Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules – Reuters

By Luciano Costa | SAO PAULO A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. Developers had been excited about solar power’s potential in a continent-sized country with […]

New 'arc' Platform Will Drive Green Building Performance – CleanTechnica

Buildings Published on October 11th, 2016 | by Important Media Cross-Post October 11th, 2016 by Important Media Cross-Post  Originally published on Green Building Elements.By Dawn Killough A new online platform, arc, announced at this year’s Greenbuild conference, will allow buildings to measure their energy performance against several green building rating systems, benchmark energy use against […]

Sheffield green scheme to drive down fuel – The Star

Paul Jacklin, driving instructor By Ellen Beardmore 06:17 Saturday 14 March 2015 When it comes to eco-safe driving, Sheffield motorists are likely to be more green than savvy. When it comes to eco-safe driving, Sheffield motorists are likely to […]

At Prescott College, New Student Housing Allows Residents to Test Drive Green Building

Although Prescott College is more than a half-century old, the northern Arizona school’s mission is impressively of this time—equal parts liberal arts, sustainability, and social justice. As young people increasingly look to sustainability and ethical entrepreneurship as mainstream career pursuits, this prescient institution’s student body has changed. Once the several hundred undergraduates mostly comprised transfer […]

Sainsbury’s to drive green gains with expanded dual-fuel truck fleet – Business Green

Diesel and gas are unlikely to ever be described as genuinely “green” fuels, but for a UK technology firm and one of the country’s largest retailers they are delivering significant reductions in both carbon emissions and air pollution. It emerged this week that supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has placed the latest in a series of orders […]

How the EU’s green energy drive is hitting US forests – Deutsche Welle

To reduce carbon emissions many coal-burning power plants in Europe are starting to import wood pellets from the US. Critics say the new trend is putting wildlife at risk and wasting fuel. Derb Carter is a keen bird watcher. It’s been his hobby since his childhood and it’s now a part of his job too, […]

AP Investigation: Obama’s green energy drive comes with an unadvertised … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. […]

Ecobuild Southeast Asia: Inspirational concepts and solutions drive Green Building – Wall Street Journal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Realising the importance of green environment, Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and built environment is here to provide solutions that help increase efficiency and quality while reducing the operation costs to the Architectural, Building and Construction industry. Held together with Green Build Asia, […]

Ecobuild Southeast Asia: Inspirational concepts and solutions drive Green Building – PR Newswire (press release)

Picture courtesy of Green Build Asia 2012. (PRNewsFoto/UBM Malaysia) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Realising the importance of green environment, Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and built environment is here to provide solutions that help increase efficiency and quality while reducing the operation costs to the Architectural, Building and […]