Bob Bishop The following guest post comes from Bob Bishop, nuclear guru and former general counsel at NEI: Each year, hundreds of university students from around the country participate in local, regional and national debate tournaments. Show More Summary
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes nine items. The Department of the Interior yesterday released an updated draft proposal that it says establishes...Show More Summary
Aker Solutions has won a contract to perform the world’s first tests for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from a cement production plant. The CO2 technology company won the award from Norcem, in cooperation with the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA). It did not disclose the contract’s value. Aker Solutions says it will perform long-term testing [...]
Gas and coal power plants equipped with carbon capture, transport and storage technology have the potential to be cost competitive with other low-carbon power generation in the UK by the early 2020s, according to a government task force report. The CCS Cost Reduction Task Force’s final report says power plants with CCS technology could deliver [...]
US power plants cut emissions from nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, according to data from the Energy Information Administration and the EPA. In 2011, power plant NOx and SO2 emissions were 70 percent and 72 percent lower, respectively, than they were in 1990 when [...]
The Innovation Center for US Dairy has published a guide to help dairy companies and farms measure and report on sustainability. The Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for US Dairy identifies indicators for assessing dairy sustainability and communicating results. Show More Summary
Shipping pollution from sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrous oxides (NOx) along busy trade routes can equal carbon dioxide-driven ocean acidification, a study says. Sulfur in marine fuel oil and atmospheric nitrogen create SOx and NOx in the exhaust gases from ships. According to the research paper that will be published in the journal Geophysical Research [...]
Cloud-based safety data sheet (SDS) and chemical data management company SiteHawk has expanded its chemical indexing services to 32 languages. The company says the expansion is in response to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as well as customer and market needs to index or catalog chemical data in multiple languages to support workplace safety and [...]
Despite widespread global use of payments for ecosystem services, more can be done to share information and learning garnered from such projects, according to research published in the journal Ecosystem Services. In Payments for ecosystem...Show More Summary
Avoiding the 'Energy Abyss' John Hofmeister doesn’t call it ‘peak oil,’ instead he calls it the ‘energy abyss,’ the point at which the global economy ceases to grow because the oil industry can no longer meet demand. Hofmeister is the...Show More Summary
It surely complicates the challenging tasks we face, with regard to resource management and environmental stewardship, that much of the public doesn't trust government or energy to solve our important problems.
Emotional Response to Climate Change Influences Whether We Seek or Avoid Further Information May 15, 2013 (Science Daily) “Sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening, but 46 percent say they are "very sure" or "extremely sure" that it is not. Show More Summary
Siemens study: Europe can save EUR 45 billion in its pursuit of renewables May 15, 2013 (Siemens) “Building and expanding renewable energy installations in the wrong locations is costing EUR 45 billion in unnecessary investment…Potential...Show More Summary
Kuwait’s solar journey comes to light Jenny Muirhead/Heba Hashem, May 10, 2013 (CSP Today) “…Despite being the third-biggest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kuwait’s long-standing dependency on fossil...Show More Summary
Wind energy dropped 1,500 MW due to withdrawal of incentives; Association asks govt to restore generation-based incentives and accelerated depreciation for the industry May 16, 2013 (Press Trust of India via Business Standard) “…Indian...Show More Summary
Demand response (DR) programs, which aim to achieve stability on the grid by ensuring that demand does not exceed supply of electric power, have been offered to many electric customers in the United States for decades. In the last ten years, utilities and grid operators have adopted new technologies and practices to move demand resources Continue reading ?
On May 15, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a session at the Nuclear Energy Assembly titled Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Supplying the Nuclear Energy Industry in the 21st Century. The panel discussion was moderated by John Hamre, President and CEO of Center for Strategic and International Studies. Participants included E. James Ferland, President [...]Show More Summary
Due to the rapidly increasing global demand for electrical energy, managing power transmission and distribution has become one of today’s most complex challenges. Most power grids, however, designed and built decades ago are struggling to cope with these new requirements. A smart transformation is required. via www.esi-africa.com | Dawn of transparent and versatile power grids.
Time for a tar sands reality check.Here's the top 10 reasons Canada needs to rethink their unrelenting desire to expand tar sands operations.
What’s a harried grid operator to make of the smart grid as it exists today? So far, we’ve got a lot of smart meters (with or without connections to grid network operations centers), a lot of transmission and distribution grid systems built as one-off, siloed solutions, and perhaps some demand response programs to get power Continue reading ?