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Market Advances Make Paris Pullback a Tough Job for Trump, says EDF

American business says it is committed to carbon reduction and green technologies. What kind of impact will this have on President Trump?

P&G Circular Economy Partnership Creates World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic

Procter & Gamble, in partnership with recycling and environmental management companies TerraCycle and Suez, have developed what they say is the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25 percent recycled beach plasti...

Internet of Things Driving Efficiency Gains Across Industries

Honeywell and Intel collaborate on IoT for retail, logistics industries; Fetzer installs Apana’s IoT system to improve water management.

Mann v. National Review

Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Thomas Berry Michael Mann is a climate scientist and researcher whose work has been at the center of the global warming debate for decades. After emails came to light concerning Mann’s statistical methods,...Show More Summary

How Does Geography Figure Into the Full Cost of Electricity?

To determine the full cost of electricity, you have to account for geographical factors

Tire-Derived Carbon Manufacturer Plans Expansion, ASTM Develops Recovered Carbon Black Standard

Boulder Industries’ new facility will divert 50 million pounds of waste from entering landfills each year and produce 7 million pounds of tire-derived carbon by the end of the year.

Statoil Deploys Methane Monitoring Technology to Reduce Emissions, Waste

The global oil and gas industry loses about $30 billion of natural gas a year from methane leaks at dispersed sites.

How Big Data Can Reduce Corporate Food Waste

BioHiTech, EnviroPure Systems, Emerson and AT&T have launched new products that use big data to help customers better manage food waste, reducing hauling costs and report on their sustainability efforts.

Carbon Emissions from Transport Sector Exceed Those from Power Sector

The transportation sector is now putting out more carbon dioxide emissions than does the power sector that generates electricity. That’s according to the monthly review of the US Energy Information Administration, which says that carbon releases from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through... Read more »

The Heat Stayed On In 2016

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. Chris Mooney, January 18, 2017 (Washignton Post) “…[T]wo leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on...Show More Summary

Three Ways Solar Will Grow

3 Predictions For Solar Energy in 2017 Sarah Kezer, January 18, 2017 (Mother Earth News) “Renewable energy sources are expected to make up 80 percent of the new electricity-generation capacity in the U.S. during 2017…The solar industry...Show More Summary

North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open

Feds move ahead with plans for huge 'wind farm' off Kitty Hawk January 19, 2017 (WRAL Tech Wire) “The federal government plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm…[Bidding will open...Show More Summary

Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely

How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It; ‘Rideables’ are likely to speed up adoption of self-driving technology, turn transportation into a service Christopher Mims, January 15, 2017 (Wall Street Journal) “…[W]ith...Show More Summary

Can Saudi Arabia Survive With Oil Below $60?

With the OPEC production deal holding, at least for the moment, questions have now arisen over how prospects look for the cartel’s biggest producer. It’s been a strange few years for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as its endured budget...Show More Summary

Moonshots? Earth is in the Most in Need of a Shot

On the eve of a Trump administration we would be wise to harken back to the words of President Kennedy. The term moonshot entered popular lexicon in 1961 when Kennedy announced the goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of theShow More Summary

Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Lead Electric Capacity Additions in Mexico

Natural gas is Mexico’s largest source of electricity generation, accounting for 54% of the country’s generation in 2015, up from 34% in 2005. According to Mexico’s national energy ministry (SENER), more than 60% of Mexico’s electric...Show More Summary

GOP tax reform and what’s at stake for the oil industry

This blog post was written in collaboration with John Kingston, the Director of Global Market Insights for S&P Global. The U.S. still imports a lot of crude oil. It also now exports crude oil. It’s also the world’s biggest exporter of petroleum products. Show More Summary

World Bank Group Auctions Carbon Credits to Businesses

Companies are going ahead and participating in carbon exchange markets despite the signals they may be getting from a change in presidential administrations on Friday. The World Bank Group just allocated $13 million in auction to give them the right to sell their carbon credits at a fixed price. The... Read more »

Marcellus Shale Basin: Wealth of Natural Gas is Attracting Manufacturers and More Carbon

The Marcellus Shale basin that encompasses a number of states and especially those in the Mid Atlantic region is bringing in new riches — and more pollution. That’s according to the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which says natural gas production in Pennsylvania will nearly double by 2030 to meet growing demand.... Read more »

Energy Department Can’t Find a Home for Nuclear Waste

Where on earth to store nuclear waste is now a hot issue, no pun intended. Canada is having the debate as is the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy now says it will miss another deadline set under a 1995 agreement to remove nuclear waste now stored in Idaho.... Read more »

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