The #Diversity of options for securing #Energy and #power available to an industrial #Energy manager today are vast and expanding. The complexity of these options is matched only by confusing billing structures. Here's a simple rubric for evaluating industrial #Energy supply, along with a critical
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One of the least #Energy efficient products in modern history, the incandescent light bulb, is about to be permanently retired in California as of Jan. 1, 2018, and in 2020 for the rest of
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China launched a cap-and-trade program this week that will initially just cover its electricity industry, which is powered mostly by coal-fired generation. In due course, it will expand and involve its #Transportation and industrial sectors.
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C&A Foundation will award nearly $1.8 million in grants to help bridge the gap between concept and implementation of circular economy business models.
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The US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board said on Tuesday that they have come up with a regulatory fix to the diesel emissions #scandal that has plagued Volkswagen.
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The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would #Change the Clean Power Plan that would require #Industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030.
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A number of breweries in northern England are making a craft beer, Toast Ale, by substituting part of the malt they would otherwise have used with leftover bread. The beer was conceptualized to make use of discarded
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The tax bill just reconciled by the US House and US Senate keeps the traditional benefits afforded all #Energy forms, including #oil and gas as well as #Wind and solar.
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Sustainability is a buzz word that continues to be thrown around in businesses of all sizes and in all industries, but what exactly does it mean for the restaurant industry? Imagine a restaurant that runs on
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Nicolette Bartlett, director of #carbon pricing at CDP, discusses the challenges and opportunities for companies around #carbon pricing.
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Although any number of trends surface in every #Industry every year, we've seen some obvious winners in 2017 that are driving environmental improvements across industries. Here are our top five:
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Intel, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Microsoft and IBM top the 2018 Forbes Just 100, a list of companies that outperform their peers on a number of metrics including worker and customer treatment, #Community engagement and environmental impact. Rounding out the top 10 are Accenture, Cisco Systems, Alphabet, Salesforce.com and Symantec. When ... Read more »
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Global #Leaders and international businesses joined hands in Paris this week to affirm their #Commitment to the global #climate treaty and to share the wealth with developing nations. Is it enough?
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A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Called “The Livestock Levy: Are Regulators Considering Meat ... Read more »
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A recent study from Transparency Market Research shows that the global fiber-based #Packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% in terms of revenue by 2025, Packaging World reported. Based on the market’s current valuation, TMR predicts it will become $383.5 billion by the end of 2025. ... Read more »
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A new study from Drexel University found that consumers are open to the idea of foods made from surplus ingredients, often termed value-added surplus products (VASP). While the macro-economic benefits of VASP seem clear, the trash-adjacent quality could make people reluctant to consume such products. Drexel researchers decided to ... Read more »
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Exxon Mobil Corp. said on Monday that it is moving forward with a plan to reveal to its stakeholders how it expects #Climate Change will #Impact its #Business plans going forward.
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The deadline to submit products and projects to the Environmental Leader Awards and Energy Manager Today Awards is Friday, Dec. 15. (Note: these great quotes could be about YOU)
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Researchers at the City College of New York (CCNY) claim the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is releasing misleading information claiming waste-to-energy is a false path to zero waste, and it could lead to “more #Waste going into #Landfills than ever before.” The report says the GAIA has ... Read more »
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Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan's future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would "replace" the proposal and not "repeal" it altogether, others are questioning his true intent.
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Online freight pricing platform Freightos plans to introduce #carbon dioxide footprint estimates as well as a suite of free CO2 calculation tools for customers and third parties, the American Journal of Transportation reported. Freightos, which has offices across Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East, was established in 2011 ... Read more »
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The #solar#Industry gathered in Washington on Wednesday to make their case over proposed tariffs on imported #solar equipment -- something that will definitely #Impact#Energy decisions at commercial operations.
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The amount of #carbon dioxide emissions from the #Transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. The shift that started last year reveals the challenges to cutting #Transportation emissions as well as new ... Read more »
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Food standards in the UK may suffer as a result of Brexit, a new report says, resulting in "seismic implications."
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A partnership among 10 top automakers called Drive Sustainability announced plans to set up a Raw Materials Observatory as a way to identify and address ethical, environmental, human, and labor rights issues in the sourcing of raw #Materials within the industry. Representatives from approximately 70 automotive companies, automotive suppliers, NGOs ... Read more »
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The American Hotel ' Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the results from a 12-week series of #Food#Waste reduction pilot projects. At the same time, the association published a toolkit aimed at helping properties and brands meet their goals to combat #Food waste. Hotel properties that included a mix of ... Read more »
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In Los Angeles, the owners of older non-ductile concrete buildings have known about a law requiring seismic retrofits for two years. Now, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety is sending them #Compliance notifications, Engineering News-Record reported. Owners must get the #Compliance ball rolling with engineers within three years. ... Read more »
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The US House voted overwhelmingly to fund the clean up of browsfield sites until 2022. But critics say that the $200 million annual allocation is not nearly enough to help clean up polluted industrial sites.
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Despite its promises to #Wind down the ethanol requirement, the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that #oil companies must blend slightly more biofuels into their gasoline, prompting the #oil#Industry to lash out and the biofuel companies to applaud the move.
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Rodney Williams and Ryan O’Hara from ABM’s electrical and lighting solutions discuss retrofits and the future of lighting.
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Businesses testified at EPA’s only hearing so far on the Clean Power Plan that they want it either repealed or replaced with something more “achievable.”
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California and Quebec have expanded a cap-and-trade program between them designed to cut CO2 emissions — one that the two jurisdictions say resulted in raising $850 million in proceeds.
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Business Sector Media has announced a partial list of judges for the Energy Manager Today and Environmental Leader Product ' Project Awards. To date, master practitioners from 20 companies including Best Buy, Kellogg, Marriott and Tesla have jumped aboard to help score product and project nominations and appoint winners. The ... Read more »
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Several #oil companies have said that they would cut their methane emissions, acknowledging that doing so would help fight #climate change. In doing so, they will be transparent while pushing for meaningful regulations.
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President Trump said that one reason the United States will withdraw from the Paris #climate agreement is that developing countries won’t make the same commitments as this country has done. Fair statement?
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Despite an #oil spill that could have dampened the prospects of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Nebraska regulators approved a key portion of the line that would go through that state. The 3-to-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission would allow TransCanada to build
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Governments of the two largest cocoa-producing countries - Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana - pledged themselves to "Frameworks for Action" with leading chocolate and cocoa companies at COP23 last week. The countries agreed to work with some of the biggest
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Asian grocery chain T&T Supermarkets Inc. is expanding its pilot project of operating an on-site #Food digester system to treat #Organic#Waste generated by one of its supermarkets. Previously, the supermarket relied on daily disposal to
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What are the greatest challenges Google is facing in coming years in terms of #Energy management? And how can you pursue a similar goal?
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