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2010-10-14 06:10:00

A US agency Wednesday pulled the cap off the amount of ethanol gas companies were allowed to blend into their gasoline for vehicles for the first time in more than 30 years, as it pushes toward energy independence. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in response to a request from the ethanol industry, said it would allow vehicle fuel to be mixed with up to 15 percent ethanol, up from the previous 10 percent, which was known as the E10 standard. The new E15 standard will apply to...

2010-09-20 22:15:46

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on...

2010-07-13 09:10:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake a comprehensive analysis of methods for control and management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in buildings. "PCB-containing building materials represent a real and significant liability for building owners, real estate developers, municipalities, REITS, financing institutions, and contractors. Effective control...

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2010-07-07 05:50:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Tuesday that would reduce toxic emissions produced by power plants in 31 eastern US states. The aim, which includes the nation's capital, is to reduce 71 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels by 2014. Also, the agency wishes to have nitrogen oxides cut by 52 percent in the same period. "This rule is designed to cut pollution that spreads hundreds of miles and has enormous negative impacts on millions of Americans," said EPA...

2010-03-23 12:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandatory GHG reporting rule under the Clean Air Act (CAA) is one of the biggest rulings to come out of EPA in more than a decade. It affects over 10,000 facilities in the US and mandates that the facilities measure and report GHG emissions to the EPA on an yearly basis, starting from year 2010. Unlike voluntary GHG management programs, procedures for measuring and reporting GHG emissions under the...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American DG Energy Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADGE) a leading On-Site Utility, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to healthcare, hospitality, housing and athletic facilities, was honored for the fourth year in a row by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for the carbon emissions reductions of the Company's CHP projects. "Combined heat and power is an efficient, clean,...

2009-10-22 14:34:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Catapult Technology, Ltd. (Catapult), a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government and private sector, has expanded its Program Management Support line of business with the addition of new projects at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Total value of the two projects is $5.1 million. "Our Program Management line of business...

2009-10-14 10:00:00

FENTON, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses Webasto as its partner to provide ultra-low emission cab heating for its Full Series Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle (HHV) Yard Hostler prototype. Using innovative series hydraulic hybrid technology, the EPA and its industry partners have created the most efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrain technology in the world which is fitted to this vehicle, used to move freight containers at ports. The...

2009-10-08 12:20:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced that it is the first and only electric motorcycle company to achieve three major milestones. They have passed both the US and Canadian safety standards and attained a 'Certificate of Conformity' from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result, buyers of the Zero S and Zero DS can now benefit from major government incentives. They can also feel confident in the motorcycles' superior engineering...

2009-07-29 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies today announced that 1828 L Street, a 12-story, 313,603 square foot office building, located in the Central Business District of Washington, DC, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR rating. The ENERGY STAR is the mark of superior energy performance and identifies 1828 L Street as one the most efficient office buildings in the nation. According to EPA, there are only 3,069 ENERGY STAR...