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Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

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The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous waste management program closed just before the end of 2015. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed these regulations to ”address gaps in the regulations, provide greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous waste in a cost-effective and protective manner, and reorganize the hazardous waste generator regulations to make them more user-friendly and thus improve their usability by the regulated community.”

CRS Publishes Guides to Renewable Energy in the EPA Clean Power Plan

Parts 1 and 2 of "Renewable Energy in the EPA Clean Power Plan" explain emission rate credits and how the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan may effect existing renewable energy markets
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions recently released two reports on the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which directs states to implement greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing electricity generators.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award

Company Among Top Program Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Fri., Oct. 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has been honored with a 2015 SmartWay® Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an industry leader in supply-chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR: Changing the Energy Conservation Conversation

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mission for more than four decades has been to protect the environment and communities from harmful pollution. So far, great advances have been made in cleaning up our air, water and land. Pollution controls for vehicle and factory emissions have created cleaner operating conditions. But more can be done. All of us can prevent pollution through simple actions we can take every day. After all, the simplest way to remove pollution is to prevent it in the first place!

National Energy Month Spurs Action at GM

U.S. facilities have realized $435 million in energy savings in 20 years
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DETROIT, October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In honor of National Energy Action Month, General Motors is leveraging its 20-year partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program to find more ways to reduce the energy intensity of its facilities and decrease its impact on climate change.

Mars Catapults to #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Mars’ Efforts to Tackle Climate Change
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McLean, Va., October 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today revealed the 100 biggest green power users in the U.S., and Mars, Incorporated entered the list at number six. The EPA’s National Top 100 ranks companies based on their use of green power – zero-emissions electricity generated from renewable sources like wind and solar.  

Ingersoll Rand Marks Climate Commitment Achievement at White House HFC Reduction Roundtable

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Davidson, N.C., Oct.15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced at the White House HFC Reduction Roundtable, progress on its Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment is a pledge to:

EPA WaterSense Versus Irrigation Association SWAT Certification

For water experts, understanding subtle differences between these two certifications can save you money (and water).
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If you are an irrigation or water nerd like us, you've heard of the two major types of water efficiency certifications: WaterSmart and SWAT. Here's a quick rundown of important similarities and differences you should know about. First, a bit of historical context:

Volkswagen Scandal Puts Regulators on High Alert

James M. Amend | WardsAuto
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NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says Volkswagen’s emissions scandal further erodes an essential element of trust between the U.S. regulator and automakers, underscoring a new protocol where government agencies must be more proactive and question every bit of information the industry provides regarding safety, fuel economy and emissions.

Colleges and Universities Compete to Reduce Game-Day Stadium Waste

Tailgating Football Fans to Participate in GameDay Recycling Challenge Across the Country
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – From now until the end of November, college football is scoring big by tackling stadium and tailgating waste through the national GameDay Recycling Challenge, where teams and their fans compete to see who can reduce and recycle the most GameDay items, such as glass bottles and food packaging waste.

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