China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century

China’s Coal Consumption Has Finally Decreased
Sierra Club. By Justin Guay. There may be a light at the end of the long dark tunnel: It appears China’s coal boom is over. [caption id=

Cities are HOTTER due to intensifying urban heat islands

City Summer Heat Has Intensified With Climate Change

Saving Money Is No. 1 Sustainability Driver for Companies

Saving money is the no. 1 reason executives give for being sustainable
Saving money is the no. 1 reason executives give for moving towards more environmentally sustainable business practices, according to a Grant Thornton report.

See-through solar PV materials that could generate power on windows, smartphones

Scientists Invent a Way to Generate Electricity From Your Home’s Windows
A transparent solar concentrator turns window glass and even smartphones into solar panels.

Keeping our air conditioners powered in this hot weather forces utilities to build expensive power plants - plants that then sit idle for much of the rest of the year. But OG&E is pioneering another way.

Summertime Air Conditioning Leads Utilities to Try 'Behavioral Science'
The United States uses more air conditioning than the rest of the world combined. Dealing with the high energy peaks has lead utilities to try everything fro...

Microgreens venture. Aquaponics, goldfish, Cool business.

Going Greens: Edmond's Upward Harvest lives the gospel of local, sustainable growing practices
Edmond’s Upward Harvest has developed a proprietary aquaponics system that could revolutionize how we harvest our food.

Three Oklahoma Universities in the Top 30 Green Power Users in Higher Ed

Top 30 College & University | Green Power Partnership| US EPA
The Top 30 College & University list represents the largest green power users among higher education institutions within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than two billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to av…

“Everybody’s pretty much downstream of somebody.”

Oklahoma cities consider water conservation options
As demand for water grows, state and local officials in Oklahoma are looking at ways to make better use of the water the state has available. In many cases, communities are reusing water that flows down residents’ sinks, showers and, yes, toilets as a way to keep up with demand.

New four-footed landscaping crew in OKC. Quiet operation, cheap fuel.

Oklahoma City forms Hefner canal goat herd
Goats may be the solution to keeping weeds and brush in check along the Hefner Canal. Oklahoma City is partnering with Langston University’s Goat Research Extension Program to turn a small herd of goats loose along the canal between Northwest Expressway and Wilshire Boulevard. Mowing along that stre…

Cool Idea! Family-friendly community bike ride in OKC this weekend

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