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What Will EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Impact Be On Business?

The official confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has implications across the business board, with the fossil fuel companies generally favoring his ideas while the hi-tech giants opposing them. The post What Will EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Impact Be On Business? appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Big Industry Supports Singapore’s Plans to Implement a Carbon Tax

Singapore has plans to implement a carbon tax starting in 2019 and big industry says that it supports the measure. Bloomberg is reporting that it would be Southeast Asia’s first such effort and that it would raise energy costs there....Show More Summary

Plastic Makers, Retailers Partner to Increase Plastic Film Recycling

Companies can increase plastic film recovery rates by consulting with plastic film recyclers when designing a new flexible film package. The post Plastic Makers, Retailers Partner to Increase Plastic Film Recycling appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Oil and the Golden Constant

Steve H. Hanke Since its recent high of almost $108/bbl in June 2014, we have witnessed a stunning collapse, and a subsequent bounce back, in the price of oil. In February 2016, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading at $26/bbl, a 76% plunge from its June 2014 high. Show More Summary

Monsanto Cuts GHG Emissions, Moves Closer to Carbon Neutrality

Monsanto achieved 89 percent of its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from crop protection operations by 22 percent (per pound of active ingredient) by 2020, according to its 2016 sustainability report. The post Monsanto Cuts GHG Emissions, Moves Closer to Carbon Neutrality appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Toyota Bets Big on Hydrogen Fleets

The automaker is investing millions in fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations as it bets on the death of the internal combustion engine. The post Toyota Bets Big on Hydrogen Fleets appeared first on Environmental Leader.

The Case for an Infrastructure Spending Splurge Rests on Shaky Foundations

Ryan Bourne As the chancellor prepares his Budget and US President Donald Trump shapes his economic plan, commentators are urging both to engage in significant new spending on transport infrastructure. The conventional case was articulated well by Times columnist Oliver Kamm last week. Show More Summary

Commercial-Residential Development Earns LEED Gold

The Chicago structures sourced local materials, recycled 75 percent of construction waste and include water-saving features such as low-flow fixtures and rainwater catchment, helping them achieve the green building certification. The post Commercial-Residential Development Earns LEED Gold appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Unilever’s Commitment to the Circular Economy is Going Straight Ahead

Unilever commitment to the circular economy is going straight ahead: By 2025, it says that all of its plastic packaging will be either reusable, recyclable or compostable. The post Unilever’s Commitment to the Circular Economy is Going Straight Ahead appeared first on Environmental Leader.

TODAY’S STUDY: Delivering Electricity Through The Cloud

Clearing a Path to the Cloud: U.S. Regulator Perspectives on Cloud Technologies February 2017 (Oracle Utilities) While utilities are starting to embrace cloud technologies, as determined in On Cloud Now, a study we undertook in early 2016, often the decision is not theirs alone to make. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 21: What Businesses Can Do About Climate Change; High Winds Rising In The Deep South; When Solar Stocks Will Come Back

What Businesses Can Do About Climate Change 5 Ways Businesses Are Tackling Climate Change; Businesses recognise that climate change will involve new technologies, operating models and investment landscapes that present particular challenges...Show More Summary

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