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Patrick J. Michaels Must come down. Of course, we’re referring to lower atmospheric temperatures measured by satellites. For months we have been saying that, once they started dropping, the satellite temperatures—our only truly global...Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 June - 1 July 2016

3 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends! Don't forget to get that wall up. You have only a few more months. May my USA friends have a safe, meaningful July 4th weekend! Here is a handy guide to the dissemination of your results, courtesy of Tom Gauld: User's Guide...

Interview DNV GL CEO Remi Eriksen: “We See Ourselves as Data Custodian”

According to DNV GL’s new “Technology Outlook 2025”, the watchwords for the next decade are digitalisation and decarbonisation. In an exclusive interview with Energy Post, DNV GL’s Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen and Chief Group Development...Show More Summary

The Greening Of The Arctic

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green Chris Mooney, June 27, 2016 (Washington Post) “…[A NASA visualization shows the] startling climate change trend that the Earth is getting greener, as viewed from space…[New research...Show More Summary

Mauritius To Look At East Africa Wave Energy

Mauritius deploys wave monitoring device to harness wave energy 29 June 2016 (ESI Africa) “Off the east coast of the African continent, the Republic of Mauritius…[has embarked on] a new journey in harnessing the potential of ocean energy…[A...Show More Summary

Industry Attacks San Francisco’s Styrofoam Ban

Some industry groups expressed concern over San Francisco's newly adopted Styrofoam ban, the most extensive in the US.

Out Of This World Solar

The Next Space Race: Farming Solar Power in the Cosmos; Scientists are making the big push to send electricity to Earthlings from the final frontier. Anna Bitong, June 27, 2016 (TakePart) “…[A once-implausible idea—collecting solar energy...Show More Summary

The Huge Potential Of China Wind

This is how China can live up to its huge wind energy potential Chelsea Harvey, June 20, 2016 (Washington Post) “As the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, China’s national climate goals are critical to…[the world’s...Show More Summary

EVs and The Service Station of the Future

Tesla Motors is apparently in talks with Sheetz, Inc. to install electric vehicle (EV) Superchargers in the latter's chain of gas stations. This caught my eye, because I was involved in a much earlier effort to install EV recharging facilities in service stations in the late 1990s. Show More Summary

Friday Roundup: CityFibre, Interoute, GTT

In the US, folks are heading into the long July 4th weekend and are looking forward to barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Before you leave though, here's some news from around the world.... [visit site to read more]

Virginia Will Improve Energy Efficiency to Cut Carbon Emissions

On June 28, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 57, a major step forward in combating climate change by reducing carbon pollution from the state’s power plants. The order directs Secretary of Natural Resources Molly...Show More Summary

Clean Trucks: Much Needed and Ready to Deliver

There was some good news from the U.S. Energy Information Agency recently. It found that the Clean Trucks program, which is expected to be jointly finalized this summer by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), will deliver huge carbon emission reductions.

Going Solar? Take Care of These 5 Prerequisites First

You’ve explored your options for solar panels, reviewed the benefits, estimated the installation costs, and now you’re ready to install a PV array. But before you set up an appointment with your chosen solar panel company, you need to make sure you and your home are ready. Show More Summary

Expanded Panama Canal Reduces Travel Time for Shipments of U.S. LNG to Asian Markets

The newly expanded Panama Canal will be able to accommodate 90% of the world's current liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers with LNG-carrying capacity up to 3.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf). Prior to the expansion, only 30 of the smallest LNG tankers (6% of the current global fleet) with capacities up to 0.7 Bcf could transit the canal.

Spotlight on Award Winners: Petro Canada Lubricants, Inc. HYDREX XV

   “If diesel fuel usage is reduced by 5%, productivity increased by 6%, and fewer fluid changes required, this is a winner in the hydraulic fluid category. I would certainly pay a premium for these kinds of results.” –Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards judge   Made by Petro-Canada Lubricants, HYDREX XV is a semi-synthetic […]

Exxon Will Push Hard for a Carbon Tax. What’s its Rationale?

ExxonMobil is saying that it now wants to lead a national effort to enact a carbon tax. While the oil giant has supported a carbon tax since 2009, its previous efforts have been tepid. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, however, that it wants to take the lead in this effort. What's the rationale?

Why Your Business Needs a Robust E-Waste Management System

Pollution from e-waste poses a major environmental challenge — and a legal risk to businesses, as well. The EPA estimates e-waste is growing at a rate of two to three times faster than any other regulated waste stream. This has prompted federal and state regulators to crack down on unsafe disposal and recycling of electronic equipment […]

Liquidity flows faster for aluminum swaps

Aluminum swaps have come a long way since August 9th 2013, when the first lots on the CME’s MW US Transaction futures contract were reported to have traded. By the end of May 2016, open interest for exchange traded CME premium contracts stood at 27,890 lots [735,250 mt], up 194% on year. Show More Summary

EEOC Weighs in on Pregnancy Related Limitations and Restrictions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revised its pregnancy-related limitations rules after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Young vs. UPS in 2015. The court ruled that employers must provide accommodations to pregnant women if the employer also does the same for workers with disabilities. Show More Summary

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