How Philadelphia is leading in energy innovation

GreenBiz.com, Feb. 27, 2013 — The Philadelphia region is poised to become one of the nation’s leaders in fostering a more energy-efficient building stock. While President Barack Obama’s comments in last month’s State of the Union speech highlighted the administration’s commitment to energy efficiency as an important strategy to mitigate climate change, public and private

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State Agencies’ Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

New programs at some state agencies and a new organization focused on air pollution control strategies at the state level are gearing up at the start

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DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 32 Small Businesses

Harrisburg, PA. – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $239,809 in grants to help 32 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

“Becoming energy-efficient can involve an initial up-front investment that will be proportionally higher for small businesses,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “The investment will pay for itself and more

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More than $1.8 Million in Grants to Restore Habitats, Improve Urban Environments in Lancaster Area

(PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2012) EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Mayor Rick Gray and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Director of Chesapeake Programs Amanda Bassow at a press conference today in Lancaster to tout locally-led efforts to restore watersheds and engage people in environmental stewardship work. More than $1.8 million in grants will

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Two Lancaster County, Pa. communities Receive EPA Award for Protecting Waters

(PHILADELPHIA – December 18, 2012) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today honored two Lancaster County, Pa. communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of

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Weis to Open First LEED Store

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets here, which operates 162 stores, announced it will open its first LEED-certified store in Fogelsville, Pa., on Dec. 9.

To achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the new supermarket measurably reduces or mitigates its environmental impact in the following areas: sustainable

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Pennsylvania DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 56 Small Businesses

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $418,049 in grants to help 56 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects.

“Since 2004, this program has generated more than $26 million in private-sector investment in small business,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “All Pennsylvanians enjoy the benefits of the return on this investment

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Environmental efforts recognized

Two WU students’ aquaponic project wins Emerging Environmental Leader Award.

PLAINS TWP. – Two Wilkes University students were the first recipients of a new environmental award for their collaborative work to improve the environmental sustainability of a downtown Wilkes-Barre restaurant.

Read the full article at timesleader.com.

Pampers Plant a Model of Sustainability

For 45 years the Procter & Gamble plant in Mehoopany Township, Wyoming County, was sitting on a shale gas gold mine. But it wasn’t until 2009 that the company realized they had hit the lottery. That’s when Citrus Energy drilled its first well on P&G’s 1400 acre property in Wyoming County, and realized there was

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The Hershey Company Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that it has been selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). Hershey is one of seven North American companies from the Food & Beverage category in this year’s index and one of only 17 companies added in 2012. This is Hershey’s first

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