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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s MRF Man — Colorado Springs Bestway Disposal’s mascot. The mascot, who represents Bestway’s Materials Recovery Facility, is in a heated national March Mascot Madness competition, hosted by Waste & Recycling, an industry publication. According to the Waste & Recycling bracket, MRF Man has the best backstory:… Continue Reading Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of… Continue Reading Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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One industry is getting a tax break, thanks to the deal to avert the fiscal cliff – wind energy tax credits were extended in the bill that passed Congress yesterday. More than 75,000 people are employed by the industry and the extension is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs and revive business at nearly… Continue Reading Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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A new report shows that wind energy in Colorado displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 525,000 cars off the road each year. And the state’s current power generation from wind energy saves enough water to meet the needs of 23,300 state residents. The report comes from Environment Colorado and highlights wind energy’s environmental… Continue Reading Wind energy report highlights progress, encourages credit extension

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Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday. The Green Climate Fund, created as part of a deal struck in December 2011 at the 194-nation climate talks in… Continue Reading Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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A Colorado Springs-based company, Paradigm Project, which builds the supply chain of energy-efficient products, has been named one of the top 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek. Now, readers get to weigh in. They’ve been asked to vote online for which company they think is the most promising. Voting ends on July 12.… Continue Reading Colorado Springs company named among most promising social entrepreneurs

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  A federal appeals court is upholding the first federal regulations to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.   The rules, which were challenged by industry groups and states, will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities, such as factories and power plants, as well as automobile tailpipes.   A three-judge… Continue Reading Federal court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules

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  A group opposing the artist Christo’s Over the River project is getting a chance to air objections with the Colorado Transportation Commission.   The group Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, claims the proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over portions of the Arkansas River along U.S. 50 is too dangerous and will… Continue Reading Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

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Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move, to be announced Friday, is likely to win support from environmental groups and public health advocates but exposes the president to potential criticism from congressional… Continue Reading EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

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The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is looking for a few good CEOs. The association has launched a Cleantech Fellows Institute in an effort to jump start advanced technology startups in Colorado by training CEOs to lead the firms. CFI is an intensive program that aims to train 12 to 15 business executives this fall to… Continue Reading Wanted: Cleantech Industry CEOs, will train

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