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Health Systems Come Together at the Conference on Climate Change

Health system representatives from 16 countries have come together at the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris this week to announce a number of commitments and actions to reduce carbon emissions in the healthcare industry. More than 50 … Continue reading

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Obama Releases the Final Clean Power Plan

On Monday, the Obama administration announced the final Clean Power Plan, a historic action on climate change. The plan is estimated to reduce carbon pollution from the U.S. by 870 million tons by 2030, a 32% decrease from 2005 levels. … Continue reading

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Always-On Devices are Wasting Billions in Electricity

Environmental Protection magazine has reported that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report this month that found approximately $19 billion of electricity is used every year in the U.S. by devices and equipment when consumers are not actively … Continue reading

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PA DEP Gives $150,000 to Gas Industry Group to Study Drilling

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Shale Alliance for Energy Research (SAFER PA) a $150,000 non-competitive grant for “independent research regarding natural gas drilling”.  The money comes from a portion of last year’s state budget … Continue reading

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House Passes Bill Limiting the Scientific Research Available to the EPA

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would limit the type of scientific research available to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use when crafting regulations. The bill, named the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, passed … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Second Urban Air Toxics Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final of two reports required by the Clean Air Act to inform Congress of its actions in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics.  The report, Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report … Continue reading

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Tool Designed to Evaluate Total Cost of Medical Devices and Services

Practice Greenhealth recently announced the development of a new tool that will provide health care facilities with a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for medical devices and services.  The project is part of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain Initiative … Continue reading

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Environmental Compliance Assistance for Hospitals

Managing pharmaceutical waste and conserving energy at hospitals and health care facilities are both difficult and time-consuming, ongoing processes.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have specific regulations for managing pharmaceutical waste.  According to the EPA, a proposal is … Continue reading

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EPA Provides Grant to Philly

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administered a $200,000 grant to a Philadelphia nonprofit group this week to help train local residents for environmental jobs.   The grant went to the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) and will specifically be used to train … Continue reading

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2015 EPA Budget Proposal

In early March, the Obama Administration proposed the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The proposed budget of $7.89 billion is $309.9 million below the enacted level for the EPA in Fiscal Year 2014. … Continue reading

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