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Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban
Quantitative and qualitative analysis conducted in Massachusetts indicates growth in employment and revenues after implementation of the commercial organics waste ban. Reducing disposal of food materials, and driving food to higher and better uses, are increasingly top priorities all across America and internationally. Wasting food wastes resources that could be put to a much better use, whether to feed people, produce animal feed, or create valuable products and energy through composting or anaerobic digestion....
Green Buildings: Economics and Policies
Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. Thus a growing array of building sector policies have been implemented in the United States and other countries aimed at energy efficienc...
North Dakota To Study Technical And Economic Feasibility Of CCS
On August 10, 2016, Red Trail Energy, LLC, a North Dakota ethanol producer, announced that it, along with the Energy & Environmental Research Center, had been awarded $490,000 to examine the integration of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The study will consist of installing and operating a commercial CCS system in a facility producing approximately 63 million gallons of ethanol and 180,000 tons of CO2, and tracking the technical and economic parameters required. The total project is expected to cost $980,000....
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption
Efficiency-promoting policies can go a long way toward sustainably boosting growing economies. The world is using its natural resources at an ever-increasing rate. Worldwide, annual extraction of primary materials — biomass, fossil fuels, metal ores and minerals — tripled between 1970 and 2010. People in the richest countries now consume up to 10 times more resources than those in the poorest nations. Clearly, if the developing world is to enjoy a similar standard of living to that of the developed...
Operational strategy, economic and environmental performance of sludge treatment reed bed systems – ...
Sludge treatment reed bed (STRB) systems have been used for dewatering and mineralisation of sludge in Europe since 1988. STRB systems provide substantial environmental, economic, and operational benefits compared to mechanical sludge dewatering solutions such as belt presses and centrifuges. They require less energy, no chemicals, reduce the sludge volume and produce bio solids with dry solid contents up to 20–40% under Danish climate conditions, depending on the sludge quality. Experience has shown that sludge...