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Using “Green” to Market Products Not the Best Way to Reach Green-Minded Consumers

 

2016 research sponsored by Hearst Design Group shows consumers are more concerned about environmental issues than ever and want to choose eco-friendly home furnishings

A new study released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) reconfirms consumers’ concerns about a variety of environmental issues and finds that the great majority of them are taking positive action in their homes to address these issues.

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Bayer Contests EPA's Decision on Valuable Insecticide for Farmers

Company seeks to stop Agency's proposed cancellation of flubendiamide, which exaggerates risk and would deny farmers a valuable tool in battling damaging insects

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product's registration in an administrative law hearing. 

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PSEG Solar Source Acquires 25.9 MW Solar Project from Ecoplexus

Project is PSEG Solar Source's First Facility in North Carolina

PSEG Solar Source announced it has acquired a 25.9 MW-dc solar energy facility from Ecoplexus for an investment of more than $40 million. The facility, to be called the PSEG Meadows Solar Energy Center, is located in Martin County, North Carolina about 80 miles east of Raleigh.

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NCSEA Census Shows North Carolina’s Diverse $7 Billion Clean Energy Industry Added 3,000 Jobs in 2015

 

Manufacturing, research & development jobs stand out in eighth-annual Clean Energy Industry Census as clean energy total revenue rises 45% from 2014

North Carolina’s growing clean energy economy now accounts for nearly $7 billion in revenue and over 26,000 jobs, including many new manufacturing and research & development jobs, according to the 2015 Clean Energy Industry Census from the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future. Rises in total clean energy employment and revenues, up 14% and 45% respectively from 2014, take the spotlight in the eighth edition of NCSEA’s signature publication, which measures the effectiveness of current clean energy policies by quantifying the industry’s impact on North Carolina.

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Duke Energy Seeks $120,000 Sanction against Critics in Church-Solar Test Case

As legal battle begins over nonprofit’s solar sales to church partner, national solar companies, NC industry and faith groups join case over monopoly control of rooftops

As a legal battle begins over whether only Duke Energy can sell electricity in its captive territories, the nation’s largest electric corporation is calling for massive financial punishment of its long-time critic, nonprofit NC WARN, for selling solar power to a community church in Greensboro.

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