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How Wind Is Leading Fossil Fuels to End Subsidies

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By Carol Pierson Holding

After a year where wind producers sat on their hads, waiting until Congress decided whether the wind tax credits would be extended, it finally happened: on December 31, as part of the fiscal cliff deal, Congress extended the production tax credit (PTC) for wind and other renewables through the end of 2013.

Verizon Powerful Answers: Community Service & Electronic Recycling

Verizon employees help reduce the environmental impact of technology in the communities we serve.
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Technology advances rapidly, but what happens to our antiquated devices? Verizon employees take action by helping recycle electronics in our communities that could harm the environment.

Our Recycling Rallies provide a free, convenient way for communities to recycle personal electronics. We surpassed our goal of collecting 1 million pounds of e-waste after completing more than 35 rallies around the country, and aim to collect another million pounds by 2015.

Taking the Science of Climate Change to the Streets

Kaiser Permanente forges partnership with Alliance for Climate Education to increase youth awareness of the impacts of climate change
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When trying to tackle a large-scale environmental issue that has potentially global impacts on the health and vitality of people, communities and the planet, sometimes the most effective place to start is a simple one — educate and inspire young people.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

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Madison, WI, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant.  Since 2008, EPA has funded nearly 60,000 pieces of clean diesel technology through the National Clean Diesel Campaign. The projects help improve local and national air quality by deploying proven technologies much earlier than would otherwise occur. Leonardo Academy’s award will impact an estimated 50 diesel engines in EPA Region 5, throughout the Upper Midwest.

12,000 Miles of Awesome: First Chevy Volt Owner Still a Happy Customer

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You could say that Jeff Kaffee was the first in the electric field.

In December 2010, the retired pilot from Parsippany, N.J., became the first U.S. customer of a Chevy Volt, the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle with extended range capability.

Two years and 12,000 miles later, Kaffee is still one happy customer.

Changing Expectations of CSR - Join the Ethical Sourcing Forum 2013

Advancing Safer Chemicals Through Supply Chains: drivers, challenges, and opportunities
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January 17, 2013 /3BL Media - Regulatory policies and consumer pressures are forcing brands to pay closer attention to the safety and sustainability of chemicals used throughout their supply chain, including disclosure and substitution of chemicals of concern.

As firms begin to address these demands they face a number of common challenges including obtaining good information on chemical content and toxicity from complex, global, and disperse supply chains; evaluating the safety, cost and performance of alternatives; and ensuring compliance.

5 Tips for Handling Climate Skeptics in 2013

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While the New Year brings with it a sense of optimism, for those of us in the climate change business it means another year competing against any schnook with money and a billboard to address the American people (see the Heartland Institute).

Get The Lead Out: Kevin Drum & Sarah Hess

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The policy decisions we make today will have an impact on the next hundred years and beyond. It kind of makes you think, what policy decisions from the last century are we dealing with today? This week on Sea Change Radio, we focus on lead, a heavy metal whose regulation was slow to follow the discovery that it was highly toxic. The lag time meant the widespread use of this hazardous element as an ingredient in everyday substances like gasoline and house paint, and a toxic legacy that is still being felt.

World's Largest Gaming Company Recognized for Sustainability on Lake Tahoe

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest gaming company with $8.83 billion in revenue in 2011, has been recognized for commendable environmental sustainability practices.

Two of the company's casinos on Lake Tahoe, Harrah's Lake Tahoe Casino and Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino, have received the prestigious Gold Certification from Travelife, a certification system dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry.

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Employees Rack Their Brains to Create Less Waste, More Space at GM Africa

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If you have been reading this blog since its inception, you are aware that some of our environmental projects are the brainchild of our employees.

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