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[1THING] Blog: Archive for December, 2015

[ FERC Rejects Permit for 1,000 MW Pumped Storage Project in Kentucky ]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Dec. 23 rejected a July 1 application from Maysville Pumped Storage LLC for a successive preliminary permit for the proposed Maysville Pumped Storage Project, to be located on the Ohio River in Mason County, Kentucky.


[ Dot Earth Blog: A Times Course for Young World Changers Asks, ‘Sustain What?’ ]

High school students learn about climate science and sustainable development at The New York Times.


[ Gamesa and Iberdrola to Build Four Wind Farms in Costa Rica ]

Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA, Spain’s biggest wind turbine maker, and Iberdrola SA, its biggest wind farm developer, won a contract to build and commission four projects in Costa Rica totaling 80 MW.


[ National Wildlife Federation ]

For more than 40 years, the National Wildlife Federation , through its Garden for Wildlife Program has engaged homeowners, businesses, schools, universities, places of worship, parks, civic and community organizations and others in creating and certifying wildlife-friendly landscapes on their properties.

The NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program, started in 1997, empowers citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework to restore wildlife habitat and educate and engage community members while working to attain NWF’s esteemed certification as a wildlife-friendly community.

Communities of all sizes are encourage to apply. They work with large cities and counties as well as small towns and neighborhoods.

Whether you have an apartment, balcony or a 10-acre farm, a schoolyard or a business, or anything in between, everyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your space into a Certified Wildlife Habitat ® is fun, easy and makes a big difference for neighborhood wildlife. Get started today!



NWF celebrates and recognizes more than 80 communities that have worked for over two years to achieve their national status as a certified NWF Community Wildlife Habitat. Leaders among their peers, they have risen to the challenge, improving their community both for wildlife and the overall health and well-being of their community.

Click on the communities from your state who has achieved certification, as well as a profile of the community. Click here. Helping out Mama Earth where you live/ work/ play is a great start to the New Year!


[ Has Renovate America Figured out How to Expand Residential PACE? ]

In November, Renovate America, the San Diego-based Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program administrator, passed a major milestone – funding over $1 billion in residential installations.


[ India Boosts Rooftop Solar Subsidy Eightfold Through 2020 ]

India increased the subsidy for fitting rooftop solar power systems eightfold to 50 billion rupees ($753 million) in a bid to expand installations by a similar amount by 2020.


[ Climate Chaos, Across the Map ]

With tornado outbreaks in the South, Christmas temperatures that sent trees into bloom in Central Park and historic floods in England, 2015 is closing with a string of weather anomalies.


[ Dot Earth Blog: In Wild Winter, Warm North Pole Storm Chills U.S. Forecast as Flooding Threatens Levees ]

A look at global factors shaping violent winter weather and local factors raising flooding risks.


[ ABUTEC Aids In Transformation of Manure into Renewable Energy ]

ABUTEC’s combustion technology is once again paving the way for waste-to-energy projects through its partnership with Roeslein Alternative Energy.


[ New Energy Installed Capacity in China Reached 146 GW in 2015 ]

China recorded a combined on-grid wind power and PV power generation installed capacity of more than 100 GW for 2014.