Five New Green Travel Innovations

Green energy is currently one of the world’s fastest growing industries… and according to the International Energy Agency, it will soon replace natural gas as the second leading power source by the year 2016. Renewable energy sources, including hydroelectric power, make up the most rapidly developing sectors of the electricity generation industry. In fact, it’s been estimated that its prevalence will jump by a staggering 40 percent in the five years to come. In the United States alone, green energy was used to generate 12 percent of the country’s electricity,…

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Green buildings are becoming more common in the US

Green buildings show strong growth throughout the country The U.S. Green Building Council has released a new report concerning the growing prevalence of green buildings throughout the country. Green buildings are those designed to be environmentally friendly, boasting of several energy efficiency features and built using renewable sources. By 2016, the report suggests that approximately half of all commercial and institutional construction will be comprised of green buildings throughout the country. This could be good news for the country’s energy efficiency goals and its plans to reduce consumption of fossil-fuels.…

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UK’s Green Deal: Is it At Par with the Rest of Europe?

Solar Energy Home Germany

Most homeowners in the UK want to switch to renewable energy consumption. They think that it is the most efficient way that will enable them to live sustainably at home. That is the reason why the UK government developed the Green Deal scheme. However, is the UK’s Green Deal at par with the rest of Europe? Are there any improvements made by the government to make it more reliable and efficient? The Green Deal scheme is a flagship green programme of the UK government, which aims to cut carbon emissions…

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Green buildings to surge in coming years

Green Buildings

Green buildings growing in popularity around the world When green rooftops and walls are mentioned, people generally think about environmentally friendly construction materials and not about roofs and walls that are, quite literally, green. Environmentally friendly construction materials are becoming more popular, but there is a different kind of green trend that is taking the world by storm. Rooftops and building walls that are covered with plantlife are garnering acclaim for their ability to significantly reduce energy costs and mitigate the environmentally harmful impact some structures have becomes notorious for.…

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California Toyota building will be hydrogen powered

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Toyota California

Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells and their associated technologies, has announced an agreement with the U.S. branch of Toyota to deploy their most powerful fuel cell model to date. The one-megawatt fuel cell generator will be used at Toyota’s U.S. headquarters for sales and marketing in California to provide electricity and heat at peak hours of the day. The agreement further shows the automotive industry’s support of hydrogen fuel cells. The fuel cell, dubbed CLEARgen, will make use of hydrogen produced from landfills. If using…

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