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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

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Recycling Company Fined For Mishandling Waste Chemicals

Integrated Plastics Solutions, a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, Kansas, has been ordered to pay $97,612 in restitution and a $10,000 fine for mishandling waste chemicals after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful storage of a hazardous waste, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of … Read more »

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Single-Stream Sorting, Recycling Plant Reduces Landfilled Recyclables

Stadler has installed a single-stream sorting and recycling plant at Hamm in Lawrence, Kansas. The plant sorts residential single-stream material, consisting of paper and OCC, PET and mixed plastics, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous materials. The system has a capacity of 10 metric tons per hour. An extension to a 20 … Read more »

Cargill to Develop Beef Sustainability Assessment

Cargill Cattle Feeders, the cattle supply arm of the company’s US beef business, has entered into an agreement with Wichita-based consultancy Kennedy and Coe to create a verified beef supply chain sustainability assessment program for Cargill feed yards. Based on the successful development of benchmarking and measurement criteria, this type … Read more »

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Abengoa Opens Commercial-Scale 2G Biorefinery

Abengoa has opened its second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The biorefinery finished construction in mid-August and began producing cellulosic ethanol at the end of September with the capacity to produce up to 25 million gallons per year. The plant utilizes only “second generation” biomass feedstocks for ethanol production, … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Sunflower Defeat, EU CO2 Standards

Germany has convinced Britain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to try to delay a vote on cutting CO2 to 95 g/km for all new EU cars from 2020, a target agreed by the EU in June, anonymous EU sources told Reuters. Germany is trying to protect major carmakers Daimler and BMW, … 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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High Plains Aquifer Under Threat, Report Warns

The High Plains Aquifer, a critical water source for US farmers and ranchers, is diminishing at an accelerated rate and nearly 70 percent of it will be pumped out within the next 50 years if existing trends don’t change, according to a report published in the Proceedings of the National … Read more »