Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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Wyoming welder’s water war

A ripple in a Wyoming creek has reverberated all the way to the Potomac River in our nation’s capital. Andy Johnson, a welder from Fort Bridger in southwestern Wyoming, fashioned his own homemade pond in his family’s front yard in 2012. It is entirely on his own 8-acre property, but was forged using Six Mile […]

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Collect to compete- HVAC guys round up the mercury

Mercury is officially in retrograde- at least within the HVAC/HVACR industry. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation recently reported a 13% increase in collections of mercury-based thermometers over the past year. The TRC accredits a large portion of this effort to distributors and contractors in the HVAC industry, who are the main supporters of the Alexandria, Virginia-based […]

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Seven NEMA member companies honored with Energy Star Award

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy honored seven National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) member companies with the 2014 ENERGY STAR Award. Businesses and organizations were honored for their “outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.” “Our members are in the energy efficiency business,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R Gaddis in congratulating […]

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