Daily Archives: September 29, 2009

New Scorecard Shows Path to Greener Plastics

Read the full story at GreenBiz. A new scorecard slated for release this month rates different types of plastics based on their lifecycle impacts and hazards in an effort to advance sustainable raw material choices, greener chemistry and closed loop … Continue reading

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Better Materials Could Build a Green Construction Industry

Read the full story in Scientific American. Construction material entrepreneurs discussed efforts to create more environmentally friendly cement and other building products at a conference in California.

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New Coolants Make For Hotter Planet

Read/listen to the full story at NPR. More than 20 years ago, an international treaty known as the Montreal Protocol phased out a group of chemicals that were destroying the Earth’s ozone layer. But since then, scientists have discovered that … Continue reading

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Igniting Activists: It’s the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day — Are You Ready to Get to Work?

Read the full commentary in E The Environmental Magazine. Last year, Earth Day took some heat by online green scorekeepers (particularly the eco-mag Grist, which launched a “Screw Earth Day” campaign), but this year it’s reasserting its prominence. Earth Day … Continue reading

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Technology in the UN Climate Change Negotiations: Moving Beyond Abstraction

Via the RFF Library Blog. Belfer Center, Kennedy School, Harvard University Policy Brief / by Morgan Bazilian http://tinyurl.com/yacakdu [Abstract] This brief considers the technology negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) within the wider context of … Continue reading

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Guide to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Financing Districts for Local Governments

The City of Berkeley and the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, have released a guide for local governments on energy efficiency and renewable energy financing districts. This report is designed for local government officials, … Continue reading

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