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Railserve Locomotive Uses 50% Less Diesel

Fairmount Santrol has deployed a Railserve Leaf Gen-Set locomotive at its Roff, Oklahoma, resin-coating plants. The locomotive uses 50 percent less diesel fuel in less time to move six times the number of railcars around the two Roff property plants, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 84 percent and improving air quality. The new […]

Durability ‘Most Important Green Building Product Attribute’

Durability is the most important characteristic associated with building products in general and green building products in particular, according to the findings of a blind survey of US architects commissioned by PPG Industries. TheShow More Summary

SolarCity, Nest to Energy Regulators: Open the Grid

Rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries, smart thermostats, home automation. All are sources of energy, capacity, and reliability for the power grid. So say the engineers who’ve built them -- and so say the customers buying them. Now if only the regulators would move as fast as the engineers and customers. read more

HECLOT Achieves CO2 Capture Rate up to 90%, ITRI Says

Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan’s largest high-tech applied research institutions, says its high efficiency calcium looping technology (HECLOT), a calcium looping technology, can achieve a carbon capture rate of up to 90 percent. Show More Summary

Grid Modernization and Public Lands

During my career I have worked as an advocate for protecting wild places and creatures as well as a proponent of sustainable energy development. While there has seldom been conflict between these two goals, the overshadowing issue of global climate change has forced them together in unexpected ways. read more

Free LEED Exam Prep Course

GreenCE has launched what it says is the industry’s first free LEED Exam Prep program to educate design professionals about green building principles and the LEED rating system. The LEED Exam Prep course features video, animation, music, and case studies. The US Green Building Council last November released its LEED v4 rating system, which utilize […]

Biobased Materials, Chemicals Funding on the Rise

The biobased materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28...Show More Summary

Benefits of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable, Drop for Drop

Since the EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan in June, the plan has been a hot topic in every state. In Texas alone, the state has held a joint regulatory agency hearing and two days of legislative hearings. Unfortunately, in both cases, the general tone of testimony was that of Chicken Little. read more

Environmental Executive Moves: Newalta, GBI, Nexant, Bosque Systems

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Newalta: The provider of industrial waste management and environmental services’ board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer. Show More Summary

EIRP or not EIRP? That is the question.

The snappily-named  4G/TV Co-existence Oversight Board – on which I sit as the consumer person – is monitoring the work of the mobile sector to ensure that 800 MHz used for 4G does not interfere with the capacity of Freeview users to obtain their television service. The good news is that, as I’ve previously reported […]

EVANGELICALS IN ‘CREATION CARE’ CLIMATE FIGHT

Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms Kelsey Dallas, October 18, 2014 (Deseret News) “For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. Show More Summary

OneSource Freight Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Transportation and logistics provider OneSource Freight has joined SERI’s R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizes leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and nonprofits organizations. OneSource Freight hasShow More Summary

ITU taps China's Houlin Zhao as its new secretary-general

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is set to begin a new chapter after naming China's Houlin Zhao as its next secretary-general during the ITU's 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, in the Republic of Korea.

Are Declining Oil Prices Increasing the Risks to OPEC, U.S. Energy Security or Clean Fuels Supplies?

The growing decline of world crude oil prices could benefit most consumers and international economies. However, can the declining market prices for crude oil also end up creating significant and real risks to oil suppliers or current clean energy policies? read more

E-Stewards Launches Online E-Waste Trading Platform

The Basel Action Network has launched an online trading platform that will allow businesses to recycle used electronics with e-waste recyclers certified to the e-Stewards Standard. The launch of the e-Stewards Marketplace, developedShow More Summary

Resumption in growth of digital radio listening

The Government has stated that a decision on a date for digital switchover of radio will not be determined until two conditions are met: that DAB coverage is equivalent to FM (which is why the broadcasters are rolling out more and more coverage) and that at least 50% of all radio listening is on digital […]

ADVANCED WIND-MAKERS MAKANI, SHEERWIND READY DEMOS

Minnesota wind energy firm Sheerwind looking to test technology in Hawaii Duane Shimogawa, October 16, 2014 (Pacific Business News) and Google-owned Makani to test wind technology on Hawaii's Big Island October 9, 2014 (Pacific Business...Show More Summary

RB Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill in ENA

Health and hygiene company RB, whose brands include Calgon, Woolite, Clearasil and others, has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill in Europe and North America. Outside of this region, more than 60 percent of RB’s factories globally have achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, the company says. Show More Summary

Verizon's FiOS growth continues to level off as market penetration matures

Verizon may have continued to add more FiOS Internet and video customers in the third quarter, but those gains were lower than what it reported in the same period a year ago, illustrating that it is continuing to reach the upper limits of penetration in its existing 13-state region.

Will Improved Energy Efficiency Lead to Increased Energy Consumption in the Developing World? Quite Possibly

A new report from the US Breakthrough Institute provides evidence that historical improvements in the energy efficiency of lighting, steel and electricity production have led to greater energy consumption that would have been the case in the absence of those improvements. read more

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