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New Report: ZEV Program Needs ‘Tune-Up’ to Stay on Track

Nissan Leaf Charging - Source: U.S. Department of EnergyCalifornia and nine other U.S. states have joined forces to adopt a Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) standard, helping to create one of the world’s largest markets for battery electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. But an NRDC-commissioned ZEV report released shows the program needs a ‘tune-up’ to ensure the market expands well beyond current sale levels.

In fact, as I testified today before the Air Resources Board (CARB) that administers California’s program, without a ‘tune-up’ of the program, just one successful electric vehicle startup – Tesla Motors – could produce enough zero-emission vehicles to meet the entire auto industry’s requirements through 2025 with some moderate sales growth. That’s because a multitude of “extra credit” provisions are diluting the number of vehicles the auto industry will be required to deliver by more than a third.


TD Bank's New Store in Bethesda is Committed to Your Health

TD Bank is the first organization in the world to register a retail bank project in the United States for WELL Certification - Pilot Program

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, opened the first retail bank location in the United States targeting WELL Certification – Pilot Program, focused on human health and well-being.

The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is the first protocol of its kind to focus exclusively on enhancing people's health and wellness through the design and operation of a building. WELL focuses on integrating specific design elements, technologies, and conditions into the architecture and operation of a space with the goal of enhancing the health and well-being of occupants.


Empower Energies VP Dave Buemi Presents at Sustainatopia

Leading Sustainability Event Attracts Fortune 500, Developers, and Impact Investors

Empower Energies (“Empower” or the “Company”), a leading clean energy project solutions company, today announced that Dave Buemi, Vice President of Business Development, presented at the Sustainatopia conference held May 1 – May 4, 2016 in San Francisco. The annual conference attracts businesses, developers, and investors from over 60 countries seeking solutions for social, financial, and environmental sustainability.


Maryland County Honored for Work to Help Chesapeake Bay

 There was $2.4 million recently awarded for 33 projects by businesses, neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and nonprofits that found creative ways to use runoff.The Environmental Protection Agency is praising Prince George's County for efforts to address stormwater runoff that ends up in Chesapeake Bay.

There was $2.4 million recently awarded for 33 projects by businesses, neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and nonprofits that found creative ways to use runoff.


Hannon Armstrong Recognized as Green Bond Pioneer

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., a leading provider of debt and equity financing to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets, announced that the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy, in partnership with the London Stock Exchange, has honored the Company with its green asset backed securities (ABS) pioneer award.


Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland's Transit Future


The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses after receiving approval by the state's spending board.

The Baltimore Business Journal reported the new clean diesel buses will replace older vehicles – some which have been service for 15 years.


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