The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will
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The ESRC Alliance session from July, 2015 is now available to view on YouTube.
The purpose of this discussion-based ESRC E3 Alliance session, another in a series of networking sessions among assistance providers and agencies interested in advancing the benefits of an Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) strategy, is to share information about initiatives and
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Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. All organizations participating in the ENERGY STAR program are encouraged to apply for a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. 2016 winners will be recognized
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On August 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $4 million in funding to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, leading to better chemical risk assessments and decisions for protecting the environment. Among those, the University of North Carolina Wilmington was selected to receive $399,884 for research to develop
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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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