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Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

Broad Support for a Strong EPA and Other Hot Pubs

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports: Water Works: Green for All, in partnership with the Economic Policy Institute, Pacific Institute and American Rivers, published a new report this month estimating the economic impact and job creating potential of major new investment in US water infrastructure. Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment found that “an investment of […]

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Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Nuclear Plants and Safety: A March 17th report by the nuclear engineer David Lochbaum at the Union of Concerned Scientists reviews the performance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is responsible for safe performance of U.S. nuclear power plants.  “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010: A Brighter Spotlight Needed” […]

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Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Save Cities Energy

Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Save Cities Energy

January 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Billed as the “world’s first and only solar-powered cordless trash compaction system,” the trash compactors from Big Belly Solar are appearing in cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Vancouver and Chicago, where, the company claims, they reduce trash collection trips and cut fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.  Made from recycled materials, […]

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Solar Power Gets a Boost in Massachusetts

Solar Power Gets a Boost in Massachusetts

January 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Massachusetts has a goal of installing 250 MW of solar energy by 2017, and Gov. Deval Patrick has announced two new rebate programs to help reach that goal. The programs represent the next phases of the $68 million Commonwealth Solar rebate program, which was so successful it ran out of money last October, more than […]

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More Green M&Ms

More Green M&Ms

November 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Every fifth M&M will now be produced by solar power, after yesterday’s opening of a solar facility in Hackettstown, NJ, next to the headquarters of Mars Chocolate North America. That’s because the 28,000 solar panels – spread over 18 acres of a formerly vacant lot – are capable of generating about a fifth of the […]

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