Monthly Archives: January 2013

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Being Driven By Nonregulatory Forces

In its January 22, 2013 publication, Reducing Risk and Driving Business Value, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reported that 38 percent of suppliers in the U.S. product supply chain have set internal targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, with … Continue reading

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THE FINAL BLOW AGAINST UTILITY SCALE WIND TOWERS

No East Coast state has successfully spurred construction of an offshore wind farm.  To make the industry viable, long-term federal tax incentives are also needed, industry analyst say. O’Malley sweetens wind farm proposal, The Washington Post, B2 “In Session” (January … Continue reading

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Want to Find Out about “Big Things” and “Decoding Green”? – Check Out the PA / NJ Sustainability Symposium – 2013

In its third year, the PA / NJ Sustainability Symposium bills itself as an event that “brings together industry, education and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Delaware … Continue reading

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THE EPA GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) RULES MAY GO UP TO THE SUPREME COURT, BUT GHG EMISSIONS FROM UTILITIES ARE GOING DOWN

Late last year, in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (by a 6 to 2 vote) rejected petitions seeking to rehear en banc a three judge panel’s unanimous per … Continue reading

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DOE Establishes New Critical Materials Hub

In response to concerns about severe shortages of rare earth metals needed for clean energy applications, on January 9, 2013, the Department of Energy announced the formation of a Critical Materials Institute

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