Franklin’s Shadow Green condos snapped up quickly

Goodall Homes is proving that bigger and more expensive isn’t always better when it comes to new homes in Williamson County.

a room with a pool in front of a fence: Condos at The Avenues at Shadow Green have one or two balconies.

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Condos at The Avenues at Shadow Green have one or two balconies.

The company introduced its new line of attainably priced stacked-flat condominiums in The Avenues at Shadow Green neighborhood in Franklin. Buyers are snapping them up faster than they can be finished.

“Franklin has many large beautiful houses, but it pushed the price up. We’re really taking a step back. People don’t need all that space. People want the affordability and the location,” said Kelvey Benward, Goodall’s division sales manager and managing broker.

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The Avenues at Shadow Green is located south of Franklin’s Historic Square close to Highway 31 and Winstead Hill Park. The sale center’s address is 700 Vintage Green

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House Hunting in Russia: Green and Modern on the Gulf of Finland

This five-bedroom villa is in a gated community in the village of Repino, a resort area on the Gulf of Finland, in western Russia, about 20 miles from the historical center of Saint Petersburg.

The modern, 8,611-square-foot house was built in 2012 on a tree-studded, 0.91-acre lot with a fountain, a pond, a gazebo and a separate 1,076-square-foot staff house.

The property “ensures a glamorous stay close to Saint Petersburg, with state-of-the-art facilities and comfort,” said Filippo Mascellaro, chief executive of Kensington International Group, which has a nonexclusive listing with the owner.

A 65-yard driveway leads to a paver courtyard at the front of the house, with a three-car garage to the right of the transparent front door. Beyond the foyer, light filters through floor-to-ceiling windows into the open-plan, double-height center hall, where four oxblood

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Tesla (TSLA) Secures Green Signal for Sale of Model Y in China

Tesla Inc. TSLA recently procured an official permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y series of sports utility vehicle (SUV) in China.

Tesla’s flagship model in China — Model Y — has been recently registered officially with the nation’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Chinese regulators at the MIIT published the sales approval on its website this Monday.

The Model Y is an all-electric, mid-sized SUV, with seating capacity up to seven, equipped with cylindrical nickel, cobalt and manganese (NCM) batteries. It is the second model Tesla will manufacture at its Giga Factory in Shanghai, China, following the Model 3 sedan. Earlier this month, the company started boosting the production capacity of its Shanghai Giga factory so it could commence producing the Model Y vehicles there. The Shanghai factory is slated to roll out its first Model Y cars in early 2021.

Tesla currently sells its Model

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Project to heat homes using renewable hydrogen gets the green light

The idea behind the project in Scotland is to use hydrogen for cooking and heating.

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We only need to look at the ever increasing amount of tech in our homes to realize that the buildings we live in are changing.

From voice-activated TVs to ovens that can be controlled using a cellphone, these pieces of kit represent a sea change in domestic appliances driven by innovation.

As concerns about the environment and climate change grow, the way our homes are heated could also be on the cusp of a major shift, with hydrogen potentially playing an important role in some parts of the world.

In the U.K., for instance, Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of a 10-point plan last month for a so-called “green industrial revolution.”

That plan includes the goal of developing a town “heated entirely by hydrogen” by

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Scotland is testing green hydrogen for cooking and heating in 300 homes

Hydrogen is having a moment today, as Toyota also unveiled its second generation, hydrogen-powered Mirai. However, many of the same limitations that apply to green hydrogen in vehicles apply equally to heating systems and appliances. For example, hydrogen electrolysis is only about 80 percent efficient, meaning that 20 percent of the electricity used to create it is wasted. If that electricity was instead used to power heat pump-based central heating, it could be more cost-effective than a hydrogen-powered furnace in many cases.

Still, the potential use of green hydrogen in the UK is considered important because 85 percent of homes are heated with a gas furnace, or boiler as it’s called in Britain. At the same time, the UK has set a goal to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

“If we truly want to reach a net zero de-carbonized future, we need to replace methane

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Amazon ancestral land not up for sale, says ‘Green Nobel’ winner

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a girl growing up in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, Nemonte Nenquimo would listen to stories passed down from her ancestors about how the Waorani indigenous people preserved their forests and defended their lands from settlers and oil companies.

Those tales of survival and resistance later inspired Nenquimo to become a leader of the Waorani people and win a historic court case to protect 500,000 acres (202,000 hectares) of Amazon rainforest from exploitation by oil companies.

On Monday, Nenquimo’s activism and leadership earned her a prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize – known as the “Green Nobel” – which honors grassroots activism, along with five other winners.

“What happens on our territory is our decision. Our territory is not up for sale,” Nenquimo, 35, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a Zoom interview, wearing traditional red face paint.

“We come from here. It’s our home … which our

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Scottish homes to be first in world to use 100% green hydrogen

Hundreds of homes in Scotland will soon become the first in the world to use 100% green hydrogen to heat their properties and cook their meals as part of a new trial which could help households across the country replace fossil fuel gas.

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Some 300 homes in Fife will be fitted with free hydrogen boilers, heaters and cooking appliances to be used for more than four years in the largest test of whether zero carbon hydrogen, made using renewable energy and water, could help meet Britain’s climate goals.

They will begin to receive green gas from the end of 2022, at no charge, and up to 1,000 homes could be included if the first phase of the trial is completed successfully.

The pioneering project has the backing of the energy regulator, Ofgem, which has provided Scottish Gas Networks with up to £18m for

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Augusta’s Green Jackets: For Winners, Members (and Buyers) Only

Court records show the case ended with a settlement that included Augusta taking possession of the jacket with a handoff in New York City on Halloween in 2013.

Augusta turned to similarly aggressive tactics later in the decade, when it sued Green Jacket Auctions in Federal District Court over its plans to sell three blazers. (The club also objected to an auction that would “release its proprietary silverware into the stream of commerce.”)

That case was also settled on undisclosed terms. Green Jacket Auctions, now known as Golden Age Golf Auctions, cited “certain relationships and arrangements we’ve made” when it declined to comment for this article.

From time to time, though, Augusta National effectively assented to the jackets not remaining behind its gates, particularly if a blazer was in the possession of a former Masters winner.

Player, a three-time champion, recalled this year that he had rushed to the airport

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U.K.’s $4 Billion Green Homes Cash Granted to Just 267 Takers

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a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: An electrician fits a smoke alarm inside a newly built home at a Persimmon Plc residential construction site in Grays, U.K., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Persimmon are due to report their first half results on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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An electrician fits a smoke alarm inside a newly built home at a Persimmon Plc residential construction site in Grays, U.K., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Persimmon are due to report their first half results on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Amid the fanfare of Boris Johnson’s green industrial 10-point plan on Wednesday was a tacit admission that some climate friendly policies are harder to roll out than others.

The government extended by a year its 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) Green Homes Grant as government officials struggle to work through tens of thousands of applications piling up.

Two months after the program started, the government has only issued 267 vouchers, according to a spokesman for the prime minister’s office in London. Officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are working through the 42,000 applications that they’ve received.

“To meet the significant and welcome

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UK green industrial revolution plan: what does it mean for cars and homes? | Money

Boris Johnson’s green industrial revolution proposals have been praised by some environmental groups but critics are warning that electric vehicles are too pricey, there’s little charging infrastructure and households will receive £10,000 bills to replace gas boilers with heat pumps. As Britain transitions to a cleaner low-carbon future, what do the plans really mean for your car and home?

What are the new rules for vehicles?

There will be a ban on sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and vans by 2030, 10 years ahead of the previous schedule. The sale of some hybrid cars and vans will continue until 2035.

Does that mean I will have to get rid of my old car?

No. Petrol and diesel cars will still be able to drive on Britain’s roads, and you will still be able to buy a secondhand ICE car.

So what’s to stop me driving around in my

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