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DOE Acting Under Secretary Dr. Arun Majumdar and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hold a Philadelphia Proclamation naming April Solar Energy Month.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter flipping the switch on a new 250kW solar installation at the Philadelphia Water Department's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant.
PHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Michael Nutter, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson met in Philadelphia, Pa. to highlight the city's investment in smarter, greener ways to clean up its waterways, known as "green infrastructure."
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed the city of Philadelphia as a new member of EPA’s national Green Power Communities initiative, showing that a major metropolitan area can reduce its carbon pollution, improve public health, and help expand the nation’s renewable energy supply. The announcement came during an event at Citizens Bank Park, where Garvin also praised the Philadelphia Phillies and other organizations whose efforts for a cleaner environment are helping Philadelphia achieve its clean energy goals.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, 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.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $122 million in funding for the Energy Innovation Hub, stating the initiative "will bring together leading researchers from academia, two U.S. National Laboratories and the private sector in an ambitious effort to develop energy-efficient building designs that will save energy, cut pollution, and position the United States as a leader in this industry."
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from 25 cities around the nation gathered in Philadelphia, Pa. for the 4th annual Solar America Cities meeting to share findings on emerging trends in urban energy use and to discuss solutions to local solar barriers, such as zoning, financing and unwieldy permitting processes.
As cities strive to be more sustainable environmentally, economically and socially, the obvious question becomes, "how do we know we are succeeding?" Citizens, regulatory organizations and government agencies demand to know what impacts city programs are making, and in some cases set their own objectives that cities must meet.