Tag Archive: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Apr 07

Goodwill To Bring Zero-Emission Electric Delivery Trucks To Bay Area

First-of-its-kind project will have 11 advanced technology, zero-emission, battery-electric trucks on Bay Area roads to reduce air pollution in dense urban communities   SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2017 – Today BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill on …

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Feb 16

LA Area Transit Agency Switches to Zero Emission Buses

Yesterday, the Antelope Valley Transit Agency, A Los Angeles County transportation agency, yesterday pledged to convert to an all-electric fleet of buses. There are 85 buses in this fleet, so this announcement represents one of the largest zero emission bus commitments in the US to date. Right now, oil leads to about 40% of the …

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Oct 28

Solar Industry Job Losses

Solar industry warns that more job losses are inevitable after the UK government cuts subsidies   Already four firms have folded and over a thousand jobs have been lost as the UK solar sector braces for an unforgiving winter.   Zep Solar is the most recent firm to fold in the UK, and it lays …

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Oct 13

Bacardi Group Headquarters in Puerto Rico Goes 100% Solar

  Dynamic Solar Solutions Installs 24.75kW System Expected to Offset 100 percent of Energy Costs at Bacardi Group Offices Kyocera Solar Inc. and installer Dynamic Solar Solutions today announced the installation of 24.75 kilowatts (kW) of Kyocera solar modules atop Emilio Bacardi Group headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, harnessing renewable energy as a solution …

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Mar 17

Farmers urged to ask for biodiesel on National Biodiesel Day

Iowa Biodiesel Board says on-farm use has room to grow ANKENY, Iowa – St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only date for celebration this week – at least not for biodiesel supporters. National Biodiesel Day is March 18, and the Iowa Biodiesel Board is taking the opportunity to remind farmers to ask for and use biodiesel …

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Dec 10

Fallout from Shale Boom, Fracking

SHALE-RELATED CONSTRUCTION BOOM IN 2014 MEANS GREENHOUSE GAS EQUIVALENT OF 12 NEW #143744271 / gettyimages.com Because of cheaper fuel prices driven by the shale drilling boom, U.S. companies in 2014 received draft or final permits to build at least 46 new or expanded petrochemical facilities across the U.S. that will produce 55 million tons of …

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Nov 20

Solar Power and Energy Storage

SolarCity Installing Projects at Walmart Facilities Over the Next Four Years SolarCity  today announced it has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also …

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Aug 05

Will Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Ever Become Mainstream?

  Considering that America has some of the biggest natural gas reserves in the world, and gasoline has become extremely expensive in the past few years, it makes a lot of sense to start using it as vehicle fuel on a larger scale. But, while the benefits of using natural gas as an alternative to …

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May 27

Solar Energy Primed to Help U.S. Meet Future Energy Need

For many states struggling to reduce their carbon emissions, solar can be a real game-changer. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to announce new air quality standards for coal and natural gas-fired power plants on Monday, June 2, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a comprehensive report, “Cutting Carbon Emissions Under §111(d): …

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Feb 13

Natural Gas System

 AMERICA’S NATURAL GAS SYSTEM IS LEAKY AND IN NEED OF A FIX   The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from …

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Jul 08

Wood Stove

North American Wood Stove Program Focuses On Clean Air Effort–  This summer, Jøtul North American (Jøtul) is spearheading an effort focused on removing non-EPA-certified wood stoves from communities around North America.Jøtul is the first wood stove manufacturer in the hearth industry to implement a program encouraging wood stove users to get rid of their old …

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