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Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

Since President Obama took office, solar electricity generation has increased 30 fold and solar jobs are growing 12 times faster than the rest of the economy. Last year, we announced a set of actions to increase access to solar and create a more inclusive workforce, but there is still more work to do. That is why, today, the Obama Administration is announcing a new cross government partnership – the Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative – between the Departments of Energy (DOE), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Agriculture (USDA), Health and Human Services (HHS), Veteran’s Affairs (VA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the United States and, in particular in low- and moderate- income communities.

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Center for Sustainable Shale Development Certifies EQT Corporation's Appalachian Operations for Completion of Air & Water Evaluation and Verification Process

EQT Corp. earns full certification against all 15 CSSD Performance Standards that center on environmental stewardship and continuous improvement for air and water

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD or Center), a collaborative between environmental organizations and energy companies to advance best management practices for the development of shale gas resources in the Appalachian region, announced that it has certified EQT Corporation's Appalachian Basin operations as having successfully completed the CSSD's rigorous evaluation and verification process. Full CSSD certification confirms conformance with all 15 of the Center's Performance Standards. 

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Three Million Pounds of Abandoned Fishing Gear Safely Removed from U.S. Waterways

 Three Million Pounds of Abandoned Fishing Gear Safely Removed from U.S. WaterwaysThe Fishing for Energy partnership announced that more than three million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris have been removed from United States waterways and coastlines since 2008 and converted into clean, renewable energy. Fishing for Energy, a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Covanta and Schnitzer Steel Industries, has successfully worked with local commercial fishermen and ports to collect and responsibly dispose of thousands of abandoned fishing traps and other unwanted gear.

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Oil Industry: Is It in Coal-Like Trouble? - Report: Several 'Weakening' Key Indicators for Oil Could Lead to Persistent Decline

Major Caution to Investors:  You’ve Been Here Before; 5 Years After Issuing Report Highlighting the Growing Risks of Investing in Coal, As You Sow Examines the Oil Industry, Finds Cause for Concern

Higher extraction costs. International supply competition. Falling profit margins. Mounting debt. Shrinking cash. Competing technologies. Rising regulatory risk. Social pressure due to climate change. Indicators are now flashing yellow for the oil industry, which is in danger of “weakening” if major oil companies continue to operate as though they are in a business-as-usual environment, according to a report released today by the nonprofit As You Sow. In 2011, near the height of U.S. coal consumption, As You Sow published a report highlighting the growing financial risks for investors with stakes in the U.S. coal industry, correctly predicting the structural basis for what has become a permanent decline of that once mighty industry.  

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