Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies

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Stanford scientists have developed a novel way to calculate the energetic cost of building large batteries and other storage technologies for the electrical grid.

Illinois DCEO Free Green Nozzle Program

DCEO is offering FREE green nozzles!

What is a green nozzle?
A highly efficient pre-rinse spray valve that saves energy through reduced hot water heating.

Who is Eligible?
Public sector
facilities like schools, colleges, universities, park districts, hospitals, nursing homes, and other state and federal facilities with food preparation and cooking services in Nicor, Peoples, North Shore or Ameren Illinois service territories.

For more information click here.

Federal Agencies Tackle Climate Change

Read the full story in Roll Call.

As Congress remains unwilling and unable to deal with climate change, federal government agencies — even without the blessing of lawmakers — have been thinking about, and quietly acting on, climate change for years.

Ecover and Method Demonstrate Merging of the Minds

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Ecover CEO Philip Malmberg is trying to leverage the unique skill sets of Method’s team. He wants to use the brands’ cultures to promote common themes such as behavior change and water resources. “That’s why the board at Method preferred the offer Ecover made to many other propositions. … That’s why they are also very committed to this merger: They can see it could make us a green, dynamic, visionary champion,” he said.

Teenager wins science talent search for algae biofuel

Read the full story in Algae Industry Magazine.

Sara Volz, a 17-year old high school senior from Colorado Springs, CO, won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for her research of algae biofuels. Honoring high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science, Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) recognized Sara in what is considered the nation’s most elite and demanding high school research competition, the Intel Science Talent Search.

Three of Canada’s most walkable cities in Great Lakes region

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Three of Canada’s five most walkable cities are in the Great Lakes region, according to an organization that evaluates how easy it is to get around on foot.

Walk Score is a privately-held company that operates a website that provides walkability rankings. For the first time it has ranked Canada’s 10 largest cities using collected data.