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Food Labeling/Next Big Company Move on GMOs - Unilever/Hellmann's Lauded for Major Step on 2 Non-GMO Products Now Being Introduced

Parent Company Unilever Announces Two New Lines Made With Organic and Non-GMO Eggless Options;  Step by World’s 3rd Largest Food/Consumer Products Company is Another Big Win Against GMOs

Green America congratulates Unilever on two new products announced today—Hellmann’s organic mayonnaise and Hellmann’s “Carefully Crafted” egg-free dressing and sandwich spread. Both products are made with non-GMO ingredients. The announcement of these products follows the introduction of Hellman’s non-GMO olive oil mayonnaise last year.   

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Green America: Amendment is Way for All Americans to Invest in Clean Energy

Clean Energy Victory Bonds would create a way for all Americans to invest in a clean energy future

Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, strongly supports an amendment (#3102) to the Senate Energy Bill (S. 2012) introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) today to advance Clean Energy Victory Bonds – the first step in allowing all Americans to invest in a savings bond-like way in America’s clean energy future.

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Pingree introducing landmark legislation aimed at reducing food waste in grocery stores, restaurants, schools and farms

Food Recovery Act would help clarify misleading "sell-by" dates on many products

Food Recovery Act would help clarify misleading "sell-by" dates on many products

At a press event at the Portland Food Co-Op, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said she will be introducing a bill today in Congress aimed at reducing the amount of food that is wasted each year in the United States.  The Food Recovery Act includes nearly two dozen provisions to reduce food waste across the economy.

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FERC Requires Federal Review of FirstEnergy Bailout in Ohio

Advocates hopeful ruling signals end to “sweetheart deal,” bailout

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today granted a complaint filed by the Electric Power Supply Association to require federal review of the FirstEnergy bailout in Ohio. Specifically, FERC has held that the Affiliate Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) between FirstEnergy Solutions and its regulated Ohio utilities will have to be submitted for review under FERC’s affiliate transaction standards (known as the Edgar/Allegheny standards) before any sales could be made.

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Renewables Swamp Natural Gas in First Quarter 2016

New Renewable Energy Generating Capacity - 1,291 MW - New Natural Gas Generating Capacity - 18 MW  - Nothing at All from Coal, Oil or Nuclear

Setting a new lopsided quarterly record, renewable sources (i.e., wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower) outpaced -- in fact, swamped -- natural gas by a factor of more than 70:1 for new electrical generating capacity placed in-service during the first three months of calendar year 2016.

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