Fund To Finance 500 Affordable Green Homes in California
Enterprise Community Investment and partners announce $40 million in financing for Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco. (EcoHome)

Proposed Fund Would Provide $10,000 in Zero-Interest Loans for Energy Improvements
Bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen would help homeowners reduce energy costs. (EcoHome)

HUD, DOT Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Communities
A new interagency partnership seeks to align land and transportation planning with an eye toward compact growth. (Builder)

Green Building Alliance Announces Shades of Green Awards
Awards recognize the green practices and efforts of businesses, nonprofits, government officials, and individuals in Western Pennsylvania. (Custom Home)

Europe Says Goodbye to Incandescents
The European Commission formally adopted new regulations on Wednesday that will effectively phase out incandescent light bulbs in Europe by 2012. (New York Times)

Contemporary Eco-Village Bucks Housing Crash
Serenbe, a community founded on principles of farm-to-table cooking and environmentally conscious building techniques, has seen its fortunes rise while the rest of the country struggles. (CNN)

Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps
California Green Corps will place at-risk young adults aged 16-24 into jobs in the state's emerging green economy. (North American Windpower)

Build It Green’s Next Step: Apartment Retrofits
Berkeley, Calif.-based nonprofit Build It Green has secured grants to expand its GreenPoint Rated system to include apartment buildings within a year. (Earth2Tech)

Chinese-Made Drywall Ruining Homes, Owners Say
Officials are looking into claims that Chinese-made drywall installed in some Florida homes is emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says. (CNN)

Solar Industry Posts Strong Growth in 2008
Solar energy capacity in the United States grew by 17 percent in 2008, according to a preliminary report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association. (New York Times)