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5 Individuals Inspiring Change in Green Business 2012:

As part of our roundup of 2012 we have chosen 5 posts promoting green businesses which are run by inspiring individuals with a vision for change. Continue reading

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The Impact Of EV Solar Charging Stations [infographic]

Solar charging stations will be central to the success or failure of electric vehicles. This infographic does a great job of laying out the benefits of solar charging stations and their impact on EVs, emissions and our health. Continue reading

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Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Business

Many business owners are looking for ways to save money without impacting quality. A popular ‘green’ way to cut costs is to have a solar system provide their energy needs. Solar energy can lower your energy costs and also appeal to environmentally-conscious customers. Continue reading

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Solar Panel Costs Dropping in US

The cost of solar panels and installation is dropping and will continue to do so. This is the finding of this year’s report, Tracking the Sun, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The price of panels has been falling for some time, now the industry is succeeding in lowering overall system costs. Continue reading

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Green Building Basics [VIDEO]

What constitutes a Green building anyway? What makes it different from conventional construction? These are basic questions but they are issues you’ll want to address if you are thinking about building and you’d like to do it more sustainably. Continue reading

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Record Home Solar Installations in California

California is seeing a boom in domestic solar installations. Q3 2012 was California’s most successful quarter ever for home solar, buoyed by falling prices and finance schemes which require little or no up-front payment. Continue reading

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Be an Eco Early Adopter

We were inspired to tweet a CleanTechnia post this week reporting research telling us that if our neighbors are using solar then we are more likely to. It is so much easier for me to understand that solar is a real option if I can talk to my neighbor who has it installed. Perhaps there are other areas we can be eco early adopters. Continue reading

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US Army Net Zero Energy in Action

The US Army Net Zero policy on energy consumption builds on previous efforts to reduce oil dependency. The ultimate goal is to match consumption of energy with energy produced on site or which can be sourced locally. The program also aims to use only water which is collected on site and to send no waste to landfill. Continue reading

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Local Renewable Energy Provides Local Sustainable Food

Congratulations to Barry Adler and RainFresh Harvests who supply local restaurants and shops in Plain City, Ohio with a range of vegetables herbs and berries throughout the year, powered, off-grid, by their own wind and solar generated electricity. Continue reading

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Senator Byron Dorgan at SXSW: Is the US Missing Out on Economic Opportunities in Clean Energy?

Senator Byron Dorgan, senior policy advisor at Arent Fox LLP, gave a keynote address at the South by Southwest ECO conference in Austin Texas last week. In it he suggests that the US has been missing out on many of the economic opportunities offered by clean energy technologies. Continue reading

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Nicholas Eisenberger Talks About Solar Partnerships

Nicholas Eisenberger of Pure Energy Partners talks about his company’s Solar partnerships with projects like Sungevity. Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative as part of Climate Week NYC. Continue reading

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New Solar Policy for India’s 4th Largest State

Tax incentives and transmission fee exemption included in new Solar Policy for Andhra Pradesh, India’s 4th largest state. Continue reading

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Robots to Track Solar Power

QBotix will officially launch their new robot solar tracking system next month. A robot which can control tracking for up to 200 solar panels at a time and may cut the cost of solar power by as much as 20%. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 21st 2012

Today’s top Green Business Stories: New US energy capacity dominated by natural gas and renewables … Green energy startups being rejected by investors? …. Shell to invest $1bn a year on fracking in China. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – August 17th 2012

It’s official, Oil and Gas is the least popular industry in the US. Below even bankers and lawyers. Meanwhile US dependence on Saudi oil is worryingly back on the rise. In Japan, government incentives lead to $680 million solar investment from finance company Orix Corp. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – June 22nd 2012

Most Americans Don’t Know What Fracking Is? The process of hydraulic fracturing has been big news in the environmental and energy spheres over recent months. A controversial topic that makes the news almost daily, fracking is already changing the global … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Pledges $30+ Billion in Environmental Investments by 2020

Wells Fargo announce significant increases in their commitment to a ‘greener economy’. A month after publishing their Environmental Finance Report for 2011, they have released news that they plan to invest over $30 billion in green business between now and 2020. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – April 26th 2012

The UK looks to the challenge of making renewable energy financially viable while Wells Fargo are set to inject investment into the green economy. Wales has problems with a skills shortage which is holding back progress. Japan continues to invest to reduce their dependence on nuclear and a spat between Whole Foods and New England fishermen illustrates tensions that must be resolved if we are to achieve real, grass-roots progress. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – January 11th 2012

2011 Rounds out with lots of news on Solar. Both Germany and India showed impressive growth in solar energy production. The global drop in solar prices is not good news for everyone though and a trade war may be brewing between China and the US. Continue reading

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PV Solar Power for the Home – How it Works

Falling costs, market shake-ups and technological advancements make PV solar energy a hot topic here at Green Business Watch. Since, we are constantly talking about solar power, we thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how PV solar power for the home works. Here are a couple of videos that give a nice introduction to the technology and the home setup. Continue reading

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