Environmental Clean-up News

  • Biofuel industry sends letter on RVP to senate environment and public works committee

    On June 12, 2017, 28 companies representing the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industry sent a letter to the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  requesting their support for the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517), which is scheduled to be marked up in the Environment ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Hill, EPA, & Industry Speakers Confirmed for `TSCA Reform: One Year Later` June 2017

    Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) just over one year after it was signed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Kurita`s DReeM Polymer® wins environmental technology award

    Kurita Water Industries Ltd. won the Environmental Technology Award at the 49th JCIA Technology Award hosted by the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA). Kurita won the award for DReeM Polymer®, a multi-functional polymer that contributes to customer's energy saving by keeping boiler facilities continuously cleaned. The JCIA Technology Award is a program for commending business ...


    By Kurita

  • Filtrex supports National Clean Air Day

    Prior to the general election last Thursday 8 June, the government were urged to publish its draft plan to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK following hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of fines for not complying with EU air pollution limits. The government are finalising the consultation to reduce nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities today, which coincidently co-insides with ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • Line up confirmed for Middle East health, safety and environment forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Key speakers have been announced for the health, safety and environment (HSE) forum being hosted by the Energy Institute (EI) and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) in Dubai on May 16-18 May 2017. Speakers will include Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director-Retail Management at ENOC and ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EPA wants to ‘prioritize’ Superfund cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stated in a memo to EPA staffers this week Superfund cleanup efforts “will be restored to their rightful place at the center of the agency’s core mission.” He also intends to be more involved in approving remediation efforts throughout the country, predominantly on the largest cleanups, which cost an estimated $50 ...

  • AWWA urges increased WIFIA funding as communities line up for loans

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today celebrated news that 43 entities have expressed interest in loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and urged increased funding to confront the U.S. water infrastructure challenge. AWWA, the chief architect of the WIFIA program, continues to advocate for WIFIA and State Revolving Funds on Capitol Hill. At the ...

  • Simple solutions for assessing unconventional gas sites focus of paper in Groundwater

    A recently published scientific paper offers simple analytic solutions for providing preliminary assessments and insights of unconventional gas sites that are not site-specific. The article was published in National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®. While there are sophisticated numerical modeling studies offering possible predictions of ...

  • Con Edison Projects Would Make Region`s Ride to Electric Vehicles Smoother

    Con Edison is looking for innovation partners to make it easier for New Yorkers to switch to electric vehicles, which are becoming an increasingly good value as technology improves. The energy company is proposing to invest up to $25 million on demonstration projects that would test strategies for increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the region by making charging convenient and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Tidy Planet Winners In Cummins Environmental Gateway

    Heat capturing equipment, food composting and algae tiles have been named amongst the innovations that could deliver costs savings of more than £640,000 while reducing key climate impacts for engine manufacturers Cummins. Figures released by Cummins suggest that the innovations have the potential to deliver the aforementioned cost savings alongside a two million kilowatt-hour reduction in ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Turning On N.Ireland’s Largest Solar Project!

    We’re pleased to announce the commissioning of a major solar development in Antrim, delivering over 32 MW of clean, renewable energy into the Northern Irish energy grid. This is Northern Ireland’s largest solar energy development. The Antrim project will create enough energy to power more than 11,000 homes. This latest Lightsource solar development will reduce Northern Ireland’s ...

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water. The election of President Donald Trump has flung the nation’s environmental protection agency into uncharted territory. Among promises to severely cut funding and the appointment of a former lawyer with a history of fighting the organization to lead it, the U.S. EPA ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • KPMG to take the lead with industry solutions at African Utility Week

    With the firm’s goal to focus on ‘future proofing’ in an effort to prepare for both foreseeable and  unforeseeable forces that are fundamentally changing the power and utilities industry, KPMG has taken up a diamond sponsorship opportunity at the 2017 African Utility Week. This is part of the firm’s strategy to execute their mastery from an advisory ...

  • Access Northeast pipeline to cost twice as much as projected, study says

    The cost of a new natural gas pipeline expansion project in New England could be more than double what pipeline sponsors say, according to a new report. The report, prepared by Cambridge-based Synapse Energy Economics, claims that the proposed Access Northeast pipeline project could cost consumers $6.6 billion, more than twice the $3.2 billion figure cited by developers. The report also claims ...

  • Guide to assessing viability of cogeneration projects published by ENER-G

    Cogeneration specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The guide, which is available to download, details the steps that building engineers and energy and facilities managers should take to prove the viability of a proposed CHP scheme to investors or board members. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Modeling the unequal benefits of U.S. environmental policy

    Original story at MIT News One of the two top air pollutants in the U.S., ground-level ozone is harmful not only to your health but also to your bank balance. Long-term exposure to high concentrations of ozone can lead to respiratory and lung disease such as asthma, conditions that drive up medical expenses ...

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • Environmental challenges continue to ignite innovation and motivation

    Clean power developments are well underway in South Africa, with a prominent focus in the news this week.   Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), announced on Monday the commissioning of the Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces respectively.   ...

  • IEA urges Poland to clean up its energy sector while balancing energy security, environment and affordability requirements

    Poland's new energy strategy should put the country on a pathway towards a cleaner energy system while strengthening energy security, the International Energy Agency said in its latest review of the country's energy policies. The forthcoming energy strategy is likely to prioritise long-term energy security, placing a strong emphasis on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, ...


    By International Energy Agency

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