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California Considers Aggressive Carbon Reduction Targets: Why Businesses Outside the State Should Care

More than 175 businesses are backing a California bill that would require the state to reduce carbon emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 — the most aggressive climate target in North America. But the legislation still faces hurdles, not to mention significant opposition from several industry groups, before it can be signed into law.

Intel Plants Recycle 60% of Water

Intel treats some 2 million gallons of industrial water a day at its plants in Chandler, Ariz., then returns the water to an underground aquifer, Bloomberg reports. The semiconductor maker, which is the city’s largest employer, recycles some 60 percent of its water. It’s also expanding the treatment facilities and … Read more »

Business Group: ‘Colorado Should Halve Water Use by 2050’

Colorado needs “aggressive” state-wide targets for reductions in municipal and industrial water use if it is to solve its water scarcity challenges and keep its economy growing, according to a report by the Colorado chapter of business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Such water use could increase by as much as 81 percent … Read more »

Biofuels ‘Will Meet RFS Mandates Through 2016’

Biofuels ‘Will Meet RFS Mandates Through 2016’

There will be sufficient supply of advanced biofuels to meet the US Renewable Fuel Standard through 2016, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs’ (E2) annual assessment of the advanced biofuel industry. The report comes amidst renewed scrutiny of the RFS from Congress this summer, as the oil industry seeks to roll back … Read more »

US Creates 38,600 New Cleantech Jobs in Q2

US Creates 38,600 New Cleantech Jobs in Q2

Clean energy and transportation projects launched across the US in the second quarter of 2013 have led to the creation of 38,600 new jobs in the sector, says a report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The number of jobs is slightly more for Q2 of 2013 than it was for the … Read more »

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California ‘Ahead of the Biodiesel Curve’

Yokayo Biofuels produces about 400,000 gallons of biodiesel per year using a “100 mile diet” strategy: the entire process, from feedstock collection to biodiesel production and distribution, is all completed in Northern California. The company uses only recycled restaurant fryer oil for feedstock and has three trucks that collect oil … Read more »

Top Biofuel States Named

California is home to nearly 30 advanced biofuel companies, but dozens of other states from coast to coast also are beginning to realize the economic benefits of this emerging industry, according to analysis by green business policy group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). There are now more than 80 advanced biofuel companies, refineries … Read more »

E2 Report: Biofuel Industry Will Produce up to 2.6bn Gallons by 2015

Biofuel production capacity has increased from 437 million gallons in 2011 to more than 685 million gallons in 2012, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). By 2015, the industry has the potential to produce 1.6 billion to 2.6 billion gallons of renewable fuel, the report forecasts. According … Read more »