Tag Archives: EPA

Barely Budging

Cuts looking more like slashes in latest budget proposal A new budget proposal for 2018 drafted by the White House was formally announced Tuesday, including significant cuts to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (predictably), as well as the advanced manufacturing industry. The proposal includes a 70% cut to the Office of Energy […]

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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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Climatic Relief

Pruitt, Wyoming, and a temperature record highlight a wild Wednesday for all things climate-related  Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Woeful for some, promising for others, the byproducts of the most recent ‘Hump Day’ were certainly interesting for the energy world. Let’s begin at Mission Control, 8:00 AM: Two federal agencies—NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic […]

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2 Degrees of Separation

Paris Agreement goals looking lofty Even before the surprise result of the U.S. presidential election put a blanket of jeopardization over all renewable energy efforts to counter climate change, the numbers set by the Paris Climate Agreement may have been too ambitious. Greentech Media reported that the $44 trillion needed in investment to reach these numbers […]

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Frozen In Court

CPP appeals hearing on arguments finally takes place; questions remain The globe may be getting warmer, but any plans to combat that issue are essentially frozen. Tuesday was considered a moment of truth for the Clean Power Plan. The plan championed by the Obama administration has been through quite the roller coaster—including being stalled since February—and Tuesday marked the […]

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Coal Coalition

Republican base aims to give hope to struggling industry Dwindling hopes of the U.S. coal industry are receiving attempts at revival. The Republican Party continued to develop its official platform Monday and Tuesday, and provisions of the unfinished document included assertions that coal still has potential as a clean energy source. This release came, as Mark […]

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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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