Good Environmental News

By Idelle, January 25, 2008

Jan. 18, 2008:
Largest Residential Solar Electric System in NY
The US Department of Energy cites that the Earth receives more solar energy each day from the sun than the total amount of energy the planet’s inhabitants would consume in 27 years.

Jan. 16, 2008:
Xcel Energy Seeks Bids For Solar Energy Projects
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility, said Tuesday that it is expanding its solar power program. A state law requires most utilities to get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020, with 4 percent of that coming from solar energy.

Jan. 4, 2008:
2008 Green Resolutions
Recycled paper also saves 60% of the energy in comparison to new paper and generates 95% less air pollution.

Jan. 1, 2008:
Solar panels to go in 30% of houses by 2030 (Japan)
The government will aim for 30 percent of all households to have solar panels installed by 2030 as part of its efforts to fight global warming, officials said.

Jan. 1, 2008:
Cheap solar energy a step closer
A Californian company has perfected a technique for mass-producing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy cells on very thin metal sheet. Worldwide, the production of PV cells increased by 50 per cent in 2007.

Two New Solar Projects in US and EU
Billions of watts of power could be generated, enough to provide Europe with a sixth of its electricity needs and to allow it to make significant cuts in its carbon emissions.

Responsible Graphic Design
Here are many ideas to consider that can reduce your
environmental impact and achieve better practice.

Re-Thinking the Design-for-Print Process
Carefully select designers and printers ensuring they have genuine green credentials.

Colorado Green Business
An online news site covering the green building industry in Colorado

House Plants Clean Indoor Air
They’ve found that many common houseplants and blooming potted plants help fight pollution indoors.

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