Posts By Kate Hash

Green Jobs Lead the Way in California

Many economists predicted that growth in ‘green jobs’ would outpace other types of employment, and help lead the US economy toward recovery. Now, it seems, there is some evidence that this prediction is proving correct. The 2011 Many Shades of Green report, published by Next 10, a nonprofit organization “focused on innovation and the intersectionRead… Read more »

A Building Code with a Payback

On January 1, the State of Washington officially began using its new building code for new home and business construction. Though its implementation was delayed for two years, the research seems to point to significant savings for energy consumers, with a reasonable payback period for the additional up-front construction costs. The Online Code Environment andRead… Read more »

The Science of Green: Bioprospecting

We’ve often heard that nature holds the solutions to many things. From various diseases to energy constraints, scientists have searched from the desert to the rain forest for nature’s solutions to today’s problems. It should come as little surprise, then, to find that DOE researchers have become, in their own words, “bioprospectors.” These scientists areRead… Read more »

Monday Video: Top Green Inventions

Today we’d like to share with you a nice video produced by Planet 100. It features their picks for the top 5 green inventions. We particularly liked the portable device charger that came in at #4. Share this article! Original post

2010 Tied for Hottest Year on Record

According to NOAA, 2010 was one of the hottest years on record, in fact it tied for the hottest. Here are a few of the 2010 US Climate Highlights from the NOAA release of the data: In the contiguous United States, 2010 was the 14th consecutive year with an annual temperature above the long-term average.Read… Read more »

Science Wednesday: Hornets and Solar Power

What can hornets teach us about solar power? Apparently a lot. According to a recent Renewable Energy World article, researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that hornets use their shells for photosynthesis. That’s right, a hornet can create energy from the sun. So, what does that mean for renewable energy? Now the researchers areRead… Read more »

Electric Vehicles and Safety

Volvo has released a video to show consumers how an EV, though quite different from a gasoline-powered car due to its large battery, is every bit as safe. Despite a terrible head-on collision, the essential elements of the EV remain safe. Take a look at the video below and see for yourself. Share this article!Read… Read more »

The Top 10 Policies of 2010

Which state was the first to establish a mandatory offshore wind target? Do you know which state recently enacted a law that requires 30% of the state’s energy mix to be renewable by 2020? Which non-sunbelt state is making a big push into solar? All of these questions, and more, are answered by the teamRead… Read more »

CEIL Blog Friday Wrap-Up

In case you missed any posts from earlier this week, we’ve collected them below in a handy list for you! Waste to Energy: A Large Anaerobic Digestor in Scotland New Face at the White House: Economist Nathaniel Keohane Environmental Policy and EO 13514: Green Government Podcast, Episode 14 Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program Don’t forgetRead… Read more »

Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program

Did you know there are more than 19,000 biobased products commercially available? Created by legislation in 2002, expanded in 2008, and managed by the Department of Agriculture, the BioPreferred program promotes the use of biobased products. As designated by DOA, “biobased products” are commercial or industrial goods (other than food or feed) composed in wholeRead… Read more »