Daily Archives: March 8, 2011

Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters now available

The Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters, the quarterly newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program, is now available. Energy Matters provides in-depth articles to help industry professionals save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity.

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UMass Permaculture Documentary Series

Watch the video. UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden during the 2010-2011 academic year. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to other campuses, institutions, or any … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment from boaters and other stakeholders to help develop proposed regulations, as required by the 2008 Clean Boating Act, to reduce water pollution and the spread of invasive species in the … Continue reading

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Ten ways to build an eco-friendly restaurant

Read the full story at SmartPlanet. Poste Moderne Brasserie recycles its paper, glass and plastic, and the restaurant uses environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and energy efficient light bulbs. But at this Kimpton restaurant near Washington’s Penn Quarter, executive chef Robert … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Next Steps for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing that its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program has recently completed extensive work to develop GHG data reporting requirements for a wide range of different industries in response to Congressional mandates. This program will … Continue reading

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Dow Puts $100M Towards Employee Energy Efficiency Ideas

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Dow Chemical Company is asking its employees for the best ideas that can improve energy efficiency, setting aside $100 million for improvement projects. In doing so, Dow is taking advantage of what many companies … Continue reading

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EPA Updates Database on Health and Environmental Impacts of Electricity Generation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency updated its database that helps Americans understand the health and environmental impacts of electricity generation. EPA’s Emissions and Generation Integrated Resource Database (eGRID) and Power Profiler now include data from 2007, an update from 2005. … Continue reading

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Diversey’s Portfolio Approach Toward Sustainability ROI

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Diversey’s sustainability program has delivered an impressive ROI by providing a new perspective on old issues. Over the years there has been a steady, trickling stream of criticism regarding the business case for sustainability, … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency on the Rebound

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. A debate rages in the energy community about rebound — it has nothing to do with March Madness. Addressing climate change requires moving to a low-carbon economy, one that emits far less … Continue reading

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Geology of Illinois now available for purchase

The Illinois State Geological Survey announces the release of its benchmark publication, Geology of Illinois. This 530-page volume, conceived in preparation of the Survey’s centennial celebration in 2005, was written by 40 recognized experts in Illinois geology. The book summarizes … Continue reading

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