Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2012) -- On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union remarks to expand clean energy development, the Interior Department is moving to finalize the nation’s first solar energy program for public lands with the closing of the public comment period today.
Stockholm was awarded the first “Green Capital” award in Europe. It’s efforts in sustainable urban development and environmental protection are overviewed in a new publication from the EU titled “Stockholm European Green Capital 2010.”
An enhanced local food community in Hawaii has many tangible results – improved community relations, environment preservation, healthier food on the table – but it also has the possibility to serve as a model of culturally-based food production that we can share with the world.
While it’s incredibly important that architects and designers continue to push for residential and commercial green building projects, in order for the movement to truly sink in the process has to extend into even greater realms.
A new United Nations report launched today urges investment in energy-efficient technologies to help achieve sustainable growth and tackle a host of global challenges from climate change to poverty reduction.
Today we’re faced with a double crisis – environmental and economic, and all across the world there’s a tug of war between the need for sustained economic growth and the imperative for environmental protection.
The new news in California building is the zero net energy (ZNE) standard for residential and commercial construction. On an annualized basis, a zero net energy building consumes as much energy as it generates through a renewable energy system.
This article, submitted for the United Nations World Environment Day blogging competition, covers how two very different cities with yet intertwined fates, Detroit and Doha, boast citizens building a new green economy.