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  • Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises (NYT outs green jobs fraud)

    08/18/2011 11:58:53 PM PDT · by Wayne07 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/19/2011 | AARON GLANTZ
    Flanked by a cadre of local political leaders, Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose used a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a solar power company last week to talk up the promise of the green economy. Mr. Reed called the opening of the new headquarters of SolFocus, which produces large, free-standing solar panels, an “enormously important” development for the city’s economy. “Clean technology is the next wave of innovation that Silicon Valley needs to capture,” the mayor said, noting that the San Jose City Council had committed to increasing the number of “green jobs” in the city to 25,000 by 2022. San...
  • Climate concerns turn city's smell into cash cow

    10/18/2009 1:15:51 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 23 replies · 948+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2009 | Dina Cappiello
    The smell of manure hangs over Greeley as it has for half a century. These days it's more than just a potent reminder of the region's agricultural roots and the hundreds of thousands of cattle raised on the city's outskirts. The stench smells like an opportunity. Investors are lining up to support a planned clean energy park that eventually will convert some of the methane gas released from the manure piles into power for a cheese factory and other businesses. JBS, which runs two of the largest feed yards and the local slaughterhouse, is testing a new technology that heats...
  • There's a better solution to our energy problems than ethanol. It's called nuclear energy.

    05/04/2008 4:53:59 PM PDT · by Delacon · 130 replies · 190+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/28/2008 | William Tucker
    In order to understand the steep rise in world food prices that set off food riots in Haiti last week and toppled the government, you need to travel to Iowa. Right now, we're trying to run our cars on corn ethanol instead of gasoline. As a result, we suddenly find ourselves taking food out of the mouths of children in developing nations. That may sound harsh, but it also happens to be true.Environmentalists and farm state senators--the great biofuels coalition--of course object. After U.N. officials called for a biofuels moratorium last week, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, called...
  • Eco-friendly buildings may not be as green as you think

    01/06/2008 8:16:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 149+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 6, 2008 | Daniel Brook
    In a high-end Mumbai neighborhood, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's personal high-rise, named Antilia, is under construction. When completed, the 24-story family home will include its own health club, terraced sky-gardens and 50-seat screening room. Antilia also boasts three helipads and a 168-car garage. This may sound like transportation overkill, if not outright eco-terrorism, for a family of six. But despite its 38-to-1 car-to-person ratio, Antilia has been billed by its American architects as a "green building." And under the leading standards for green architecture, it will likely qualify. Antilia's architects, Perkins & Will of Chicago, plan to evaluate its greenness...