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Three Top Takeaways From The Bonn Climate Summit

3 things we learned at this week’s U.N. climate change meeting Joshua Busby, November 17, 2017 (Washington Post) “…[Three key things emerged from the just-completed global climate conference. First, the] status quo is stable, for now…[After...Show More Summary

Eye Tracking Shows EHS Managers What Leads to an Error on the Line

A new eye-tracking study, designed to understand how visual concentration can impact both the performance and the safety of workers, was able to identify what happens immediately before an error on the line occurs. The post Eye Tracking Shows EHS Managers What Leads to an Error on the Line appeared first on Environmental Leader.

World’s First Floating Wind Project Goes Online

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Powers Up off Scottish Coast Abby Harvey, October 20, 2017 (POWER Magazine) “…[Just off Scotland’s coast, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm] powered up October 18, delivering electricity to...Show More Summary

Sam Arons, Senior Lead of Energy & Infrastructure – Google

What are the greatest challenges Google is facing in coming years in terms of energy management? And how can you pursue a similar goal? The post Sam Arons, Senior Lead of Energy & Infrastructure – Google appeared first on Environmental Leader.

VW Commits $11.8BIL EV Spend In China

Volkswagen Group earmarking $11.8 billion to develop, build China electric cars November 15, 2017 (Reuters) “…[The Volkswagen-Audi Group] plans to spend $11.8 billion by 2025 to develop and manufacture all-electric and plug-in hybrid...Show More Summary

Vitro Glass Improves Processes to Accelerate Growth, Boost Environmental Performance

Implementing new technologies to improve the environmental performance of its glass manufacturing process has helped Vitro Architectural Glass accelerate the growth of its Fresno, CA, plant, the company says. Process improvements include The post Vitro Glass Improves Processes to Accelerate Growth, Boost Environmental Performance appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Enviro Groups: MD Industries Dismal in Terms of Stormwater Monitoring, Reporting

More than a third a the Maryland industrial facilities that reported stormwater discharge since 2014 exceeded pollution limits for potentially harmful chemicals, according to a report from The post Enviro Groups: MD Industries Dismal in Terms of Stormwater Monitoring, Reporting appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Big Thumbs Up For Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

An Inconvenient Sequel – the science, history, and politics of climate change; Al Gore’s new film is worth watching John Abraham, 15 November 2017 (UK Guardian) “…[Al Gore’s new movie An Inconvenient Sequel gets the science right] that...Show More Summary

Trends In Global New Energy Through 2040

World Energy Outlook 2017; Global shifts in the energy system 14 November 2017 (International Energy Agency) “…[Global energy needs are expected to] rise more slowly than in the past but still expand by 30% between today and 2040. This...Show More Summary

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions

Some of the world's leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing water usage, carbon emissions and energy consumption, as they work to mitigate the risks that come with The post Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Exhibit Progress toward Water, Carbon Reductions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

How Wind Energy Learned To Be Better

Lessons from the oil and gas industry could power wind energy’s future 16 November 2017 (Washington Post) “Innovation sometimes comes from surprising places. The leading edges of whale fins inspired the shape of wind turbine blades. A closer look at owl feathers has engineers thinking how to make blades quieter. Show More Summary

Strategic Waste Mgmt. planning under the EPA’S new regulations

Date/Time: December 13, 2:00pm ET On November 28, 2016, EPA published the updated Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule which will affect how hazardous waste generators track and manage hazardous waste and is aimed at improving the entire hazardous waste generator program. Show More Summary

The Secret To See-Through Solar

Transparent Solar Panels Slated To Innovate Green Energy; Researchers developed transparent solar panels that will turn every window into a power source: here’s how they did it. Mariana Cid de Leon Ovalle, November 2017 (BOSS Magazine) “…[T]ransparent...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Does New Energy threaten power reliability?

Is renewable energy threatening power reliability? Reliability concerns are merely a 'Chicken Little argument' fossil generators use to advance their interests, analysts say Herman K. Trabish, June 1, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note:...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the Colorado decoupling proposal united Xcel and distributed energy advocates

Colorado decoupling proposal unites Xcel, distributed energy advocates; Separating utility revenues from power sales would benefit efficiency and DERs, but some critics are worried about consumer costs Herman K. Trabish, June 7, 2017...Show More Summary

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