Honorable Mention for TVA’s ENERGY STAR Pilot Program for Manufactured Homes
Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business
Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions, announced the release of a new white paper that provides key insights for beverage manufacturers and retailers on a growing consumer segment whose eco-conscious values and lifestyle are transforming the beverage industry.
Late yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to finalize first-ever federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash by December 19, 2014, according to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental and public health groups and a Native American tribe. The settlement does not dictate the content of the final regulation, but it confirms that the agency will finalize a rule by a date certain after years of delay.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) recognizes a recent analysis showing steady declines in carbon emissions from the nation’s biggest public power entity, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
TVA’s new findings, released at the utility’s Regional Energy Resource Council meeting last week and discussed in a SACE blog, confirm a downward trend in the Agency’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions since 1995. The data demonstrates that TVA has already exceeded the targeted 17% reduction below 2005 levels President Obama has set in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan as the Agency is currently at 23% below 2005 levels. Moreover, TVA appears on target to achieve reductions of 40% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Evergreen Packaging and EcoFocus Worldwide presented key insights at the International Dairy Show regarding sustainability drivers for dairy shopper purchase decisions.
Five years after the billion-gallon coal ash spill in Kingston, TN, a new report from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) shows that decades of mismanagement have led to toxic groundwater pollution at all 11 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal plants, with
concentrations of arsenic, boron, cobalt, manganese, and other pollutants exceeding health-based guidelines in dozens of downgradient wells. The affected groundwater is now unsafe for human consumption. As it migrates into local surface water, the contamination also threatens aquatic ecosystems. The EIP report, which is based primarily on Freedom of
Information Act requests, also shows that TVA is not adequately monitoring much of the groundwater around its ash disposal areas.