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Alternative fuels put to use in Mississippi

Rising gas prices along with pressures to “go green” have Mississippi municipalities and companies talking about using alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, to power their vehicles. A few municipalities – the City of Starkville, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the City of West Point – received Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) grants to convert vehicles to hybrids ...

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Toyota pairing housing business with green cars

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is pairing its little known housing business with its expertise in green cars to sell computer systems that link homes, utilities and vehicles to reduce energy use. The world’s biggest automaker said today the launch of its home smart grid system in Japan will coincide with its plug-in hybrid cars going on sale in early 2012. ...

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Climate Action Plan

Southern Miss will save $273 million by being ‘greener’ with initiative   The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is the only university in the state and one of the few in the country that is an official “green school” by virtue of having adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will greatly reduce the school’s carbon footprint by improving energy ...

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LEED-certified Southern Bancorp office construction begins

HERNANDO — Southern Bancorp executives and employees broke ground recently for the bank’s full-service LEED-certified branch in Hernando. The branch at 790 Byhalia Road is scheduled to open in early 2011. Southern currently has two loan production offices in DeSoto County — one in Hernando and the other in Southaven. Alan Sims, Southern’s DeSoto County president, said the Hernando groundbreaking ...

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Greentech buys Hong Kong-based EuAuto

MCLEAN, Va. — Terence R. McAuliffe, chairman of Greentech Automotive (GTA), announced that GTA has acquired EuAuto Technology Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company that specializes in the design, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV). EuAuto now becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of GTA. The addition of EuAuto’s NEV to GTA’s product line extends its current family of ...

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