Laid-off workers at the Owens Corning fiberglass plant in Newark, Ohio, hope to get jobs back as a result of funding in the economic stimulus bill for insulating attics in low-income homes.
Economy & Business
As part of the economic stimulus package, EPA plans to spend $600 million -- double what it usually spends -- on cleaning up contaminated industrial waste sites.
The Indianapolis Speedway, site of yesterdays Indy 500, mounts a major effort to be environmentally friendly.
The push for greener cars will likely bring a boom for companies that mine and refine lithium -- a key ingredient in batteries.
"It's an old energy problem with a new solution: After decades of facing prohibitively high costs to install solar panels, Massachusetts residents will be able to lease the panels for a tiny fraction of their upfront cost."
Some people are starting to weigh the environmental costs of caskets and other trappings of traditional funerals. And they have found alternatives.
"For some of its beverages, The Coca-Cola Company is introducing a new type of plastic bottle made partially from plants."
"The announcement by China-based Suntech reflects the value of federal and state incentives for renewable energy. It also counters a favorite argument on Capitol Hill that shifting to a clean energy future will send U.S. jobs overseas."
Witnesses at a House Energy Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection hearing in February said excessive and unjustified claims of "confidential business information" dampen EPA's efforts to regulate commonly used chemicals.