EPA Challenges Top Corporations to Double Use of Green Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking Fortune 500 companies to step up to the plate and double their current level of green power purchasing. Green power is environmentally friendly electricity obtained from renewable sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas and low-impact hydro. The goal of the green power challenge is to exceed …

EECO 2007: Linking Business Competitiveness, Environmental Protection & Technology Innovation in the Great Lakes

EECO, Environment and Energy Conference, is the premier bi-national Business and Environment Forum that shines a spotlight on critical market risks and opportunities. EECO 2007 will focus on three issues which require new solutions and innovative approaches if the Great Lakes Region is to maintain a sustainable development path: Clean Energy Climate Change Clean Air …

Breakthrough in Production of Bio-Based 1, 3 Propanediol Announced

Read the full EERE Progress Alert. On November 27, 2006 DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, LLC announced that by using an innovative proprietary fermentation and purification process, it has become the first manufacturer of 1, 3 propanediol as a bio-based product at its $100 million facility in Loudon, Tennessee.  1,3 propanediol, made from corn sugar, …

New State Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Activity Database Launched

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. Fuel Cells 2000 and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program announced on Nov. 14 they launched a new searchable database that documents fuel cell and hydrogen activity in the United States -- stationary installations, vehicle demonstrations and fueling stations, as well as policies, initiatives and legislation …

Researchers: Levels Of Atmospheric Methane Have Stopped Growing; Stabilization May Slow Global Warming

Read the full story in Environmental Protection. Levels of atmospheric methane -- an influential greenhouse gas -- have stayed nearly flat for the past seven years, which follows a rise that spanned at least two decades, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine). This finding indicates that methane may no longer …

Chicago opens chemical and computer recycling plant

Read the full story in Waste Age (dated 11/20/06). Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on Saturday helped cut the ribbon at the city’s new Household Chemical and Computer Recycling Center on Goose Island. According to the Chicago Tribune, the $3.8 million, 24-000-square-foot plant is the first permanent facility of its kind in the city. In …