Philadelphia Prison System Receives Accolades from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Philadelphia today for its innovative food recovery achievements at the Philadelphia Prison System that include composting 1.35 tons of wasted food each day and saving the city $31,000 each year in
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The Case for Limited Government

By Lee H. Hamilton It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over that time, hostility toward government seems only to have grown, (more...)

Environmental Care Creates Economic Growth

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Environmental protection is good for the economy and creates jobs, according to decades of national experience. The United States’ new top environmental officer says those facts should end the nation’s decades-long debate on a “false choice” — the assertion that environmental protections inhibit (more...)

EPA Grant To Reuse Of The Land Alonging The Frankford Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the City of Philadelphia as one of 20 communities to receive a grant to conduct a planning study to guide the cleanup and reactivation of brownfield land. A $200,000 grant to Philadelphia will fund a study for a four-square-mile (more...)

U.S.-Russia Energy Efficiency Cooperation

U.S. Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The United States and Russia have an extensive dialogue on issues of energy and energy efficiency aimed at spurring innovation and stimulating the scientific development needed to address the global energy challenges of the 21st century. The U.S.-Russia Energy (more...)

$2 Billion Investment For The Green City

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed an agreement that represents a $2 billion investment in Philadelphia green infrastructure during an event at the Fairmount Water Works. Over the next (more...)

Chipmaker Targets Energy Waste

By Karin Rives Staff Writer Some 1.6 billion cellphones and mobile devices were sold worldwide in 2010. Each came equipped with a charger that plugs into an electrical outlet. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that no fewer than 10 billion chargers and other so-called AC-DC power supplies are (more...)

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