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More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…
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Giving a Pass to Corporate Polluters

Has there ever been a better time to be a corporation? I doubt it. Corporations might disagree, and we’re all familiar with corporate…
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New Carbon Capture Plant Will Use Coal Exhaust to Get Oil From the Ground

This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture…
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Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Weighs In on the Need for a Climate Tax

Speaking specifically about climate change, Henry Paulson, who served as Treasury Secretary during the George W. Bush administration, says: “This is a crisis…
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How Food Waste Recovery Fills Pockets Instead of Landfills

According to the EPA, close to 50 percent of what goes into landfills is organic material. Some of that is recovered as landfill…
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EDF: Green Trucks Good for the Planet and Business

Heavy trucks haul about 70 percent of U.S. freight, gobbling nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while producing nearly half-a-billion tons…
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StEP Initiative is Turning e-Waste Into an e-Resource

Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership…
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Climate Change Liability: Holding the Perpetrators Responsible

Can the primary culprits of global warming be held liable for undermining efforts to combat climate change? That may sound like something a…
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IAQ: How Do You Stack Up When It Comes to Indoor Air Quality?

Why should we care about indoor air quality (IAQ)? Well, the first reason is our health. Consider the following facts: First of all,…
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U.S. Companies Send Letter of Support Over EPA’s New Carbon Standard

More than 100 companies and investors sent a letter of support to the Obama administration for this week’s release of a new EPA…
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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…
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Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…
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EPA Data Shows U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

The EPA’s recently released inventory shows that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012.
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EPA Port Grants Help Spur Clean Diesel, Sustainable Technologies

The inaugural “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit last week in Baltimore recognized ports that are trying to be good environmental stewards and also doled…
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EPA Power Plant Rules Could Cut Carbon Pollution More Than Expected

The EPA's impending carbon rules for existing power plants could achieve even greater reductions than previously thought — and at less cost, according…