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Empower Energies Retains Marathon Capital to Raise Equity for Distributed Generation Fund of Solar and CHP Assets

Empower Energies, Inc., a leading clean energy project solutions company, announced it has retained Marathon Capital as its financial advisor to raise cash equity financing consisting of limited partnership interests for the Company's Distributed Generation (DG) Fund. The DG Fund is being formed to acquire and aggregate commercial and industrial (C&I) photovoltaic (PV) solar and combined heat and power (CHP) projects originated and developed by Empower and its co-development partners over the next 24 months.    

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Building Energy awarded preferred bidder status for 16.8 MW photovoltaic plant in Annapolis, Maryland

The Annapolis Solar Park will be the largest solar project installed entirely on a capped landfill in the United States.

The 21.8 GWh of electricity generated by the plant are estimated to offset the equivalent amount of carbon captured by 12,334 acres of U.S. forests in one year.

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, has been selected as preferred bidder for the development of the Annapolis Solar Park. The 16.8 MW photovoltaic system, stretching over the 80-acre area occupied by a land-fill in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, will be the largest solar park located entirely on a capped landfill in the United States. Building Energy and ABM Government Services, a leading provider of facility solutions, will develop the project in partnership with BQ Energy, a leading US developer of renewable energy systems built over landfills or other contaminated sites. The Annapolis Solar Park project, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2016, has an estimated value of 36 million dollars.

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USDA Commits $4 Million to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Federal-State Partnerships will Accelerate Stream and Riverside Tree Plantings

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that in a first round of funding, USDA will commit $4 million to several states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help agricultural landowners with accelerating stream and riverbank tree plantings that can reduce soil sedimentation, field and animal waste runoff, improving water quality.

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Buster Barksdale Inducted into AEE Hall of Fame

Empower Energies Vice President, Business Development, Awarded Engineer Managers Hall of Fame Honor by Association of Energy Engineers

Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Project Solutions company, announced that George G. ‘Buster’ Barksdale, Vice President, Business Development, was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Managers Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday. The AEE honored Barksdale during the Annual Keynote Luncheon at the 38th annual World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) held in Orlando, Florida, September 30 through October 2.

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Raw Milk Sales Now Legal in Maryland

There is now legal access to raw milk in Maryland, one of the most anti-raw milk states in the U.S. A grass-based dairy, P.A. Bowen Farmstead of Brandywine, has obtained approval1 to sell raw pet milk from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. P.A. Bowen Farmstead, owned and operated by Weston A. Price Foundation President and FTCLDF board member Sally Fallon Morell along with her husband Geoffrey, has begun selling raw milk at its on-farm store.There is now legal access to raw milk in Maryland, one of the most anti-raw milk states in the U.S. A grass-based dairy, P.A. Bowen Farmstead of Brandywine has obtained approval1 to sell raw pet milk from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. P.A. Bowen, owned and operated by Weston A. Price President and FTCLDF board member Sally Fallon Morell along with her husband Geoffrey, has begun selling raw milk at its on-farm store.

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Dave Buemi Joins Empower Energies as VP, Business Development

Seventeen-Year Clean Energy Business Development Veteran Enhances Leadership Team at High-Growth, Multi-Technology Energy Solutions Provider

Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Project Solutions company, announced that Dave Buemi has joined the organization as Vice President, Business Development. Buemi brings a 17-year track record of renewable energy success across the commercial, industrial and government sectors, enhancing an already strong leadership team with high-growth qualifications.

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