EPA Honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award include Des Moines Public School District; KB Home; Meritage Homes Corporation; PepsiCo., Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; …

EPA seeks comments on revision of EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples

EPA is making available the Revised Draft – EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples for public input, during the May 5 - June 5, 2014 public comment period. This Revised Draft of the Policy incorporates the input the Agency received on the Working Draft of the Policy …

Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

The Energy Department today honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings. These companies have demonstrated their commitment to energy efficiency, incorporating lease clauses that reinforce energy-efficiency choices, facilitating access to the energy bill data necessary for building benchmarking and …

Access to Public Transportation a Top Criterion for Millennials When Deciding Where to Live, New Survey Shows

Read the full story from the Rockefeller Foundation. A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America.  More than half (54%) …

Blight To Bright: Superfund Site Gets First Ever Utility Scale Solar Farm

Read the full story at Clean Technica. Yes, the newly completed Hanwha Q CELLS utility-scale solar farm at a Superfund Site in Indianapolis is the first of its kind and it illustrates a point we’ve been hammering on for a while now: solar power lets you extract energy and value from already-built-upon sites, even blighted …

EPA Announces List of Top 100 U.S. Organizations Using Renewable Energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership has released an updated list of the Top 100 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar power. “By using green power, these companies and organizations are showing that business can flourish while taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon …

“How’s My Waterway” Now More User-Friendly: App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the US

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the continental United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. The How’s My Waterway app and website, http://www.epa.gov/mywaterway, uses …