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Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

Article: Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

STEVENSON, Alabama, January 9, 2009 (ENS) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has had a second waste spill in three weeks at one of its coal-fired power plants. A 10,000 gallon leak of process water from the gypsum pond at the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Stevenson, Alabama was discovered just before dawn this morning. TVA…

New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

Article: New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2008 (ENS) – Televisions meeting the federal government’s new, more comprehensive energy efficiency specification will be available in stores nationwide, starting on Saturday. TVs that meet the new Energy Star specification will be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. “EPA encourages consumers to look for the Energy…

INSIGHTS: This 'Windows Program' Will Cut Home Energy Use

Article: INSIGHTS: This 'Windows Program' Will Cut Home Energy Use

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – The past week has ushered in the summer’s most sultry weather to date, but in our household, we like basic fresh air, unconditioned. So we use windows and fans when necessary. In 2007, our heat pump ran a total of 10 days the entire summer. Our total…

UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

Article: UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

SAN DIEGO, California, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – The University of California-San Diego calls itself “one of the nation’s greenest college campuses,” and to enhance that status, the university has begun to install the components of a multi-faceted sustainable energy program. The university will soon be generating 7.4 megawatts of green energy, providing 10 to…

Philadelphia Phillies Lead Major Leagues in Green Power

Article: Philadelphia Phillies Lead Major Leagues in Green Power

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Philadelphia Phillies have signed up to buy 20 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy to serve the ball club’s 43,500-seat Citizens Bank Park. With this purchase the team has become the largest green power purchaser in major league baseball. The Phillies’ purchase of 20 million kilowatt hours…

Energy, Defense Depts. Put ENERGY STAR® Lights in Military Housing

Article: Energy, Defense Depts. Put ENERGY STAR® Lights in Military Housing

CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, April 23, 2008 (ENS) – They’re calling it Operation Change Out. On Tuesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman marked Earth Day by launching a joint campaign with the Defense Department to cut carbon emissions, save energy and save money by changing light bulbs. Those spiral compact fluorescent light bulbs now are…

Dallas, Houston Make Top 25 Green Power Buyers List

Article: Dallas, Houston Make Top 25 Green Power Buyers List

DALLAS, Texas, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – Wind power has propelled the cities of Dallas and Houston onto the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 25 list of green power purchasers for the first time. Dallas took the No. 9 spot by buying 40 percent of its power from wind sources. Houston has the No.…

Air Force Switches on Largest Solar Power Plant

Article: Air Force Switches on Largest Solar Power Plant

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, December 26, 2007 (ENS) – North America’s largest solar photovoltaic system is now up and generating power at Nellis Air Force Base in the sunny desert of southern Nevada. The $100 million solar power plant at Nellis will supply about 25 percent of the total power used at the base,…