Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

EPA, NREL Partner to Develop Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites.  Superfund sites are the most … Continue reading

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Household Dust Can Include Lead and Arsenic, Study Says

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. David W. Layton and Paloma I. Beamer, scientists at the University of Arizona, are reporting that most of the dust found indoors comes from outdoors. Their report appears in the American Chemical Society’s … Continue reading

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Green Chemists Pull Out Catalysts for Reuse

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. A nanotech catalyst developed by McGill University chemists Chao-Jun Li, Audrey Moores, and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals, according to a press … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA looks at electroplating plants in Cleveland, Chicago as source of PFCs, potentially dangerous 'emerging pollutant'

Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. At least four Northeast Ohio electroplating companies are dumping an unregulated but potentially dangerous, chemical into their sewers — and eventually untreated into Lake Erie, environmental officials said. It’s legal, but … Continue reading

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Two WILL podcasts of interest

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, 9th Edition Jennifer Thorne Amann, a Senior Associate in the Buildings and Equipment Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Audio link not available as of 2/23/10. Should be posted later today or early … Continue reading

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Obama Budget a Step in the Right Direction for Energy Data

The Obama Administration demonstrated its support for energy efficiency through better data collection with the release of its 2011 budget request on February 2, 2010. A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released today, Where Has … Continue reading

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Greener Hand Sanitizers Standard Enters the Market

Read the press release. Hospitals, restaurants and even dental offices now have a new way to green their operations and health and safety practices at the same time. EcoLogo, North America’s most established multi-attribute environmental leadership standard and certification mark, … Continue reading

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