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Clean Power Plan: Manufacturing Boon or Bust?

Clean Power Plan: Manufacturing Boon or Bust?

Two new studies suggest the Clean Power Plan will make manufacturers more competitive, not less as manufacturing and other industry groups have argued.

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

UC-Irvine Tops Green Colleges List

The University of California – Irvine jumped from no. 3 to no. 1 in this year’s Sierra Club ranking of green schools, knocking last year’s winner, University of Connecticut, out of the top spot. This was the eighth year for the “Cool Schools” ranking, with more than 150 schools participating. According to … Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Study Pinpoints Bamboo as Possible Alternative Fiber

Kimberly-Clark Study Pinpoints Bamboo as Possible Alternative Fiber

Bamboo appears to have less impact than fiber from northern softwood trees, particularly when it comes to land use because it regenerates in three years as opposed to 70 years for the trees, according to a life cycle assessment commissioned by Kimberly-Clark, the company behind Kleenex, Scott and Huggies. The … Read more »

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept

Ford Debuts Off-Grid Solar-Powered Car

Ford will debut its C-MAX Solar Energi concept, a solar-powered vehicle that doesn’t depend on the electric grid for fuel, next week at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the concept car uses a Fresnel lens to direct … Read more »

jet fuel

FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

UConn Tops Green Colleges Ranking

The University of Connecticut tops Sierra Club’s annual green colleges list, jumping from No. 5 to the No. 1 and pushing last year’s “coolest school,” the University of California, Davis, down to No. 4. The University of Connecticut offers more than 600 sustainability-related classes and has reduced its water use … Read more »

Princeton Review Green Ratings

Princeton Review Announces Green Honor Roll

Stanford University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles are among 22 colleges nationwide listed on Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll, which measures the environmentally friendliness of the schools. Princeton Review, known for its college test-prep and education services, tallied the scores for 832 … Read more »

Belkin Echo

Belkin Debuts Smart Resource Management, Installs Echo Electricity at DoD Sites

Belkin has launched Echo, an advanced sensor technology system for buildings that analyzes the use of water, electricity and natural gas to reduce waste. Designed initially for utility companies and facility managers, the system assesses how resources are used on a device-by-device basis and recommends savings options. The company says … Read more »

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in Green Colleges List

The University of California, Davis tops Sierra Club’s annual “green” colleges list, jumping from No. 8 to the No. 1 spot by diverting about 70 percent of its trash, opening the country’s largest planned zero-net-energy residential community and encouraging bike use on campus. While none of this year’s colleges earned … Read more »