In December 2010, MJB&A completed a report on natural gas price volatility. This research report gleaned lessons from other markets to determine (1) whether increased exposure to natural gas prices, due to higher consumption, is likely to have a negative impact on the U.S. economy as compared to other regions of the world, and (2) how natural gas price volatility compares to volatility in other commodities and other natural gas-consuming regions of the world: the United States, Europe, and Asia, which account for one-third, one-fifth, and one-sixth of total global consumption. This report comes in the context of a series of reports that have been commissioned by the American Clean Skies Foundation in support of the Task Force for the National Coalition on Energy Policy (NCEP). Other reports have looked at (1) projections for future natural gas supply, (2) the history of price instability in the U.S., and (3) price hedging strategies employed by natural gas producers and electric power companies.
Diesel Particulate Filters in the City of London - Case Study
The catalysed wall flow soot filter was designed and installed in the fourth quarter of 2008 to treat the Particulate Matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) & Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the exhaust gases from the outlet of an MTU 12V000G23E emergency generator installed in the basement in the financial district London EC2R. AirProtekt Catalysed Wallflow Particulate Filter is a system consists of a wall flow filter. The monolith construction comprising of ceramic honeycomb with cells blocked off at...
Honeycat cleans up VOC emissions from textile coating process - Case Study
Product: Honeycat, Catalytic Oxidation System Application: Textile, Resin coating Customer: Permali, Ltd Site: Gloucester, UK Flowrate: 15,000, Nm3 hr-1 VOCs: Methyl,Cellosolve, Acetone, MEK & IMS Concentration: 0,to 8 gNm-3 Emission, Levels: VOCs,50 mg Nm-3 – CO,100 mg Nm-3 – NOx,100 mg Nm-3 Installed, Date: March,2008 Comments: The skid, mounted unit was delivered, off loaded & position on same day. The Honeycat System includes Precious Metal based Oxidation catalyst, Gas fired,burner...
How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities
Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied nationwide. It was a time of year that should have been perfect. Warming temperatures marked Southern California’s gentle return to spring. The grass had shifted from drab to glowing green. The sky, which can be pale and hard in winter, had softened to a gentler blue. At the John Mendez Baseball Park in Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood,...
UV LEDs making waves with clean water
Oxford Instruments systems now facilitate water purification technology With World Earth Day last week I’ve decided to make this weeks blog about how new technology is being used to enhance people’s lives in a fundamental way. The UN recognises that clean drinking water is a global issue with over 660 million people lacking access. One way to make water clean of bacteria and viruses, is to shine Ultraviolet (UV) light of a certain frequency through it disrupting the DNA of the micro organisms....
Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone
Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil— the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from protecting it at its source to getting it to flow from the tap — depends, as it does with anything for sale, on income. And yet water isn’t simply a commodity; it’s necessary...