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by Wally Northway Published: October 12,2009
New plant to turn out 50,000 tons of product annually While the use of wood pellets for heating fuel is nothing new, they are gaining new customers every day. Rising oil prices coupled with the recession that has household budgets in a squeeze have many looking at wood pellets as an alternative heating source. [...] [...]
by Amy McCullough Published: October 12,2009
Central Mississippi towns are modeling recycling efforts for the state. Madison has one of the highest rates of participation, at an estimated 45 percent, while Jackson leads the way with the most comprehensive plan. The City of Madison has approximately 9,000 households participating in its recycling program, said Denson Robinson, director of public works. He [...] [...]
Legislation now in senators’ hands The goal of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the Waxman-Markey bill, is to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. Who could be opposed to that? Well, Waxman-Markey passed the U.S. House [...] [...]