Monthly Archives: December 2011

Compare and Contrast: The Renewables Markets in the U.S. and India

Both the U.S. and Indian renewable energy markets are in flux as we enter the new year.  In the U.S. a significant tax incentive is phasing out, and in India new governmental backing for renewable energy is on the upswing.  … Continue reading

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EPA’S DRAFT REPORT ON FRACKING IN WYOMING — MANY QUESTIONS ARE EMERGING

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released for public comment a draft report on its investigation of potential ground water contamination in a part of Wyoming where gas is being produced using hydraulic fracturing

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USGBC Releases “Best of Green Schools” List for 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools released its first-ever “Best of Green Schools” list for 2011.  The list recognizes schools and regions nationwide, from K-12 to higher education, for their commitment to green building and sustainability.   The … Continue reading

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California’s Cap and Trade Program Back on Track

Most advocates for action to address climate change cheered California’s Cap and Trade Program for greenhouse gases, but several advocacy groups raised concerns regarding the proposed program.

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INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE: FINALLY FINAL (OR ALMOST)

The International Code Council (ICC) – which issues model building codes used by many municipalities – has been developing the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) since 2009.  The goal is to establish minimum standards to promote sustainable construction that will … Continue reading

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