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OECD: Developing Green Cities Key to Sustainable Future

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PARIS '€”  By the middle of this century, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, posing a major environmental challenge. But a new report shows how developing "green" cities can generate growth and lead to a more sustainable planet.

About half the world's population lives in or near cities. These urban centers also generate about two-thirds of our greenhouse gas emissions. So it may seem alarming to hear the planet's urban population will likely more than double by the end of the century.
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Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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Kyocera Corp. has come up with a smart way to build and deploy solar power plants without gobbling up precious agricultural land in space-challenged Japan: build the plants on freshwater dams and lakes. ... Read more about Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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Eric Lane

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Eric Lane

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Founder - Green Patent Law

Eric Lane, the founder and principal of Green Patent Law, is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in San Diego, California. With both a life sciences degree and recognized expertise in green technology, Eric has a deep understanding of a range of technologies including renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software. ... Read more about Eric Lane

Charles Stoll

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Director of Land Use and Transportation - SANDAG

Charles Stoll, more commonly known as "Muggs", is the Director of Land Use and Transportation Planning for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in San Diego, California. He directs a team of over 30 professionals in developing critical land use and transportation planning initiatives for the San Diego region, such as the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan and the first Sustainable Communities Strategy pursuant to Senate Bill 375 in the State of California. Previously, Stoll was the TransNet Program Manager and interim Communications Director for SANDAG. ... Read more about Charles Stoll

The Big Energy Gamble

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Filmmakers at NOVA have taken a comprehensive look at former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ambitious and controversial plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency. We can make more informed choices about the future. ... Read more about The Big Energy Gamble

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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

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Boyd Cohen
The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet
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Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner) ... Read more about The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

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India records world-beating green energy growth

India records world-beating green energy growth
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 Increase of 52% to $10.3bn in 2011 was based on strong solar performance

India's transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world's significant economies.

Solar investments led the growth with a seven-fold increase in funding, from $0.6bn in 2010 to $4.2bn in 2011, just below the $4.6bn invested in wind during the year, according to figures released yesterday by analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). ... Read more about India records world-beating green energy growth

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