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September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taking place in Sacramento, CA from December 2–4, REM 2014 is the most important conference of the year for the clean energy market. Join us for three days of events geared toward attendees from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy. Set in California's state capital, REM 2014 promises to be the largest yet, with dozens of sessions covering every aspect of the North American renewable energy markets, including:

Waste and Recycling Industry Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on Greenhouse Emissions

Unanimous ruling prevents EPA regulation that would establish redundant permitting for landfills
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The National Waste & Recycling Association applauds the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The National Waste & Recycling Association applauds the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Green Light for Minneapolis as City Shines Bright

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4 Key Takeaways From EPA's New Rules for Power Plants

The emissions goals may be easier to meet than many expect, but the coal industry and several states face big challenges.
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The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. environmental policy.
 

Johnson Controls Supports Inclusion of Energy Efficiency in EPA’s Proposed Clean Air Act 111(d) Existing Power Plant Rule

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MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, supports the inclusion of energy efficiency and distributed energy systems in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Air Act 111(d) existing power plant rule.

Unilever, VF Corp., Mars Incorporated and New York State Comptroller Join 173 Companies and Investors in Supporting EPA’s New Carbon Standard

Power Plant Standard Called “Critical Step in Moving Our Country Towards a Clean Energy Economy”
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Boston, MA, June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/- In response to today’s release of a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, 128 companies

Ahead of Proposed U.S. Power Plant Rules, the Spin Scramble Begins

Obama is expected to propose new carbon standards Monday.
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U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of new limits on carbon emissions from the nation's existing power plants is a few days away, but the political messaging battle over what is likely to be Obama's most significant action on climate change already is heating up.
 

Climate Change and Climate Heroes

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Earlier this week, a panel of 300 leading scientists released the National Climate Assessment, a summary of the impacts of climate change in the United States.

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

Tremors induced by wastewater disposal are larger and harder to predict than previously thought.
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Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S. Southwest and Midwest where earthquake faults have not been mapped extensively, seismology researchers said at a conference Thursday.
 

Memphis, Home of Elvis and BBQ, Gets Sustainable

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Memphis, Tennessee is not the first city that comes to mind when thinking of urban sustainability. From Elvis’s grandiosity to the Memphis in May festival that features BBQ, beer, and bands, the Bluff City has long been known for its fun-loving excess in what might be called an “anti-sustainability” mode. The city’s poverty, racial divisions, and general civic dysfunction have also contributed to an urban environment in which sustainability has not been on the agenda.

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