The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just announced a round of funding, in the form of loans and grants, to more than 1100 rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, which are aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural producers reduce both their energy use and costs. The funding will go to
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Petersburg has been awarded the platinum level certification, the highest level, in the 2015 “Go Green VA Challenge”, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative.
The award was recently presented to the city at VML’s annual conference on Oct. 6. This is the fourth year that Petersburg
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Energy Star has announced the completion of a new suite of eight animated Express Videos to help explain how to benchmark, report, and share information about your properties in Portfolio Manager.
These 5-minute videos are helpful for both new and seasoned users, and make it easier to get the information you need, when you need
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Owensboro Grain Company has been selected as the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center’s (KPPC) Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award winner for 2015. KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize those Kentucky companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability by reducing waste, lowering energy use and practicing environmental stewardship. The award
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Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act. What prompted the Act? What is the Act’s impact and legacy? And what’s next for pollution prevention?
To help answer these questions, the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) has compiled a P2 Retrospective Report. The report dives into the history of pollution prevention,
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P2 Week is held during the 3rd week in September each year and provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and government to highlight their P2 and environmental sustainability activities and achievements, expand current P2 efforts and commit to new actions. Pollution Prevention (P2) is recognized as an effective tool for protecting the environment and the
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Georgia Tech has received a $30 million commitment from The Kendeda Fund to build what is expected to be the most environmentally advanced education and research building in the Southeast.
The building will be integrated into Georgia Tech’s Eco-Commons, a series of campus green spaces designed to conserve natural resources and provide educational
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EPA Press Release – September 10, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina. The settlement resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air
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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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