in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

In celebration of Earth Day, the Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., presidential campaign has partnered with Charlotte, Vt.-based Native Energy to offset the carbon emissions produced by the campaign's offices and travel. Native Energy is a Native American company that offers traditional renewable energy credits, as well as "help build" credits, which help finance and develop new renewable energy projects, including wind farms.

In addition to purchasing carbon offsets, the campaign will take a series of conservation measures, including buying 100% recycled paper products; recycling paper, glass, cans and cardboard; installing motion-controlled lights to reduce energy when offices are not in use; and locating its headquarters next to a subway station to encourage staff to use public transportation.

According to Clinton's office, she has proposed creating a $50 billion Strategic Energy Fund to support clean and renewable energy technologies. In addition, she supports legislation to establish a flexible, market-based system to combat global warming, and further investments in biofuels, wind, clean coal and other clean energy technologies that hold promise for mitigating climate change.

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

Acciona_id1907
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
JLG_id1900
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913