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Environmentalists' allies in Senate need to restock campaign accounts for 2012
The New York Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than a dozen senators with strong environmental records who are up for re-election next year entered the last quarter of 2010 with less than $1 million in their campaign accounts — raising some questions about their electoral viability and giving green groups more to worry about in a changing political climate. More

Green building
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A little over two months ago, some two dozen influential architects, urban planners, and academics from around the country gathered at a New Orleans cottage to spend a long weekend discussing strategy. The house belonged to 61-year-old Andres Duany, a leader in the movement known as New Urbanism, which originated in the late 1970s and has enjoyed decades as the dominant force in American city planning, urging Americans to reject suburban subdivisions in favor of denser, more diverse neighborhoods. More

Can a Green Revolution transform Houston's future?
CultureMap Houston    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Today, Houston is at an historic juncture. Decision-drivers for the city and the region are no longer only economic. There is an emerging recognition that the city has the building blocks to be one of the most livable, equitable and sustainable places in the nation, and lead the next revolution: The Green Revolution. More

2011's new sustainability and building standards
Construction Digital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the beginning of a new year comes the desire from government and organizational leaders to implement the regulations and ideas that were devised the previous year. The year 2010 saw new ideas and legislation pertaining to climate change, green building and efficiency standards — all issues that will have an effect on the construction industry. More

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The green guide to Obama's State of the Union address
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
President Obama tackled a lot of ground in a short amount of time during last week's State of the Union address. The whole thing was so fast, in fact, that it was easy to miss the many promises Obama made about clean energy and the environment. Here's what he said — and what he left out. More

Steven Chu outlines energy spending plan
Politico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A day after President Obama pitched a clean energy agenda in his State of the Union speech, Energy Secretary Steven Chu outlined the administration's strategy for producing 80 percent of the nation's electricity from clean sources by 2035 — and how much it might cost. The strategy includes doubling the number of the department's energy innovation hubs to six and adding more than $8 billion for new clean-energy funding in the upcoming budget, roughly a third more than in the president's 2010 budget request. More

Builders in Ohio resist stricter building codes
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The enforcement of tougher energy codes that would make new houses more expensive is fast becoming a battlefield for builders in several states that are still reeling from a housing recession in which home values continue to fall. More
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