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Noesis Unlocks Energy Efficiency Market with Breakthrough Project Financing Fund

Modeled after the highly successful solar power purchase agreement (PPA), and backed by an initial fund of $30mm underwritten by a leading provider of energy efficiency financing, the new Noesis Shared Savings Agreement provides a long-awaited performance-based investment vehicle to finance mid-market energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits in the commercial and industrial sector.

Noesis Energy, the leading financing and savings platform for energy efficiency projects, has launched performance-based financing designed specifically for commercial and industrial energy efficiency project developers. The Noesis Shared Savings Agreement (SSA), an industry first, is ideal for efficiency projects ranging from $500kto $2–3 million. It is optimized for mid-size to large project developers that want to offer off-balance-sheet performance contracting to their customers.

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John Jeavons, a Leader of the Homegrown Food Movement, Is Recognized For Incredible Contribution To Humanity

Jeavons' food-growing methods are practiced in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps

John Jeavons has been working for 42 years researching and promoting backyard food production.  He is the author of the best-selling book  "How to Grow More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine" which has over 550,000 copies in print in seven languages.  He has authored or helped create over 30 publications to enable people in all regions of the world to grow a balanced diet on a small plot of land.  Jeavons' food-raising methods are being used in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps.  Jeavons' is the Executive Director of the non-profit research organization Ecology Action, and the founding force behind the non-profit heirloom seed and tool company Bountiful Gardens.  

Jeavons mini-farming techniques called "GROW BIOINTENSIVE" make it possible to grow food using:

- 67% to 88% less water

- 50% to 100% less fertilizer

- 99% less energy than commercial agriculture, while using a fraction of the resources.

To raise awareness of Jeavons work, Marjory Wildcraft did an interview with this leader in the movement towards individual and family food self-reliance.  "John Jeavons has had the biggest impact of any man alive on helping people to grow their own food" says Wildcraft. 

"Hundreds of thousands of people are able to eat dinner tonight because of Jeavons work." says Wildcraft.  Wildcraft is planning a series of interviews with all the key figures in the homegrown food movement.  "I am honored and delighted to have John be the first one in this series". 

During the interview Wildcraft and Jeavons candidly discuss;

- How many humans the earth has resources to feed, and a specific date for when the carrying capacity will be exceeded.

- How the Bio-Intensive method is superior for growing soil.

- Why aquaponics is not a good solution for food production.

- Recommendations for home gardeners dealing with Fukashima radioactive fallout, geo-engineering toxins, and pollution from industry.

- Best locations for surviving collapse scenarios. 

The interview is available at http://growyourowngroceries.org/homegrown-food-movement-leader-john-jeavons-interviewed-by-marjory-wildcraft/

EPA and Texas work together on first joint Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

Permit will help achieve reductions in carbon pollution and cleaner sources of energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas permit (GHG) to Equistar Chemicals, Corpus Christi, Texas. The permit is the first to be drafted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and issued by EPA under a program to help to improve permitting efficiency and productivity for applicants in the State of Texas.

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EPA issues Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

$450 Million in economic development and hundreds of jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center, LLC, Matagorda, Texas. The permit allows Apex to construct a 317-megawatt electric generating plant and auxiliary equipment to store bulk energy for the electrical grid.

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Dallas and Houston Top Cities to Cut Energy with Efficient Buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its sixth annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY Star certified buildings. Dallas placed seventh and Houston placed tenth. Both cities have achieved economic and environmental benefits by facility owners and managers applying energy efficiency to their buildings.

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