Eastern Kentucky University plans carbon neutrality by 2036

Eastern Kentucky University has completed a comprehensive Climate Action and Resiliency Plan to strategically and economically reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2036, in accordance with the Second Nature Climate Commitment.

The plan calls for the University to reach its goal via a variety of mitigation strategies, including: • implementation of geothermal heating/cooling throughout

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Mississippi enHance program -- Nissan upgrades chillers

Nissan North America in Mississippi, another enHance program partner, upgraded the controls on the chillers at its Canton Utilities Plant – the largest chiller plant in Mississippi. It supplies the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant with chilled water, and is comprised of several large chillers, condenser water pumps, secondary chiller water pumps and air compressors.

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Three Cheers for Maryland

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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Report: How W.Va. Can Reduce Emissions to Meet Federal Goals

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.

ENERGY STAR Webinar Video now Available

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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Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Announces 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 10 that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725

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Combined Heat and Power Webinar Video

A video is now available of the Kentucky Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partners webinar held on January 29. The webinar covered the first steps to determine if a CHP System could work for your industrial or commercial facility.

The webinar consists of two parts:

Part 1: Reviews the requirements of a CHP qualification screening

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2015 Sustainable Energy Factbook

Now available, the 2015 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries — energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas — that are contributing to the country’s move towards

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Tennessee Company Wins Energy Star CHP Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Eastman Chemical of Kingsport, Tennessee on September 30 with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly efficient CHP systems—energy production systems that decrease energy costs and reduce carbon pollution which causes climate change. Eastman Chemical’s award-winning system demonstrates that CHP offers a

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KPPC Wins 2014 Energy Star Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. KPPC was selected for its continued leadership in helping commercial and industrial facilities build self-sustaining energy management programs. The award was presented at the annual Energy Star awards ceremony held on

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