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Air & Climate

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased substantially since 1990, reaching their lowest level in 2012. The EU emitted 4,544 million tonnes of CO2 eq. in 2012, accounting for less than 10% of global GHG emissions1. Figure ...


Energy & Renewables

Sunbeams from Space Mirrors in dawn-dusk Polar Orbit feeding Solar fields on the ground for Low Cost Electricity

Sunbeams from Space Mirrors in dawn-dusk Polar Orbit feeding Solar fields on the ground for Low Cost Electricity

A Space Power Satellite capable of providing solar electric power economically for 24 hours per day has been a dream for decades. However, the SPS concept is very complex since it assumes multiple energy conversion steps and includes ...


Environmental Management

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates ...


Health & Safety

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of ...


Monitoring & Testing

Nutrient analysis system keeps wastewater plant in control case study

Nutrient analysis system keeps wastewater plant in control case study

Problem The Denver, Colo., Metro Wastewater Reclamation District wanted near real-time nutrient analysis for a very challenging headworks wastewater aeration process, consisting of a combination of centrate and RAS. The centrate and RAS ...


Soil & Groundwater

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation process successfully cleans >4,000 Tons of F3 and F4 hydrocarbon contaminated soils at a remote site in Alberta. The SEB process was employed when the subject soils would not respond well to a ...


Waste & Recycling

IPEX Plenumline Acid Waste System helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

IPEX Plenumline Acid Waste System helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. was founded in 1889 and currently enrolls close to 30,000 undergraduate students. Even from its historic beginning, this century old university has managed to remain 'modern1 in an effort to ...


Water & Wastewater

WWTP installs new affordable ortho-phosphorus analyzer to help contain escalating chemical costs - Case Study

WWTP installs new affordable ortho-phosphorus analyzer to help contain escalating chemical costs - Case Study

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources recommended a reduction in the state's phosphorus limit from 1 ppm to 0.05 ppm for inland lakes and streams (0.5 ppm for the Great Lakes) in efforts to improve water quality and reverse ...


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