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Green Progress provides the latest news and information on environmental technology and green innovations being developed to protect our environment and our well-being.

While simple conservation ideas like reducing waste by recycling and consuming less, driving less, or just turning off electronics when they aren't in use are some of the best ways to protect our planet, we still need to create more efficient products and buildings as well as find cleaner energy sources.

Green Progress features the latest advances in alternative energy, green building and sustainable development, transportation and fuel source technology, and environmental protection and preservation.

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Armstrong Recycling Program Reclaims 100 Million Square Feet of Old Ceiling Tiles
March 9, 2011 08:45 AM - Editor, Green Progress

03/08/2011 - Armstrong World Industries has now diverted more than 100 million square feet of old ceiling tiles from landfills through its Ceiling Recycling Program. The recycling program, which is the nation's first and longest running program of its kind, enables building owners to ship ceilings from renovation projects to the nearest Armstrong ceiling plant as an alternative to landfill disposal.

First Wind Receives DOE Loan Guarantee to Finance Construction of Oahu-based Kahuku Wind Project
March 29, 2010 08:40 AM - , Green Progress

03/05/2010 - First Wind, an independent US-based wind energy company, today was offered a conditional commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for a $117 million loan guarantee to finance the construction of its proposed 30 megawatt (MW) Kahuku Wind project. Located in Kahuku, Hawaii, the project will have the capacity to generate enough clean, wind energy to power about 7,700 Oahu homes each year. First Wind plans to include innovative technology in this project, including a battery energy storage system.

World's Largest Solar Power Tower Plant Begins Operating in Spain
April 28, 2009 09:46 AM - Green Progress, Green Progress

Following the conclusion of the successful three-day production and operational testing period, Abengoa Solar has begun commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solucar Platform, near Seville (Spain).

Offshore Wind Power Initiative Proposed for Great Lakes
April 24, 2009 10:07 AM - , Green Progress

In recognition of the celebration of this past Earth Day, New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kessel announced a major public-private initiative for the potential development of wind power projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Exelon and SunPower to Develop Nation's Largest Urban Solar Power Plant in Chicago
April 24, 2009 07:27 AM - , Green Progress

Exelon and SunPower today announced an agreement to develop the nation's largest urban solar power plant at a former industrial site on Chicago's South Side. The 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.

IDC Develops Eco-friendly Inflatable Solar Panel for Domestic Use
April 25, 2008 09:20 AM - , Green Progress

As a leading sustainable product designer, Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) is delighted to announce its latest product development; an inflatable solar collector called SolarStore. The SolarStore harnesses the sun’s natural energy to warm domestic water and can heat up to three full tanks of water per day at temperatures close to 80°C.

New Eco-Friendly Digital Courier Service Saves Trees and Time
April 18, 2008 08:49 AM - , Green Progress

Accellion, Inc today introduced a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional shipping. The Accellion Green Digital Logistics Solution enables corporations to eliminate the traditional costs, time delays, security issues, and environmental concerns associated with physical delivery. Accellion Green provides corporate users with digital delivery at digital speeds, reduced costs and reduced CO2 emissions. “If you can make it digital, you can ship it via Accellion Green,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion.

New MIT Start-up Aims to Make Silicon Solar Cells Competitive With Coal
April 9, 2008 08:17 AM - , Green Progress

1366 Technologies, a new MIT start-up aiming to make silicon solar cells competitive with coal, today announced it has secured $12,4 million in a first round of financing co-led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners. MIT Professor, 1366 founder and CTO, Ely Sachs, noted that 1366 Technologies will be combining innovations in silicon cell architecture with manufacturing process improvements to bring multi-crystalline silicon solar cells to cost parity with coal-based electricity.

Free Recycling Through the Mail
March 28, 2008 11:48 PM - , Green Progress

Free and green - those are the goals of a pilot program launched today by the US Postal Service that allows customers to recycle small electronics and inkjet cartridges by mailing them free of charge.

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