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Poll: Economy More Important Than Environment to Americans

Poll: Economy More Important Than Environment to Americans

ROCHESTER, New York, July 30, 2008 (ENS) – A majority of Americans who responded to a June online survey say economic growth and development is more important to their region than environmental protection. A Harris Poll conducted online among 2,454 adults aged 18 and over between June 9 and 16 found that as economic conditions…

Solar Power Stars in New York Governor's Earth Day Plan

Solar Power Stars in New York Governor's Earth Day Plan

ALBANY, New York, April 27, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson marked Earth Day by announcing that his administration will support the creation of New York state’s largest source of solar power by covering the roofs of Long Island malls, public and institutional buildings and parking lots with arrays of solar cells. The…

Design Makes a Difference: The Future

Design Makes a Difference: The Future

Establish a few years back, Electrolux Design Lab hosts an annual design competition open to student designers around the globe, and every year since 2003, the appliance manufacturer’s contest has generated some really interesting, forward-looking, greener-thinking designs. This year, for its fifth installment, the competition’s theme is sustainability; students are invited to design household products…

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Nanosolar INC. Creates Solar Plant in San Jose

Recent studies show that most Americans believe solar power [www.sundance.tv] has the greatest likelihood of allowing America to be independent of foreign energy sources. This is interesting since solar power [www.sundance.tv] currently provides less than one percent of all the alternative power in the country. There must be something enticing about the idea of getting…

Do It Yourself: It Is Greener (and Fun)

Do It Yourself: It Is Greener (and Fun)

We’ve been talking all week about simultaneously going green and saving green. One of the best ways to do so is to take some initiative, and do it yourself. Not only can you save some cash, but can actually improve upon some ideas — think bicycle plus crank generator for your own power generator. Here…

Solar in the Private Sector: Companies Who Can Plug You In to the Sun

Solar in the Private Sector: Companies Who Can Plug You In to the Sun

We’ve been talking about some solar options for your home this week, working on ways to have the sun help you lower your utility bills and reliance on conventional power from the grid. Some options are available locally for specific areas around the country, like the example we gave for Long Island [www.sundance.tv], but those…