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Two U.S. Companies Named in Connection with Deadly London Fire

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 28, 2017 10:35:40 AM

What's worse, Arconic (formerly Alcoa) allegedly knew that its panels were unsafe at the time of sale.

Buried in a damning report by the New York Times this morning is the fact that the horrific London high-rise fire that killed 79 people last week was started by Whirlpool fridge, and made far worse by U.S. company Arconic (formerly Alcoa). As I looked more deeply into the story, I pieced together some of the details.

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Trump Administration Offers 195,000 Nevada Acres for Fracking

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 19, 2017 11:14:54 AM

Water, Wildlife, Public Lands, Climate in Crosshairs

Despite legal protests from conservation groups, the Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off 195,732 acres (304 square miles) of public lands in Nevada today for fossil fuel development. The BLM dismissed the protests on Tuesday, ignoring or downplaying legal and environmental concerns about fracking impacts to public lands, surface and groundwater, wildlife and the climate.

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GO Logic launches a new Passive House prefab brand: the GO Home

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 16, 2017 2:23:08 PM

GO Logic announced the launch of the GO Home—a breakthrough product line of high-performance, high-design prefab houses—and thegohome.us, a new website that makes the full line easily available to homebuyers anywhere in New England.

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New Study: Americans Want to Use More Renewable Energy

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 14, 2017 11:26:30 AM

A new study by University of Washington researchers has found that a majority of Americans would prefer to use renewable energy at home if given the option.

Individuals surveyed in the project, published in June by the journal Energy Policy, indicated they would shift electricity use to cut fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions regardless of political affiliation, age or gender.

The researchers are using the study’s findings to develop an app that will allow users to monitor where their electricity is coming from in real time and use more renewable sources in lieu of fossil fuels by shifting consumption practices.

“Americans have once again overwhelmingly shown their support for renewable energy. This study adds to the growing evidence that we can and must rapidly shift away from dirty fossil fuels to a society powered by wind and solar,” said Chad Tudenggongbu, senior renewable energy campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Reducing dependence on fossil fuels saves customers money and protects the planet. And utility customers will shift their behavior to use more wind and sola

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