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Solebury Township Aims for 100% Alternative Energy

Pennsylvania’s Solebury Township is moving forward with a series of studies that would provide direction for outfitting buildings with solar panels, batteries to collect unused solar energy and mechanical systems that rely on natural underground temperatures to heat and cool buildings. The township believes it can produce more energy than … Read more »

Bill Could Unlock $100 Million for San Francisco Solar Power

A bill passed by the California Assembly last week would allow San Francisco to use $100 million from a 2001 bond measure for solar energy to build large-scale solar projects at locations such as reservoirs and parking garages. The measure could ease restrictions from the 2001 bond measure, which limits … Read more »

Invenergy Given Go-Ahead for West Virginia Wind Farm

Invenergy has received approval to build 124 wind turbines in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, although a lawsuit to block the project is likely. The $300 million, 186-megawatt Beech Ridge Energy Wind Farm would be one of the largest wind-turbine projects east of the Mississippi River. Beech Ridge, a subsidiary of … Read more »

Pa. Doubles Green-Energy Use to 20%

Pennsylvania’s state government will double the amount of electricity it consumes from renewable energy sources to 20 percent. “It makes Pennsylvania by far and away the largest state in terms of purchasing megawatts from green electricity,” said Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell, according to the Philadelphia Inquierer. “It will also make us … Read more »

California’s Landmark Greenhouse Gas Bill

The California Legislature agreed on a bill that puts strict limits on the emission of greenhouse gases by 25 percent by 2020. California is the 12th largest carbon emitter in the world . The measure, AB 32, is expected to win passage from California’s  Senate and the Assembly. The bill … Read more »

EPA Penalty Signals Stricter Chemical Enforcement

A recent civil penalty against Dover Chemical Corporation has fueled speculation that the EPA has stepped up enforcement of toxic substances, a development that could compel companies to improve their reporting and inventory operations. Dover Chemical, which produces the vast majority of chlorinated products sold in the U.S., agreed earlier … Read more »