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Austin housing development aims for innovative energy goals

Postby SollSussman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:49 am

Three miles from downtown in East Austin, the first homes are rising at a project that aims to set a precedent by combining green building, affordability and aesthetics.

Architect Chris Krager is undertaking his biggest project to date with Sol (for Solutions Oriented Living), a subdivision with 40 homes on Perry Road, near Airport Boulevard and Bolm Road.

Through solar power and other energy-saving features, the two- and three-bedroom homes are designed to produce at least as much energy as they consume over a year.

Full story and video is available at the Austin American-Statesman:

http://www.statesman.com/business/conte ... rager.html
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Green House in Boerne, Texas

Postby SollSussman » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:43 am

First LEED Platinum House in Kendall County open for tours Aug. 1
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Clean Energy Summit

Postby planeta » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:07 pm

The 2009 National Clean Energy Summit brings together high-level industry leaders, scientists, policy experts, and public officials, along with citizens and the media, will gather in Nevada for a day-long summit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanpr ... 005401876/

http://cleanenergysummit.org

http://cleanenergysummit.org/2009.html
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Europe

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Solar thermal electricity

Postby planeta » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:34 am

Solar thermal electricity
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/st ... 703531.htm

Sarah Castor-Perry presents an update on research into solar thermal electricity. Colin Duck describes a demonstration plant at the Liddell Power Station in NSW. Rows of mirrors concentrate heat from the sun which turns water to steam in a central tube. This steam then drives turbines producing electricity.
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NY Times blog - California and Texas - different approaches

Postby SollSussman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:40 am

New York Times
October 20, 2009 , 10:04 am
Two States, Two Paths to Clean Energy
By Kate Galbraith

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... an-energy/

Things are quite different in Texas. In 2006, that state
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Mexico-Belize

Postby planeta » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:58 am

Comision Federal de Electricidad, CFE, has advised Belize Electricity Limited that it is cancelling the guaranteed power supply contract (Firm Contract) with BEL, due to circumstances that are beyond its control. This contract was to expire in December of next year.
http://ambergrisdaily.com/belize-news/c ... lug-on-bel
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Re: Energy News

Postby SollSussman » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:46 pm

Portugal has been boosting its reliance on renewable energy considerably. According to a New York Times report, nearly 45 percent of the electricity in Portugal
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