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Air & Climate

Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

It is widely accepted that the UNFCCC mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) will need to provide a wide range of social, environmental and governance benefits to achieve permanent greenhouse gas ...


Energy & Renewables

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Part 1: Finding the right partners for Noor II and III When the Request For Qualifications [RFQ] for Noor II and III came out we started talking to companies we knew well through our experience with Torresol and Shams.  However, this ...


Environmental Management

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

When I started to work in the area of sustainability, I had no idea what a materiality assessment was, and what all the acronyms like GRI and SASB meant. It occurred to me I probably wasn’t the only one, and now that materiality ...


Health & Safety

Health and safety at work: companies shift their attitude

Health and safety at work: companies shift their attitude

From reaction to incidents to the development of a corporate culture: the approach to occupational health and safety is changing all over the world; managing health & safety at work is crucial to North Americans to preserve the ...


Monitoring & Testing

Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions

Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions

Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in ...


Soil & Groundwater

The Future For Fracking

The Future For Fracking

Summary Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. The future of ...


Waste & Recycling

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Is waste a problem or a resource? Waste is both, depending on what we do with it. It is a problem because it can affect people’s health and the environment. For example, landfills are an important source of methane emissions, which ...


Water & Wastewater

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying  biological wastewater treatment system

ABSTRACT Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake ...


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