A Gold Standard, high quality carbon reduction program, has to deliver significant social and welfare benefits to the community. Our time in the communities has revealed new and surprising additional social change. As is the case in many parts of East Africa, life in rural Kenya has very specific gender roles and traditions. The kitchen is the principal place for the African woman alone. The kids occasionally come in, either to help with a few kitchen cooking chores or to get a share of their meals. The male partners completely avoid the place and take their meals av/ay from the kitchen. However the introduction of the new clean stove technology form co2balance is starting to change these long held positions.
Treating air emissions at a major automotive manufacturer - Case Study
Project highlights and product features Alternative vapor treatment approach for 105,000-SCFM plant exhaust related to vehicle painting operations Eliminated auxiliary fuel use for emission control, a major element of attaining year 2020 CO2 emission reduction goals, nearly a decade ahead of schedule Equipment operates 24/7 to support continuous manufacturing operations Plant reconstruction scheduled for 2016 will adopt this technology on a wider scale New approach to VOC abatement A major international...
UK/Newmarket: Enabling Smart Infrastructure - Case Study
Introduction Anglian Water has set itself a goal to become more innovative and deliver superior service to its customers. It is building a "vision of what its future water company could look like" in order to be fit for AMP7. Part of this vision is a digital transformation and the application of smart data-driven technologies. In Newmarket Anglian Water have created a test bed for new technologies. GUTERMANN`s fixed network technology was tested there with the following...
Business must play its part as UK looks towards net zero emissions target
The government has signalled its commitment to strengthening the UK's commitment to fighting climate change by moving towards a net-zero emissions goal. This robust response follows publication of the IPCC Climate Change report, which warns that the world has 12 years to curb its greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid global warming reaching catastrophic levels. Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Claire Perry, has sought advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on: Setting a date for achieving net...
Why higher energy prices shouldn't be a shock and how to manage the impact
It should come as little surprise that wholesale energy prices are on the rise again and remain highly volatile. The wholesale energy market is heavily impacted by the oil market and so we have seen energy commodity costs tracking dramatically higher oil prices as that market recovers from the doldrums. At the time of writing (17 September 2018), power commodity prices were 50.26% % higher than just six months ago. On top of that, non energy/ third-party costs are also rising sharply and now account for up to 60%...
ISO 50001: latest revisions to energy standard explained
The ISO 50001 global energy management standard has been revised to better support the modern challenges faced by organisations in controlling rising energy costs and addressing climate change. BSI has introduced the new version (BS EN ISO 50001: 2018) to reflect changes in technology, knowledge and regulation since the original publication of the international energy standard in 2011. David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability for BSI, said: “Technology, the regulatory environment and scientific knowledge...