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Majority of voters polled in Florida and North Carolina support 50% clean energy by 2030

Majority of voters polled in Florida and North Carolina support 50% clean energy by 2030

Voters are more likely to vote for a candidate with an ambitious clean energy goal

NextGen Climate released polling data showing that an overwhelming majority of voters in key presidential swing states support transitioning to at least 50% clean energy by 2030. In a poll conducted by Hart Research, voters in eight battleground states—particularly young voters—say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who embraces this ambitious goal to address climate change by significantly increasing the amount of clean energy used to power our country.

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Emerging Green Conference Full Program and Speaker List Unveiled

The Green Electronics Council announces the sessions and speakers who will discuss electronics in a circular economy during its three-day conference in September

The Green Electronics Council unveiled the full list of sessions and speakers for the Emerging Green Conference, the premiere international green-electronics conference in 2015. Emerging Green will be composed of 13 tracks and five general sessions. The experts in each will join previously announced keynote speakers from HP, Facebook, Electronic Recyclers International and author Andrew Winston as the three-day conference explores issues of electronics in a circular economy.

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United Fresh Leadership Program’s Class 20 Donates 28 Salad Bars to Schools

Donation to Benefit 15,000 Students in 10 States

Over the past year, the twelve members of United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program’s Class 20 raised funds to support the donation of 28 salad bars for schools. The group’s donations will benefit nearly 15,000 children in 10 states across the country, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas. 

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Energy Efficiency Works: Us Energy Use Per Dollar Cut in Half in Last 35 Years

Huge Advances in Energy Efficiency Spurred Economic Growth, Jobs, Lowered Bills; Consumers and Businesses Saved About $800 Billion Due to Energy Efficiency Last Year

Energy efficiency has made major strides in the US in the last 35 years, with "energy intensity" - the measurement of energy used per dollar of gross domestic product - down from 12.1 thousand Btus per dollar in 1980 to 6.1 thousand Btus per dollar in 2014, according to a major new report from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $17.5 million in financial and technical assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.

"USDA has leveraged partnerships to accomplish a great deal on America's wetlands over the past two decades, Vilsack said. "This year's funding will help strengthen these partnerships and achieve greater wetland acreage throughout the nation."

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