Environmental Policy

Canon U.S.A. and Arbor Day Foundation Continue Partnership with Canon’s support of the Foundation’s “Replanting Our Forests” Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thousands of intense fires, insect infestations, disease and severe weather have all taken their toll on forests around the nation. Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation will be contributing to the planting of up to 50,000 trees in areas which have been impacted by significant ...

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Georgia Power ranked 5th on SEPA Top 10 list for solar connected in 2016

ATLANTA, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly the Solar Electric Power Association, announced today that it has named Georgia Power to its annual Top 10 Utility Solar list. The annual list, released at the Utility Solar Conference in Tucson, Arizona, recognizes a select group of U.S. utilities for solar connections to the grid in ...

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Lincoln Institute at the American Planning Association 2017 National Planning Conference

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will lead the conversation on fiscal sustainability, equity, green infrastructure and its financing, and the challenges facing the New York metropolitan area among many other topics at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in New York City May 6-9, 2017. As cities large and small continue to ...

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Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California

One key goal for renewable energy in the United States is to promote the continued adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a clean energy workforce. Federal and state governments are working to strengthen U.S. solar manufacturing to help reduce installation costs, for example. But successfully promoting green energy in the long run will ...

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India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers. “India is facing a dilemma of its own making,” said UCI associate professor of Earth system science Steven Davis, co-author of a ...

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Thought Antarctica’s biodiversity was doing well? Think again

Twenty-three experts involved in the study “Antarctica and the strategic plan for biodiversity,” recently published in PLoS Biology, debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a better environmental shape than the rest of the world. In fact, the difference between the status of biodiversity in the region and planet Earth as a whole is negligible. ...

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Pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030

The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world’s energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities and ...

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US Manufacturing to Expand as President Trump Alters Trade and Business Policies to Support Local Manufacturing

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The US manufacturing industry will see moderate growth over the next four years, as President Donald Trump shifts away from the previous administration’s trade policies towards policies oriented at boosting local manufacturing. These policies are being framed amidst the backdrop of decline in US manufacturing employment and establishments as well as loss of ...

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Wolf Administration Highlights Stream Buffers for Role in Protecting Pennsylvania Water Quality

MIDDLEBURG, Pa., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today joined students from the Midd-West FFA Chapter planting trees along an un-named waterway in Snyder County to protect and improve water quality. “As we approach Earth Day on Saturday, it’s a good time to think ...

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Healthy Climate Alliance Announces Bold Goal – 300 ppm by 2050

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — We have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate; We have the key technologies to achieve it: 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050. We, as a society, have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate, similar to what our grandparents had. We ...

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