Residential recycling collection begins in north and northeast Columbus on Friday, February 1 for approximately 48,000 households. This marks the fifth and final phase of RecyColumbus. With the addition of Phase 5 households, approximately 191,000 homes will now be able to recycle.
"Columbus residents have enthusiastically welcomed recycling in all neighborhoods where the program has been implemented so far," said Mayor Coleman. "Since the program was started in June, more than 10,000 tons of recyclables have been collected, saving more than $555,000 in tipping fees at the County landfill."
Phase 5 Columbus neighborhoods that are now eligible for this new city service include:
On the Friday pickup, residents should roll the cart to the same location as their trash for pickup by 6 a.m. of their collection day and roll it back to their storage point within 24 hours of collection. Residents who live in a single-family home, or a building of four attached units or less that is not part of a complex, are eligible for this new city service. If you do not qualify, but would like to be considered in the future to receive this service, please contact the City of Columbus 311 Customer Service Center at 614-645-3111 or online at www.311.columbus.gov.
By the end of the year, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it will have completed 70 LNG (Liquefied natural gas) truck fuel stations along highways linking major U.S. metropolitan areas, with many of the stations located at existing Pilot Flying J truck stops.
submission: Ferris Law Group
Source: Transport Topics
You think the FDA has your back? Sure, they recently proposed two new regulations to up food safety measures, specifically how food processors and farmers can work better to keep their fresh products free of dangerous bacteria (remember that killer cantaloupe outbreak from 2011?). But while it may seem like the government is out to protect us from bad--even fatal--food-borne illnesses, which cause some 3,000 deaths a year, they don't completely have our best interest--or health--in mind.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties is Ohio’s largest with more than 150 wind turbines that produce 350 megawatts of power. The developer benefited from a federal wind energy tax credit valued at about 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy.
Bill Spratley, executive director of Green Energy Ohio says Blue Creek is a towering testament to the growth of wind energy in recent years.
"It was the biggest private investment in Ohio, $600 million in the year 2011 followed by auto plants and other factories, so these are enormous investments,” Spratley said.
Julian Boggs, state policy advocate for Environment Ohio, said Ohio’s wind energy capacity has grown from 10 megawatts in 2010 to more than 400 megawatts currently.
"Ohio actually, in 2011, had the largest increase in wind capacity of any state and it's certainly a growing economy here," Boggs said.
Source: NBC4i.com , Green Energy Ohio Newsletter
Waste not center closes its doors
Misfit pens, lights, ribbons and books will have to find a new place to call home.
Courtesy The Columbus Dispatch Saturday December 29, 2012 5:54 AM
TEAM GEMINI TO DEVELOP GREEN ENERGY PARK USING FUEL CREATED FROM WASTE