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Posted By: Eric Hansel - Founder, Head of Business Development, Sustainable Master Plan
On: July 5, 2013
The development of the Nation's 1st Sustainable Master Plan (SMP) through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process is underway.  This will be, when complete, a comprehensive framework for the development of master planning through the lens of Large Scale Sustainability. The development of SMP's for a company, campus, enterprise  more...
Posted By: Thomas Caulen
On: June 17, 2013
Lenders offer different types of mortgages. The lenders determine the interest rates and amount of money to be loaned to borrowers. Many factors determine the amount of money that a single borrower can be loaned. The most significant factor being borrower risk. The real estate crash that started in 2008  more...
Posted By: Kristopher Settle
On: June 13, 2013
Oh, so there's a problem with releasing excess carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels?  OK, no big deal, we'll just use that CO2 to make some carbon-neutral biofuel, sound good? That's the claim being presented by researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) in an article posted  more...
Posted By: Thomas Caulen
On: June 10, 2013
With ongoing news and talk of global warming's effects on the environment, "going green" has become a war cry of the age. Businesses and homeowners alike continue to look for ways to find a balance between going green and staying in sync with this technological era. Since the home will  more...
Posted By: Richard Goodwin - Environmental & Energy Engineering Consultant, self-employed
On: May 21, 2013
Two decades ago one of my books focused on Municipal Waste Combustion Residue or Incinerator (1). Over the last two decades the controversy has shifted from this material to Coal Combustion Residues CCR. There are parallels and differences in discussing these two types of residues.   SIMILARITIES OF CCR AND  more...
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: May 14, 2013
The United States has taken the lead yet again, but this time, we may not be so proud.  We have surpassed every nation, including China, in the category of energy waste.  Yes, our country wastes the most energy in the world.  The U.S. has an energy efficiency of 42 percent,  more...
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: April 15, 2013
The damaging effects that result from burning coal may soon be nonexistent. It took scientists from Ohio State University 15 years and $5 million, but the clean coal technique has finally been developed. They have discovered a way to obtain the energy from coal without actually burning it, eliminating nearly  more...
Posted By: Jessica Kennedy - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists
On: February 19, 2013
The UN climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar last week did not result in any strong international treaties to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions or reform the way the world generates and uses energy, but some minor progress was made that can impact climate change. Most notably, the 25 members  more...
Posted By: Tam Hunt - President, Community Renewable Solutions, LLC
On: February 5, 2013
President Obama has already provided climate change and energy issues a prominent place in his second term rhetoric, giving climate change and the environment the most space of all issues in his inaugural address. He also vowed in December to make climate change and energy one of his top three  more...
Posted By: Bob Ashworth
On: August 28, 2012
Introduction Here is an excerpt1 from a paper written by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meteorologist; "Climate models used for estimating effects of increases in greenhouse gases show substantial increases in water vapor as the globe warms and this increased moisture would further increase the warming." However, this  more...

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