Early Bird Special: Register for the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair before August 1st

2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Doane Stuart School
The registration fee will be $35 for not for profit groups and $200 for businesses.  BUT… if you register BEFORE August 1, the cost will be $25 for not-for profit groups and $150 for businesses.
The first 10 businesses that register can put a short article about their business in the SNYFGP newsletter that goes out to 1500 people.
Registration can be done through this Google Form and payment can be made here. If you have any questions, my contact information is in my signature.
Click here for our Facebook event page, although we are continuing to improve and update it.

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/07/15/early-bird-special-register-for-the-renewable-energy-sustainable-living-fair-before-august-1st/


Geothermal Energy Open House Rhinebeck, NY Aug. 11

There will be a Geothermal Energy Open House featuring a pioneering geothermal cooling and heating system on Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 145 Primrose Hill Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The Open House showcases a modernized energy system with innovative features. There will be a short video, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions. This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages.

Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call: 518-929-4664 or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865172803777403/

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/07/15/geothermal-energy-open-house-rhinebeck-ny-aug-11/

July 15 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • In a study published in the journal Nature Plants, a multinational team of scientists discussed how they sequenced genomes for tiny ferns Azolla filiculoides and Salvinia cucullata. The research has implications in fields ranging from agriculture to climate science. It turns out that the ferns may be important tools to fight global warming. [The Inquisitr]


  • ExxonMobil announced it will leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate lobby group bankrolled by the Koch brothers and known for its attempts to block climate action. Campaigners cautiously welcomed the decision, though they said Exxon had to do more to prove it was committed to addressing climate change. [NationofChange]
  • Christine Todd Whitman was head of the EPA under President George W Bush back in 2001–2003. Working intimately with (and regulating) the energy industries, she witnessed efforts from the oil industry to undermine clean energy solutions. Recently, she appeared on CNBC to discuss the misguided “misinformation” efforts of Big Oil. [CleanTechnica]
  • “India will weather Iran-fuelled oil price instability” • Energy prices in India have been going up for geopolitical reasons, especially the uncertainty over the supply of Iranian crude. The current turmoil stems from the Trump administration’s plan to impose sanctions on Iran, but India has secured oil sources from other parts of the world. [The Sunday Guardian]
  • “How Renewable Energy Is Making Our Military Bases More Resilient” • To make its domestic military bases more energy resilient, and more secure in the event of a natural disaster or manmade event, the Pentagon wants to move toward energy sources that do not rely on fuel or traditional supply chain methods that supply fuel. [MarketWatch]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/07/15/july-15-green-energy-news-5/

July 14 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • High temperature records have been set across much of the world this week as an unusually prolonged heat wave intensifies concerns about climate change. The World Meteorological Organization said the rising temperatures were at odds with a global cyclical climate phenomena known as La Niña, which is usually associated with cooling. [The Guardian]

Dried up river in England (Photo: Matt Cardy | Getty Images)

  • In the last week of June, broad areas of the the US were hit by a powerful heat wave stretching across the country, breaking 227 US records in its first week alone. A new and distressing report from Media Matters reveals that most major broadcast TV networks are completely ignoring the link between unprecedented heat waves and climate change. [ScienceAlert]
  • Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government said it is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, making good on a campaign promise. The energy minister said the move is an effort to save ratepayers in the province $790 million. Industry officials dispute the figure and say the move will just mean job losses for small business. [CBC.ca]
  • Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Inc, Proterra, and Southern California’s Foothill Transit announced the first electric double-deck bus order for a public transit agency in North America. Proterra will provide the electric batteries and powertrain for ADI’s next-generation double-deck Enviro500 platform for the North American market. [CleanTechnica]
  • Climate activists are lashing out at leaders of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, saying a clean energy bill they just passed does not go far enough in support of clean energy. Mass Power Forward, a coalition of 150 groups, said the “paltry increase” represents an “utter abdication of progressive leadership on renewable energy.” [MassLive.com]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/07/14/july-14-green-energy-news-6/

UN Environment and Yale present a sustainable tiny home in NYC

Un Environment and Yale University’s School of Architecture just unveiled an innovative tiny-house that explores the intersection of policy and eco-conscious design. The Ecological Living Module, located at the UN Plaza in New York City, is a sustainable dwelling that embodies many of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Developments, several of which are under review this month at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Designed by an interdisciplinary group of engineers,…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/un-environment-and-yale-present-a-sustainable-tiny-home-in-nyc
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Ancient rural hamlet reinterpreted as a solar-powered modern home

Rimini-based GGA Gardini Gibertini Architects renovated a cluster of historic buildings into a modernist dwelling set in the lush Italian countryside. Named the AP House, the project comprises three structures with a more streamlined farmhouse aesthetic on the exterior and a light-filled contemporary interior. The striking renovation is located on one of the highest hills in Urbino atop ancient remains that date back to the Medieval Communes.

Clad in rustic stonework, AP House consists…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/ancient-rural-hamlet-reinterpreted-as-a-solar-powered-modern-home
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The spacious Camberwell House reconnects a large family with nature

Camberwell House, by AM Architecture, had a tall order to fill. The renovated property is a redesign of an existing structure that aimed to bring together parents and kids as well as fuse the indoors with outside.


The result is a 5,920 square-foot property in Melbourne, Australia. The family wanted a larger indoor living space to accommodate their numbers as well as an improved layout that would allow them to enjoy both indoors and outside.


To full the family’s demands,…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/the-spacious-camberwell-house-reconnects-a-large-family-with-nature
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