Conduct More Powerful TRI Pollution Prevention Searches

The EPA TRI Program released an enhanced version of the TRI Pollution Prevention (P2) Search in Envirofacts, featuring new and more powerful ways to search the TRI database for P2 activities reported by TRI facilities. You'll now be able to: Use multi-select capabilities to focus your P2 search on one or more industries, chemicals, states, or …

Rooftop gardens boost hospital’s green credentials

Read the full story at ABC News (Australia). Most people would agree that hospitals are not nice places to hang around in. The endless warren of concrete corridors lit with unforgiving fluorescent lighting hardly makes an ill person feel better. Usually each room has just a tiny window and a view of a car park …

EPA OKs Recycling Plastics from Shredder Residue

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Facilities are now allowed to recycle plastics separated from automobile shredder residue, according to the EPA’s new interpretation of existing regulations. The interpretation permits recycling plastic scrap containing levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) less than 50 parts per million. The EPA banned the manufacturing, sale and distribution of …

New GAO Report: Federal Support for Renewable and Advanced Energy Technologies

Download the document. What GAO Found The first report discusses GAO's broad review of federal wind-related initiatives. In summary, GAO identified 82 federal wind-related initiatives implemented by nine agencies in fiscal year 2011. Most of these initiatives supported deployment of wind facilities and, of these, GAO identified 7 that provided duplicative support--financial support from multiple …

EPA Delays Implementation of Power-Plant Emissions Rule

Read the full story in Governing. The Environmental Protection Agency has delayed indefinitely a much-anticipated final rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. Proposed a year ago, the rule was the first to set limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Once a limit is set for new plants, the EPA …

Thomson Reuters Explores the Impact of U.S. Federal Government Research and Development at Industry Conference

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters has posted the sessions from its recent industry conference: “Understanding Federal R&D Impact through Research Assessment and Program Evaluation,” which took place at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. The conference explored the impact of government research programs and current challenges faced by researchers, information professionals, …