar power is now cheaper than diesel generators – The Express Tribune

Solar power is now cheaper than diesel generators – The Express Tribune | Green Tech News | Scoop.it
Fallin­g costs are likely to make photov­oltaic cells a viable source of altern­ative electr­icity produc­tion in Pakist­an.
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