energy efficiency regulation Articles

  • Brackish Water as a Resource

    There’s a great deal of talk and debate about the value of treating brackish water, or water that is more saline than fresh water, but not quite as saline as seawater. Brackish water can result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in surface waters such as estuaries or other watery ecosystems, or it can occur underground in aquifers. Salinity Levels Although ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Regulation of water service and efficient use of water

    This report highlights the need for policies targeted to sustainable use of water, which, at the same time, affect water service providers and the environment. Experience from several European countries can help us to identify efficient regulation mechanisms and the effect they could have on the Italian water sector. Some elements of United Kingdom regulation and some of the energy regulation in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficient aeration system boosts energy savings

    A new efficient aeration system saves the Ontario, Ore., wastewater treatment facility $47,000 annually in energy costs. Besides giving this community a financial boost, the new system netted additional equipment cost savings by cutting aeration horsepower by more than half at the plant. The environmentally conscious city, located in the Oregon/Idaho border area, is meeting all of its effluent ...

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • European regulation of standby energy consumption: the case of LCD-TVs and TFT-monitors

    This paper describes an example of a regulatory sustainability impact assessment that relates to energy saving and climate protection: recently the European Union has adopted a framework directive on requirements of the ecodesign of Energy-using Products (EuP). An implementing measure on standby energy consumption based on this directive is expected in 2008. Manufacturers of LCD-TVs and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Education, regulations to drive green innovation

    “Green washing,” politics and changing regulations are hot button issues for the green industry, experts said during a Daily Transcript executive roundtable. With many companies claiming to offer “green” products and no central source of regulated information, consumers are often left with little information. The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) recently ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Manifesto for a resource-efficient Europe

    In a world with growing pressures on resources and the environment, the EU has no choice but to go for the transition to a resource-efficient and ultimately regenerative circular economy. Our future jobs and competitiveness, as a major importer of resources, are dependent on our ability to get more added value, and achieve overall decoupling, through a systemic change in the use and recovery of ...

  • Duke energy empowers EH&S sustainability and efficiency in support of corporate expansion

    Duke Energy is a leading multinational company that serves 3.9 million residents in the United States alone. Since 1904, the company has grown to employ over 18,000 people with operations across North and South America.  One key to its success has been its commitment to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) for sustainability management – evident in the 2007 publication of Duke Energy’s first ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Energy efficiency in water distribution systems - A path to an ideal network - AGS experience

    Water utilities’ responsibility to deliver quality and reliable service under a sustainable basis requires an increasingly efficient management and therefore an asset management strategy that ensures high levels of service, safe and reliable drinking-water quality and an appropriate network performance. In Portugal, IAM gave a step forward with a recent Portuguese decree law (Decreto-Lei ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Duke energy empowers EH&S sustainability and efficiency in support of corporate expansion

    Duke Energy is a leading multinational company that serves 3.9 million residents in the United States alone. Since 1904, the company has grown to employ over 18,000 people with operations across North and South America. One key to its success has been its commitment to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) for sustainability management – evident in the 2007 publication of Duke Energy's first ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Energy evaluation and treatment efficiency of vacuum membrane distillation for brackish water desalination

    Strict environmental regulations have led to the rapid development of membrane separation technologies for the production of potable water, for industrial water supply, and for the reuse and discharge of treated wastewater. Promotion of water recycling and the provision of potable water from brackish water prevent significant negative effects on the environment and drinking water supplies. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurements and Standards to Support Increased Energy Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

    “The world is facing twin energy-related threats: that of not having adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordable prices and that of environmental harm caused by consuming too much of it.” Daniel Hecker, economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2005 Buildings in the U.S. consume 72 percent of all electrical energy produced in this country. Emissions associated with ...

  • Efficient Wastewater cleaning for Insulin Production

    Insulin production using biotechnology is now a standard procedure, but it leads to a high level of contaminated wastewater due to tensides which are difficult to break down. A solution provided by EnviroChemie shows how production wastewater output with varying levels of contamination and toxicity can be cleaned efficiently. It combines aerobic and anaerobic steps as well as a low-temperature ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • TOC analyser improves lab efficiency

    Leading instrumentation company HACH LANGE is helping a number of key customers save valuable time and costs with its new IL550 TOC-TN analyser. TOC analysis is vitally important in applications ranging from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water, to agricultural soils, contaminated land and food. HACH LANGE analysers therefore offer a range of options ...


  • DCL Catalyst Meets Stringent California Regulations

    Enticed by a grant offered by the state of California’s Energy Commission, Tideland Oil Production Co. of Southern California ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Spectra energy`s EPASS achieves efficiencies tracking GHG data with integrated EHS platform

    As the cleanest burning conventional fuel, natural gas has an important and growing role to play in a low carbon 21st century energy economy. Spectra Energy is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies and dedicated to advancing the environmental attributes of this clean, efficient and domestically abundant resource. The company's leaders recognize that building ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Redesigning wastewater infrastructure to improve resource efficiency

    Resource efficiency of wastewater management is a question of optimizing at the same time the management of resources in wastewater (e.g. water), the resources spent on treatment and transport (e.g. energy), the natural resources to protect (e.g. the receiving waters), and the anthropogenic resources (e.g. capital). For instance, wastewater can be treated to any given quality, but only at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Optimize Oxidation Systems for Efficient Operation

    Emphasis on air management within converting-process dryers and ovens is critical to the design of pollution-control systems for treating exhausts containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Efficient air management allows the pollution-control system to be optimally sized to meet the needs of the process. Good process control further defines the emission stream by avoiding the need for large ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Case study - Flexographic printer: efficient emissions

    Problem Control of air emissions has become an important issue that flexible packaging converters must consider when changing or upgrading equipment. Robbie Manufacturing of Lenexa, KS, a producer of printed shrink films, bags and pouches for a diverse range of applications, addressed its emissions in 1991 and 1996 by investing in two catalytic oxidizers to control the EPA-regulated air ...

  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

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