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Solar, Wind Gain Power in Energy GameSolar, Wind Gain Power in Energy Game

New York Times staffer Diane Cardwell reports that the cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it cheaper than coal or natural gas in some places. Read more

Wood WorksWood Works

Ozy Fast Forward contributor Tracy Moran explores the material science, design, and sustainability dimensions of stick-built skyscrapers. Yes, you heard that right. Read more

The Architect as SuperheroThe Architect as Superhero

Maureen Guttman, President of the Building Codes Assistance Project, exhorts... Read more

Modular Hurricane-Proof House Is Ideal for Coastal Areas and Beyond Modular Hurricane-Proof House Is Ideal for Coastal Areas and Beyond

A new line of factory-built houses meets the country's most stringent hurricane codes. Read more

Paving the Way for Solar Surface Bike PathsPaving the Way for Solar Surface Bike Paths

A bike path near Amsterdam is now generating solar electricity, reports Randy... Read more

Newsflash: Houses Use Energy; People in Houses Use More EnergyNewsflash: Houses Use Energy; People in Houses Use More Energy

National Association of Home Builders economist Paul Emrath taps into the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Residential Energy Consumption Survey data to observe he people moving into a new home and their behavior can easily have a larger influence on energy consumption than items a builder may be able to control. Read more

Newer Homes Cut Greenhouse GasesNewer Homes Cut Greenhouse Gases

National Association of Home Builders economist Paul Emrath takes a look at data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on “Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States.” Progress. Read more

Solar's Got the PowerSolar's Got the Power

Sacramento Bee staffer Mark Glover reports that solar energy, which kicked off the... Read more

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