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2012 State of the Union: Energy Recap

At his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his speech to energy. Here are some of the highlights: Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years. … Continue reading

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How Much Power Do We Consume? (Infographic)

Between the computers, cell phones, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc…, it probably comes as little surprise to you that we consume a lot of energy. But how much is a lot? I wish this infographic had shown the per capita energy … Continue reading

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Green Jobs on the Rise (Infographic)

If you want to work in a green industry, you might be in luck. Between 1998 and 2007, job growth in the green industry was nearly 3 times as much as job growth in other area. Green jobs were found … Continue reading

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5 Green Industry Myths

Can you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to the green industry? Let us know your thoughts about these eco-myths: Myth: Renewable energy receives more government subsidies than the fossil fuel industry. Response: According to a report by … Continue reading

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Google Invests in California Wind Farm

Back in April, Google invested in the world’s largest wind farm in Oregon. But they didn’t just stop there. Google and CitiBank recently announced that they have teamed up to help finance the Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, … Continue reading

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How Does Your State Stack Up? (Infographic)

This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on each infographic to view the bigger version.) Okay, I have … Continue reading

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80 Percent of Global Energy Could Be Renewable By 2050

  If supported by public policies, 80 percent of the world’s energy demands could be renewable by 2050, according to the United Nations. According to Earth911: In 2008, renewable energy accounted for 12.9 percent of the global energy supply. Biomass … Continue reading

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Google Invests in Wind Farm

Google announced today that the company and its two Japanese partners (Itochu and Sumitomo) will pay the General Electric Company $500 million dollars in exchange for a large equity stake in the world’s largest wind farm. The wind farm, which … Continue reading

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Is the internet hurting our environment?

We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Credit:  WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did you know that in the year 2006, the data centers … Continue reading

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Greenpeace breaks Facebook world record

Greenpeace broke a Facebook world record with over 50,000 comments on a single Facebook post in 11 hours. Greenpeace now hopes to get over 100,000 comments before the day is over. Why did Greenpeace make an effort to break the … Continue reading

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