We are pleased to announce the release of our new model, ADMS-Puff. ADMS-Puff is a Lagrangian puff model for dense gas releases. Effects of complex terrain and spatially-varying meteorology can be modelled. Output concentrations, flammability limits, and instantaneous and time-integrated health limits can be calculated by the model. Please see here for more details.
EPA releases long-awaited final report on hydraulic fracturing
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inDecemberits long-awaitedfinal reporton the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources in the United States. The report provides a synthesis of information on impacts of unconventional oil and gas operations on groundwater and surface water. The report is intended to advance the scientific foundation to help states and others better protect drinking water sources and identify uncertainties and data gaps. The report does not provide a risk assessment,...
OMNETRIC Group Releases Research on Prospects for Community Energy Within The New Energy Economy
OMNETRIC Group has found that across Europe and the US, communities have a growing appetite and competence for managing their own energy distribution, in a trend coined "Community Energy", as detailed in a new research whitepaper released today. The company is urging utilities to respond to the interest from community energy leaders and apply reciprocal effort if the community energy economy is to prosper. OMNETRIC Group`s `Power to the People` whitepaper is the result of research and 18 qualitative interviews...
UNEP Report Calls For Stronger Policies To Limit Climate Change
On November 3, 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the seventh UNEP Environment Emissions Gap Report, presenting a scientific assessment of global progress towards emissions reductions created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report found that if all Paris Agreement pledges to reduce emissions global temperature are achieved, global temperatures will still rise to more than 2°C over preindustrial levels. UNEP chief Erik Solheim stated that...
Innovyze Releases InfoNet Generation V17, Offering Comprehensive Asset Management for Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Stormwater Networks
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet Generation V17, a comprehensive set of smart asset performance and condition modeling applications for water, wastewater, and storm water networks. The latest release significantly extends key features and provides customer-requested functionalities that improve the software’s business analytics and data management tools. Advances also include enhanced...
BIO Releases Report On Advancing The Biobased Economy
On September 7, 2016, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the report "Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond." This report documents substantial growth in the renewable chemical industry, and covers domestic policies impacting renewable chemical commercialization. Policy drivers that are explored include the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the 2014 Farm Bill, draft legislation, state and federal tax...