Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Implementation of California’s Safer Consumer Product Alternative Proposed Regulation

The State of California Green Chemistry law continues to move toward implementation of the Safer Consumer Product Alternative Act with the issuance of the latest (August 2012) draft of its regulations.  This rulemaking could potentially affect many manufacturers, distributors, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Solar Industry Posts Strong Results in Second Quarter 2012

According to a report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association on September 10, 2012 (, the U.S. solar industry saw its second-best quarter in history for photovoltaic (PV) sales.  Utility-scale projects led, with a record-setting 447 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading

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Tesla 265 Mile Model S Does 238 Miles in a Real World Test

For those of us who have been following the Tesla story (or, perhaps, for anyone interested in the possible future of road travel), Motor Trend Magazine’s current issue and website have an entertaining and revealing story about what is claimed … Continue reading

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LEED® Issues: Ongoing Forest Certification Controversy

Recently opposition to aspects of the LEED® Building Rating Systems based on treatment of certain chemicals and materials seems to be grabbing the headlines. However, there continue to be other areas of controversy, including the long standing debate surrounding certification … Continue reading

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CAFÉ Delicious for Some Automakers

Recent press analysis has shown that at least two automakers may greatly benefit from the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (“CAFE”) rules that grant credits to natural gas and electric powered cars. 

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