Brit Liggett

 

Brit Liggett
President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

In President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night, he called our current quest for green technology our generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries'

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Land Values Increase 580% When Old Florida Phosphate Ore Transformed into Energy Park

Land Values Increase 580% When Old Florida Phosphate Ore Transformed into Energy Park

Imperium Energy LLC, an energy development firm, has offered the owners of a decommissioned phosphate ore mine in Florida 580% of the original price of their land in order to develop a renewable

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Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Saudi Arabia is on its way to the future of farming; a brand new aeroponic, soil-less, sunless, pesticide-less, low-energy farm was just installed in the town of Jeddah. The farm was created by

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GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

GM Likely to Double 2012 Chevy Volt Production Capacity to 120,000

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is expected to announce that GM will double the output of the 2012 Chevy Volt from 60,000 to 120,000. This comes just after Akerson told the

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NYU’s New $125 Million Power Plant is 90% Efficient, Cuts CO2 Output by 23%

NYU’s New $125 Million Power Plant is 90% Efficient, Cuts CO2 Output by 23%

New York University (NYU) just announced that their brand new super efficient CoGeneration power plant is now fully operational. NYU has been making their own power since the '70s -- the

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Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

The State of Texas is having an issue convincing its residents to install enough power lines to support its growing wind energy market. Sustainable energy won't do much good unless you can

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NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg just announced the launch of the Urban Technology Innovation Center which will help fast track sustainable building practices by connecting building

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The EPA and Chrysler Team Up to Develop New Hydraulic Hybrid Minivan

The EPA and Chrysler Team Up to Develop New Hydraulic Hybrid Minivan

The EPA announced this week that they'll be lending their new hydraulic hybrid technology to Chrysler to make a 35% more efficient hybrid minivan. The partnership was announced by EPA

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Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

The newly elected Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has just proposed a piece of legislation that would effectively kill the development of wind energy projects in the state. His proposal,

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London’s Bike Superhighways Increase Bike Traffic by 70% on Major Thoroughfares

London’s Bike Superhighways Increase Bike Traffic by 70% on Major Thoroughfares

The city of London just announced that bike traffic is up 70% on two major thoroughfares in London proper and they are crediting it all to the opening of two bike superhighways last July. The

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FedEx Express Announces That All of Their New Buildings Will Be LEED Certified

FedEx Express Announces That All of Their New Buildings Will Be LEED Certified

FedEx Express just announced that the company is pushing itself from dabbling in environmentally friendly vehicles to making sure their buildings are kind to the environment as well. From here

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Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

The US Department of Energy is kicking off the New Year tomorrow, January 19, by starting up their free 2011 Wind Powering America webinar series. The series will cover all aspects of wind power

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New Trenta Starbucks Cup Scarily Holds More Coffee Than Your Stomach Can

New Trenta Starbucks Cup Scarily Holds More Coffee Than Your Stomach Can

The folks over at Starbucks are introducing a new cup today, the Trenta (which means 30 in Italian), which will hold a gulp-happy 31 ounces of iced coffee, iced tea or lemonade. We've backed the

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WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

The WindMade label, which was just announced today, will be a new way for you to see whether or not the products you're buying were manufactured using wind energy. The initiative has been

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Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

The Detroit Auto Show is winding down with new electric vehicles popping up left and right and though everyone is pushing their range limits, one Carnegie Mellon professor says that might not be

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New York City’s Astor Place to Become a Green Pedestrian Dream

New York City’s Astor Place to Become a Green Pedestrian Dream

The city of New York has just unveiled a green plan for the heart of the East Village that's going to make the lives of pedestrians much safer. If you've ever been to the East Village, you've

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New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

New Law Mandates Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Must Make Noises for Safety

One of the inherent positives for those gas guzzling vehicles is the sound of their internal combustion engine. This alone can often act as a warning signal for pedestrians and cyclists to get

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Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

New renewable energy projects are popping up left and right and we're stoked to report that in 2010, the amount of green energy generation was finally on par with that of nuclear. According to

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Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

As a part of the Empire State Building's green makeover, the iconic tower's manager, Malkin Holdings, just announced they'll be adding green energy to the building's list of environmental

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New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

New Nanomaterial Could Charge Electric Vehicles 40 Times Faster

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from "nanoscoops", which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by 40-60

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Ikea is the First US Retailer to Officially Stop Selling Incandescent Bulbs

Ikea is the First US Retailer to Officially Stop Selling Incandescent Bulbs

In the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the federal government mandated that all US retailers cease selling incandescent light bulbs by 2012, and we're pleased to announce

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Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

This week the Obama administration allowed thirteen companies to return to their offshore oil drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico without further environmental scrutiny despite having

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Texas Wins Appeal to Block EPA Emissions Regulations Temporarily

Texas Wins Appeal to Block EPA Emissions Regulations Temporarily

On January 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new permitting regulations for large stationary polluters went into effect and the state of Texas isn't at all happy about it. The Lone

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China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

The Chinese government just announced they've made a breakthrough in nuclear fuel reprocessing technology that would increase the reuse rates of nuclear fuel by 60 fold. Though nuclear power

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New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created a new class of photosensitizing dyes that will give a one-two punch to the efficiency of solar energy systems, making both solar electricity

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US Navy Gets Its First Shipment of Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles

US Navy Gets Its First Shipment of Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles

The US Navy just added a few good green vehicles - Chevy Equinoxes, to be specific - to their fleet in Hawaii as part of an Aloha State initiative to make hydrogen fuel cells a realistic option

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Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

A federal judge in Fresno, California has blocked a portion of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, which aims to lower the carbon life cycle of fuel entering the state. The judge ruled

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Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris is throwing some serious muscle into winning the green transportation race and they're now even considering banning high polluting vehicles from their streets. With their already

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Make Snow Tires for Your Bike with Zip Ties!

Make Snow Tires for Your Bike with Zip Ties!

Take that bike out of snow storage, people -- the folks at Dutch Bike Co. have a handy way to give your two-wheeled ride some snow tires for cheap -- all you need are zip ties! The Seattle-based

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Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Gridlock in and around Beijing, China is a huge problem -- earlier this year a traffic jam outside of the city stretched for 60 miles and lasted ten days. Fortunately, the Chinese government is

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