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Blue Sphere Breaks Ground on Waste-to-Energy Project

Waste-to-energy company Blue Sphere has broken ground on both its first waste-to-energy project and new US headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will produce 5.2 MW of clean energy from food waste that would normally end up in local landfills. That electricity will then be sold to Duke Energy … Read more »

Groups Petition FDA to Ban Imported PFCs in Paper Products

A group of consumer and health organizations has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to ban perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates in paper products that are imported into the US, citing potential harm to human health. In 2011, three US manufacturers voluntarily stopped using the chemicals … Read more »

FEMA to Require States to Examine Climate Risks

FEMA to Require States to Examine Climate Risks

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon require states to examine the impacts of global warming on their communities as a condition for receiving federal disaster preparedness funding, according to draft guidelines released by the agency earlier this month. States hoping to get federal funding for disaster preparedness must conduct … Read more »

Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Big Rigs Can Cut Fuel Consumption 40%, ACEEE Says

Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks could achieve a reduction in average new truck fuel consumption of at least 40 percent by 2025 from 2010 levels, according to a fact sheet by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and four other groups. The EPA … Read more »

Food Waste ‘Causes Losses Throughout the Supply Chain’

Food Waste ‘Causes Losses Throughout the Supply Chain’

Grocery stores and other retail food sellers are losing as much as $15 billion a year in unsold fruits and vegetables alone, with about half of the U.S. supply going uneaten, according to an analysis on food waste by the National Resources Defense Council. The NRDC report, Wasted: How America … Read more »