D.C. Looks to a Streetcar Revival

As the search for gasoline alternatives continues, streetcars are making a comeback in cities across the nation. Clean Skies News takes an in-depth look as Washington, D.C. considers the economic and environmental considerations of redeveloping trolley systems. Source: Clean Skies News

Daimler’s electric car partnership

Germany luxury car marker Daimler is expanding its cooperation with Renault and Nissan to develope electric cars, in a race to meet tightening European emission reduction rules. Source: Reuters

Rivers Provide “Next Wave” of Energy

A New York company is experimenting with a new usage of turbines – putting them under water to provide energy. Verdant Power is pursuing projects focused on harnessing the kinetic hydropower potential of natural and constructed waterways. Clean Skies News visits New York City to check out Verdant’s pilot program in the East River. Source: Clean Skies News

Greening Your Office

The start of 2010 brought changes in the law for officer managers in the District of Columbia. Under the new law, the Clean and Affordable Energy Act, passed in 2008, building owners will have to publicly disclose energy ratings starting in 2012, which will give prospective tenants and buyers an easy-to-understand way to compare the energy consumption and operating costs of buildings. Added to this, federal tenants are reqired that they lease space only in buildings that are Energy Star compliant. Now, property managers are making it economically attractive for businesses and buildings to go green and be more energy efficient. Source: Clean Skies News

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