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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.

Green Buildings: Energy Concerns Power Their Way To The Top

When the US Green Buildings Council announced its Top 10 States for LEED this year, it found that the desire to become low energy users to be a primary concern. The post Green Buildings: Energy Concerns Power Their Way To The Top appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Smart Water Meters May Become the Hot New Thing

Gwinnett County, Georgia is taking part in a water program that could become a harbinger of the future: The Global Cities Team Challenge is smart city project that will employ so-called smart water meters that help crews and find and fix water leaks sooner than in the past. The post Smart Water Meters May Become the Hot New Thing appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Trump’s Energy Policy: Promise or Peril?

Robert L. Bradley Jr., Adele Morris, Catrina Rorke, Peter Russo In the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump said that he would stop Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, “cancel” the 2015 Paris Accord on greenhouse gases, and end what he called “the war on coal.” Now, the President says, is the time for action. Show More Summary

RFA accentuates the positive as America’s ethanol awaits Trump effect

When Bob Dinneen stepped up to address the National Ethanol Conference this week, the house was packed. The CEO and president of the Renewable Fuels Association is an undoubted highlight of the event, bringing his passion and energyShow More Summary

Hefty Energy Bag Programs Helps Companies Reach Zero Waste Goals

A program that converts hard-to-recycle plastics into energy, launched last fall in the Omaha, Nebraska area, plans to expand across the US. The post Hefty Energy Bag Programs Helps Companies Reach Zero Waste Goals appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Lightweight Food & Beverage Packaging Saves Money, Reduces Carbon Emissions

Sustainable packaging, especially in the beverage industry, is a top food packaging trend for 2017. The post Lightweight Food & Beverage Packaging Saves Money, Reduces Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

US Ranks No. 2 in Sustainable Energy Policies

The World Bank’s global policy scorecard suggests there are business opportunities for private companies in helping governments achieve their carbon emissions targets. The post US Ranks No. 2 in Sustainable Energy Policies appeared first on Environmental Leader.

New Refrigeration Rules May Provide Business Opportunities

The EPA is expecting emissions to fall now that it has implemented its Refrigerant Management Program The post New Refrigeration Rules May Provide Business Opportunities appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Infrastructure Fix Should Face Changing Climate

Climate change tied to nation's infrastructure needs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), February 22, 2017 (The Hill) “…[T]he combination of extreme weather and crumbling infrastructure…[at Northern California’s Oroville Dam] threatened...Show More Summary

Grid Operator Says ‘Gimme More Ocean Wind!’

Offshore Wind Push; Researchers show US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costs Tracey Bryant, February 21, 2017 (University of Delaware UDaily) “Injecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the U.S. Show More Summary

Marines Assault Old Energy In $80 Million Solar Build

These Marines Beat the Odds to Build a Solar Energy Fund Jeremy Quittner, February 22, 2017 (Fortune) “As marines, Rye Barcott and Dan McCready had plenty of experience performing under pressure, but neither had much knowledge about the high stakes world of investing and finance. Show More Summary

Cars With Plugs Face Fight With Agro-Oil Alliance

Big Corn courts Big Oil to combat electric car threat Chris Prentice, February 21, 2017 (Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch) “A biofuels lobbying group says it wants to work with the oil industry to fight the threat to both from subsidies...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Set to Achieve LEED Platinum, an NFL, MLS Stadium First

The Atlanta Falcon’s new stadium is expected to save 29 percent in energy usage compared to a typical stadium design and has a 680,000-gallon cistern for water recapture and reuse. The post Mercedes-Benz Stadium Set to Achieve LEED Platinum, an NFL, MLS Stadium First appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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