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Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility Offsets 5 Millions Tons GHG Emissions

Covanta has reached a deal with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority to continue operating its Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility waste-to-energy facility in Preston. The post Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility Offsets 5 Millions Tons GHG Emissions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Environmental Executive Moves: Land O’Lakes, BioAmber, Arcadis, Genoil, Aquatic Informatic

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. The post Environmental Executive Moves: Land O’Lakes, BioAmber, Arcadis, Genoil, Aquatic Informatic appeared first on Environmental Leader.

US border policy could curb travel amid already weak jet fuel demand

Uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s efforts to harden the US border could cut into business travel demand this year at a time when jet fuel demand is already quite weak, at least according to travel agents surveyed in the US and Europe this month. Show More Summary

Help Create New Waste Management Standards

ASTM International’s committee on waste management is seeking experts in several environmental management fields to help create five new standards related to waste treatment, recovery and reuse. The post Help Create New Waste Management Standards appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Climate Change Is More Than Warming

Modeling sustainability: population, inequality, consumption, and bidirectional coupling of the Earth and Human Systems Motesharrei, et. al., December 2016 (National Science Review) “Over the last two centuries, the impact of the Human System has grown dramatically, becoming strongly dominant within the Earth System in many different ways. Show More Summary

China Takes Global Wind Lead

China Leads Global Wind Power Installation in 2016 Staff, February 15, 2017 (Brink Asia) “China once again led the way globally in terms of installed wind power capacity in 2016, illustrating its continued commitment to reduce greenhouse...Show More Summary

Pruitt Working to Fix Chemical Backlog from Updated TSCA

Chemical manufacturers say a backlog of chemicals awaiting EPA approval is hurting business, and the US economy at large — and now the EPA is working to correct this problem. The post Pruitt Working to Fix Chemical Backlog from Updated TSCA appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Aussies Lead Charge To Solar+Storage

State Of Solar 2016: Globally And In Australia February 2017 (Climate Council of Australia) “Globally, solar photovoltaic (PV) power is surging on the back of scaled-up production and continually falling costs…Solar costs are now soShow More Summary

How Brexit Could Impact UK Ocean Energy

Impact of Brexit on the UK and European marine energy sector Andrew Williams, 21 February 2017 (Maritime Journal) “…Although the Brexit decision has certainly ruffled a lot of feathers amongst the political and media classes, early indications...Show More Summary

The Trials of VW Executives Continue

A Volkswagen AG compliance executive has pled not guilty to charges that he helped the automotive company cheat on its emissions. Five others have been indicted. The post The Trials of VW Executives Continue appeared first on Environmental Leader.

California Continues To Buck Trump Administration’s Environmental Policies

The Democratically-controlled California state legislature wants to "Preserve California" as a way to defeat any attempt by the Trump administration to rollback the state's clean air and clean water rules now in place. The post California Continues To Buck Trump Administration’s Environmental Policies appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Exxon’s New CEO Backs Carbon Tax Too

Exxon's new CEO Darren Woods has come out in favor of a carbon neutral carbon tax. How serious is he? The post Exxon’s New CEO Backs Carbon Tax Too appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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