Waste-to-energy facility approved in Tennessee

Sustainable waste-to-energy facility approved for construction in Tennessee

The Lebanon, Tennessee project will deploy what PHG Energy is calling the ‘world’s largest’ downdraft gasifier.

PHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process.

The waste-to-energy

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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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Investments in Sustainability in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured Memphis on Friday to review results of federal investments aimed at improving housing and transportation options, protecting the environment and building stronger regional economies.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Housing and

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Tennessee Schools net $1,000 for recycling programs

Nashville-area students are doing their part to be environmentally friendly, and two local schools have been recognized for their recycling programs.

Students at Montgomery Bell Academy and Lipscomb Academy Elementary School were rewarded for their environmental efforts, and each school won $1,000 through the Good Sports Always Recycle program for having one of the top

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TDEC unveils electric initiative at Bear Trace course

Cutting edge electric golf course maintanence equipment was unveiled by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay Golf Course earlier this week.

The event showcased the equipment while demonstrating its positive environmental impacts and energy savings, among other benefits. One of those benefits is quiet. The motors go

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Environment And Conservation To Unveil Electric Golf Equipment At Bear Trace At Harrison Bay

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill will unveil the new electric golf course equipment at the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay Golf Course on Tuesday, beginning at noon. The event is designed to showcase the new maintenance equipment, while demonstrating its positive environmental impacts and energy savings,

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How VW Achieved LEED Platinum-Rated Construction

Volkswagen of America earned LEED® Platinum certification due in part to recycled and regional materials and construction waste management.

That Volkswagen Group of America builds fuel-efficient cars is well known in the industry. What may be less well known is that it built its new manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on the principle of environmental

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Verso Paper Corp. Reports 2012 Sustainability Progress in “Deep Roots, New Routes”

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr 30, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Verso Paper Corp. VRS -1.71% today announced the publication of its 2012 Sustainability Report titled “Deep Roots, New Routes.” The report details Verso’s progress against its commitment to respect a sustainable balance among environmental, social and economic needs.

2012 Sustainability Report Highlights

— Verso’s 2012 energy initiatives

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BASF Receives Recognition For Environmental Stewardship In Chattanooga

BASF has been recognized for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, increase energy efficiency and educate employees by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Named the Green Power Switch Workplace Champion of the Year, BASF was honored during the annual Tennessee Electric Cooperative, Association’s Marketing Conference in Gatlinburg, Tn., on Tuesday, April 23.

In 2012, BASF

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Tennessee Launches 2 Energy Programs

Two significant, statewide energy programs—the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative and the Qualified Energy Conversation Bond Program—launched Monday during a Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) event in Jackson, Tn. Both programs are designed to help Tennessee organizations of all types become more energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy to improve

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