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Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time:




Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time:




Let's protect the oceans like national parks:


You don't have to be a scientist to help protect the world's oceans, says underwater drone expert and TED Fellow David Lang -- in fact, ordinary citizens have pulled together to save the planet's ...


The world's beer supply is threatened by climate change. That could mean a $20 six-pack.:




Back To Our Roots: Missoula Hosts AERO Expo And Annual Meeting Highlighting Sustainability Oct 26 :


The city of Missoula will host a unique event https://tinyurl.com/y929vett this October as folks from the Garden City and all across the state come together for the AERO Expo and Annual Meeting, ...


Climeworks: The ambitious startup out to reverse climate change by capturing carbon from the air Environment :


If solving the problem of climate change was a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, systems that suck C02 out of the air might make up one or two pieces. But as a warming planet and rising global emissions loom large, ...


Ancient Egyptian pigment may find use on power-saving roofs:


Previous research has already shown that surfaces coated with Egyptian blue absorb incoming visible light and emit it as near-infrared light. In a recent study, though, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley ...


Green Roof Requirements Are On the Rise:




California Energy Efficiency Program Could Be Much More Effective for Low-Income Residents:




Kilowatts that come with a cold one in Missoula, MT:


Missoula Electric Cooperative installs solar panel array on roof of Bonner KettleHouse Brewery https://kettlehouse.com/bonner-brewery/ in expansion of its successful Solarshare program. Missoula ...


UN report: Earth Nears Global Warming Climax:


A landmark report released Sunday from the world's top climate change group said "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are required to ward off the worst impacts of ...


Emerging Trends Will Energize the Future of Utilities :


"The nature of how power is being produced, distributed, and consumed is changing, and so must we. If organizations don't pick up on these subtle changes, they'll end up locked up, inflexible and potentially ...


NorthWestern Energy gets pass on Montana law requiring support of small renewable energy projects:


For five years in row, NorthWestern Energy has been given a pass for not complying with a state law requiring the utility to build or buy renewable energy projects for its generation lineup. The latest ...


A New Take on Energy Conservation in the Heartland:




"The End of the World as We Know It: The Consequences of Extreme Climate Disruption for Business and Democracy." :


In 2014, President Barack Obama famously said, "We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it." Four years later, as Wharton's ...


Billionaire-Backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures Makes 7 More Investments:




Utilities, Automakers and Environmental Groups Unite Around Slashing Energy Use:


Transportation electrification represents a "once-in-a-century opportunity," according to one member of the group. A diverse group of transportation companies and public stakeholders on Wednesday ...


Cheaper Battery Is Unveiled as a Step to a Carbon-Free Grid:


Lithium-ion batteries have become essential for powering electric cars and storing energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines. But their drawbacks are also by now familiar: They use scarce ...


A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city's carbon footprint:


New tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings-and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there. ...


The 3 E's of Sustainability in Local Climate Action: The Portland Clean Energy Initiative:


Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E's of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity--the ...


National Parks Hit Hardest by Climate Change, Study Finds:


The 417 parks that comprise the National Park system are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of climate change, according to a study published Monday. Researchers from the University of ...


Shell and NREL Launch New Multimillion-Dollar Cleantech Accelerator Program:


The program will initially focus on "technologies enabling the grid of the future through long-term energy storage and controls." The program, dubbed GCxN for short, will leverage the expertise ...


California Universities Are Transitioning to All-Electric Buildings:




The Unknown Energy Battleground Tour - The PSC - How The Public Can Be Involved - 10/1-11 - Various MT Communities:


Friends, ​ ​ The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has become a battleground for renewable energy development in Montana, and these discussions continue to intensify. Many aren't ...


How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor's Car:




California wants to go carbon-negative. No one knows the cost:


By the middle of this century, Gov. Jerry Brown wants California to pull more greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere every year than it puts in. That vision will almost certainly cost Californians. ...


On Eve of Global Climate Summit, 19 U.S. Cities Launch Electric Car Effort:




Dutch cyclists can now ride down a recycled plastic bike path:


When it comes to recycling plastic waste, the Dutch are a pretty inventive bunch. We've seen office furniture fashioned from waste recovered from Amsterdam's canals by folks in boats made from plastic ...


Forget smart ovens. Intelligent HVAC is the smart home's future:




Portland now generates electricity from turbines installed in city water pipes.:


You'd be forgiven if the phrase "Portland goes green with innovative water pipes" doesn't immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that's exactly what ...

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