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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Ross Solar Group, a SunPower Elite Dealer, has completed New York City's largest rooftop solar installation for Jetro Cash and Carry at the company's Hunts Point Restaurant Depot facility in the Bronx, N.Y.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthening partnerships with Tribal nations and building stronger, more resilient communities that are better prepared for a changing climate, the Energy Department announced nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million. Highlighted during the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference, these awards will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes deploy clean energy projects, saving these communities money, enhancing their energy security and creating new job and business opportunities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s forthcoming 2013 report detailing the latest scientific findings and projections related to climate change, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to take a series of actions aimed at making it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to droughts, storms, wildfires, and other impacts of climate change. By establishing a task force that includes tribal leaders, the Order gives Tribes a voice in shaping the federal effort.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states, including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia, taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. For the first time in the history of the State Scorecard, the 2013 ranking of the states is being released with the participation of a U.S. Department of Energy secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz, along with a top elected official of a state, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joined the National Resources Conservation Service, the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to announce the recipients of $9.2 million in grants for restoration and outreach initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states and the District of Columbia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public review and comment. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order on Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change announced, the Implementation Plans provide detailed information about the actions EPA plans to take across the country to help communities adapt to a changing climate.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell launched a $100-million Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program to fund science-based solutions to restore natural areas along the Atlantic Coast, helping to deliver on the Administration’s commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms.
BOSTON, Mass. -- On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Thomas Menino unveiled his administration’s report, Climate Ready Boston: Municipal Vulnerability to Climate Change, which identifies ways in which the city of Boston has and will prepare for the impacts of climate change on municipal operations. The Mayor also announced the city’s progress on its municipal greenhouse gas reduction goals and the kick-off of its triennial update process for the city’s Climate Action Plan. The update will emphasis climate preparedness and community engagement, while re-examining the city’s strategies to reduce Boston’s community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $400,000 to help six communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding is in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to identify climate-resilient investments such as agency grants and technical assistance for communities across the country.