Sen. Obama's Bill Calls for Oil Industry to Invest in Renewable Fuels

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U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) introduced legislation that would require oil companies making in excess of $1 billion in profits during the first quarter of 2006 to invest no less than 1% of those profits into installing E85 or other alternative fuel pumps at gas stations across the U.S. It is estimated that Obama’s bill would create more than 7,000 new E85 pumps in the country.

Clean Edge Teams Up with NASDAQ for New Clean Energy Index

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The recently established partnership between NASDAQ and Clean Edge, a San Francisco and Portland, Oregon-based clean energy research and publishing firm, signals the mainstreaming and maturation of renewable energy, said Clean Edge co-founder Ron Pernick in an interview with last week. The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index will track the performance of publicly traded U.S. clean energy securities. The new index was made public on May 18, 2006.

Sustainable University Symposium (28 June 2006, Springfield IL)

On June 28, 2006 the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council is hosting the first Sustainable University Symposium. This free event is open to all interested university and college administrators, faculty and staff. Click here for the Symposium schedule. Click here to register.

Apple starts 'Take-Back' computer recycling program

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Apple has announced the launch of its free computer “Take-Back” program, which it offers to buyers of new Macs at stores in the 48 contiguous United States. Under the terms of the program, Apple will recycle unwanted computers regardless of manufacturer.