Clean vehicle and fuel provider Alliance AutoGas announces that it has recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering the following vehicles: Ford Taurus Interceptor 3.5L (2015, 2014, 2013), Ford Explorer Interceptor 3.5L & 3.7L (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013), Dodge Charger 3.6L (2015) and Dodge Charger 5.7 HEMI (2015, 2014, 2013)
Hidden Gem of North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy a $143M Industry; Expiring Energy Policies Threaten to Curb Continued Growth
Energy efficient geothermal technologies are benefiting North Carolina in the form of jobs, energy savings and long-term utility bill savings, according to a new survey and resulting report released from the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), the leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping North Carolina’s clean and efficient energy future.
Several North Carolina-based solar providers banded together to submit a letter to Duke Energy, urging the utility to take a stance supporting a two-year extension on North Carolina clean energy tax credits, citing how the certainty provided by this policy translates to a strong business pipeline that keeps jobs and income in our communities and builds a grid that is more distributed, resilient and clean. Policies like the Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit (REITC) have made small-scale solar projects possible in the state, but its impending expiration threatens not only the completion of current projects but the future of solar in NC. In fact, uncertainty has resulted in foreseen consequences where small scale providers have “all but lost the ability to commit to finishing many system installations by year’s end – at only eight months into this tax year.”
Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that builds clean, green and beautiful communities, announced Lowe's has donated $1 million to support 50 local community service projects and Keep America's Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program. The 2015 projects range from restoring neighborhood parks and planting community gardens to leading disaster restoration initiatives and large-scale cleanups.
Deer Farmers have begun to benefit from the Federal Livestock Indemnity Program, authorized by the USDA, which provides protection to commercial farmers when adverse weather or disease eradicates a large percentage of livestock. This program has limitations and guidelines to determine eligible livestock owners; one that should be noted is the regulation that the livestock in question must "not have been produced for reasons other than commercial use as part of a farming operation. Excluded livestock includes wild free roaming animals, pets or animals used for recreational purposes, such as hunting, roping or for show."
The following statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, is in regards to the N.C. DENR's motion filed in court today to dismiss its coal ash enforcement cases against Duke Energy.