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National Clean Energy Summit packs a wallop and a crowd

| Renewable Energy

If you’re hosting a conference and you want it to be well-attended and impactful, you want your keynote speaker to be recognizable; have something significant to say; and have a topical message that’s in sync with a major disruptive trend. And if that speaker’s presentation includes a $1 billion message…kaboom! So if … Continue reading

New rail crossing between U.S. and Mexico now open

| Air/Emissions

The West Rail Bypass International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas, now is open. The bridge is the first new international rail crossing between the U.S. and Mexico since 1910 and connects Brownsville with Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Continue reading

Small wind market worth $1.89 billion by 2019

| Renewable Energy

According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, the small wind power market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19.5 percent from 2014 to 2019 to reach $1.89 billion by 2019. Continue reading

Ford Dealer Core Recovery Program keeps 140 million lbs. of damaged parts out of landfills

| Recycled Materials

Through its Dealer Core Recovery Program, launched in 2003, Ford has diverted about 140 million lbs. of damaged vehicle parts from landfills nationwide. As more than 85 percent of each Ford vehicle today is recyclable, the company’s recycling initiative ensures that cracked headlamps or crunched bumpers don’t make their way … Continue reading

Fabric Care to make 230 million bottles a year from recycled plastic

| Recycled Materials

Fabric Care has announced that 230 million bottles of flagship brands such as Ariel, Dash, Lenor, and Downy Unstopables will be made from up to 50 percent post-consumer recycled material (PCR). The bottles will be on store shelves by the first half of 2016. Continue reading

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