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A study of renovated housing units in Boston finds a long list of chemicals that can be traced to both building materials and occupants
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Researchers studying a low-income housing development in Boston have discovered that green certification is no guarantee that a home will be free of chemical contaminants.

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Suniva, SolarWorld solar cell manufacturing and trade.

A vote by the International Trade Commission shook the U.S. solar industry on Friday, as companies braced themselves for possible tariffs on imported solar equipment. 

Federal trade officials unanimously sided with petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld, which argued that cheap imports from Asia and elsewhere had caused “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers.

Reactions from the broader U.S. solar industry poured in today, with an estimated 88,000 installation, sales and construction jobs on the line, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

“This is going to impact our business quite a bit, and I imagine it’s going to have the same impact on

Next Steps for Enphase: New CEO Aims to Bring Discipline, Global Growth

Grid+, one of a growing number of energy-related blockchain ventures, has raised $40 million in pre-sales before even going public, CryptoCoinsNews reported.

The startup, owned by New York blockchain development house ConsenSys, had to shut down the presale of its GRID tokens due to “overwhelming interest,” Grid+ said in a tweet. “Any new interest will officially be moved to a waitlist.”

Each GRID token gives the owner the right to purchase 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity at wholesale prices. The actual purchase of electricity will be via cryptocurrencies including Ethereum, BOLT and possibly Bitcoin in the future.

Grid+ had earmarked 45

Here’s a story about two smart meter networking companies who are becoming contenders in the internet of things. 

Itron announced Monday that it plans to acquire long-time rival (and occasional partner) Silver Spring Networks, in a deal valued at $830 million. The acquisition represents a 25-percent premium over Silver Spring’s closing share price the Friday before. 

If approved, the deal would create a company with more than 90 million networked endpoints -- combining Itron’s older and newer generations of electric, gas and water meters with Silver Spring’s network interface card (NIC)-equipped electric meters and smart streetlights.

On that measure alone, the combined company

Next Steps for Enphase: New CEO Aims to Bring Discipline, Global Growth

The threat of solar tariffs moved one step closer to reality on Friday when U.S. trade commissioners unanimously agreed that imported solar equipment has caused "serious injury" to domestic manufacturers. 

The vote handed a small victory to Suniva and SolarWorld, which filed a rare petition under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act, arguing that cheap solar imports have made it impossible for them to compete.

With the injury finding confirmed, the International Trade Commission will hold a hearing on October 3 in Washington, D.C., to consider possible trade remedies. The ultimate decision will be left up to President Trump, who has reportedly been pushing for

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