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National Security Now Involves Climate Change

Oct01 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Politics and Legislation No Comments

The scientific community, and now increasingly the political community, has come to accept climate change as a circumstance of our dependence on fossil fuels. The concerns continue to be, rising sea levels, severe storms, heat waves, and droughts (to name a few). However, many societies continue to see the problem as a phenomenon rather than fact.

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California Leads in Green Building

Aug24 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Politics and Legislation No Comments

The California Building Standards Commission Announced the Nation’s First Green Building Standards Code which became effective August 1, 2009. The new codes aim to increase energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, material conservation, water efficiency, and resource efficiency. Below is a summary of important highlights from the new building code:

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Feed-in tariff

Jul28 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Politics and Legislation No Comments

In 1978 President Jimmy Carter told Americans that the energy crisis was “a clear and present danger to our nation,” Since then there have been regulatory agencies put in place along with legislation to encourage energy conservation. Given the fact that over 30 years later Americans are still facing this energy crisis, something is missing, and Europe may have found a solution.

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