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Massachusetts’ new efficiency plan puts a priority on underserved communities

Massachusetts’ new efficiency plan puts a priority on underserved communities

The state’s latest three-year energy efficiency plan would include new provisions to increase outreach and expand program eligibility for lower-income households and residents of color.
DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings.
Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Four batteries are being installed at a North Minneapolis green jobs training center in one of the country’s first “virtual power plant” pilot projects. Each battery will simulate a household buying and selling power with neighbors.
New Jersey coal plant to be repurposed as clean energy hub

New Jersey coal plant to be repurposed as clean energy hub

A renewable energy developer has acquired the site of a retired New Jersey coal-fired power plant in hopes of converting it into an interconnection hub for offshore wind turbine energy delivered to onshore customers.
Massive infrastructure projects selected to deliver clean energy to New York City

Massive infrastructure projects selected to deliver clean energy to New York City

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul kicked off Climate Week by announcing the selection of two massive transmission and renewable energy infrastructure projects that will deliver clean energy to New York City.
Wind Power Makes the Neighborhood “Green”

Wind Power Makes the Neighborhood “Green”

Communities in southeast Portland have climbed onto the renewable energy bandwagon with fervor. So many customers in the area have decided to join Portland General Electric's (PGE) renewable energy options that the company is going to purchase green tags to pay for the electricity used by streetlights in the nine communities that make up Portland's "greenest neighborhood."
Nubanusit Neighborhood Labeled LEED Platinum

Nubanusit Neighborhood Labeled LEED Platinum

Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm, New Hampshire's first green residential development, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a single-family home in its neighborhood. This is the first single-family home in the state to receive Platinum certification, the highest possible rating. Only 44 other single-family homes in the nation have received this rating. The home uses less than half the energy of a standard house, and significantly reduces water use.
Combining Preservation and Sustainability in the Big Easy

Combining Preservation and Sustainability in the Big Easy

Rebuilding projects are taking place all over New Orleans with builders, developers, homeowners and residents working together to restore communities and neighborhoods to what they were before Hurricane Katrina struck in August of 2005. One such project, however, is doing more than just rebuilding. In the Holy Cross Neighborhood of the city's Lower Ninth Ward, the Historic Green project is helping a New Orleans neighborhood become the nation's first zero-carbon community.
The Link Between Automobiles, Childhood Obesity and Neighborhoods

The Link Between Automobiles, Childhood Obesity and Neighborhoods

It makes sense that the way a city or town is designed can impact how active, or inactive, the citizens of that area are. However, there has been very little research done on the effect this has on childhood obesity, a growing problem in today’s society. The Seattle Children’s Research Institute just released a study that indicates that the kind […]
Colorado Cohousing Neighborhood Goes Solar

Colorado Cohousing Neighborhood Goes Solar

Sharp is collaborating with Namaste Solar Electric to bring solar power to Colorado's Nyland neighborhood. Namaste will install 23 Sharp OnEnergy solar systems in the community by the end of 2007 -- 22 on homes, and one on the community-owned and operated Wood Shop.