17 Aug '11, 3pm

First Takes: IKEA Aims for 100% Renewable in UK, Biofuels from Gators? and More

First Takes: IKEA Aims for 100% Renewable in UK, Biofuels from Gators? and More

• IKEA Embraces Renewables for UK Operations: IKEA has set a goal of powering its UK stores with 100 percent renewable energy sources, and although it hasn't set a target for that goal, it could get to 80 percent by 2015 in the wake of the purchase of a 12.3-megawatt wind farm in Scotland, and the installation of 39,000 solar panels on its store roofs across the UK. • Solon Latest Solar Firm to Take a Hit: The German solar manufacturer has announced that it is closing its Arizona factory , cutting 60 jobs, and potentially losing 265 of its 805 workers worldwide. The news is the latest in a string of struggles from the solar industry, where prices are falling faster than sales are rising, and government subsidies are being cut. Today's news follows on solar bankruptcies and sell-offs in yesterday's news . • What Have You Got Against Gators? Much of the biofuel produced in t...

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Wal-Mart Going 100% Renewable in Canada

ecogeek.org 17 Aug '11, 6pm

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Walmart to go 100 percent renewable … in Canada:

grist.org 16 Aug '11, 6pm

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US Government To Invest $510 Million in Advanced, Drop-in Biofuels

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renewableenergyworld.com 16 Aug '11, 7pm

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First Takes: GE, Other Global Giants Take on World's Water Woes, and More

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greenbiz.com 16 Aug '11, 3pm

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green.autoblog.com 16 Aug '11, 1pm

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It Takes an EcoVillage

greenbuildingadvisor.com 16 Aug '11, 8am

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IKEA UK To Go 100 Percent Renewable

treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

IKEA UK To Go 100 Percent Renewable

treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

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treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

First Takes: Cadillac Gets Electrified, Perry's Global Warming Skepticism, and More...

First Takes: Cadillac Gets Electrified, Perry's...

greenbiz.com 18 Aug '11, 3pm

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How a More Intelligent Kitchen Hood Launched a $100 Million Green Business @OnEarthMag

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onearth.org 19 Aug '11, 6pm

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treehugger.com 17 Aug '11, 6pm

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renewableenergymagazine.com 22 Aug '11, 8am

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Ikea Buys Scottish Wind Farm, Installs Solar on...

sustainablebusiness.com 15 Aug '11, 3pm

Swedish retailer Ikea took another big step towards its goal of using 100% renewable energy by purchasing a Scottish wind ...