Tag: environment

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

July 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations that were rolled back by the Trump administration. An EPA […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Korsnick: Reactor capacity key to U.S. tackling carbon reduction crisis

March 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Editor’s Note: Nuclear energy in the U.S. is the single largest resource of carbon-free power, accounting for 55 percent of that sector which includes utility -scale wind, hydro and solar. Last year, the nuclear sector didn’t add a single reactor, […]

News and Policies, World

UK government announces millions in funding for ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production

February 18, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. government announced £28 million ($36.47 million) in funding on Tuesday for five projects focused on hydrogen production. The funding is part of a £90 million package which in turn comes from a £500 million innovation fund. The Hydrogen […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How a not-for-profit charity is helping Apple, Goldman Sachs and others to embrace renewables

August 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity. It operates a “global disclosure system” which allows businesses, states, regions and cities to “measure and manage” their impact on the environment. With offices and partners in […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

August 9, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Around the world, big businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment. Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Innovative approach cuts risk to pipeline owners, operators and the environment

December 4, 2018

Via: Energy Global

As mass transport facilities, often over long distances, pipelines must fulfil strict requirements for safety, availability and environmental protection – and for good reason. According to US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), about 11 462 pipeline incidents […]

News and Policies, World

European environment ministers agree 35 percent car emission cut by 2030

October 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

European Union lawmakers have hammered out a deal to cut vehicle emissions by 35 percent by 2030, offering a further boon to the development of electric and hybrid cars. Germany, which had insisted on a maximum 30 percent cut, relented […]

News and Policies, State

California’s New 100% Green Energy Target May Do More Harm Than Good

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

California governor Jerry Brown just signed a bill (Senate Bill 100) that would eliminate fossil fuels from the state’s electric grid entirely by 2045. That’s a tall order for a state that consumes 206 billion kilowatt hours (bn kWh) of […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Americans want more clean energy. Here’s what they’re actually willing to do to get it

May 16, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Americans have long supported the idea of clean power. The question has always been how much effort they’re willing to expend to make a green energy future a reality. A new survey from global auditing and consulting firm Deloitte suggests […]

News and Policies, World

How more research and development funding can hasten green revolution

March 16, 2016

Via: Science Daily Energy

“Most people know we are frying the planet,” says MIT economist Daron Acemoglu, referring to the effects of climate change. After all, 2015 was the hottest year on record, portending drastic long-term problems involving agriculture, rising sea levels, drought, and […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas 27% Higher Than Earlier Estimates

February 25, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are significantly higher than previous official estimates, according to draft revisions of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions inventory released Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. At 9.3 million metric tons, revised estimates […]

Energy Consumption, Global

New Study Finds Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

February 19, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

A new study has concluded that green building around the globe is expected to double by 2018. According to the results of the study, the percentage of companies expected to have more than 60% of their building projects certified as […]

Energy Economics

The Sustainable City

February 10, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

A great paradox of the transition to a sustainable economy is that it will not be achieved in rural places in harmony with nature, but in cities built to exploit nature without destroying it. The problem with the idea of […]

News and Policies, State

Seattle mulls on urging gas pumps to put climate change signs

October 12, 2015

Via: PetrolPlaza

The Seattle City Council may consider drafting a law requiring gas stations to put stickers that will warn drivers on the ill effects of burning fuel to the environment, reported The Seattle Times. The Emerald City is following the initiatives […]