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Chicago’s Green Media Meltdown Turns Bitter Cold for Tribune Company

Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

It could be argued that the advent of green media began years ago with the Dot Com craze. Traditional newspapers and major media players like the Chicago Tribune are now in big trouble as more than ever consumers are shifting to The Internet for their daily dose of news. Eschewing paper and ink for the green and free world wide ...

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Historical Chicago Building Converting to LEED-worthy Green Exchange

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Most people may not realize that the city of Chicago, Illinois is one of the greenest cities in the US, largely due to its green technology commitment for building sustainable architecture that’s LEED certified. “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) is the architectural design industry standard where green energy costs for building supplies as well as building maintenance can ...

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Alternative Fuel Cars – Are They Right For You?

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

It’s easy to see why so much of the green technology is driven by the automobile industry considering the myriad of choices coming out or already on the market. Whether electric cars, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, ethanol, CNG (compressed natural gas), biofuels, or hydrogen and fuel cells, so much in transportation is transforming along with energy utilization, manufacturing and green jobs. ...

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China Goes Green Initiating Major Climate Change Project

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Since one of the key requirements of green technology is to make our world more sustainable and environmentally friendly, the issue of global warming and climate change (also correctly labeled “global weirding”) is an international undertaking. Realizing that China is responsible for producing the most Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) of any country worldwide, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection initiated a US equivalent ...

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Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Seek More Mileage From Consumers

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

In a perfect green technology world, battery-powered electric and hybrid cars will be driven by the masses in spite of alternative fuel vehicles having a seemingly slow start in gaining traction so far. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a small number of about a dozen clean tech designs is proof we face an exceptional challenge in ...

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A Current Automotive Conundrum For BMW ActiveE Electronauts

Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

Early adopters of electric cars are certainly green technology driven. You know the old saying, “boys and their toys”. Fancy gadgets of modern wonders are “gotta have it” kind of items. Plenty of folks known in marketing circles as “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability” (LOHAS) consumers have shown remarkable interest in both pure zero-emission vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and ...

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Solar Energy in 2012 Actually Might Be Cheaper

We’ve already been told how important solar energy is and how solar power just might be our saving grace as far as future energy alternatives are concerned. But now our focus in 2012 needs to turn to making solar energy a realistic option for many more people – and making sure that solar panels are established in a way that ...

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