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FERC reschedules Workshop on Available Transfer Capability Standards to April 21, 2015

March 31st, 2015

FERC Staff issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced River and Merced Falls Hydroelectric Projects (P-2179 and P-2467)

March 30th, 2015
Commission staff prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relicensing of Merced Irrigation District’s (Merced ID) existing 101.25 megawatt (MW) Merced River Project No. 2179-043, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) existing 3.4-MW Merced Falls Project No. 2467-020. Merced ID used the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) and filed its relicensing application on February 26, 2012. PG&E also used the ILP and filed its relicensing application for the Merced Falls Project on February 8, 2012. Comments are due on May 29, 2015.

Des Moines Ranks Seventh on EPA’s Energy Star Mid-Size Cities List

March 27th, 2015
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., March 27, 2015) - Des Moines, Iowa, ranks seventh on the just-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of the top mid-size cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. The Des Moines and West Des Moines area had 47 certified Energy Star buildings encompassing more than 4.8 million square feet in floor area

EPA’s Energy Star Names Odessa, TX, as Nation’s Top Small City for Energy Efficient Buildings

March 26th, 2015
DALLAS – (March 26, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Odessa, Texas, as the nation’s leader among smaller cities for Energy Star certified buildings. Odessa boasts 31 buildings with the certification—all schools and school administration offices—totaling 3.1 million square feet. The energy savings from these buildings total $2.4 million. This represents the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 1,800 homes

San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose lead nation on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list

March 25th, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, San Francisco ranks fifth with Sacramento coming in at 19th and San Jose at 22nd

Miami on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List of Most Buildings of Any City in the U.S.

March 25th, 2015
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014 and the city of Miami ranks eighteenth. EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from Energy Star, are embracing energy efficiency as an effective way to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change

Tampa on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List of Most Buildings of Any City in the U.S.

March 25th, 2015
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014 and the city of Tampa ranks twenty-forth. EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from Energy Star, are embracing energy efficiency as an effective way to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change

Atlanta Ranks 3rd on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List of Most Buildings in the U.S.

March 25th, 2015
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014 and the city of Atlanta ranks third. EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from Energy Star, are embracing energy efficiency as an effective way to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change

Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside Lead Nation on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List

March 25th, 2015
DC has the most Energy Star buildings of any city in the U.S.; followed by Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, Los Angeles ranks second, San Diego ranks 17th and Riverside ranks 14th

Austin, DFW and Houston Businesses Saved $145 Million with Energy Efficient buildings

March 25th, 2015
DALLAS – (March 25, 2015) Three of Texas’ major metropolitan areas are embracing energy efficiency to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting EPA’s Energy Star requirements. Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston jointly have over 500 buildings with Energy Star certifications—saving a combined $145 million. “Energy Star certified buildings are leading the way by advancing energy efficiency and making cost-saving improvements,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry