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San Francisco Rising to Threat of Swelling SeasLast Updated on 2014-10-24 10:53:27The fog of uncertainty cast by rising seas is starting to lift from $25 billion worth of public projects planned in San Francisco.
The City by the (rising) Bay, where bayfront shorelines will continue to experience worsening high tide flooding, where the nearby international airport is among the nation’s most vulnerable to floods, and where Pacific Ocean shoreline erosion could be accelerated by sea level rise, has adopted a first-in-the-nation approach to assessing potential infrastructure risks posed by rising seas. Click here to read more
10 Reasons to Sign a Green Office Lease Read more: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/10/22/10-reasons-to-sign-a-green-office-lease/#ixzz3H4bdd4bqLast Updated on 2014-10-24 10:41:20Each year, when April 22 rolls around, thousands of companies trumpet their sustainability initiatives, paying homage to Earth Day while correlating Earth Day to a particular “green” product or service. To reinforce a commitment to the Earth throughout the year, companies can validate their dedication to sustainability by making their office space environmentally friendly. Signing a “green lease” puts that commitment in writing, typically while achieving energy and cost savings.
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EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization Last Updated on 2014-10-24 10:36:11WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies. The program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. The Building Blocks program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using tools with demonstrated results and widespread application. Click here to read more
Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar PowerLast Updated on 2014-10-23 10:53:08Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power
WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to bring innovative ideas to the market more quickly. Supporting the development of next generation photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies and advanced manufacturing processes, and addressing both hardware and non-hardware “soft” costs of solar installation, these awards support advancements that will help reduce the cost of solar energy and make solar electricity more affordable and accessible for all... More »
Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030Last Updated on 2014-10-23 10:49:39Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 countries — with a total installed capacity of 318 gigawatts at the end of 2013 — growth has been flat for the last several years at about 40 gigawatts per year due to the economic crisis, low growth in wealthy countries, and policy instability. The report, put out by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a trade organization, found that going forward this could change and per-year installations could rise to as much as 90 gigawatts. Click here to read more
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