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EcoDriving Through the Green States

EcoDriving Through the Green States

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2008 (ENS) – Hypermiling, a way of driving to maximize fuel economy, has gone mainstream and bipartisan. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers started a new website today, www.ecodrivingusa.com [www.ecodrivingusa.com], to promote driving and vehicle maintenance habits that can reduce fuel consumption. Its first two spokesmen for the effort are Arnold Schwarzenegger,…

12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

DENVER, Colorado, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Twelve cities have been selected to become Solar America Cities that will receive federal grant funding and technical help to install solar technologies. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced Friday that the federal government will make available up to $2.4 million to the 12 cities, which he says were…

U.S. Forest Service Plans to Lift Roadless Area Protections

U.S. Forest Service Plans to Lift Roadless Area Protections

DENVER, Colorado, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – The Bush administration intends to remove existing legal protections from over 4.4 million acres of roadless areas in the national forests of Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service formally announced Wednesday that it is beginning a process to establish a new rule for managing Colorado’s roadless areas. This rulemaking…