Wikipedia is a continuously and collaboratively updated encyclopedia. Its description of sustainability (and many other topics) is worth the detour.
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iGreenBuild.com providesi information about environmentally responsible building. Most recently iGreenBuild.com and B.I.P.E.R., Building Industry Professionals For Environmental Responsibility, joined forces to develop this web site and to improve upon the already popular B.I.P.E.R. monthly e-Newsletter. At iGreenBuild.com you will find: – Articles about sustainable building design for commercial and residential buildings. – News about Green Building and Sustainability. – Upcoming events. – Green products, product reviews and samples.
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California Gobernator Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new version of his solar plan. “The most ambitious solar initiative ever proposed in the United States”â€”according to Vote Solarâ€™s David Hochschildâ€”would offer substantial rebates to homeowners who install solar panels, require big developers to offer solar as an option (10 percent of customers select solar if offered), and extend a solar-energy tax credit program. Last year’s “million solar roofs” initiative was defeated when developers objected to a proviso mandating that a percentage of new homes be built with solar. Thatâ€™s gone from the new version; observers say the plans two implementation bills have a good chance of passing. California â€”already the third-largest solar market after Germany and Japan â€”looks set to become what Hochschild calls “the Saudi Arabia of sunlight.” From isource
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GlobeScanâ€™s latest Survey of Sustainability Experts firmly puts climate change and energy issues at the top of the Sustainable Development agenda for the next five years. Femke de Man, who is the author of the GlobeScan report says that although general interest in sustainable development was expected to show an upward turn, the increasing concern with climate change and its impacts has proved more dramatic than expected. Another surprise, continued Ms. de Man, was the expertsâ€™ estimation of which sector of their national economies will have the farthest to go to achieve sustainability. For as long as the survey has been conducted (1994), the transport sector has been considered the most unsustainable. This year, however, the energy sector came out first.
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