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Buster Barksdale Joins Empower Energies as VP Business Development

Buster Barksdale Joins Empower Energies as VP Business DevelopmentCombined Heat and Power (CHP) Veteran and former CEO of CoGen Power Solutions adds to Experienced Leadership Team at High-Growth, Multi-Technology Energy Solutions Provider

Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Portfolio Solutions company, announced that Buster Barksdale has joined the organization as Vice President, Business Development. Barksdale brings a unique combination of engineering and energy management experience, joining a management team with established high-growth qualifications.


Sodexo Joins as EPA Food Recovery Challenge Endorser, Further Enhancing Performance of Waste Reduction Efforts at Client Sites

Sodexo's national commitment pledges to share its waste reduction strategy, resources and expertise with clients and consumers across its nearly 9,000 North American sites by 2020

Sodexo, a leading provider of integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, today announced its national commitment as a national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) Endorser. Sodexo commits to expand support of EPA in raising awareness and reducing or eliminating wasted food by broadening the implementation of strategies Sodexo has successfully used in select operations. Sodexo will now expand its best practices to all of its nearly 9,000 client sites in North Americaby 2020.


Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New 1.6 Megawatt Solar Farm at USDA George Washington Carver Center and Other Solar Projects


Both locally and nationally, USDA is helping pave the way for our Nation’s clean energy future


At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the activation of USDA’s first solar array project in the National Capital Region. The 1.6 Megawatt (MW) solar farm, located at the George Washington Carver Center (Carver Center) in Beltsville, Maryland, is the largest solar array on federal property in this region. This project, which is part of a larger commitment to transform the facility into a model for sustainability, will help meet the President’s Capital Solar Challenge. The new solar farm is expected to provide about 2,000 megawatt hours (MWh), or 20% of the Carver Center facility annual electrical power requirements, and handle most of GWCC’s electrical needs during the day.


Sentinel Landscape Partnership Announced at Fort Huachuca and NAS Patuxent River-Atlantic Test Ranges

Partnership will enhance military readiness and strengthen rural economies

The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Interior designated as Sentinel Landscapes Fort Huachuca (Arizona) and Naval Air Station Patuxent River-Atlantic Test Ranges (Maryland). The 2nd and 3rd landscapes designated under the growing effort, the collaborative Sentinel Landscape Partnership supports efforts to promote working lands, protect wildlife habitat, and ensure military readiness at military bases across the country.


Public Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Protections

Unlawful actions on his first day in office put the five million Marylanders that live in areas designated as having unhealthy levels of smog at more risk

Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club represented by Earthjustice announced today that they will hold Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Division of State Documents accountable for failing to implement new clean air protections to clean up coal-fired power plants that had been finalized and adopted prior to Gov. Hogan taking office. The public health and environmental groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a lawsuit today, as mandated under Maryland law, to require the publication and enforcement of the adopted clean air protections.


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