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EPA Grants First Underground Injection Permits to FutureGen for Illinois Project

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 3, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted the first-ever Class VI underground injection permits for carbon dioxide to FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc., which plans to construct an innovative near zero-emission, coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois. In a statement released Sept. 2, the EPA said it approved a permit proposal for the ...

Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50% by 2020 recycling target, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, ...

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

by Oak Ridge National Laboratory  (Aug. 27, 2014)

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a ...

`WTH IS CHP`? ENER-G publishes Guide to Energy Industry Acronyms

by ENER-G  (Jul. 27, 2014)

A guide to the energy industry's most baffling acronyms has been published by cogeneration specialist ENER-G to improve customers' understanding of combined heat and power " CHP is a complex technology and there's a long list of other associated industry abbreviations ...

Ending the Throwaway Society

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the ...

2014 One Water Leadership Summit Two Rivers, Two Cities, Two States, One Water – Kansas City, MO September 15-17, 2014

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jul. 31, 2014)

Shifting the paradigm to one water management, the U.S. Water Alliance will hold the 5th annual One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, in Kansas City, MO on September 15-17.  The Summit will look at the many ways water unites us and ways we can unite its many silos. As a focal point for the national dialogue on resource recovery and green ...

GAO Urges Review of Risks From Disposing Of Oil, Gas Wastewater Into Injection Wells

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency should review emerging risks related to the disposal in underground injection wells of wastewater from oil and gas activities, according to a report released July 28 by the Government Accountability Office. Overall, safeguards in place at the ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 26, 2014)

Following the one year mark since the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port ...

Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems Will Reach Nearly $3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Aug. 12, 2014)

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment that uses the energy associated with the thermally conditioned air being exhausted from a building to precondition the incoming air. ERVs, which offer many advantages for both improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduced energy ...

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