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The renewable energy industry has grown significantly in recent years, due in large part to political leaders and other industry experts setting the stage for clean energy success.

The Importance of Combustion Safety

Wed, 2010-08-25 15:56

The reminder is prompted by the recent news of a civil lawsuit that was filed on August 11, 2010, stemming from a tragic carbon monoxide poisoning incident of a family of four in Aspen, CO, in November 2008.

According to the article in the Aspen Daily News, relatives of the victims killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in the Aspen-area home filed a civil lawsuit targeting 12 defendants, including three local men, the owner of the home, the manufacturer of the boiler that allegedly leaked the carbon monoxide, the county, and the county's community development department.

General McCrystal Fixes the BP Oil Spill!

Thu, 2010-07-01 05:14

The world owes a debt of gratitude to General Stanley McCrystal. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to plug to hole in the Gulf of Mexico that was leaking 5,000 12,000 19,000 50,000 barrels a day, it took one of the top men in the military to fix the nastiest environmental disaster in our nation’s history.

Jon Stewart on America's Energy Independence

Sun, 2010-06-20 13:01

Check out the clip below where Jon Stewart reviews the history of our country's declarations of energy independence. I think his analysis is dead on. At the national level, we have made many declarations and have fallen way short of our stated goals. However, I am optimistic that things are changing.

What BP Taught Us About Going Green

Sat, 2010-05-29 08:20

I do not believe in "Green." 

In the LEED and BPI classes that I teach, this is one of the first things that I tell students. My students always express looks of utter confusion, and someone usually asks, "But you're a green training company. How can that be?"  

National Impacts of the BP Oil Spill

Sat, 2010-05-29 08:08

Beyond the immediate environmental catastrophe, what will the Gulf of Mexico oil spill mean for America's Energy Policy?

For the foreseeable future, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will simply mean more imported oil, more money to terrorist supporting nations, and more environmental risk in far-away places.

Accordia Living Earns 'Stirling' Reward

Thu, 2009-09-24 01:01

Accordia Living, a residential development in Cambridge, recently won the esteemed Stirling Prize for its innovation in design and implementation of sustainable living practices. The Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architectural award. This is the first time that the honor has been bestowed on a housing scheme.

LEED Professional Accreditation Passes 100,000 Mark

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:42

More than 100,000 green building professionals have now earned the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) credential, according to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

During the economic downturn of the past year, the increase in LEED APs outpaced GBCI’s most aggressive projections, doubling in the last year, the Institute said.

President Obama on Smart Growth

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:09

“The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody recognizes that that’s not a smart way to design communities.” -President Barack Obama, Tuesday 2/10, Ft. Myers, FL

Freedom Versus Oil

Wed, 2009-09-23 23:42

Below is an interesting graph from Foreign Policy about the First Law of Petropolitics.

petro graph