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NREL Signs Agreement With China’s National Utility

Representatives of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and China's State Grid Energy Research Institute today signed a first-ever memorandum of understanding between the two organizations.

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America's drivers. Since announcing the program in May 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) received applications requesting over $130 million, outpacing the $100 million that is available.

BILL RAVEIS AUTHORS INSPIRING BUSINESS MEMOIR: THE WAY OF THE ENTREPRENEUR

Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Mensah is in Great Falls, Montana this week and will meet with the congressional delegation to announce new Rural Development investments of more than $11.4 million in businesses and infrastructure and $19.8 in housing assistance in Montana, all in just the last 30 days

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Five Market Development Cooperator Program Award Receipients

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the five winners of the Department’s 2015 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award. The Auto Care Association, Evergreen Building Products Association, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, NPES: The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association received more than $1.4

NREL Industry Growth Forum Attracts Clean Energy Startups and Investors

Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Nov. 3 and 4 in Denver, Colorado, as the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum

Walter Investment Management Corp. Pays More than $29 Million for the Alleged Submission of...

The Justice Department announced today that Walter Investment Management Corp. (WIMC) has agreed to pay $29.63 million to resolve allegations that WIMC, through its subsidiaries, Reverse Mortgage Solution Inc. (RMS), REO Management Solutions LLC and RMS Asset Management Solutions LLC, violated the False Claims Act in connection with their participation in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) program, which insures “reverse” mortgage loans.

U.S. Commerce Department Gives Small Businesses $3.2 Million for innovation Research

The U.S. Commerce Department today announced that 20 small businesses will receive $3.2 million in grants to spur American innovation and competiveness through federally funded research and development from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

New Haven Man Admits Paying Nearly $350K in Bribes to West Haven Housing Authority...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDREW ROSS, 58, of New Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to paying nearly $350,000 in bribes to the former executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority in exchange for government contracts and business.

District Selected for Cutting Edge Affordable Housing Project Focused on Sustainability

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) have been selected by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to participate as part of a Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project. DHCD, with support from DOEE, applied for the award through a competitive process and the District is the only city on the East Coast to receive this award

Energy Savings Come to Light Across Erie County

Erie County is poised to reap thousands of dollars in annual energy savings following the installation of new, efficient lighting at the Edward A. Rath county office building and at Old County Hall. This re-lamp process was aided by rebates offered by National Grid, which offset the cost of materials and installation of the new bulbs.

ayor Bowser Outlines Next Steps in Homelessness Plan and Calls on Residents to Sign...

Mayor Muriel Bowser, City Administrator Rashad Young, Director of DC Department of Human Services Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Kristy Greenwalt and other Administration officials participated in a meeting with members of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). During the meeting, Mayor Bowser announced a set of legislative and administrative measures to improve the District’s homelessness crisis response system for families and called on residents to sign a pledge to end homelessness.

Washington School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency

Fall is nearly here and students across the nation are heading back to class, getting ready to show their school spirit at football games and other sporting events. This year, students at Washington’s Camas School District have something to be extra proud of: their district’s winning sustainability efforts in the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge.

Indictment Charges Three People with Running $54 Million “Green Energy” Ponzi Scheme

An indictment was unsealed today charging three people in an investment scheme, involving a Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based company, that defrauded more than 300 investors from around the country. Troy Wragg, 34, a former resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amanda Knorr, 32, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and Wayde McKelvy, 52, of Colorado, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud and seven counts of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Special Agent in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban...

Thank you, everyone, thank you Secretary [Julian] Castro, I am so glad to be here. Although I hear yesterday was really the day that you all had literally living history in your room celebrating here with you. You know, this is a conference in day about strengthening communities. I want to take just a few minutes to talk about some of the recent tragic events in some of our communities involving police shootings which affect us all. I strongly condemn these recent and brutal police shootings in Texas and Illinois.

Energy Department Issues Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report,...

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a report today showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase as climate change impacts extreme weather conditions. The department also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands that will help support economic opportunity and combat the effects of climate change on tribal lands

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, City Administrator Rashad Young, Director of DC Department of Human Services Laura Zeilinger, Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Kristy Greenwalt and other Administration officials participated in a meeting with members of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). During the meeting, Mayor Bowser announced a set of legislative and administrative measures to improve the District’s homelessness crisis response system for families and called on residents to sign a pledge to end homelessness

Fulton County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Fulton County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $100,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

Sandusky County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems

Homeowners in Sandusky County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $150,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015

EPA Kicks Off Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change.

Carter Work Project volunteers to build 100 homes in one week in Nepal with...

Bringing together 1,500 volunteers from within Nepal and around the world, Habitat for Humanity’s 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in the Chitwan district in Nepal, Nov. 1-6, 2015. During the week, volunteers will build 100 homes in partnership with low-income families in need of permanent shelter.

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