Department of Energy Offers Vehicle Production Group Nearly $50 Million Conditional Loan Commitment

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 23, 2010.  U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday an offer of a nearly $50 million conditional loan commitment to The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG).  The conditional loan commitment will support the development of the six-passenger MV-1, a factory-built wheelchair accessible vehicle that will run on compressed[Read More…]

All Viruses ‘Are Potential Stowaways in Our DNA’

GREAT BRITAIN–(ENEWSPF)–19 November 2010.  ‘Fossil viruses’ preserved inside the DNA of mammals and insects suggest that all viruses, including relatives of HIV and Ebola, could potentially be ‘stowaways’ transmitted from generation to generation for millions of years, according to new research. A team from Oxford University and the Aaron Diamond[Read More…]

Grant to Fund Protection of More Than 62,000 Acres on Tejon Ranch

Emeryville, CA–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2010—In a move that ensures the lasting protection of some of California’s most ecologically important landscapes, the state of California today approved a grant to fund the purchase of conservation easements on 62,000 acres of the Tejon Ranch. The $15.8 million grant will establish one of the[Read More…]

NOAA Announces $9.2 Million to Restore Fish Habitat in Great Lakes

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2010.  NOAA announced today that it has awarded about $9.2 million to nine projects throughout the Great Lakes Region that will restore fish habitat by removing dams and barriers, constructing fish passage, restoring wetlands, removing marine debris and invasive species. NOAA received funding from the Environmental Protection[Read More…]

NOAA: October Ranked 8th Warmest on Record

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2010.  October ranked the eighth warmest October on record. The first 10 months of 2010 tied with the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record. The global average land surface temperature for January–October was the second warmest on record[Read More…]

Hundreds of Concerned Citizens Protest Poison Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—November 18, 2010.  Today, the Sierra Club released a new report, “Toxic Tar Sands: Profiles from the Front Lines,” exposing the risks Americans face from expanded imports of Canada’s dirty tar sands oil. The State Department is currently considering approval for the massive Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry[Read More…]

Department of Energy Announces Five Awards to Modernize the Nation’s Electric Grid

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 18, 2010.  U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced an investment from the Department of Energy of more than $19 million for five projects aimed at optimizing the nation’s electric grid. Collectively, these projects will apply technologies, tools and techniques that are capable of transforming the electric grid[Read More…]

Solar Installation at Audubon Sanctuary Will Put Renewable Energy in Action

New York, NY–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2010—REC Solar, a California-based provider of  solar electric systems, is making a generous and significant gift of renewable energy to the  National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. REC Solar’s donation of materials and installation costs for a 10kW solar electric system comes in recognition[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023