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Spain’s Windfarms Briefly Produced More Than Half Of The County’s Electrical Needs Over The Weekend

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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With high winds gusting across much of the country, Spain’s huge network of windfarms jointly poured the equivalent of 11 nuclear power stations’ worth of electricity into the national grid; producing 53% of the entire country’s [...]

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Nespresso Battery: Feel-Good Phony Environmentalism And Greenwashing

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Images Credit Mischer'Traxler Dezeen and Inhabitat show the Nespresso Battery by Mischer'Traxler . It even was a winner in a competition called SUSTAIN.ABILITY.DESIGN. It purports to be green: The content of all batteries (old capsules and [...]

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Hosting and attending holiday parties

by designTURF (noreply@blogger.com) from designTURF  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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As the season of holiday parties and potlucks are underway, pretty and eco tabletop presentation is on my mind. I love these bamboo bowls that come in a rainbow of colors. They're low enough to stack as buffet plates for a big party and good looking [...]

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I'm interested in solar window film and I'm not sure which product to use. Solar Guard-film with metals or 3M prestige-no metals?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Susan, Please first read the last article I wrote on the subject to gain a basic understanding about how films work and what alternatives there are: "I am trying to research, compare and decide the most energy efficient product for all my [...]

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USGBC Finally Makes Building Performance Requirement For LEED Certification

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has become synonymous with green building in the last several years mainly as a result of its green building certification program known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). While the [...]

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PowerHouse Solar Shingle Is Clever. But Is It A Good Idea?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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95% of roofs in America are asphalt shingles that are cheap, fossil fuel based, heat absorbing and don't last very long; then they are hard to get rid of. They have been called "a disposable roofing system that is difficult to dispose of." But did we [...]

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EcoRock Drywall Lives Up To Its Claims

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Second only to lumber as the most commonly used, and disregarded, building material, gypsum drywall has essentially been made the same way for over 100+ years. Like concrete, its manufacturing process is incredibly energy intensive and produces many [...]

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R-House in Syracuse Can Be Heated With A Hair Dryer

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Passive House, or Passivhaus design is finally becoming really active in North America, and is popping up in communities across the country. Just recently we showed a traditional one in Oregon, but are back to form with the R-House, the winner of a [...]

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Sylvania Intros Sleek Ultra Bright LED

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Announcements from LightFair this week lit up the news world.  Lighting Science Group introduced cheap 40-watt and 60-watt replacement Definity LEDs, while Philips unveiled a brighter, more expensive 60-watt replacement EnduraLED.  Not content with [...]

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Recycling Biz Crashing

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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The global economic downshift could potentially be hitting home in an unexpected place: your blue box. “Recycling companies are saying we can’t take metal or plastics anymore,” says Mairi Welman, Director of Communications for the [...]

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