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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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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Local schools honored at University of Tennessee game for recycling

Two Franklin Special School District schools were recognized on Saturday during the Tennessee versus Alabama college football game for their year-round efforts at helping the environment and their communities.

Poplar Grove School was among 10 schools named winners of the 2012 Good Sports Always Recycle statewide school challenge. They were awarded $1,000 to help with

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EPA and TDEC Recognize Tennessee Water and Wastewater Utilities for Saving Energy

ATLANTA, October 11, 2012 – At a ceremony today in Nashville, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials recognized seven drinking water and wastewater utilities throughout Tennessee for their efforts to reduce energy demand at their facilities. Improvements already made at four of the utilities are saving 3,300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh),

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Buckeye Technologies Announces Release of 2012 Sustainability Report

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Buckeye Technologies Inc. (NYS: BKI) announced the release today of its 2012 Sustainability Report. This report (which summarizes calendar year 2011 results) highlights Buckeye’s continuing efforts to reduce fossil fuel usage, water usage, solid waste production, and air emissions. Buckeye has reduced greenhouse gas emissions which are generated by fossil fuels and purchased

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