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  • 03/19/2014 - 15:22

    Scott Van Pelt

    Urban Green Energy

    330 W. 38th Street, Suite 1103

    New York, NY 10018 USA

    March 18, 2014

    Mark Higgins

    U.S. Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue SW.

    Washington DC 20585

     

    Mr. Higgins,

  • 02/12/2014 - 18:55

    10. It's the Sunshine State

    Orange groves, beautiful Miami beaches, and a bevy of sun. Optimal solar conditions.

  • 01/13/2014 - 19:01

    For many business owners, installing a solar powered energy solution is a very attractive idea, but a challenging feat due to the cost of initial setups. These initial costs are a large barrier, blocking the ability of countless commercial customers to turn towards sustainable energy solutions. This is where Solar Power Purchase Agreements come to the rescue!

  • 12/18/2013 - 16:11

    Did you know that 22% of NY children, and about 1.4 million people living in NYC are food insecure, meaning they don't have consistent access to adequate food?

  • 12/16/2013 - 19:59

    The UGE team had a sneak peak at the opening of the new Whole Foods Market in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  The official opening is tomorrow, so rest up and get ready to pack your shopping carts!  Get there early to beat the crowds; it is slated to be a well-attended opening ceremony.

     

  • 11/22/2013 - 16:52

    According to a white paper released by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), Singapore’s renewable energy market can make up to 10 percent of the countries’ energy demand by the year 2020. In contrast, only 1 percent of Singapore’s energy consumption comes from renewable energy sources.

  • 11/15/2013 - 13:19

    Data centers came about from the need of Internet companies to gain fast Internet connectivity and nonstop operation. It is a facility which includes telecommunications and storage systems. Nowadays, large data centers are big electricity consumers that can use as much electricity as a small town. Not only do they need massive electricity power, they have also become a significant air pollution source as they emit diesel exhaust.

  • 11/08/2013 - 17:55

    On 11 March 2011, three reactors of Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down because of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Up until this day, the disaster causes the plant to remain a giant mess. Many residents were forced to leave and still cannot return to their homes. From a long-term perspective, authorities face many challenges including reducing the health risk in Fukushima, disposing of radioactive water properly, safely removing spent fuel rods, and many other social and environmental issues. Thus, the authorities aim to boost alternative renewable power sources such as wind power.

  • 11/04/2013 - 10:44

    Brazil, like other developing countries, depends mostly on hydropower to generate electricity. But nowadays, wind is emerging as an alternative energy as the east coast of Brazil has a significant amount of wind resources. The goal was set by the energy planners which indicate that wind will take up to 5 percent of total electricity consumption in the next few years. The government planner set the target of wind turbines producing 10 percent of its generating capacity by 2021- this amount of electricity can power the whole city of Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city.

  • 10/28/2013 - 10:55

    Shanghai Tower, the Gensler-designed building, will be the second tallest in the world when it opens next year. It is located in the city’s Lujiazui district, which is the financial center of the nation. Green strategies are incorporated into the design and construction which helps Shanghai Tower to be one of the most sustainably advanced buildings in the world. The Building has already been awarded LEED Gold certification and a China Green Building Three Star rating.

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