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2010-03-11 08:35:00

SEATTLE, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onvia, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONVI) is tracking 2,700 energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transmission upgrade projects kicking off in 2010 as a result of funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law a year ago. Worth billions, these projects will lay the foundation for a green economy that will fuel job and business growth for years to come. Onvia is the leader in gBusiness solutions and the creator of Recovery.org, a...

2010-02-24 13:35:00

TRF Commits Twice the Federal Match Requirement to Offer $48 Million Fund HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A well-established financial management firm with a successful track record of investing in green technologies and sustainable forms of energy has been chosen to manage Pennsylvania's new Green Energy Revolving Loan Fund, according to Governor Edward G. Rendell. The Reinvestment Fund--known as TRF--will manage the loan program and provide much-needed financial...

2010-02-18 14:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the passage of the Recovery Act, evidence is clear -- and growing by the day -- that Federal stimulus funds are working to cushion the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and lay a new foundation for economic growth. In Pennsylvania, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) received funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to protect and maintain water supplies,...

2010-02-18 11:29:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after President Obama and Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Governor Edward G. Rendell today said the federal Recovery program has helped the nation's economy to stabilize and begin recovering through smart investments like helping families make their homes more energy efficient. During a visit to the Allegheny County home of Jim and Bernice Culligan, the Governor demonstrated how the Recovery Act's...

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2010-02-16 11:57:33

Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) have, for the first time, analyzed all the articles published in the La Vanguardia newspaper between 1982 and 2007 linked to natural hazards, climate change and sustainable development. Over 25 years the press devoted more headlines to forest fires and droughts, even though floods are much more frequent and cause more damage. "If the press focus more on forest fires and droughts, then people also become more aware of these events, to such an...

2010-02-10 08:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PEERS Alliance Steering Committee experienced first hand the phrase, "it is the people's seat" and how these words apply to all of us at a national level during a two-day visit with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Program for Energy Efficiency Through Responsible Stimulus (PEERS), is a grassroots initiative that seeks matching government funds for existing state and utility energy efficiency rebates. The PEERS Committee...

2010-02-09 09:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast Building Products, a Philadelphia based manufacturer of energy-efficient windows had recently been in the spotlight for expanding its workforce from 185 to 285 employees -- at a time when few others were hiring. The family-owned business had been featured by news organizations such as ABC World News and the Philadelphia Inquirer as a success story of Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package. In a speech at the 2009 UN Climate Change...

2010-02-01 07:15:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the February 2009 signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) many communities have taken advantage of the available funding to implement infrastructure projects. National environmental engineering and consulting firm Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. has been a critical link for clients in helping them quickly utilize the stimulus monies to execute crucial programs and projects. (Logo:...

2010-01-28 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-speed rail and intercity passenger rail proposals in 31 states and the District of Columbia got the go-ahead today with the announcement of nearly $8 billion in grant awards as part of the federal economic recovery program. "This historic day is the culmination of more than a decade of work by state DOTs across the country to revive passenger rail as a major transportation option in America," said Gene Conti, Secretary of the North...

2010-01-25 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some states have made dramatic improvements in their Recovery Act websites but others are still failing to make effective use of online technology to educate taxpayers about the impact of the stimulus. That is what Good Jobs First will report tomorrow in Show Us the Stimulus (Again), an update of GJF's July findings. The report will be released Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern in a national tele-press conference: Date: Tuesday, January 26 Time: 1...


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