North Carolina Becoming a National Leader

North Carolina is fast becoming a national leader in the clean tech industry – creating new jobs, producing innovative new technology and engaging some unlikely new partners.

A recent report by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national environmental policy group, notes that in the third quarter of 2014, North Carolina ranked fifth in the nation for new

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Kentucky to Receive $20 million Alternative Energy Grant

Kentucky is set to receive $20 million to fund alternative energy research at many of the state’s colleges and universities. The federal grant money will come from the National Science Foundation with an additional $4 million from the state Council on Post-secondary Education. Grant money will pay for research to move the state towards new

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Power down: The General Assembly is the proper part of government to act on uranium

Feb. 5, 2013 – Today is Crossover Day in the General Assembly, the last day on which a bill may move from one chamber to the other. Among the measures hung up and unable to progress is a bill in the Senate that would lift Virginia’s 31-year ban on uranium mining.

State Sen. John Watkins,

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Energy-saving plan exceeding expectations at UofL

LOUISVILLE, KY. — A long-term effort to save energy on the University of Louisville’s campus is surpassing its goals.

The university says fuel use on the main Belknap Campus has dropped nearly 50 percent. Electricity and water use dropped 27 percent and 31 percent from their annual usage before the project started.

The link to

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Algae Energy is betting on green — both in sustainability and as a business model

CUMMING, Ga. — What Algae Energy has produced at their 70,000-square-foot facility in Forsyth County is nothing short of extraordinary.

Fuel and food produced from algae.

On Oct. 31, the company gave a tour of their facility and laboratories to about 40 representatives from the Paris Region Economic Development Agency known as Hubstart Paris. The

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Plugged In Energy Week events set

The fourth annual Plugged In Energy Week, sponsored by the Northwest Kentucky Energy Initiative, will take place here next week with a series of events designed to provide education about and support for the energy industry.

The events include:

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Selected fourth-grade students from the Tri-county will gather at Henderson Community College to

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Lockheed Martin Leans Forward With Aggressive, New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Company Sets Reductions in Carbon Emissions, Energy Use, Waste and Water by 2020

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced it will implement aggressive new global environmental goals to decrease its use of natural resources at all stages of product development and business operations over the next eight years.

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FAMU Environmental Specialist wins Energy Innovator Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Senior Environment Specialist Ryan Mitchell has received an Energy Innovator Award for his sustainability contributions to the university and the greater Tallahassee community.

Mitchell, who works within the FAMU Office of Environmental Health and Safety, was recognized by the nonprofit organization ReThink Energy Florida during its inaugural Energy

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Kentucky Tonight – Energy and the Environment

Originally aired August 13, 2012. A discussion about energy and the environment. Guests: Bill Bissett, president of the Kentucky Coal Association; Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; Rodney Andrews, director of the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research; Cam Metcalf, executive director of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University

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Dominion Publishes Fifth Annual Citizenship, Sustainability Report

RICHMOND, Va., July 16, 2012 — Dominion has published its fifth annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report (CSR). The report highlights the company’s social, economic and environmental performance and progress in 2011 and is organized to address topics of interest to customers, employees, shareholders, industry groups and the community.

In an effort to conserve resources and

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