Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram

But two Cal State Long Beach engineering

professors aim to fix that problem with their design for a high-efficiencyefficient turbine that can generate electricity from the much-slower wind speeds in urban areas.

The device, which professors Hamid Rahai and Hamid Hefazi recently patented, could use the wind energy along beaches, near freeways or on top of buildings, street lights or billboards to generate power for urban use.

SOURCE: Wind Turbine Goes Urban – Press-Telegram.

NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution – Newsday.com

Newsday reports that “New York is launching a statewide program to crack down on truckers and bus drivers who violate laws intended to reduce health problems from diesel fumes.”

SOURCE: Newsday.com – NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution

Growing cities ‘facing water crisis’

“Exploding urban populations are threatening to spark a water and sanitation crisis in many cities – particularly in the developing world – experts have warned.

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) predicts an additional two billion people will live in urban areas by 2030, many of which will be in developing countries.”

SOURCE: www.edie.net – Growing cities ‘facing water crisis’.

Tempe building to be supergreen

Innovative green features in Tempe’s new Transportation Center will make it one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation when the office block opens next month.

SOURCE: AZCENTRAL.com – Tempe building to be supergreen.

UK signs green energy deal with Masdar – ArabianBusiness.com

British PM Gordon Brown revealed on Monday that his country has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi to develop technologies for low-carbon-emitting energy.

SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.comUK signs green energy deal with Masdar – Energy –

Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon

The UDA, Central Environment Authority and the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR&DC), have been entrusted with the task of devising the master plan. Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr. P. Ramanujam told The Sunday Times FT that a 6-member committee appointed by Urban Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to study and report on the 225-acre Water’s Edge property development by the state is now in the process of making their project proposal and the proposed master plan.

SOURCE: The Sunday Times – Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon.

Lighthouse Must Wait To Learn If Funding Available – The Herald

“SCOTLAND’S centre of architecture and design, The Lighthouse in Glasgow, will have to wait another month to see if it can receive a boost in funding from Glasgow City Council to help it avoid the prospect of closure.”

SOURCE: The Herald – Lighthouse Must Wait To Learn If Funding Available

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