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EPA Honors Five North Carolina Organizations with 2014 Energy Star Awards

EPA Energy News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:39
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring five organizations in North Carolina with 2014 Energy Star awards. A total of 127 organizations will be honored for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
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EPA Honors South Carolina Electric and Gas in Cayce, SC with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

EPA Energy News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:37
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring South Carolina Electric & Gas in Cayce, SC with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year award. A total of 127 organizations will be honored for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
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MONDAY: U.S. EPA Administrator to Keynote Climate Discussion with Bipartisan Policy Center and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

EPA Energy News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:26
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver a keynote address to a workshop convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). This workshop is the third in a series on greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation of existing power plants under the Clean Air Act. Colette D. Honorable of NARUC will also deliver remarks
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Des Moines Public Schools Receives 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Honors

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:14
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 3, 2014) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have selected the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) for the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Climate Communications and Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence. Fifty-three DMPS schools received an Energy Star rating. This is the third consecutive year the school district has received a partner award
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Pella Corporation Receives 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:13
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 3, 2014) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have selected the Pella Corporation of Pella, Iowa, for a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award. Pella Corporation is one of 45 organizations receiving Partner of the Year awards for strategically and comprehensively managing their energy use
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Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., Receives 2014 Energy Star Excellence in Retailing Award

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:12
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 3, 2014) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have selected Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., for a 2014 Energy Star Excellence in Retailing Award. Metro Lighting is receiving the Excellence Award for leading the retail sector in promoting energy-efficient products, homes, or buildings
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EPA Honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year

EPA Energy News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:09
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo., Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; and Samsung
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TOMORROW: EPA Administrator to Address the American Council on Renewable Energy

EPA Energy News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:34
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will address the American Council on Renewable Energy tomorrow, Friday, March 28 at 11:15 a.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Details: WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy WHAT: Remarks to the American Council on Renewable Energy WHEN: 11:15 a.m
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EPA Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities

EPA Energy News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:44
BOSTON – EPA is making grant money available for projects that will help reduce environmental risks for New England communities at risk, such as environmental justice areas, urban areas, sensitive populations, and/or those impacted by climate change or stormwater run-off. The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life
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U.S. EPA Supports Sustainable Water Management and Clean Energy Innovation at Calif. Brewery

EPA Energy News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:48
Innovation research investment recipient unveils advanced bioelectric technology SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest Jared Blumenfeld participated today in a ribbon-cutting event at the Bear Republic Brewery in Cloverdale, Calif. showcasing EcoVolt, the world’s first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system
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Two New England Businesses Recognized by EPA for Climate Leadership

EPA Energy News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 07:46
BOSTON – Two New England companies, The Hartford of Hartford, Conn., and Hasbro, Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I., have been recognized by EPA in the third annual Climate Leadership Awards. EPA, in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, recently recognized 15 organizations and two individuals with awards for professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions
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THURSDAY: U.S. EPA Administrator to Travel to Houston for Energy Keynote

EPA Energy News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 15:21
HOUSTON – EPA Administrator McCarthy will travel to Houston Thursday, March 6th. The Administrator will begin the day with a walking tour of the Buffalo Bayou Project alongside Houston Mayor Annise Parker and U.S. Representative Gene Green. A short press availability will follow the walking tour. Later in the day, Administrator McCarthy will deliver a keynote address at the CERAWeek conference on energy and the environment
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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy To Travel To North Dakota To Discuss Energy Opportunities And The Environment

EPA Energy News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:10
WASHINGTON -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to North Dakota on Thursday and Friday to meet with tribal groups as well as local and state officials to discuss energy opportunities and EPA’s ongoing work in the state and across the country to carry out President Obama’s Climate Action plan
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EPA Revises Permitting Guidance for Using Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing

EPA Energy News - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:35
WASHINGTON-- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a UIC permit, except in cases where diesel fuel is used as a fracturing fluid
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EPA Tips to Help Reduce Health Concerns and Improve Efficiency When Using Wood Heaters

EPA Energy News - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:59
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 5, 2014) – With a very cold winter in full swing in New England, many people seek to reduce their heating costs by turning to wood as a cost-saving, renewable source of energy. However, both indoor and outdoor wood heaters may be inefficient and emit more pollutants into the air than heat sources that burn oil or natural gas
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Nominations for EPA New England’s Annual Environmental Merit Awards - Deadline is Feb. 21, 2014

EPA Energy News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:15
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 3, 2014) – EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. Award categories are available for individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category. These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in 1970
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EPA and Freddie Mac to Cut Carbon Pollution and Increase Affordability of Multifamily Buildings

EPA Energy News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:31
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Energy Star program and Freddie Mac have signed an agreement that will help to cut carbon pollution while increasing the affordability of multifamily housing properties. The agreement outlines strategies to save water, energy and money for multifamily property owners and residents
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EPA Will Hold a Public Hearing in Boston Feb. 26 on New Wood Stove Air Pollution Standards -- Proposal would make new wood stoves and heaters significantly cleaner

EPA Energy News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 07:58
(Boston, Mass. – Jan. 23, 2014) – EPA Region 1 will hold a public hearing Feb. 26, 2014 in our downtown Boston office to get public input on proposed standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and other residential wood heaters. The first phase of the proposed emission standards would likely apply to units manufactured and sold beginning in 2015
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EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities

EPA Energy News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:28
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revamped its Citizen Science website to provide new resources and success stories to assist the public in conducting scientific research and collecting data to better understand their local environment and address issues of concern. The website can be found at www.epa.gov/region2/citizenscience
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