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  • US program removes one million mercury switches from scrap cars

    A US program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone: 1 million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among the US Environemtnal Protection Agency, automobile manufacturers, steel makers, scrap recyclers, automotive recyclers, states ...

  • Automaker Revenue from Alternative Services Will Total $21.7 Billion from 2014 to 2023

    In the coming years, automakers are likely to see their revenue from sales of conventional vehicles flatten or even decline in mature markets as vehicle sales continue to slow in developed countries. As a result, automakers are actively exploring new revenue streams, such as carsharing services, sales of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment through dealers, home energy management, residential ...

  • Rising living standards propel energy needs

    Exxon Mobil says the drive for higher living standards around the world will keep demand for electricity and transportation fuels growing even as economies get more efficient and governments put a price on pollution. The company's annual long-term energy outlook, released Thursday, predicts world energy demand will grow 35 percent by 2040 as ...


    By Associated Press

  • Forecourt closure trend evens out

    The latest Retail Marketing Survey, conducted by the Energy Institute (EI) and published as a supplement to the EI's April issue of Petroleum Review, indicates that the trend for forecourt closures has flattened out. The total number of forecourts in the UK at the close of 2014 stands at 8,609 sites, broadly in line with the 2013 figure of 8,611. This follows a 20-year period ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Consumers never liked to pay more for green to begin with

    A week ago, the New York Times breathlessly declared in a cover story that during the recession, "As Consumers Cut Spending, 'Green' Products Lose Allure." It's a nice headline and makes it sound like the green product and business movement is in trouble. But the story, while interesting, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tanker fire shuts down I-75, collapses nine mile bridge

    A two-mile stretch of Interstate 75 just north of Detroit remains closed as authorities investigate a fuel tanker explosion and overpass collapse. Police say I-75 in both directions is indefinitely closed between Interstate 696 and 8 Mile Road. Drivers are being encouraged to use Woodward Avenue as an alternate route. The tanker crashed and exploded on Wednesday, injuring three people and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Polyurethane Foam/Isocyanate

    Isocyanate is one of the components in broadly all foam products, such as foam mattresses, inner liners in cars, cushioning in car seats, chairs, and sofas. The hard qualities are used for insulation of houses, machines, tubes, etc. As a matter of curiosity we can also mention the green foam in which flowers for decorations are stuck. There are various types of isocyanate, but common to ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • World Humanitarian Day, 19th August 2015

    World Humanitarian Day, 19th August 2015 19th August marks World Humanitarian Day. This year people are donating their social media newsfeeds to give a voice to the voiceless. Read and share these 6 compelling stories of incredible resilience, courage and survival. ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • U.S. Lawmakers Hear Stern Warnings on Climate Change

    By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The United States has vested economic interests and a moral obligation to tackle global warming, economists, corporate leaders, and environmentalists told two Senate committees Tuesday. The panelists urged U.S. lawmakers to quickly impose mandatory restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions and to demonstrate that the United States is willing to ...

  • Betting on the clean economy - GLOBE 2012 plenary report

    British Columbia and three Pacific Coast states in the U.S. are counting on clean energy, clean technology and a 'green' economy to grow prosperity and jobs, political leaders told GLOBE 2012's opening plenary. However, increasing global demand for energy will also drive continued fossil energy development including Alberta's oilsands, which provides huge economic benefits, a petroleum industry ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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