It’s that time again where CalFinder busts out a few tales of solar and sustainable heroics while you get comfortable. We’ve rounded up our favorite stories in the world of going green and laid them out just in time for the long weekend! Grab a loved one and let the sunshine in.
Minnesota Wants Clean, Local Energy
An attempt at overturning a law that prevents new dirty energy plants (and I include nuclear in that category) fell short in Minnesota this week. A great step for Minnesotans and Americans alike, as more and more states turn to clean energy as the answer for keeping the grid lit. Ecolocalizer has the full tale of Minnesota rejecting dirty coal policy.
A Lesson in Government Energy Plans From UK?
As the US federal government continues to struggle to find the answer to our energy problems and dependence on foreign sources, British government offered their own solution. A program that sounds similar to Berkely’s own PACE program, it allows loans and incentives spanning from installing solar panels to updating energy efficiency in the home. SUNfiltered’s Jeff McIntire-Strasburg explains more about the British energy plan.
Over 200,ooo Jobs from American Power Act
A new report released by the Peterson Institute for International Economics this week indicates that over 200,000 jobs could be created every year if Congress were to come together on Kerry/Lieberman’s energy bill. Killing the Republicans’ claim that the APA will hinder job growth in the US is Earth and Industry with their take on the climate bill that creates jobs.
5 Beautiful Etsy Garden Eco-Finds
Summer is just around the corner and many gardens are already coming to life. But, if you’re having trouble remembering where you planted the basil and rosemary, fear not! GreenUpgrader has you covered with the top 5 recycled garden products on Etsy! Go Green, go garden!
Green & Ugly: How Not to Win Over Mainstream America
No matter how green, how energy efficient or how downright awesome a product is, it does nothing if no one’s willing to buy it. Such is the conundrum of the Aeolus concept phone. Sure, it recharges on either wind or solar power, but what does it matter if it’s too ugly to be noticed? Treehugger lays out the three laws of environmental design for us all to enjoy.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend…we’ll see you right back here next week!
Photo Credit: Technorati