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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 »

Verizon e-waste recycling

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

abandoned e-waste

Recycler Abandons Millions of Pounds of E-Waste

Stone Castle Recycling, previously one of Utah’s largest recyclers of electronic waste, has abandoned its three facilities and the owner is missing, according to the Basel Action Network, an e-waste watchdog group. The company has ceased all operations and has left behind several warehouses and yards filled with an estimated … Read more »

Park City

How Ski Resorts Can Go Green

Powdr Corp, which owns Park City Mountain Resort in Utah and eight other ski areas, has reduced its carbon footprint about 60 percent in seven years, reports The Aspen Times. The company has invested about $6 million in sustainability initiatives, which include energy-efficient snowmakers, renewable-wind-energy credits, LED lighting, biofuel snowcats … Read more »

eBay fuel cells

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

eBay launched a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, notable for the fact that it will be powered by 30 fuel cells. Bloom Energy Servers are the primary, on-site power source for the newest data center, according to eBay’s blog. The online auction company expects the Bloom Energy … Read more »