This paper uses the example of health service activity in part of a major UK conurbation to explore the idea of a 'health dividend' and 'good corporate citizenship'. Because of the scale of resources devoted to healthcare, healthcare providers have a duty to maximise the economic and social as well as health impact of their activities and to realise a health dividend for local communities. The paper draws on links between realising a 'health dividend' and realising a 'peace dividend' from arms conversion and explores some of the tensions this creates, especially in an area characterised by significant social inequalities and deprivation.
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Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study
AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management`s Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. Most of the energy goes to the Alabama Electric Cooperative for distribution to customers, enough to supply the electrical energy...
EPA Announces Public Hearing For Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule
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Four steps well owners can take to protect their water wells, health during flooding
The owners of private household water wells in areas of flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. If a well has been flooded: Do not drink the water or wash with it, but use an alternative supply such as bottled water Stay away from the well pump while it’s flooded to avoid electrical shock Get a qualified water well contractor or pump installer to — Clean and turn on the pump Flush the well Disinfect...
The importance of public acceptance to boost Europe’s natural gas projects
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EPA Close To Publicizing 2017 And 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes
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