Environmental Management News

  • Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

    The Department of Transport has launched a major consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. The proposals follow intense community pressure over recent years for the Government to act to prevent significant airspace changes being implemented without either consultation or ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • 7 bullfrogpowered businesses on Corporate Knights 2017 Global 100 most sustainable corporations index

    Bullfrog Power is proud to announce that seven bullfrogpowered partners are listed on Corporate Knights’ 2017 Global 100 index of the most sustainable corporations in the world (that’s one more than last year!). This time around, Corporate Knights is using a new methodology that has ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Axion Consulting launches Fire Prevention Plan service

    Axion Consulting has launched a new Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) service aimed at helping waste site operators to minimise fire risk at their premises and meet regulatory requirements. Introduced by the Environment Agency (EA) in 2014, FPPs aim to reduce fires on waste sites by 50% from their 2011 levels. FPPs are now a compulsory requirement of the agency’s application process for new ...

  • IRSST Project Measures Nanoparticle Penetration into Protective Gloves

    The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published a news item on January 16, 2017, entitled “Nanoparticles — to handle with care.”  IRSST states that although research is still in development, it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nokia Modernizes the Smart Grid To Bring Power Distribution Networks Into The IoT Era

    Nokia recently introduced the 7705 SAR-Hm, a purpose-built LTE/3G wireless router aimed at modernizing distribution networks for utilities, but with applications for other high growth vertical markets, like Smart Cities. The newest addition to the Nokia Service Routing portfolio merges IP/MPLS and LTE/3G technologies to provide utilities wireless connectivity for grid devices located ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oil’s methane emissions higher than feared

    Global methane emissions from oil production between 1980 and 2012 were far higher than previously thought – in some cases, as much as double the amount previously estimated, according to a new scientific study The reason for the discrepancy is simple. The author of the study − which also includes emissions of another gas, ethane − says it is the first to take into account ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 21st Century Sustainable Water Sector Utility Management

    Nearly a decade after an historic agreement among six water trade organizations and the EPA that pledged to develop a water sector utility management strategy, an expanded ten-partner coalition has come together to update the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Framework and Primer. EUM provides water leaders with a common sense, replicable, and proactive way to meet a broad range of complex ...

  • ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

    For the last five years, ComEd has updated and modernized its electrical grid to improve the reliability of its service to customers. The work has resulted in record setting performance that is also helping to power economic development and customer satisfaction, according to the company. In 2016, ComEd customers experienced a 15 percent reduction in the frequency of outages compared ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Conference to Examine Implementation Strategies for Optimizing Water-Energy Nexus

    A special session of top industry experts at the Water-Energy Nexus conference, Feb 28-March 1 in Los Angeles, will discuss real-world projects and technologies that help conserve water - and thus energy - and show how the nexus really works. The panel will consist of: The CEO of Signature Control Systems, which helped the City of Mission Viejo save 40% on their park ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Dual Air Density Separator Ready to Ship

    How the Dual Air Density Separator Works The Dual/2 Stage Air Separator is 2 Air Separator’s in 1 machine.  It processes material twice, at different pressures, to ensure cleanest possible heavy fraction and lightest possible RDF fraction. Heavy Density Fraction The heavy density fraction falls down in front of the Fan 1 and ...


    By MK Group

  • Implico to Set Up Information Security Management System (ISMS)

    As digital transformation continues to advance, cyber security is becoming more important than ever before. Germany’s new IT Security Act requires the operators of critical infrastructures to set up an Information Security Management System (ISMS). While the Implico Group is not legally obligated to establish an ISMS, some of its customers are. Responding to its customers’ increasing ...


    By Implico Group

  • Latest news from Geovariances environment consulting corner

    HEALTH RISK MAPPING FOR REGENERATION OF CONTAMINATED SITES (CARTORISK) Since summer 2016, Geovariances is involved in a project called Cartorisk funded by Ademe (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency), managed by eOde and also with the participation of Element Terre and Ginger Burgeap. The main objective ...


    By Geovariances

  • Kohler Co. Acquires Clarke Energy

    Kohler Co. proudly announces that its Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generation systems, has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., Liverpool, England. Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorised distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide. ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EnviTec Service signs cooperation agreement with global player

    The service expertise of EnviTec Biogas AG from Lower Saxony is currently in high demand. “We’re very pleased to announce our recent signing of a comprehensive service agreement for the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Dutch company MAN Rollo BV,” says Hendrik van der Tol, Managing Director of EnviTec Service s.r.o, which is based in the Czech town of Velké ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • American Electric Power Ohio`s Plan To Expand Advanced Energy Delivery System Approved

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement its gridSMART Phase 2 Plan. The plan includes the installation of 894,000 smart meters in 31 communities throughout Ohio over the next four years. In addition to smart meters, AEP Ohio will expand the use of automated equipment on its distribution system to reduce restoration ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Air Force announces $55 million for Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $55 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to establish additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities to increase the domestic production capacity of advanced biofuels.  The U.S. Air Force anticipates granting one award of up ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AWWA releases newest edition of Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater

    The American Water Works Association has released the newest edition of Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater. The report assists utility managers in comparing how their utilities are performing against others in the water and wastewater sector. The report delves into this useful data by focusing on five areas of operation - organizational development, customer relations, ...

  • NIOSH publishes blog item on art and science of OELs for nanomaterials

    On February 1, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials.”  According to the item, NIOSH searched for proposals for occupational exposure limits (OEL) for new nanomaterials as part of the development of a World Health ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA seeks comments on GHG analysis of sugar beets for biofuel feedstock

    On January 18, 2017, Christopher Grundler, the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed a notice inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production of sugar beets for use as ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Gregory J. Bell of Arizona earns Certified Groundwater Professional designation

    Gregory J. Bell, PE, of Phoenix, Arizona, has earned the National Ground Water Association’s Certified Groundwater Professional designation. With more than 30 years of experience in energy production, specializing in coalbed methane and unconventional natural gas development, Bell has had a career closely tied to groundwater resources. He is currently involved with the exploration and ...

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