Variance Noted in Energy Star Products
Government data show that the federal program often gives the same approval to middle-of-the-road products as to first-rate ones. (The Washington Post)

California's New Bill Boosts Solar Net-Metering for Consumers
The legislation allows for an increase in the amount of solar energy consumers can sell back to utility companies. (Solar Feeds)

USGBC Names Top 10 Green Building Bills
The U.S. Green Building Council has released its list of legislation advancing green building and the economic activity and jobs that come with it. (RealEstateRama)

Bay Area Cities Snag $3 Million for Green Affordable Housing
The grant will help make affordable housing developments more energy efficient. (San Francisco Business Times)

New California Building Law Seen As Threat to History
California is about to enact a law that requires new buildings to meet green standards, but advocates of historic preservation say these standards encourage the demolition of old buildings, while some environmentalists say the law isn't progressive enough. (Southern California Public Radio)

Where Are the Green Jobs?
Government stimulus funds are training green workers, but where are the green jobs? (Medill Reports)

Green Products in the Spotlight at NYC Show
At last week’s Green Products Expo in Manhattan, companies showed off wares for a more earth-friendly lifestyle. (Staten Island

U.S. Wind-Generated Electricity Potential Triples
DOE’s new estimates reveal possibility for 37 million gigawatt hours of annual energy generation, thanks to advancing turbine technology. (EcoHome)