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Deyo Installs Solar System at Power Manufacturing Plant

Pacific Energy is finishing the installation of 90 of 180 solar panels as part of an energy-efficient system at Deyo, the makers of custom bicycling clothing for Team Voler Apparel, according to the Times Press Recorder. Grover Beach, California city officials said the solar panel project is the largest in … Read more »

Salt Lake’s Convention Center Gets Grid-Tie Solar System

Carmanah’s Power Systems Group recently supplied an order to Pioneer Electric Inc., based out of Salt Lake City, for a customized 20 kW grid-tie solar power system. This grid-tie system will be installed on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. With more than a half million … Read more »

Automakers Sued by California AG Over Emissions

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has sued the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions. The federal lawsuit (PDF), filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, names Chrysler Motors Corp., General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor North America, Honda North America and Nissan … Read more »

More Companies Concerned About Financial Implications of Climate Change

Climate change has become a major concern among leading US financial institutions and companies, according to a recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a coalition of global investors with more than $31.5 trillion in assets. “The findings of CDP4 confirm that awareness of the risks and opportunities posed by … Read more »

Neenah Paper Becomes Wisconsin’s Largest Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Neenah Paper has become Wisconsin’s largest purchaser of green power and has been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s distinguished Green Power Partnership. The partnership recognizes organizations for exemplary green power purchases. The purchase of more than 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy qualifies Neenah Paper for membership … Read more »

GM Facilities Cut Energy Use by 25%

General Motors reduced its energy use by 25 percent and added solar and landfill gas as energy sources at its North American facilities over the past five years. According to GM, the company is one of the leading users of renewable energy in the North American manufacturing sector, with renewable … Read more »

Energy Department to Award $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency

U.S. Department of Energy will award $6 million to fund 22 federal-state partnerships to increase energy savings in residential and commercial buildings.  The state partnership grants will help implement training programs, and provide technical assistance and education with the goal of constructing more energy-efficient buildings.  DOE’s Building Technologies Program, within … Read more »

CT Governor Proposes $500 Million Energy Plan

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proposed a four-year, $500 million energy plan for Connecticut, The Advocate reports. The proposal calls for the use of bio-fuels and renewable forms of energy, cutting costs for businesses and families, and reducing fossil fuel consumption. Rell also called for a set of new … Read more »

NYC Yellow Cabs Go Green

After a unanimous New York City Council vote, Hybrid Technologies will now supply a lithium powered L-PT Cruiser for use as a NYC Yellow Cab. With a green light and approval, Hybrid Technologies will put into service a fully converted L-PT cruiser. Hybrid selected to utilize Daimler Chryslers PT Cruiser … Read more »

EPA Recognizes Manufacturers for Energy-Efficient Operations

Seventeen U.S. manufacturing plants were first-time winners of EPA’s Energy Star award in recognition of their energy-efficient operations that prevented some 3 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. The plants represent six percent of cement production capacity; seven percent of wet corn milling capacity; and 23 percent of auto assembly … Read more »