rail industry emission standard Articles

  • U.S. headed for massive decline in carbon emissions*

    For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not impossible. It is not. During the two years since 2007, carbon emissions have dropped 9 percent. While part of this drop is from the recession, part of it is also from efficiency gains and from replacing coal with natural gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The United States has ended a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • US Carbon Emissions Down 7 Percent in 4 Years: Even Bigger Drops Coming

    Between 2007 and 2011, carbon emissions from coal use in the United States dropped 10 percent. During the same period, emissions from oil use dropped 11 percent. In contrast, carbon emissions from natural gas use increased by 6 percent. The net effect of these trends was that U.S. carbon emissions dropped 7 percent in four years. And this is only the beginning. Graph on U.S. Energy-Related ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Climate Change Protection: The Tolerable Windows Approach

    Introduction Increasing concerns about the potential risks of anthropogenic climate change over the past ten years have led to a series of international conferences intended to combat climate change and its adverse effects. However, the Kyoto Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and, more so, the conference in Buenos Aires revealed the tremendous ...


  • Plan B efficiency and conservation measures drop energy demand by 2020

    Projections from the International Energy Agency show global energy demand growing by close to 30 percent by 2020, setting the stage for massive growth in the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming our planet. But dramatically ramping up energy efficiency would allow the world to not only avoid growth in energy demand but actually reduce global demand to below 2006 levels by 2020. We can ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • A closer look at urban transport - TERM 2013: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    Transport guarantees our mobility and access to goods. Moreover, the transport sector helps maintain and develop our societal and economic systems. Transport is also a main source of pressures on the environment, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, as well as greenhouse gas, air pollutant and noise emissions. Many of these environmental problems are inter-linked, requiring ...

  • Energy Management Contract

    1. Introduction Energy management contract (EMC) is a new market-oriented energy saving mechanism. It is not to market a product or a technology, but a financial management method to reduce the energy costs. EMC companies provide the customers with a complete set of energy saving services, including energy auditing, project design & financing, engineering construction, ...

  • If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

    Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change. Earth’s atmosphere has long served as a free dump for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by humans. That is changing as policy-makers embrace economists’ advice that the best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to charge an ...


    By Ensia

  • Sowing the seeds of smarter transport policy

    Did we miss something? Last year, the European Commission didn’t propose a single new legislative measure to clean up transport. To be fair, it has been spending most of its time worrying about the future of the Eurozone. As a result, for T&E this was the sort of year where seeds for smarter transport policy were sown. We’re optimistic that next year could bring a decent crop of ...

  • A culture of improvement: Defining the role of scale and sustainability in building big projects

    In this interview with McKinsey’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman discusses a wide range of issues, including dealing with environmental issues, the Olympics, attracting female talent, and the impact of Brexit. In this interview with McKinsey & Company’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO  ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • Introduction to the BioCar Nature Based Transportation Systems

    The people of the world are rapidly growing aware of the full impact of current transport systems upon their safety, economy, health and environment. This has not been lost on the major auto companies who have spent millions of man-hours and billions of dollars over the last decade in pursuit of the Next Generation Vehicle. But they have little to show for their efforts having been increasingly ...


  • Towards a Community Strategy for Renewable Energy Sources

     Energy Policy Directorate The European Commission on 20 November last year published a Green Paper on Renewable Sources of Energy. The Communication (COM(96) 576 final) is appropriately entitled 'Energy for the Future: Renewable Sources of Energy; Green Paper for a Community Strategy'. Although the Community for many years has supported renewables, for example in the framework of the ALTENER ...

  • What`s New? Biogas Power

    Technologies that connect the biogas line to the power line include cooling and clean up components, microturbines and reciprocating gas engines and control systems. TOP BILLING on the biogas to electricity stage typically goes to the microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. But in the theater of renewable energy from organics recycling, the show can’t go on without the supporting cast of gas ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

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