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September 10, 2009
The U.S. Senate is drafting a comprehensive bill to address climate and energy, and it is basing that work on a related bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.  The third installment of AGC's summary of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) highlights the major provisions of Title III (Reducing Global Warming Pollution), which identifies reduction goals and establishes a cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions from major sources.
September 10, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) just announced a new "clean diesel helpline."  Get answers to your questions on clean diesel funding and technologies within one business day. Do you have questions about: Clean diesel funding? Clean diesel projects? Clean diesel technologies?
September 10, 2009
AGC Invited To Help Shape New Action Plan Aimed at Improving Water Permit Compliance
September 10, 2009
For the first time in over 35 years, the U.S.
August 26, 2009
The great irony of building green is that the very concepts intended to enhance a building's performance over its entire lifetime are many of the same things that make a building highly susceptible to moisture and mold problems during its first few years of operation.
August 26, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) just announced a new "clean diesel helpline."  Get answers to your questions on clean diesel funding and technologies within one business day.
August 26, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a total of $156 million in clean diesel grants in an extremely fierce national grant competition authorized by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA - part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005) and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  Surprisingly, this unprecedented disbursement of clean diesel funds will support only 13 percent of the approximately 600 clean diesel project applications that EPA received under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.  The Diesel Technology Forum is hosting two live Webinars (no charge) on September 2 -- Lessons Learned - A Closer Look at Recent ARRA Funded DERA Projects -- to take a closer look at the Recover Act round of funding. 
August 26, 2009
AGC of Kentucky and Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP) have won $2 million and $925,000 respectively in federal grants under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.  In addition, the Chapters have leveraged more than $725,000 in matching and in-kind contributions by pulling together an impressive array of project partners.  Both Chapters will use the funds to cut diesel emissions from construction equipment.
August 26, 2009
Construction companies nationwide will suffer significant financial losses and more construction workers will lose their jobs if the federal government allows California to proceed with plans to impose retroactive emissions standards on diesel construction equipment, warned AGC in an August 10 letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
August 21, 2009
The second installment of AGC's summary of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) explains the major provisions of Title II (Energy Efficiency) of interest to the construction industry.

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