environmental regulations Articles

  • Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal

    Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort. Take, for instance, Narragansett Bay, located on the north side of the Rhode Island Sound. Located near some of America’s oldest settlements, the bay has ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Notes on environmental regulation and growth

    This paper looks at the costs of regulating the environment on economic growth in a model that has increasing returns to scale in production at lower levels of development. It concludes that these costs are low, as are the costs of moving from a non-optimal regulatory policy to an optimal one. The implied shape of the Environmental Kuznets Curve may have one or two humps, but this depends upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

    Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Opinion: Environmental regulation in the 21st century

    INTRODUCTION I start with a statement of the obvious. The aim of environmental regulation is to produce measurable improvements in the environment. But how much environmental regulation expresses the desired environmental outcome? How much, on the other hand, sets out the regulatory process? Not enough of the former, too much of the latter. That unremarkable statement of aim is at the ...


  • The Difficulties With Attaining Compliance With Environmental Regulations

    If you are an environmental compliance manager today with college age children you are probably encouraging them to become dentists or orthodontists, and not to follow in your footsteps as an environmental compliance manager.  Arguably one of the toughest positions today is being responsible for managing environmental compliance at an ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Voluntary Environmental Investment and Responsive Regulation

    Instances of corporate voluntary environmental investments have been rising in recent years. Motivations for such activities include corporate image building, regulatory preemption, and production cost savings. While some of these investments arise from industry attempts to set environmental standards where none currently exist, many investments seem to be aimed at reducing the costs of complying ...


    By Springer

  • The complexities of environmental regulation: the example of the Brazilian Amazon

    International concern over deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon motivated the G-7 to initiate a Pilot Programme for this region in 1990. It was based on a positive assessment of the changes in Brazilian environmental policy. The preparations for the programme and the implementation of its projects met with considerable difficulties. These included domestic opposition to environmental regulation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Review: Environmental Assessment. The Regulation of Decision Making

    Environmental Assessment. The Regulation of Decision Making, by Jane Holder. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004. 371pp. ISBN 0-19-826772-XKeywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spanish Regulation 2090/2008 on environmental liability

    Regulation 2090/2008 that partially develops Law 26/2007 on Environmental Liability, establishes the methodological basis not only to remedy Environmental Damage caused, but also to create a Financial Guarantee to cover such damage. This regulation gives us a clearer definition of the scope of environmental liability and excludes the so-called “traditional damages” referring to human health and ...

  • Environmental regulation and corporate strategies in the fertiliser industry

    A major restructuring process is taking place in the international fertiliser industry driven by the introduction of stricter environmental regulation in advanced countries and the expansion of local production capabilities in developing countries. The paper will analyse patterns of corporate adjustment in the fertiliser industry. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics of the fertiliser ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Regulations and Stockholders` Wealth: An Empirical Examination

    HYPOTHESIS: Null hypothesis: The sample average of the market model cumulative prediction error is equal to zero for any given holding period.  Pass-Through Hypothesis: The presence of competing firms unaffected by the announcement event (foreign exporting firms) would inhibit cost-pass through, since consumers simply switch to competitors in response to higher prices, and stockholders would ...


  • An updated response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations

    This fact sheet updates the analysis done in our earlier response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations. EPA remains on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet. After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Firms’ Compliance to Environmental Regulation: Is There Really a Paradox?

    It has often been claimed that firms’ compliance to environmental regulations is higher than predicted by standard theory, a result labeled the “Harrington paradox” in the literature. Enforcement data from Norway presented here appears, at first glance, to confirm this “stylized fact”: firms are inspected less than once a year, detected violators are seldom fined, but still, serious violations ...


    By Springer

  • Heterogeneity of the environmental regulation of industrial wastewater: European wineries

    The European legislation of the pollution of industrial wastewater shows a high degree of heterogeneity. This fact implies that there is a market failure with relevant consequences. Within the European Union, each Member State performs a specific transposition of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60. The member states introduce different sanitation fees to correct water pollution. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Grounds for regulation and intervention in environmental matters: view of environmental and ecological economics

    The view taken by environmental economics of the environment tends to see it as having certain characteristics. Among these are that it is a free good, inexhaustible, belonging to nobody and without any form of regulatory price, in the absence of an exchange value. These characteristics lead to indiscriminate use and exploitation beyond what would be socially desirable, giving rise to negative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Riding the Tide of Global and European Environmental Regulations - Best Practices of Global Companies Responding to Global and European Environmental Regulations

    Abstract This paper presents best practices of global companies on how they monitor, measure, respond and manage risks arising from global and European environmental regulations. This paper will begin with a review of the development and trends of international and European environmental regulations that have had an impact on production and international trade between 2000 and 2005. It will ...

  • 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

  • Seveso: from pollution to regulation

    The first part of the paper analyses the Seveso accident, which occurred in 1976 in northern Italy. It focuses mainly on sociological and organisational aspects, pointing to the lack of preparation and the improvisation in response from the company and the public authorities. Despite such inadequacies and despite all suffering, community recovery was finally accomplished. Yet, to some extent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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