Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy holidays from ENB!

I’ll be taking a break from until January 5, although I may be tweeting while out of the office. Have a safe, happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

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EPA Proposes to Expand the Lead Monitoring Network

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to expand the lead air quality monitoring network to ensure that the most vulnerable Americans are protected from exposure to lead. Even at low levels, exposure to lead can impair a child’s IQ, … Continue reading

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Open Energy Info

The U.S Department of Energy recently launched Open Energy Info. OpenEI is a new open-source web platform that makes the Department of Energy’s resources and open energy data widely available to the public. The site currently houses more than 60 … Continue reading

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New report from ACEEE

In a new report released today, ACEEE presented profiles of over 40 municipal energy efficiency programs as a guide for cities and counties preparing to implement federally-funded energy efficiency and conservation plans. “The passage of the ARRA economic stimulus package … Continue reading

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New Category of Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Now Earn the Energy Star

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing new requirements for residential geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), enabling water-to-water geothermal heat pumps to earn the Energy Star label for the first time. EPA’s stringent specifications for this new category of geothermal heat … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan available for review

In July 2009, EPA and the other members of the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force (IATF) shared an outline for a Great Lakes Multi-Year Restoration Action Plan for the purpose of public consultation. In July and August, a series of … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Mobile Source Emissions Model

An updated version of the Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) model – MOVES2010 – is now available for use to estimate air pollution from cars, trucks, and other on-road mobile sources. The model can also calculate the emissions reduction benefits … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Releases Annual Enforcement Results and Mapping Tool

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released enforcement results for fiscal year 2009, and has developed a new Web-based tool and interactive map that allows the public to get detailed information by location about the enforcement actions taken at … Continue reading

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Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources?

Congressional Research Service Report R40506 Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources? Issued December 09, 2009 Summary: As Congress considers legislation to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, … Continue reading

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Plan an Eco-Friendly Trip With routeRANK

Read the full post at Mashable. routeRANK finds the most ecologically friendly, cheapest and the fastest way from A to B.

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