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  • Fitting into the New Economy

    Like other industries, construction companies feel the negative effects of the recent economic downturn. A decrease in new home construction and remodeling projects means contractors work less and make less money. There is hope, however. As the Great Recession recedes into history, the future holds bright possibilities for construction business growth. Hurricane Sandy might have […] More

  • The Future of Green: Innovations That Promote Economic Engagement

    Fleet companies face challenges that go beyond what the average car owner sees. The automotive landscape changes completely when managing more than one vehicle. Those in charge of a fleet must balance fuel efficiency, environmental responsibility and capital expenditure for multiple cars. Economic innovations have stepped up to help fleets stay true to the current […] More

  • 2012 Election Energy Policy Choice

    The presidential candidates in this year’s election are increasingly rallying their base by pointing out the differences in their philosophies and showcasing the choice before Americans. As voters, we get a chance to choose the direction of the country based on these very different approaches. But is either side telling the truth, and how would […] More

  • Clean Energy Funding: Truth vs. Truthiness

    Former Governor and republican presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney knows how to rile up his base.  “Do you know how much money he (President Obama) invested in so-called green energy companies?” asked Romney of his carefully selected crowd of supporters at a campaign speech in New Hampshire. “Ninety billion. Ninety billion!” Oh, how could he?  How […] More

  • Green Aviation? The Sky’s the Limit for Job Creation

    One Billion Cars For many years, it was assumed that the primary emphasis on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions should concentrate on automobiles. After all, as a recent “Huffington Post” article decried, the world now has over a billion cars and their greenhouse gas emissions to deal with. In an April 2010 article, “Impact of Aviation […] More

  • Pittsburgh to Participate in Home Energy Score Pilot

    During this morning’s commute I learned via DUQ 90.5FM that Pittsburgh homes will be part of a pilot program conducted by The Department of Energy to test new technology to rate homes’ energy efficiency – while lowering the amount of time it takes to assess each home from four hours to one hour.  Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County is […] More

  • Fueling the Next Generation of Green Engineers in Pittsburgh and Beyond

    INNOVATE: FUELING CHANGE is a ten minute video which focuses on opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers for high-school and college students.  With the spotlight on women and diversity, Fueling Change hopes to inspire underrepresented groups to enter these innovative fields.  Fueling Change introduces the viewer to a group of highschool students […] More

  • eBay Makes it Easy to Buy Green this Holiday Season

    If you’re worried about what to buy your “green” friend or family member this holiday season, look no further than on-line!  eBay makes shopping green easy on its Discover your green lifestyle on eBay page.  Plus, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by cutting out the travel to the stores!  From Occasion items, Home decor and […] More

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