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Mid-Atlantic States Identify Wetland Restoration as Key Action for Reducing Climate Risk

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a partnership of five Mid-Atlantic states, has released a report on the role of Mid-Atlantic coastal wetlands in reducing climate risk. The report examines current practices for identifying and prioritizing wetlands for their ability to reduce climate risk and enhance climate resilience in the region.  The report, prepared by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), identifies opportunities for improving how coastal wetlands can serve as climate buffers in the coastal states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

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Enviva Launches One-of-a-Kind Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, LP (“Enviva”), the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses. Demonstrating an unmatched commitment to transparency, Enviva is now making that information available to the public.

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Empower Energies Accepting Qualified Projects in Need of Financing for New Solar Fund

Empower Energies seeks quality PV solar projects for new DG Fund

Financing Is Available Immediately to Fund Photovoltaic Solar Projects for Commercial and Industrial Customers, Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals

Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company is currently conducting diligence on photovoltaic (PV) solar projects to fill the new Distributed Generation Fund (DG Fund) that it closed on November 23 with a leading global strategic tax-equity investor and a major US sponsor-equity investor.

Solar developers with projects in need of finance should contact Empower Energies immediately. A number of projects are already in the queue and completing diligence for financing, with construction and commissioning scheduled during Q4 2016 and throughout 2017-2018.

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Threat to Maryland Raw Milk Dies

Photo Credit: P.A. Bowen Farmstead - Raw milk for pets will be dye free in MarylandA threat to Maryland producers of raw pet milk quietly went away on November 28 when the state Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder sent out a letter to interested parties stating that the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) would not be including a requirement to put a dye in raw pet milk in regulations MDA would be issuing governing raw pet milk sales.Inclusion of the dye requirement would have collapsed the market for raw pet milk in the state.

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