Obama Lauds Green Tech
President Obama used his State of the Union address to reiterate his administration's commitment to taxpayer-subsidized solar cells, clean coal, and biofuel technology. (cnet news)

Clean Energy Jobs Top Priority in State of the Union Address
Clean-energy jobs and economic recovery took center stage in President Obama's State of the Union address. (Environment News Service)

University of California Study: Lawns Not So Green
UC-Irvine research says lawns can't use up enough carbon dioxide to keep up with the carbon dioxide produced by their maintenance. (USA Today)

Opinion: USGBC’s Fedrizzi’s Talking Points
Here is the conversation starter I'm putting on the table when I speak at the World Economic Forum at Davos: Why are we letting supply-side obstacles--lack of capital, shortage of training, need for access to materials and technologies--derail what stands to be the single best immediate-term route to a global economic recovery? (The Huffington Post)

Ideal Homes to Bask in ‘Extreme’ Spotlight
Oklahoma green builder to be featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (NewsOK.com)

USGBC, Habitat for Humanity to Help Haiti
The U.S. Green Building Council plans to work with other private groups, including Habitat for Humanity, to help rebuild Haiti. (USA Today)

Treasury Chief Geithner Pushes Green Manufacturing
While touring a Honeywell plant in Minnesota, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner touted efforts to build an energy-efficient economy and announced an additional $5 billion in tax credits for green manufacturers. (The Los Angeles Times)

Green Products from the Builders' Show
A selection of eco-friendly introductions from the floor of the home building industry’s biggest event. (EcoHome)