- Losing the Forest to Save a Few Trees: The Problems Behind Green Sprawl -- Greener Buildings. Columnist Shari Shapiro talks about the problem of sustainable buildings on unsustainable sites.
News to keep you in the know -- Energy Use and Policy
- Coal Use To Grow Despite Green Concern -- ENN. Coal use grew by 30 percent in the last five years and future demand will likely fuel more power plant construction despite environmentalists' opposition, the head of U.S. coal mining company Peabody Energy said on Thursday.
- U.S. Geothermal Energy Sector Promising -- Reuters. Geothermal energy could fill a sizable chunk of United States electricity requirements if legislative, technological and other challenges are met, a senior U.S. Department of Energy official said.
- APEC rift opens over climate change debate-- Reuters. Leaders at an Asia-Pacific summit appeared deadlocked on Thursday over what their "Sydney Declaration" on climate change and cutting greenhouse gas emissions should say. The Climate Change Wars.
- GAO Faults Agencies Over Global Warming - ENN. GAO Criticizes federal agencies for lack of action on climate related issues.
- Green Valley in WalMart's Back Yard -- Washington Post. Will Fayetteville " become to sustainability what Detroit is to the automotive industry and the Silicon Valley is to technology"??
- Love it? Check the Label -- NYT. "Buy American" is back.
- Minnesota Creates Green Building Certification Program The Minnesota GreenStar program is a new standards program that will certify environmentally friendly building practices for new and existing buildings alike, as well as remodeling and building addition projects.