The Maryland Public Service Commission has released its long-awaited order on several key energy efficiency issues. The decisions in the order placed Maryland in the forefront of national energy efficiency leadership. Several key decisions highlight how important energy efficiency is to the future of the state of Maryland, and the value the Public Service Commission
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In these times of drought, following regulations to keep our drinking water safe is more important than ever. Storm water management has a long history worth reviewing.
In the 1980s, the EPA conducted a Nationwide Urban Runoff Program study to determine the extent to which urban runoff contributed to water quality problems and to evaluate
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Two organizations issued a report this week that details how West Virginia can meet the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, a new rule meant to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.
Read the article at the West Virginia Public Broadcasting website.
On June 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to better understand
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Water scarcity has become an economic issue, threatening industries as well as regions and ways of life. As such, corporate leaders are beginning to realize they need to get involved in finding solutions.
“We need to get the water industry to be known for its innovation rather than its conservatism,” said Water Smart Software CEO
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Improving plant energy performance with ENERGY STAR
The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) hosted an ENERGY STAR Webinar on April 23, 2015. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video on ESRC’s website. Walt Tunnessen, National Program Manager of the ENERGY STAR Industrial program, was the webinar presenter.
View the ESRC Video
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The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR), in conjunction with the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), has prepared a full report of the results of P2 efforts form 2010 – 2012. It describes participants, methodology for data collection and analysis, results, and future efforts to improve the collection and sharing of P2 results.
Pollution Prevention Strategies
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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) announced Thursday a partnership that will expand individual opportunities for earning course credit and certifications through TDEC’s Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro, online and at other statewide locations.
“Fleming Training Center offers cutting-edge technology and advanced classes in a variety of
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The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission Friday presented its 2015 Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection. This year’s event took place at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort.
“It’s an honor to recognize Kentuckians for their tireless efforts and unwavering advocacy to environmental protection,” Arnita Gadson, executive
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Dominion Virginia Power to install Virginia’s largest solar installation to date at Philip Morris USA 18. March 2015 | By: Dominion
Nearly 8,000 solar panels being installed at Philip Morris’ Park 500 facility in Chester, Va. Strategic location provides co-educational opportunity to demonstrate industrial environmental sustainability . Installations already completed at various commercial and educational
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