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  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. ...

  • Cedrec calls time on Working Time Directive

    The European Commission's decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a welcome opportunity to review legislation, conceived more than 20 years ago, in the light of fundamental changes to the economy, technology and working patterns says Neil Howe, senior legal author with online health and safety legislation specialists Cedrec. The WTD sets minimum standards on working ...

  • Leaders call for push towards green energy in UNEP`s `Our Planet` magazine

    In separate articles in this month's Our Planet, the flagship magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero underline how a global shift to a low-carbon, green economy can help combat climate change, reduce emissions and create jobs. While describing last year's climate talks as a ...

  • Auto industry pushes hard to reduce CO2 emissions and needs supportive, realistic legislative framework to succeed

    The European automobile industry is proceeding at full pace to reduce further CO2 emissions from its vehicles and is confident to meet legislative targets if a supportive policy and legislative framework is secured. The legislative proposal for limiting CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles, adopted today by the European Commission and subject to approval by the European Parliament and ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Pushing the Design Envelope: the Emerging Reality of 10-20MW Offshore Wind Turbines

    Scott Macdonald reports according to the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Strategy Report 2011 the average size of offshore wind turbines is set to grow from its present 2 to 7MW capacity range to between 10 and 20MW in the next 10 to 15 years. Wind Energy Update writes... on the basis of a wide-ranging industry survey of offshore wind turbine manufacturer OEMs the new report finds that 40 per cent of ...


    By PRWeb

  • Black & Veatch: Low prices, security concerns push natural gas industry to look inward

    Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments. This outlook, found in Black & Veatch’s just-released 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, reflects widely varying market outlooks for the upstream, ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • SD business case – clean conventional fuels

    The National Energy Board predicts that Canada’s crude oil requirements will increase by at least 20% by 2025. As the Canadian and global demand for oil continues to grow, and with current oil prices passing US$100/barrel in 2008, many projects which were previously not viable are now attractive for investment. This creates an increasingly pressing need to address the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Legal action over untreated wastewater

    The EU Directive on Urban Waste Water Treatmentexternal (1991) required member states to put in place adequate waste water collecting systems and treatment facilities for large cities by the end of 2000. The directive allows collecting systems and treatment plants to spill waste water in certain situations, like emergency shutdowns or unusually heavy rainfall. The legislation aims to protect both ...

  • Point of Sale Software Use in a Restaurant

    Many POS systems from Touch screen pos system manufacturer have payroll features enabled so that staff may use the system to clock in and out. At payroll time, the information can be exported for use in Quickbooks or in spreadsheet form and can be used to calculate payroll. Some systems have a programmable overtime warning as well as a scheduling input tool that prevents employees from clicking ...


  • Fuel taxes down 10 cents in 10 years

    350 000 jobs ‘lost’ and chance to cut imports and emissions missed Average fuel tax in Europe has fallen in real terms by €0.10 per litre since 1999, which has cost 350 000 jobs. These are the findings of a new study by T&E, which coincides with publication of the Commission’s proposals to revise the EU Energy Tax Directive. The proposed revision seeks to narrow ...

  • Regenoxtm, new environmental cleanup product from Regenesis, a breakthrough in chemical oxidation technology

    Regenesis announced today the official release of its latest environmental remediation product, RegenOx, at the Eighth International Symposium on In Situ and Onsite Bioremediation in Baltimore. The company describes RegenOx as a breakthrough technology for in situ ("in-place") remediation of the most recalcitrant soil and groundwater pollutants, such as industrial degreasers, explosives and ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Scrap dealers feel the benefit of the car scrappage scheme

    Just three weeks after the launch of the Government’s car scrappage scheme the authorised treatment facilities involved with the system are already seeing the benefits. Metal processors Ampthill Metal Company business and development manager Mick Leech said: “The scheme has been a very good thing for our industry, even though it was actually meant to primarily boost the car manufacturing industry ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: The Integrated Service Environment for Directory Assistance Paves the Way as the New Frontier

    Directory services have evolved at a fantastic rate as the old traditional yellow pages and white pages have morphed into embedded information that empowers other communication services. Directories are now online, on the television set, on smartphones and will soon be in personal head-up displays (a clear display that shows data without having to look away from the viewpoint). As services become ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • REGENESIS granted patent for microemulsion bioremediation product 3DMe

    REGENESIS, a leading innovator of advanced, costeffective groundwater and soil remediation technologies, was recently granted U.S. Patent 7,667,062 for 3-D Microemulsion (3DMe), a proven groundwater remediation technology specifically designed to penetrate and treat aquifer systems unlike any other anaerobic bioremediation material on the market today. Other related U.S. and international patents ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Sahara dust, sea spray and fires contribute to bad air quality

    Human activities are the main cause of poor air quality, but natural sources of air pollution also play a role. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) considers how particulate matter from these natural sources affects the air we breathe. The report is the first ...

  • Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November. The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state's water infrastructure and is designed to build reservoirs, clean up contaminated groundwater and promote water-saving ...


    By Associated Press

  • The remediation industry waits for regulation to catch up

    The progress of brownfield development has been a chequered one. The government has made much of its desire to promote the use of such sites for new housing – setting targets and offering 150% tax relief as an incentive for developers to build on them. But a raft of conflicting legislation has led to widespread confusion over remediation, and with the latest call for more new housing, can ...

  • David Cameron observer article: `Use the profit motive to fight climate change`

    Over the past 12 months, we've seen the devastation that unchecked climate change could bring – floods in Pakistan, forest fires in Russia, mudslides in China. And yet over the same 12 months we've seen a growing despondency about international efforts to protect our planet. Copenhagen was a disappointment for everyone who cares about climate change. Though some important steps were taken, ...

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