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Textile Company Saves Water, Money with Wastewater Recycling System

A water recycling system will help Tri-Star Dyeing and Finishing meet pollutant limits for its discharged water effluent — an environmental challenge that had cost the Santa Fe Spring, California-based fabric-dyeing company valuable time and money for years. Tri-Star is installing an Econity water recycling system at its facility after … Read more »

Utility-Scale Solar Continues to Generate Good Vibes Among Utilities

Utility-Scale Solar Continues to Generate Good Vibes Among Utilities

Is utility-scale solar that feeds into the grid worth the money? A new report says that it is becoming cost competitive with other fuels and that it will become a fast-growing segment of the green population. GTM Research says that more than half of all such solar plants in 2016 … Read more »

Utility Regulators Refereeing Fierce Boxing Matches Over Rooftop Solar Energy

When California’s utility regulators kept a plan in place to pay rooftop solar owners the retail rate for the electricity that they return to their providers, those refs may have triggered a national trend. Is it the right decision? In Late January, the California Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 to … Read more »

From Green Bonds to Green Boom: What China’s New Green Bond Rules Mean for Sustainable Investment

China has become the first country in the world to issue official rules on issuing “green bonds” — bonds that are dedicated to financing sustainable solutions. The new rules are aimed at kickstarting a booming green bond market in China to raise much-needed capital from the private sector globally to … Read more »

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Truck Owners Can Receive $65k for Replacing Diesel Trucks with Natural Gas

Truck owners operating in California may receive a $65,000 grant for every diesel truck that they replace with a new natural gas model. Clean Energy Fuels wants to help truck owners apply for California’s Prop. 1B program and will handle all of the paperwork, free of charge. Applications are due … Read more »

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Waste-to-Energy Project to Reduce GHGs by 40K Tons Annually

The New York City metro area’s first large-scale waste-to-energy project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 40,000 tons annually, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently announced the launch of the anaerobic digester. The project is located at Long Island Compost’s 62-acre facility in Yaphank, New York. … Read more »

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Get $500 for Installing a Waterless Urinal in Beverly Hills

In its rush to reduce water consumption, Beverly Hills, California, is paying any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal $500. This is up from the $200 the city was paying before the state’s water restrictions went into effect. While most of the state of California is required to … Read more »

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

Washington, DC Tops Green Roof Rankings

A 4,000-square-foot living roof atop a new apartment complex in Washington, DC, is almost complete, reports FMLink. The green roof is part of The Colonel apartment complex in the Shaw neighborhood. Riverbend Nursery and MSM Roofing developed the green roof, which includes a blend of drought-tolerant succulents. Facility owners and … Read more »

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Green Building Market to Experience 13% Growth Rate through 2020

The global green building market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 13% during 2015-2020, according to a report from Research and Markets. Strong growth is attributed in part to the rising awareness of global warming and climate change issues and the knowledge that green building techniques lead … Read more »

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Utilities Join Xeros Water, Energy Incentive Program

Xeros, which makes an ultra-low water laundry system, says utility companies Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Connecticut Natural Gas, Pacific Gas and Electricity Company, Questar Gas, Southwest Gas and Xcel Energy are offering incentives for customers to use the polymer bead cleaning system. Xeros says its polymer bead cleaning machines are … Read more »

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Grant Money Available for Recycling Programs

Delaware businesses, institutions and school can receive financial help to start or expand their recycling programs from a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control grant. DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program, with up to $500,000 in funding available for grant … Read more »