Environmental Clean-up News

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • TSI Environmental DustTrak monitors gain MCERTS approval

    Ashtead Technology has announced that the TSI Environmental DustTrak Aerosol Monitors in its fleet of particulate matter (PM) monitors have achieved MCERTS approval. "As evidence of the health effects associated with PM10 and PM2.5 exposure continues to mount, this certification provides assurance that monitoring data is accurate and reliable,” says Ashtead’s Josh Thomas. "An MCERTS ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • N.Y. Power Authority to Help Municipalities Speed Up Installation of EV Charging Stations

    The New York Power Authority has announced it will help municipalities secure state-funded rebates to install charging stations in an effort to support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's push to expand the use of electric vehicles. In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo said NYPA and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will commit to building 500 new workplace charging ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Biodiesel industry honors year of achievements, industry growth

    The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions who have had a major impact on the use of biodiesel. Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet vehicle influencers, and lifetime biodiesel advocates were all honored this week during the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. “The biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Environmental Surface Cleaning and Disinfecting for MRSA in the General Community Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about environmental surface cleaning and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Connection 2017

    February 21 – 24, 2017 Cobb Galleria Centre Atlanta, GA Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday, February 23: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday, February 24: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Environmental Connection is IECA’s Annual Conference and the premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Environmental Connection combines ...


    By HydroStraw, LLC

  • New England Clean Power Link clears regulatory hurdle

    Backers of a proposed 1,000 megawatt (MW) underground and underwater transmission line from eastern Canada to power markets in the U.S. cleared a key regulatory hurdle after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a presidential permit authorizing construction of the project. Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI), owned by Blackstone Portfolio, announced it had received the permit last week for ...

  • On #HumanRightsDay, stand up for the right to a clean and healthy environment

    In marking World Human Rights Day this year, which falls on 10th December, the United Nations is calling on everyone to stand up for someone else’s rights. Such a call is indeed apt. Worldover, devastating conflicts are forcing people to leave their homes, denying many of their basic human rights, while issues such as violence against women and children, and violence against minorities, ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Big utility projects can present big challenges in dealing with the public

    Big utility projects—wind farms, power houses and transmission lines—often spark big public opposition or at a minimum, public concern. Addressing these issues is a key step in getting the projects off the ground, utility executives say. When it comes to transmission lines, Arlee Jones, project manager for Tampa Electric, said, “The biggest concerns we hear are about property ...

  • EPA announces recipients of $1.3 million in funding for small business innovation research projects

    EPA announced its funding of $1.3 million in investments to 13 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects.  All 13 projects are focused on producing innovative and creative solutions to the country’s current environmental issues.  Each company will receive a SBIR Phase I ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • International W2E Market Bulletin November Round-Up

    The RDF/SRF energy sector volatility continue caused by a lack of available spot tonnes and increasing demand in key markets. For RDF, shipments to Rotterdam are still seeing enquiries for extra material. Traders are indicating that AEB’s Amsterdam plant is still building up stocks. Contract tonnes are being called and its leaving suppliers with limited room for spot deals. Gate Fees are ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recap of the Folly Beach Clean-up and Food Packaging Summit

    SPI’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) recently hosted its Fall 2016 Food Packaging Summit in Charleston, SC. The event kicked off with an effort to give back to our host city, in keeping with SPI’s zero waste mission, by clearing waste from nearby Folly Beach.  Twenty-five of our energetic volunteers combed the shore for two hours and removed more ...

  • NRC approves environmental review of Turkey Point project

    Federal regulators have finished a seven-year environmental impact study of Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point expansion project in Florida, although a safety and legal challenge remain. In the 1,200-page review, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) say the plan to build two reactors at the Turkey Point site, located about 25 miles south of Miami, would not do ...

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