Author name: Keenan Shaw

Halosource Raises $80 Million and Expanding Clean Water Services

Today is Blog Action Day, and Halosource is one company taking action to bring clean drinking water to developing countries around the world. Founded in 2002 in Seattle, Halosource has grown by focusing on providing their clean water technologies to emerging markets. In 2006, Halosource partnered with a domestic water purifying company in India. Two …

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Google Makes Big Investment in Wind-Energy

Back in May Google Inc. invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms. This was the company’s first investment in a utility-scale wind-energy project. Google’s green business operations manager, Rick Needham, said then that Google is “aiming to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy—in a way that makes good business sense, too.” Yesterday it …

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Safety and Sustainability for the U.S. Military

The U.S. Military’s latest strategy for the safety of our troops in Afghanistan is also a measure that is also sustainable. Renewable energy will now be utilized by the Marines so that they can be less dependent on fossil fuels while on the battlefield. Less dependence on fossil fuels has become an important issue because …

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Surfers Bringing Clean Drinking Water to the World

This summer California was home to the world’s biggest surfing event, the Hurley U.S. Open in Huntington Beach. The week long event hosted 400 surfers from around the globe and drew an enormous crowd that totaled close to half a million by the last day. Surfing is the main even but fans were able to …

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More Renewable Energy in California: Solar Thermal Power Plant Approved

Two decades have past since a solar thermal power plant has been approved in California and on Wednesday, the California Energy Commission approved a 250 mega-watt solar thermal plant. The Beacon Solar Energy Project will be a step forward for California coming closer to the law that was set out for investor-owned utility companies to …

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2010 Greenbuild: Generation Green is Redefining Our Future

Chicago is most notably home to Wrigley Field, the world’s first sky scrapper, and the deep-dish pizza. What most might not know is that inside the Windy City there are more LEED-certified buildings than anywhere else in the U.S. and the city will soon boast the largest LEED for Neighborhood Development project where residents live …

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Emerging Markets and Foreign Opportunity for Energy Efficiency Service Companies

Energy efficiency service companies (ECOs) soon may be venturing abroad to take their businesses into regions where the demand for energy is growing tremendously. The most notable countries in need for energy efficiency technology and services are China, India, and countries in the Middle East. Although China’s solar energy industry is among the world’s largest, …

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Capturing Carbon and Building With It: Calera’s Vision

On Monday, the E.P.A. announced that over 100 cement kilns will have to reduce the pollution they emit. This will be very costly to the cement industry, with each producer estimated at having to spend around $1 billion a year to keep up with the E.P.A.’s regulations. A majority of the mercury and particulate matter …

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