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Cree LED Street Lighting Delivers $57 Million Total Lifetime Savings To the Nation’s Largest Township

Hempstead, N.Y. Converts More Than 50,000 Street Lights to Cree LED Technology

Hempstead, N.Y. Converts More Than 50,000 Street Lights to Better LED Technology

The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree, Inc. The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and $57 million in total lifetime savings.


Bark House® Wall Coverings Are Architectural Record Product Of The Year

The Bark House which is both Cradle to Cradle and B Corp certified wins award from 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc, the only company with a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM product, announced that its bark wall coverings made of Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste (RAW™) have been recognized as a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine. Architectural Record is the leading trade publication dedicated to architecture and interior design.  Recognized for regenerative design, distinct beauty and lasting, maintenance-free performance, Bark House poplar bark wall coverings convey a unique authenticity that is quiet, yet very powerful. 

A panel of six judges, representing the nation's leading architectural firms, selected the best new products of the year from among 425 entries submitted for Architectural Record's 11th annual competition.  Entries were judged on the criteria of innovation, aesthetics and purposefulness.  The company has now received three prestigious awards this year including a tenth B Corp “Best for the World” award and has the first product with a Cradle to Cradle® PLATINUM Certification (2016). 


New Propane Autogas Filters Bring Higher Quality to Autogas Fleets

Alliance AutoGas, the leading company in converting medium and heavy-duty fleets to propane autogas, has aligned with Donaldson Company to release a new line of clean, LPG filters that remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane systems. The filters were designed for the propane industry and are currently available through propane equipment distributors nationwide.


Duke Energy Leaves Coal Ponds Unlined

Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center released this statement regarding the posting of Duke Energy's proposed closure plans for its leaking, unlined coal ash basins across North Carolina. The disclosure is required by the U.S. Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule.


Duke Energy – Duke University Fracked Gas Plant Challenged at Utilities Commission

As three-year global heatwave continues, NC WARN calls for full, open review of proposal to build climate-wrecking power plant at Duke University 


NC WARN filed a motion to intervene in a precedent-setting case whereby Duke Energy seeks to build and operate a fracked gas-burning power plant on the campus of Duke University.  Among the many problems with the proposal, it would cause campus greenhouse gas emissions to soar, increase local air pollution, do little to enhance the reliability of campus power supply, and continue driving the highly destructive US fracking boom.


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