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Biodiesel Industry Welcomes Renewable Fuels Court Ruling

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) issued the following statement Tuesday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a petroleum industry challenge to the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements: 'The court's decision today is only the latest in a long series of cases in which the courts have found that the RFS is a fair and reasonable program for achieving our national energy objectives, including promoting more Advanced Biofuel such as biodiesel. The bottom line is that there was more than enough EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel available last year to meet the standards.  The RFS is working, and we strongly encourage the petroleum industry to get on board. There is plenty of room for fossil fuels and renewable fuels in the United States, and consumers will be better off with a choice." - Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. '

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Carrier and SolarCity Team to Bring Innovative, Cost-Effective and Efficient Energy Solutions to Homeowners

Carrier, a leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, has teamed up with SolarCity, America's largest full-service solar power provider, to offer a unique solution that can significantly reduce a homeowner's energy costs. Effective immediately, Carrier-trained technicians and comfort consultants will be able to offer SolarCity services to Carrier customers. Those who purchase a new Carrier product and elect to install SolarCity solar panels will receive a $1,000 rebate, while reaping the benefits of leveraging a sustainable energy source to help power their home. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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Encoat Product Brief: Study: Safety First, for Industrial Coatings

For decades, industrial facilities have measured the effectiveness of a coating by its ability to prevent corrosion, which, of course, is its fundamental purpose.  However, with the increasing awareness of the dangers of traditional organic-based coatings and the serious health risks posed to coating contractors, many facility safety managers are specifying safer, inorganic options that now exist on the market.

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