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How MillerCoors Plans to Shrink Its Water-to-Beer Ratio by 2020

You can’t brew beer without water, says MillerCoors’ director of sustainability Kim Marotta. That’s one of the reasons why the second largest brewer in the US takes its water management commitments so seriously. Miller Coors’ 2020 goal is to reduce its average water-to-beer ratio across all major breweries to 3.0:1.0, or three units of water […]

Why Sustainable Manufacturing Facilities Are Green Building’s Next Big Thing

Manufacturing facilities are increasing seeking LEED green building certification, according to a US Green Building Council report. LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report highlights the manufacturing sector’s efforts to design and implement LEED and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities. Show More Summary

Preserving Pemex reforms in the post-Peña Nieto era of Mexico: Fuel for Thought

Enrique Peña Nieto is scrambling to save the legacy of his much-lauded reform of Mexico’s oil industry as the doors of Mexico’s political cycle close on the president amid electoral defeats, political violence and a tough global environment for the oil industry. Show More Summary

Module Shortage? That’s So 2015

Oh, how quickly things can change in one year on the solar coaster. After reporting extensively on module shortage rumors throughout 2015, a funny thing has happened: we are now facing a module oversupply. Why?

It’s Time To Choose

The choice is stark. Trump made his case for fossil fuels. Here’s the case for New Energy. Pick – only the entire future is at stake. From Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getEShow More Summary

Solutions From Our Millennials

The next generation is building New Energy solutions. All they need is the right support. From U.S. Dept of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Coal In The Water, Clean In The Wind

Time to choose between cancer and New Energy. A little less in taxes or childerns’ lives? Do the math. From Time To Choose via YouTube. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Save $2 Trillion – Stop Climate Change

Heat stress from climate change may cost global economies $2 trillion by 2030 Katie Medlock, July 21. 2016 (Inhabitat) “Research reveals yet another loss we can anticipate at the hands of climate change: global productivity. Heat stress...Show More Summary

Several Nonpowered Dams Along the Ohio River to be Converted to Hydroelectric Dams in 2016

In 2016, nearly 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating capacity is expected to come online from dams that did not previously have electric generating units, commonly referred to as nonpowered dams (NPDs). NPD capacity additions make up 92% of the 320 MW of planned hydroelectric capacity for 2016. Show More Summary

How to Make Your Passion for Conservation into a Career

President Theodore Roosevelt once argued that a failure to conserve our land, animals, and natural resources would result in the undermining of our children's "very prosperity," which is a gift we should be handing down to them "amplified and developed.” If you have a passion for conservation, there are several ways you can turn that passion into a career.

The Folly of Elon Musk’s New Master Plan

Elon Musk rolled out his second “master plan” this week—it involves integrating home energy production with electricity storage, making electric pickup trucks, achieving autonomous driving, and enabling car sharing. Now, as I’ve noted, Musk has been a brilliant innovator of not just technologies but also business models. Show More Summary

Only the Gold Standard for the Golden State When Targeting Methane Pollution

As a major producer and consumer of oil and gas, California can set the bar for reducing methane leaks. And today, the Golden State showed it’s up to the challenge, making a critical change in proposed rules aimed at cutting methaneShow More Summary

Designing Climate-Friendly Concrete, from the Nanoscale Up

An MIT-led team has defined the nanoscale forces that control how particles pack together during the formation of cement “paste,” the material that holds together concrete and causes that ubiquitous construction material to be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Show More Summary

Germany Hits World Solar-Plus-Storage High

Germany Sets a New Solar Storage Record July 18, 2016 (Energy Collective) “Germany’s 1.5 million photovoltaic installations provide a generation capacity of 40 gigawatts (GW), four times the 10.8 GW base-load nuclear fleet that is being...Show More Summary

Aussie Media Gets Facts Way Wrong On Wind

Murdoch media gets it hopelessly wrong on wind energy. Again. Giles Parkinson, July 20, 2016 (ReNew Economy) “…[The latest] Murdoch media attack on the Australia wind industry…suggests that South Australia’s wind turbines were producing...Show More Summary

Dubai To Study Geothermal, Ocean Energy Potential

Dubai to explore feasibility of geothermal energy LeAnne Graves, July 18, 2016 (The National) “…[Dubai is studying] renewable sources of energy it can make use of, such as the seas of the Gulf of Oman and the steam from the earth…Dubai...Show More Summary

Hooked! Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels Must Be Fought in the Way We Tackled Smoking and Drugs

Analysts such as those from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) see no signs of a determined move away from fossil fuels, writes energy expert and author Michael Klare. According to Klare, success in any global drive to avert climate catastrophe will involve tackling addictive behavior at its roots and promoting lasting changes in lifestyle. Show More Summary

Electric Grid Operators Forecast Load Shapes to Plan Electricity Supply

In the electric power sector, load shapes refer to the varying amounts of electricity required over time. Daily load shapes vary by region, climate, and time (daily, monthly, seasonally). Each day, balancing authorities—the entitiesShow More Summary

SOURCE: The Sol Project Finance Journal, July 2016

SOURCE is a monthly solar project finance journal that our team distributes to our network of clients and solar stakeholders. Our newsletter contains solar statistics from current real-life solar projects, trends, and observations gained through monthly interviews with our solar project finance team, and it incorporates news from a variety of industry resources.

USGBC Launches LEED Lab in India

USGBC announced today the launch of LEED Lab in India. An interactive multidisciplinary immersion course, LEED Lab utilizes the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens. Show More Summary

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