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Cone Bottom Tanks For Biodiesel Production

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Nov. 21, 2014)

Fuel prices may have stabilised somewhat in recent months, but who would have though a few years ago that a litre of diesel would be close to £1.30? The Belfast Telegraph reports how custom officials in Northern Ireland are foiling an illicit fuel plant every 10 days, with the number having trebled in the past decade. However, despite ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and City of San José tour composting and biogas facility turning food waste into renewable energy

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 21, 2014)

On Tuesday, November 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator and City of San José officials will tour the city’s Zero Waste Energy Development anaerobic digestion facility where food scraps are turned into renewable energy and compost for local farms. The facility’s ...

DOE Issues Request for Proposal for Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 20, 2014)

The Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a proposal for services to complete a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Restoration Plan based on injuries to natural resources from the release of hazardous substances from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The opportunity to provide services at LANL will be a set aside for Small ...

DOE Webinar on Smart Grid Data Privacy: A Voluntary Code of Conduct

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 20, 2014)

On Wednesday, December 11, 2014, from 1 - 4 p.m. ET, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in coordination with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force will conduct a webinar to conclude the development phase of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) related to privacy of customer energy usage data for utilities and third parties. The ...

Revenue from Energy Efficient Buildings in Europe Is Expected to Reach $109 Billion Annually by 2023

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the European market for residential and commercial building energy efficient products and services, including market forecasts for revenue through 2023. Stringent regulations that apply across the European Union (EU) have contributed to the development of a growing market for energy efficient ...

Energy efficiency in rural homes increases by almost 3000% in six months

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 20, 2014)

People in rural areas living in draughty homes will be a lot cosier this winter thanks to government action to increase the number of homes eligible for insulation work from energy companies. The number of energy efficiency measures installed through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is up almost thirty-fold in just 6 months. Energy ...

EPA Recognizes The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University City District for Helping to Reduce Methane-producing Food Waste in Landfills

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University City District (UCD) for significant contributions to food recovery which helps mitigate climate change. CHOP and the University City District are both members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge which encourages participants ...

EPA Regional Administrator Tours Duluth Composting Facility, Highlights the Benefits of Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman highlighted the environmental benefits of diverting food waste from landfills today at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s composting facility. “The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s innovative composting program provides a terrific example ...

Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse ...

OSU Fights Climate Change and Becomes Green Power Partner of the Year

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Oklahoma State University (OSU) for its use of green power practices and technologies. The Stillwater, Okla. campus has advanced the use of renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, taking direct action on climate change. “OSU leads the way for institutions ...

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