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BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

As we've reported in earlier articles, BP has been trying to contain a portion of the oil that's been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico in what is being called the biggest oil spill in US history. Even

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BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

We've come to the point where we're pretty darn pessimistic about almost any supposed advancements in the BP oil spill saga - but as of yesterday, there seems to be some actual good news. According to

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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

An announcement was made on Thursday that BP’s latest crazily named tactic — the “top kill” which we reported on earlier this week — seems to be working to stop the flow of

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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the

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How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

Amid the depressing news that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still not contained nor getting better -- over two week after the disaster started -- there may be a little green ray

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Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House

Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House

Some of you probably know that President Jimmy Carter installed an array of solar panels on the White House roof in 1979. You also may remember that they were unceremoniously removed in 1986 -- about the

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White House Shells Out $452 Million in Green Retrofits

White House Shells Out $452 Million in Green Retrofits

In celebration of Earth Day the White House promised $452 Million in eco-retrofits for homes in 25 communities across the US as part of the all-new “Retrofit Ramp Up” program. Vice President

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Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Encouraged by their gardening success of this last year, the Obamas and their staff are expanding their organic edible garden by 500 square feet in 2010. This new addition will raise the total growing

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Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Later today, President Obama is set to announce a plan that will open up many offshore areas for oil and natural gas exploration. While the move will surely anger environmentalists, many folks hope that

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18 US Governors Write to EPA to Say Emissions Limits Will Hurt the Economy

18 US Governors Write to EPA to Say Emissions Limits Will Hurt the Economy

Last week we reported on the EPA's upcoming plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday 18 United States governors including Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty sent a letter to the EPA to protest

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The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

Key senators, industry officials, senior advisers and cabinet members met yesterday with President Obama to talk about the upcoming Climate and Energy Bill. The bill has been largely put aside by Congress

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Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Greening your home may soon entitle you to some extra green from the government. President Obama is set to announce the details of his “Cash for Caulkers” program today. If passed by Congress,

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

At Inhabitat we often wonder, with so much great green technology out there, why are we so far behind other countries in renewable energy? Gearing up to watch Obama's State of the Union Address last night

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Florida to Receive First High Speed Rail System in the US?

Florida to Receive First High Speed Rail System in the US?

Last year, $8 billion was set aside for high-speed rail lines in the US and then in December, Congress added another $2.5 billion to that total in hopes of spurring high-speed rail transportation. And

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World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

Photo by Anja Niedringhaus/AP The end of the COP15 Climate Conference is rapidly approaching, and the web is rife with critical commentary. Delegates stayed up late last night working towards an

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COP15 News Update: Rich & Poor Nations Seek a Deal

COP15 News Update: Rich & Poor Nations Seek a Deal

The COP15 climate conferences kicked off this week and as predicted, several key points dominated the focus of the media's coverage. The plan of attack for how rich countries and poorer countries will

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Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

In case you missed the big news in the wake of your Thanksgiving celebration, President Obama is, in fact, planning to travel to Copenhagen next month to deliver a speech and participate in the United

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The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House Takes Aim at LEED Certification

The White House is doing its part in leading the way to a more sustainable nation. Not only are they growing their own food on site with Michelle Obama's garden, but now even they're aiming for LEED

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Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

In the wake of the United State's recently terminated Car Allowance Rebate System, Russia has announced that it will be implementing a “Cash for Clunkers” program of its own early next year. The plan

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Democratic National Convention Vehicles will be beer powered!

Democratic National Convention Vehicles will be beer powered!

Mixing beer with driving is usually not a good idea, but throw in a political convention and you may be on to something. In an effort to green the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Democratic

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