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Energy Efficiency Could Save Texans $11.9 Billion on Electric Bills

Article: Energy Efficiency Could Save Texans $11.9 Billion on Electric Bills

AUSTIN, Texas, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – Texas could reduce electric usage by 23 percent if utilities invest more in efficiency measures, saving Texans as much $11.9 billion on their electric bills, according to a report written by an energy consulting firm for the state Public Utilities Commission. The findings released in December support the…

Idaho Power Wants to Retire, Not Sell, Its Green Tags

Article: Idaho Power Wants to Retire, Not Sell, Its Green Tags

BOISE, Idaho, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comments through January 8 on an Idaho Power Company proposal that would allow the company to retire its green tags rather than sell them. A green tag, or Renewable Energy Credit, is issued to each utility for every megawatt hour…

Hurricane Ike Claims Eight Lives, Millions Without Power

Article: Hurricane Ike Claims Eight Lives, Millions Without Power

AUSTIN, Texas, September 14, 2008 (ENS) – The center of Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas at 2 am Saturday and moved inland across the Galveston-Houston area, knocking out power, water and sewer services, toppling trees and damaging buildings. The hurricane has claimed eight lives to date, five in Texas, two in Louisiana and one…

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

Article: San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Improving the security of U.S. drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an $8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply.…

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

Article: San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday released SForward, the roadmap to achieve his environmental goal of a 20 percent decrease in emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide below 1990 levels by 2010. The plan also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for city government by 2020. SForward…