--- American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) --- National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report --- Plastic bottle becycling hits record high as access increases in the U.S. (report download from external site)
--- American Chemistry Council: Plastics Recycling Collection: National Reach Study. A study by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. found that a much larger portion of the U.S. population has ready access to recycle commonly used plastics than previously believed. http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/National-Reach-Study
--- Center for American Progress: Clean Energy from America’s Oceans. Permitting and Financing Challenges to the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry. This brief provides an overview of offshore wind permitting and financing in the United States, an update on the status of a few key projects, and recommendations on how to clear a few of the remaining hurdles to promoting offshore wind development. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/offshore_wind.html
--- Center for Rural Affairs: Connect the Dots: Transmission and Rural Communities ---Report examines expansion of wind power and it’s impact on rural communities. (report download from external site)
--- ECTunes APS: Electric Cars Need Artificial Engine Sounds. Sounds for electric cars should have the characteristics of engine sounds which alternate in pitch, frequency and volume in relation to speed and acceleration. http://www.ectunes.com
--- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) -- Electricity Energy Storage Technology Options - A White Paper Primer on Applications, Costs and Benefits -- The analysis looks at 10 energy storage applications that EPRI considers would serve the bulk of the energy storage market and includes applications to support wholesale energy services and renewable integration.
--- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): Show Me the Money: Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Barriers --- Explores how organizations can overcome the challenges to financing energy efficiency and maximize the opportunities that are available for business and our planet. (report download from external site)
--- Environmental Law and Policy Center: Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Michigan. New report finds nearly 200 Michigan businesses and 10,000 jobs in solar and wind industries, http://www.elpc.org/MichiganWind
--- Council of State Governments: Transborder Renewable Energy Exchange, Renewable energy potential is huge Between the U.S. and Mexico, http://nacts.asu.edu/projects/transborder-renewable-energy
--- Peachtree Capital Advisors: Mid-Year Update on Greentech M&A, Despite facing a sluggish economy and continued uncertainty surrounding U.S. energy policy, U.S.greentech M&A grew to $8.8 billion in the first half of 2011 – 8% higher than in the first half of 2010. (report download from external site)
--- RAND Corporation --- Making the Connection Beneficial Collaboration Between Army Installations and Energy Utility Companies --- U.S. Army installations consume substantial amounts of energy, and the Army is seeking ways to meet federal energy requirements, conserve resources, and save costs. (report download from external site)
--- The White House: Driving Efficiency: Cutting Costs for Families at the Pump and Slashing Dependence on Oil --- The standards established span model years 2011 to 2025 will save a total of $1.7 trillion in fuel over the life of the program. (report download from external site)
--- World Resources Institute (WRI) --- Climate Science 2009-2010 --- This series of policy briefs provides a review of some of the major climate change science research and innovations in recent years. (report download from external site)
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