New Iowa Legislation to Boost Renewable Fuel Use

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A new Iowa law creates tax credits that encourage large retail dealers to use ethanol and biodiesel for 25 percent of their sales by volume by 2021. Meanwhile, restrictions on selling E85 have been lifted in Arizona and New Mexico, while New York is promoting more biofuels use in cars and homes.

2 Kentucky schools dim the lights, but students end up brighter

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The upside down window blinds at Caywood Elementary School aren’t a design flaw, but rather, an energy-efficient technique that helped save the school $35,000 in just six months.

In search of efficiency

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Surging energy costs are putting the squeeze on hospitals like never before—scrambling budgets, sometimes tripling gas and electric bills and siphoning off cash that might otherwise be used for needed capital projects. The good news: There are untapped conservation opportunities galore to help soften the impact.

Survey: Fuel Prices High, But Alt-Fuel Awareness Low

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Despite rising oil prices, growing concerns about climate change and uneasiness over dependence on foreign energy, Americans’ awareness and use of alternative fuel technologies is still fairly low, according to a recent Synovate survey.