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India readies big move into solar energy
The Wall Street Journal
Here on the shores of a salt-water lake in the desert state of Rajasthan, India hopes to build a solar-power station that eventually will dwarf the world's largest such plants under construction today.
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Light bulb ban set to take effect
CNNMoney
Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40- and 60-watt light bulbs — the most popular in the country — at the start of 2014. This comes after the controversial phasing out of incandescent 75- and 100-watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2013.
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5 LEED tips for existing buildings
By Becky Bicks
Over the past several years, the world has seen a shift toward green thinking. One change that has come with this new sense of environmental friendliness is the creation of structures that use fewer resources and dispel fewer emissions than previously constructed buildings. If you have an existing building that you'd like to see earn a LEED score, then check out this list of five important tips to help make your building more energy efficient and better for the Earth.
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January AFE webinar
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Is it worth 10 minutes a week to improve your meetings? You bet it is, since there are 11 million meetings a day (according to a University of Arizona study on teamwork). That is 3 billion meetings a year and $37 billion wasted (according to IndustryWeek) in the U.S. alone. You want to improve you organization's meetings not just for yourself. Join Joel Levitt as he shows you ways to improve meetings that will impact your organization and improve its effectiveness. It will also make you more valuable to your organization, be more effective and feel better about your contributions.
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How new commercial buildings could save big
BUILDINGS
According to a recent report, new California construction could see a drastic cut in energy use if the state upgraded its commercial building energy codes to a "Low Energy Case," which is a model that increases building energy efficiency beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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