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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ makes it easy to get solar panels onto your roof
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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

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Fossil Fuel Caps Urged as Scientists Warn of Climate Woes

Fossil Fuel Caps Urged as Scientists Warn of Climate Woes | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
The world can only consume a fraction of the known deposits of fossil fuels if it’s to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change, according to the biggest assessment of the issue.

Burning reserves of oil, natural gas and coal already identified by national governments and commodity companies would cause widespread droughts, more-violent storms and melting of polar ice caps, a long-awaited report by a panel of climate scientists gathered by the United Nations said.


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It is good to see the momentum in my local market moving so quickly towards solar. I myself contracted to get the max solar system on my roof here in Chicago. Weather permitting we get it in this year. Small steps on a large scale will make the difference. 

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Illinois seizing clean-energy funds to balance budget

Illinois seizing clean-energy funds to balance budget | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
A House-passed short-term budget fix to plug a $1.6 billion shortfall would snatch nearly $100 million in ratepayer-funded money to invest in renewable energy projects.
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The carrot has been and will always be a new revenue stream for governments and corporations to get on board. In this case the State and the new governor are taking the rate payer's money (my money) and using it to fill poor government management instead of pushing our state forward in the renewable energy field. That is disappointing. 

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The World's Biggest Solar Power Plant in Abu Dhabi

The World's Biggest Solar Power Plant in Abu Dhabi | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

The Shams 1, a 100-megawatt concentrated solar power plant, has just started soaking up the Arabian sun outside of Abu Dhabi. That's the biggest of its kind on the planet.


A joint venture between the French energy giant Total, the Spanish renewable energy wizards Abnegoa, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's clean energy company, it will provide energy to some twenty thousand houses, and cut out of the atmosphere 75,000 tons of CO2 per year...


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