When hospitals think green, they see green

“The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale. Increasingly,…

When hospitals think green, they see green

“The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale. Increasingly,…

Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency

Pollution from power plants harms public health, contributing to heart attacks, respiratory conditions, asthma attacks, and premature death. Energy efficiency can benefit health by reducing power plant pollution. This report estimates the health and environmental benefits that would come from a nationwide 15% reduction in annual electric consumption. We present results nationally, for states, and…

New Federal Agency Resources: Climate Change Fact Sheets, Funding for Air Sensor Best Practices, Tribal Clean Energy

See below for coverage of new resources and funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s September State and Local Climate and Energy Program newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter directly visit USEPA’s page here. (more…)

Webinars 8/23-24: Lessons Learned in CivicSpark Project Implementation, Central Coast, Los Angeles, and Southern California Regions

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that provides capacity-building support to local governments to accelerate California’s response and resiliency to climate change. These webinars aim to provide a snapshot of some of the accomplishments of the 2015-16 service year, with an emphasis on sharing lessons learned and best practices. (more…)

New Study Proposes Storage and Demand Response to Limit Air Pollution

A new study proposes storage and demand response to avoid extra air pollution while meeting peak demand. As shared by Greentech Media: We’ve heard about the value of energy storage for integrating renewables, shaving peak demand and regulating frequency, but there’s another service it can provide: combating air pollution. (more…)

Looking for Funding? More than $177 Million is Available for State and Local Government Activities on Coastal Resiliency, Health Impacts of Climate Change, HUD Choice Neighborhoods, and More

Shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter below, more than $177 million in funding and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments from (more…)
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