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Trump’s 2018 Budget Would Whack EPA and DOE. Will it See the Light of Day?

The Trump administration proposes to cut the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency more than 31% in the 2018 budget. The odds? The post Trump’s 2018 Budget Would Whack EPA and DOE. Will it See the Light of Day? appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Businesses with large surface parking areas are increasingly needing to focus on stormwater runoff management, particularly as rules are toughening regarding how such water is being collected, writes the BizTimes of Milwaukee. New porous pavement and pervious concrete options are beginning to solve the problem for some companies. Show More Summary

Significant Step Toward Zero Waste As Simple as a Fresh CEO?

Sock manufacturer Wigwam says it has been in the business of protecting the environment and using sustainable manufacturing practices for 112 years, but just recently discovered a significant – and easily solvable – sustainability problem: new president and CEO (as of last fall) Tom Wheeler discovered that a large number of... Show More Summary

Prioritizing Water Reduction and Reclamation: Q&A with Ford’s Andy Hobbs

Andy Hobbs, director of the Environmental Quality Office at Ford Motor Company, discusses strategies for water reclamation and reduction. The post Prioritizing Water Reduction and Reclamation: Q&A with Ford’s Andy Hobbs appeared first on Environmental Leader.

First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

Almost 200 electric customers in Illinois are now part of a utility-scale test of microgrid technology, including real-time price signals

Obama Talks Global Food In A Time Of Climate Change

Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’; The former president addresses the greatest challenges facing the world, and what we can do about them Barak Obama, May 25, 2017 (UK Guardian) (Editor’s...Show More Summary

Global New Energy Jobs Keep Booming

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 May 2017 (International Renewable Energy Agency) “…Jobs in renewables excluding large hydropower increased by 2.8%, to reach 8.3 million in 2016. China, Brazil, the United States, India,...Show More Summary

Record-Breaking Solar Sales In India

2 Solar Power Records In 2 Days In India Saurabh Mahapatra, May 25, 2017 (Cleantechies via Cleantechnica) “Two marathon competitive auctions for a cumulative solar power capacity of 750 megawatts yielded new record-low solar tariff bids...Show More Summary

China Wind Will Re-Train U.S. Coal Workers

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal miners Jacob Snyder, May 25, 2017 (WISTV) “…[Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas, looking for workers to take permanent jobs on the Wyoming wind farms...Show More Summary

Ending Obama EPA's Ban on Alaska's Pebble Mine Is Right for American Energy

Ned Mamula, Catrina Rorke The Environmental Protection Agency is again drawing the ire of environmentalists, this time by lifting an Obama-era ban on development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine. It’s part of a dramatic pivot driven by the Trump administration, with rule changes, proposals and executive orders all intended to realign U.S. Show More Summary

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