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  • Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

    California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering California's plugged-in lifestyle, these new efficiency ...


    By Marketwire

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Tighter curbs expected on lithium batteries

    Federal officials are poised to substantially tighten restrictions on transporting lithium batteries in U.S. cargo planes, according to people familiar with the details, after an apparent cargo fire resulted in the crash of a United Parcel Service Inc. jet in Dubai. The move, which would affect nearly all ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • FERC’s Energy Storage Ruling - How This Will Affect You?

    (Gigaom) - The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission recently passed a mandate to support energy storage technologies that can provide quick bursts of power to the grid to help it run more smoothly. This new rule could play a crucial role in nurturing the growth of the young energy storage market, though energy storage companies won’t be the only beneficiaries of the new rule. ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • BMRA challenges proposed changes to exemption rules

    Calls for the Government to abandon changes to waste exemption permits have come from the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA). The BMRA said that changes suggested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) risked “economic damage” to metal recyclers. It said that rather than lightening regulation for businesses during the economic slowdown, the Government’s plans ...

  • HazCom changes proposed for transporting Lithium Batteries

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a proposed rule Monday that would amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to increase the safety of transported lithium batteries. Saying the changes will apply to lithium cells and batteries packed with or contained in equipment, the agency asked for comments by March 12 and proposed a mandatory compliance date 75 days after ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Aquentium Enters Lithium Ion Battery Storage Industry

    Aquentium, Inc. (OTCBB: AQNM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, New American Energy, Inc., is now entering the lithium ion battery / energy storage industry. Aquentium, Inc. and New American Energy, Inc. will now be able to provide proven energy storage and management solutions utilizing patented technology. New American Energy, Inc. is able to offer an intelligent, integrated, ...


    By Marketwire

  • California approves advanced clean car rules

    As it has done so often, California is leading the way with respect to clean cars. The California Air Resources Board has approved a package of new emissions rules for cars and light trucks through to 2025. These rules represent some of the world's most ambitious green car standards. The wide-ranging package of regulations are expected to halve greenhouse gas emissions and deliver 1.4 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Right time for battery charger proposal to power up

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, is calling for an immediate EU-wide measure to ensure the compatibility of battery chargers and power supply devices. The call comes the day before a Consultation Forum meeting linked to the Ecodesign of Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive. 'Battery chargers represent a serious ...

  • Better place launches battery switching system for EVs

    By now must of us are aware of the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). They"re better for the environment, they"re quiet, they have less moving parts and are therefore more reliable and cheaper to operate and maintain than their combustion-powered counterparts. But it"s obviously not all upside or EVs would be the rule on our roads rather ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New partnership will galvanize California`s battery industry

    A new partnership has been established to launch CalCharge, a consortium uniting California's emerging and established battery technology companies with critical academic and government resources. The partnership was launched by CalCEF, a non-profit umbrella organization that pursues statewide and national investment vehicles for the clean energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PHMSA Issues Final Rule HM-218H – Miscellaneous Amendments

    On Thursday, June 2, 2016, PHMSA issued a final rule on HM-218H to update and clarify existing requirements and addressing seven petitions for rulemaking and two NTSB Safety Recommendations. COSTHA submitted comments to the NRPM which was issued on January 23, 2015. Effective date: July 5, 2016 with voluntary compliance effective June 2, 2016. Highlights ...

  • India`s Exide Industries to recycle more lead for storage batteries

    Exide Industries Ltd of India, the largest automotive and industrial battery manufacturer in South Asia, is venturing into lead smelting and recycling to reduce its dependence on lead imports. To this end, the Kolkata-based company is entering into strategic alliances with local smelters, and has decided to acquire a smelter at a cost of up to US$ 6.4 million (Euro 4.5 million). The proposed ...


    By Recycling International

  • Everyday lithium batteries at center of debate about cargo handling

    The lithium-ion battery quietly fuels modern life. It powers our iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys and laptops. It's in the next round of electric cars coming to market this year. It also has a controversial safety record peppered with fires and recalls. Now the Department of Transportation wants to toughen rules for how ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA proposes adding hazardous pharmaceutical waste to universal waste rule

    To help provide a streamlined system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste that is protective of public health and the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule.  The proposed rule encourages generators to dispose of pharmaceutical waste that is classified as non-hazardous under the Resource ...

  • Revenue from Materials for Advanced Batteries is Expected to Reach $19.3 Billion Annually by 2023

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global materials supply chain of the advanced batteries industry, including global market forecasts for the capacity, shipments, and revenue for key raw materials inputs for advanced batteries through 2023. The battery industry is in the midst of a dramatic ...

  • MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

    A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I am confident that the adopted ...


    By European Parliament

  • EPA Won’t Issue Fourth Rule to Obtain Data on High Production Volume Chemicals

    The Environmental Protection Agency won't issue a fourth regulation requiring basic human health and environmental toxicity and physical-chemical data on high production volume (HPV) chemicals. Obtaining and reviewing basic physical-chemical data along with human health and environmental toxicity data on the high production volume chemicals is a lower priority than are other efforts, the agency ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Kriti LIMS being Implemented by Central Laboratory at Kerala state Pollution Control Board, India

    Kerala State Pollution Control Board has the task of striking the delicate balance between environmental sustainability and industrial progress. The Board was initially entrusted with the responsibility of controlling water pollution and restoring and maintaining the wholesomeness of water bodies in the State. The responsibilities have widened over the years and now include implementation of ...


    By KRITISOFT

  • How nanotubes could be released into the environment

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are a group of nanoparticles with remarkable physical and chemical properties. They are a promising material for a wide range of future technologies, including sports equipment, textiles and rechargeable batteries. However, questions have been raised about their safety. It is therefore important to understand how they could be unintentionally released into the environment ...

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