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 […]