Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Robots may outnumber humans in a new pioneering city billed by Saudi Arabia as "a new blueprint for sustainable life," which would be entirely powered by renewable energy and served by driverless vehicles and vertical farms. The city, called Neom,...

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Rising out of the desert landscape of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, like a giant insect, Zaha Hadid Architects' unusual KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution tasked with researching more efficient uses of energy. The building...

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar & Co. has received two 2017 Green Power Leadership awards—one for Excellence in Green Power Use from the U.

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed an innovative theater building in Paris, featuring a wall of solar panels that is movable so that it can follow the sun all day. Ban created the Seine Musicale theater building in collaboration with...

Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Alliant Energy's Iowa energy company has placed Iowa's largest solar garden in service. The record-breaking site is one of two new solar energy resources from Alliant Energy, according to a release. As of late September, customers started getting solar energy...

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

Last week marked the first National Clean Energy Week. As one of the fastest-growing forms of clean energy, more and more Americans are discovering the potential of solar power. But most people may still be surprised to learn all the...

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For the first time, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun,...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

Bank of America: $12.6B in environmental investments created 40,000 jobs

Bank of America: $12.6B in environmental investments created 40,000 jobs

The $12.6 billion Bank of America’s various business units invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion to GDP and generated close to $30 billion in total economic output, according to a report from...

Adobe India campus using 100% renewable energy

Adobe India has announced that its Bengaluru campus is now among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy. As part of the digital developer’s initiative, Adobe has signed...

Energy Department announces achievement of SunShot goal

In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released new research that shows the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to...

Schools teaching people the way forward with sustainability

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For the kids at Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield, England, not only are environmental issues a major...

Infographic: The future of solar power

In the United States, 0.005 percent of all energy consumed comes from solar. This may seem like a drop in the ocean, but it’s quite substantial.  Globally, there was a 33 percent increase in global solar power generation from 2014 to 2015.

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

Dominion Energy Virginia will be offering residential and business customers the opportunity to "go solar" even without investing in solar panels on their rooftops. These customers will be able to have a portion of their energy needs met by community-based...

5 growing careers in green job market

5 growing careers in green job market

Green construction is projected to account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs and to generate $190.3 billion in labor earnings between 2015 and 2018, according to the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study. Architects, building engineers and contractors play...

Honolulu condo project achieves historic LEED certification

Symphony Honolulu has become the first new 400-foot tall high-rise residential condominium building in Hawaii to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), according to a release. Developed by OliverMcMillan, Symphony Honolulu...

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

The Housing Board of Singapore has reaffirming its commitment to promote sustainable living by redesigning the roofs of new blocks so solar panels can be more easily installed, officials said. As of now, 18 projects have been earmarked, including ongoing...

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing and storing solar energy as a primary source of...

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