Reinvention 2008: The Golden Rules Behind Green Construction
Green by design, not by device, Peter Pfeiffer told attendees during residential architect's Reinvention Conference. (residential architect)

Reinvention 2008: Can Green and Affordable Coexist?
Panelists at residential architect's Reinvention Conference offered practical, real-world solutions for affordable green building. (residential architect)

Duke Energy Wants to Rent Rooftops for Solar Power
Duke Energy Carolinas is proposing to invest $50 million in as many as 425 solar energy arrays on the roofs or grounds of homes, schools, stores, and factories to establish a solar distributed generation program. (

As Green Architecture Advances, Glass Buildings Pose Hazard to Birds
About a billion birds die each year by crashing into buildings they cannot see. (Boston Globe)

How the Recession Means More Green Buildings
Can a bad economy save the planet? (Green Building Elements)

Up on the Roof, New Jobs in Solar Power
More than 3,400 companies are in the solar energy sector and employ about 25,000 to 35,000 workers, and experts predict the number of direct solar jobs will climb to 110,000 by 2016. (The New York Times)

Clouds Over the Solar Power Industry
The economic crisis has weakened demand for everything from polysilicon to rooftop panels, just as manufacturers have spent billions expanding production. The overcapacity has caused prices to plummet and left the industry financially exposed. A number of companies—especially startups—may not survive a shakeout that could last 18 months or longer. (Business Week)

Hard Task for Obama's Team on Energy and Climate
The team President-elect Barack Obama introduced on Monday to carry out his energy and environmental policies faces a host of political, economic, diplomatic, and scientific challenges that could impede his plans to address global warming and America’s growing dependence on dirty and uncertain sources of energy. (The New York Times)

Advocates for Action on Global Warming Chosen as Obama's Top Science Advisers
President-elect Barack Obama has selected two of the nation's most prominent scientific advocates for a vigorous response to climate change--Harvard University physicist John Holdren and Oregon State University marine biologist Jane Lubchenco--to serve in his administration's top ranks, sending the strongest signal yet that he will reverse Bush administration policies on energy and global warming. (The Washington Post)