Posts Tagged ‘green initiatives’

VP Biden and Cree Talk Green Technology

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Joe BidenLast Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Cree to discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to fighting for issues important to America’s middle class families, including creating well-paying manufacturing jobs and building the clean energy economy, according to reports from Cree, Inc.

Vice President Biden toured Cree’s facilities with Chuck Swoboda, chairman and chief executive officer of Cree, and spoke with employees about the benefits of working for a green technology company and their concerns about the economy.

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Green Campgrounds Get Even Greener

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Campground Solar PanelIn the previous post, I added my own thoughts to the new business partnership between KOA campgrounds and Airstream trailers. Today, I found another interesting article about campgrounds and RV parks that I have similar sentiments about…

The premise of this particular article highlighted a number of campgrounds and RV parks that are investing in energy and water saving technologies. Specifically, as the article puts it: “spending green to go green.” The irony, of course, is that these places — places where people have been going for decades to reconnect with nature — are now having to retreat back to nature themselves.

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Philips Makes Noble Gesture Despite Impracticality

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Solar PanelsThe pairing of two green technologies, solar power and LED lighting, has the potential to pay off in hugely practical ways. Yet, for one reason or another, the two have never been efficiently brought together, until now that is.

According to Philips Lumileds, a new solar-powered LED floodlight system has been made available for residents and communities who find themselves without electricity, particularly those on the African continent. At least, that’s how they’re billing the product.

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LEDs Light Up Eiffel Tower

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is commemorating its 120-year existence with an LED light spectacular. Using 400 LED-based spotlights, one of the monument’s four facades, the Trocadero, will light up with “color, movement, and modulation offering a magical and awesome show.”

Locals and tourists will be able to observe the show every evening until December 31, 2009. Show times are scheduled for 8, 9, 10, and 11 p.m. every night.

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