Many states have adopted policies to encourage energy efficiency

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As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies—either mandated requirements, voluntary goals, or pilot programs—designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently. Seven of these states have either created new or updated existing energy efficiency standards within the past year.

Repair hub releases adhesive removal solution

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A product offering from iFixit can help tackle one of the largest roadblocks to increased device repairability and refurbishment: glued-in batteries.

‘America is fiddling around’: Jerry Brown says Trump is fueling California’s climate push

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it stunned the world. But it also had a less predictable effect: turning California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) into Trump’s antithesis and furthering his own climate-crusading agenda.

Is it fair to blame Coca-Cola and big corporations for our waste crisis?

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Some global corporations are trying to address the environmental impact of throwaway culture, but campaigners say they remain part of the problem.

Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are now recycling millions of pounds of plastic

Read the full story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Minnesota and Wisconsin farms generate 60 million to 80 million pounds of plastic each year but until now had no real options to recycle it. They had to make a choice of paying for it to go to a landfill, burying it on their own land or illegally burning it — none of them, they knew, good for the environment.

An Arkansas company has come up with a solution: In the past two years, it has given more than 4,400 dumpsters to farmers in the two states and then picked up the waste to turn into trash bags that are being used in parks locally.

A Look at D.C.’s Plan to Build Its Composting Infrastructure

Read the full story at Waste 360.

A feasibility study suggests the savings in transfer costs and new tipping fee revenues could generate enough capital to build an aerobic compost site by 2023.

Report: EPA’s Voluntary WaterSense Program Demonstrated Success

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The EPA estimated that consumers saved over 1.5 trillion gallons of water through use of WaterSense-labeled products. Consumers saved an estimated $1,100 for every federal dollar spent on the program.