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Nevada Regulators Look Again at Tribal Solar Plant

December 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada utility regulators are considering a revised plan for a solar power generating facility that had been proposed for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation as part of an NV Energy effort to retire coal-fired plants.       

Boeing 737 Factory to Move to Clean Energy

December 17, 2014 9:52 am | by Phuong Le, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory...

Am I Being Poisoned by Eating the Fish On My Plate?

December 12, 2014 12:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food traceability is an important factor in determining where I source my food from. And...

Shale: A Game Changer for U.S. Manufacturing

December 11, 2014 1:48 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

In a report released today, PwC US examines whether shale will continue to help drive a...

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New Rules Expand EPA's Scope

December 9, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state environmental agency says a proposed federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide releases from power plants exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority, will put electrical grids at risk and is unfair in how it would be applied to states.

Is It Time to Go Green in Your Warehouse?

December 8, 2014 10:09 am | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange @TomReddon | Articles | Comments

The benefits of a green warehouse include reducing utility bills and carbon footprint, increasing sustainability, and providing your employees with an environmentally responsible company they are proud to work for.     

Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama Administration

December 8, 2014 9:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, according to U.S. Energy Department data. However, analysis of the data shows that U.S. exports of gasoline and diesel more than made up for the savings at home in pollution abroad. 

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Ex-BP Executive Fighting Gulf Oil Spill Charges

December 4, 2014 2:40 pm | by Kevin McGill, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorneys for a former BP executive facing an obstruction charge in the 2010 Gulf oil spill asked a federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the two criminal counts as his trial approaches in March.                 

Germany Boosts Funding to Cut Greenhouse Gases

December 4, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany announced a cash boost for measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in a bid to meet its ambitious climate target for 2020.                                 

SunEdison To Deliver MA $60M in Utility Savings

December 4, 2014 9:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SunEdison, Inc., a global solar technology manufacturer, announced they have executed power purchase agreements with 16 separate public housing authorities across Massachusetts that is estimated to save these housing authorities an estimated $60 million in avoided electricity costs. 

Can Toyota's Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Go the Distance?

November 26, 2014 12:31 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

A new car from Toyota could be the blueprint of cars we’ll be driving in years to come. It’s called the Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese, and is Toyota's first emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicle...but the innovation isn't without risks in an unproven market.

Report Documents Sustainable Manufacturing Success Stories

November 24, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Sustainability is a growing concern for manufacturers, as more manufacturers are becoming aware of the benefits of eco-friendly practices.                                

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Can Low Oil Prices Be Good for the Environment?

November 21, 2014 1:37 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved.                        

When Fake 'Super Meat' is Better Than the Real Thing

November 19, 2014 11:32 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," will aim for the heart of the carnivorous market with a soy-protein-based hamburger patty called the Beast Burger. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the way we eat. 

WI Agency Proposes Fee for Electric Cars

November 19, 2014 10:05 am | by Scott Bauer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. Scott Walker's administration.

Public Hearing Set for Plans to Cut Carbon Emissions

November 19, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are holding a hearing Wednesday in Phoenix on a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from four power plants on tribal land.                               

GOP Vows to Pass Keystone Later if Bill Fails Now

November 18, 2014 2:54 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in Congress again next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.              

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Google Buys Dutch Wind Energy for Data Center

November 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.                       

Toyota To Start Sales of Fuel Cell Car

November 18, 2014 1:54 pm | by Ken Moritsugu,The Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.                     

Group Sues Kingsport Army Ammunition Plant Over Pollution

November 18, 2014 1:37 pm | by Travis Loller, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.                                     

Solar Energy Co. SunEdison Buying Wind Power Co.

November 18, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion.                                      

Chevrolet Supports Grassland Preservation Program

November 17, 2014 9:52 am | by John Flesher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said.     

Duke Announces Plans to Move Coal Ash

November 14, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke Energy is submitting plans to North Carolina regulators to move millions of tons of coal ash from four high-risk plants to other locations, including open-pit clay mines.                      

Dutch to Test Solar Panels on Bicycle Path

November 13, 2014 1:33 pm | by Toby Sterling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam.     

Senate Democrats End Block on Keystone XL Vote

November 13, 2014 1:14 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

After being blocked for six years by Senate Democrats, the House votes today on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project. Democratic leaders thought giving Sen. Mary Landrieu something she has been demanding for years might boost her chances of winning a runoff back home.

China Must Change Economy to Meet Climate Targets

November 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Jack Chang, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country's decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Fulfilling its pledge, however, will require China to transform a booming economy that still largely depends on polluting industries such as steel production and manufacturing.

U.S., China Strike a Climate Deal to Curb Global Warming

November 12, 2014 10:50 am | by Josh Lederman, THe Associated Press | News | Comments

A groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.                 

6 Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies

November 10, 2014 2:39 pm | by Danielle Iera | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.           

NC Officials Host Closed Meeting on Oil Drilling

November 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia met privately Thursday with federal regulators and groups funded by oil and gas companies to discuss plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast.             

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