Renewable-energy funding announced

Kim Palmer  |  09/11/06 @ 2:36pm

This weekend, the Ohio Department of Development’s (ODOD) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) announced the availability of $2.2 million in new Energy Loan Fund (ELF) monies. The Energy Fund provides both grants and low-interest loans for the installation and use of renewable energy systems. Up to 10 percent of the $2.2 million ($220,000) is to be awarded as grants...more

UN's Kofi Annan to speak at Case on sustainable business

David Beach  |  09/10/06 @ 6:04pm

The list of prestigious speakers keeps growing at Case Weatherhead's upcoming conference on the teaching of sustainable business. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations will open the three-day conference on October 23. Other speakers at the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Global Forum will include leading executives and scholars such as C.K Prahalad, University of Michigan; Peter Senge, MIT; Warren...more

Vote to address sprawl

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/06/06 @ 3:23pm

Tonight every TV station in the region will ask viewers to VOTE online about “Quality of Life — Addressing Sprawl” during local news showsFirst, a little backgroundAlarmed to see the region's wealth slipping away, 80 philanthropic organizations in Northeast Ohio formed the Fund for Our Economic Future in 2004. Its biggest project is Voices & Choices, a 15-county civic engagement...more

Better bicycling in Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/05/06 @ 11:05am

The recently passed Better Bicycling Bill is a triumph for Ohio — it affirms the way cyclists and motorist are expected to behave on the street. It clears up ambiguities about the rules of the road, and establishes that cyclists have equal rights by not allowing municipalities to bar them from riding on the road.The bill also states how cyclists...more

Closing the energy loop

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/01/06 @ 12:50pm

Cogeneration is one of those technologies that’s old enough to be new again. As costs skyrocket and concerns about air quality spread, interest grows in cleaner, more efficient energy production. Cogeneration may fit the bill — it doubles the efficiency of burning coal by capturing and reusing the hot air or steam that conventional power companies view as ‘waste’ (roughly...more

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