FTC’s Green Guides Could Nullify Environmental Seals of Approval
The commission is set to release an updated set of Green Guides that are used to enforce environmental marketing laws against unfair and deceptive advertising. (Environmental Leader)

For Hurricane Katrina Victims, A Solar Restart
Renewable energy, efficiency part of New Orleans rebuilding. (National Geographic)

GE to Test Energy Efficiency of Smart Homes
General Electric will provide digital energy technology for a research project to test how energy-efficient homes can be with smart-grid products for consumers. (CNET.com)

Canadian Homeowners Cash in on LEED, Built Green Certifications
A $100 million oceanfront community located on the southwest tip of Bowen Island near Vancouver recently announced that it is offering financial encouragement to buyers who build certified LEED and Built Green sustainable homes. (Real Estate Channel)

California Board Approves $5 Million Loan to Solar Cell Manufacturer
The loan, the first from the Clean Energy Business Financing Program, will go to the Silicon Valley-based company Calisolar, which makes multicrystalline solar cells and plans to expand its annual production capacity from 60 megawatts to 75 megawatts in the next several months. (Sunpluggers.com)

200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act
Vice President Joe Biden announced a major Recovery Act milestone: the weatherizing of 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. (FavStocks.com)

San Anselmo, Calif., Approves Revised Green Building Ordinance
The law would require that all new home construction and all remodels over $300,000 go through a system established by the nonprofit organization Build It Green. (San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch)

Solar Power’s Price to Plummet
A new government report concludes that solar power will be cheaper than power from the electrical grid by 2030. (EcoHome)