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Tool Gives Colleges Environmental Compliance Edge

Colleges and universities nationwide are getting a new learning tool in the form of a compliance assistance center that will help them understand and comply with environmental laws. The center, which will also benefit grade schools, will be the 15th in a network of EPA-supported centers for various economic sectors, … Read more »

Dept. of Energy Hints at Rolling Back Goals

The 1992 energy bill set an ambitious goal for alternative fuel use in America: By 2010, thirty percent of all motor fuel used would be alternative. With that date racing toward us, the Department of Energy now makes it look like that ambitious goal will be erased from the books, … Read more »

Wisconsin Gov. Unveils $450 Million Public, Private Renewable Energy Investment Strategy

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has proposed a $450 million public/private investment strategy in renewable energy.  The proposal, including nearly $80 million from the state, will be included in his budget next year as part of a broad effort to make Wisconsin the nation’s leader in energy independence and create 17,000 … Read more »

Georgia Gov. Proposes Biofuel Tax Incentive

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perduehas proposed a sales tax exemption for materials and equipment used in the construction of biofuel facilities in Georgia, The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The four percent tax incentive could mean annual savings of $2 million to 4 million. Facilities must produce fuels from Georgia-grown agriculture products … Read more »

Branson Commits $3B to Renewable Energy

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will spend three billion dollars in the next 10 years on a variety of projects to combat global warming and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Yahoo News reports. Branson said Virgin Group will … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Virginia Beach School Buses Make Switch to Biodiesel

Virginia Beach school buses will begin using biodiesel soon.   Six public school systems in Virginia currently use biodiesel commercially, but Virginia Beach Public Schools, which operates over 600 buses, will be the largest fleet. PAPCO Oil Company will be Virginia Beach Public Schools exclusive biodiesel supplier, WTKR reports. Every $1,000,000 … Read more »

N.H. Towns Look to Amelot for Biodiesel

Amelot Alternative Energy has met with Scott Pollack, the Director of the street department for the City of Nashua to discuss the use of Amelot’s Bio-Diesel product.  The City of Nashua, according to Amelot,  uses over 200,000 gallons of B20 diesel fuel per year in their city vehicles. Amelot also … Read more »

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