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  • The construction industry accounts for less than one percent of all U.S. green house gas emissions according to a new analysis of federal environmental data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an April 22 release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.. The AGC of America found that all equipment used by the construction industry contributed...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.The E.P.A. said the science supporting the proposed endangerment finding was “compelling and overwhelming....
  • Climate czar Carol Browner said she wants Congress to establish a broad U.S. greenhouse-gas policy before global climate-change talks near the end of the year.Speaking at a conference Monday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Browner said she is confident Congress can move forward on a climate-change policy, citing hearings scheduled for next week on sweeping legislation proposed by...
  • As the economy sheds jobs, community colleges across the country are reporting a surge of unemployed workers enrolling in courses that offer training for "green-collar" jobs.Students are learning how to install solar panels, repair wind turbines, produce biofuels and do other work related to renewable energy."I think the opportunities in this field are going to be huge," said...
  • The debate in Washington over climate change shifted into higher gear Tuesday as powerful California Democrat Henry Waxman introduced a bill to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions, but without specifying how the costs would be levied on different sectors of the economy.The more-than-600-page document published by Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward Markey (D...
  • Indianapolis-based Earth-Solar Technologies Corp. has enjoyed a steady increase in interest in its solar energy systems since starting up two years ago.And business will only get better if Congress passes the Obama administration's plan to curb global warming by making it more expensive to emit greenhouse gases."It's inevitable that the world is going to shift to renewable energy," said...
  • The federal income tax credit for energy-efficient replacement glass windows and doors is now 30 percent of product cost up to $1,500 per household, an increase from $500 two years ago. The new energy-efficiency tax credit on replacement windows is available in both 2009 and 2010 according to the economic stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 17.
  • Michigan's senators, reliable allies of President Barack Obama, are emerging as potential obstacles to one of his top budget priorities.Both have raised major questions about a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. Last week, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, joined a handful of more moderate Senate Democrats in opposing a procedural move that could make it easier for such a system to become...
  • Countries buying Chinese goods should be held responsible for the heat-trapping gases released during manufacturing in China, one of its top officials said Monday.The argument could place an even greater burden on the U.S. for reducing pollution blamed for global warming.Li Gao, China's chief climate negotiator, said that any fair international agreement to curb the gases blamed for global...
  • Some say there's a whiff of fresh air in Washington. But others say it's the same hot air as always ... only there's more of it than ever.As President Obama continues to push for a market-based cap on greenhouse gas emissions, an unprecedented number of powerful lobbyists and interest groups are preparing to leave their mark on federal policy.In the five years since Congress last voted on...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...