January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Green Power Partnership rankings update, recognizing Intel for using more than 3.1 billion kWh of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Intel has topped the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country.
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.
Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.
LG Electronics and the EPA are teaming up on a number of environmental programs that leverage the technical expertise of the federal agency. An EPA 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year, LG has made a commitment to several new initiatives. They include joining the Energy Star Commercial Building and the EPA WasteWise Programs, supporting the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling, and achieving LEED certifications from the U.S.
WASHINGTON, December 27, 2012 /3BL Media/– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LG Electronics USA (LG) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a number of environmentally beneficial goals.
Under the agreement signed by EPA and LG (a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year), the company has pledged to participate in a broad array of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the EPA. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the EPA and LG, states that the company will pursue a series of initiatives, including:
54 of its facilities meet U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry
DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – General Motors now has 54 facilities meeting a voluntary energy reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – more than any company worldwide. GM saves $90 million in energy costs as a result.