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The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
2 days ago   The Record
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has opened a new testing facility in San Ramon, California to experiment with smart grid technology. They're currently testing new systems for reducing outages.
Apr 20, 2011   Next100
The EPA is moving its regional headquarters from downtown Kansas City (Kansas) to a suburb 20 miles outside the city, a move which "could nearly triple transportation carbon emissions associated with the facility," according to Kaid Benfield.
Apr 18, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
U.S. Green Building Council has launched another refinement of its certification system aimed specifically at green building for healthcare.
Apr 18, 2011   Earth Techling
Washington D.C. has built the most "green" buildings within its greater region, according to a new survey.
Apr 16, 2011   The Washington Post
Cities across the country are re-utilizing brownfield sites as solar farms.
Apr 15, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
The law signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown was touted by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu as "a model for other states."
Apr 14, 2011   The Los Angeles Times
A new study out of Stanford University found that individuals are more likely to install solar panels if their neighbors have them.
Apr 13, 2011   GOOD Magazine
With the aggressive implementation of a new master plan, an expansion of grassroots organization-led rides, the Bike Miami Days ciclovia, and a new bike sharing system, Miami and its surrounding municipalities are finally embracing urban cycling.
Apr 13, 2011   Miami Herald
A new study in the U.K. says that extending the trailers on eighteen-wheelers could reduce the emissions from those vehicles by as much as 13 percent.
Apr 11, 2011   AutoBlog
A small town in Michigan created a network of underground pipes to divert waste heat from its power plant to downtown streets and sidewalks. Today, the community benefits from sidewalks that remain clear and dry no matter how cold it gets.
Apr 6, 2011   Metropolis Magazine