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  • Chemical security

    The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk the safety of American citizens, according to research published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. Maria Rooijakkers and Abdul-Akeem Sadiq of the School of Public and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fugro Chooses StratITsphere for IT Infrastructure, Security & Disaster Recovery Overhaul

    Fugro Inc., a Texas-based oilfield services company, recently hired StratITsphere to implement and provide its primary collocation site. "The types of projects we need to have done require specialized expertise that's beyond what you find in a good company IT department," said Adam Lee, Fugro's manager of information technology. "I've worked with StratITsphere's team in the past, and they are ...


    By Fugro

  • Carbon Sciences' Plan for Energy Security Confirmed by Major Louisiana GTL Project

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced that recent plans for a major project in Louisiana confirm that a gas-to-liquids (GTL) strategy is the country's best approach for energy independence. Byron Elton, Carbon Sciences CEO, commented, "It is clear that ...


  • Energy security - an imperative for the EU

    The recent gas crisis that has affected several EU countries, leaving them without gas in the coldest of winter weather, has put energy security as one of the highest priorities on the EU's agenda. At the meeting on 19 February, the Energy Council adopted conclusions on the Commission's communication 'Second Strategic Energy Review - an EU energy security and solidarity action plan', which was ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Statutory security of supply report

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change has today published the annual Statutory Security of Supply Report (SSSR) that looks at the UK’s energy security for this winter and up-coming winters. ...

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Reinventing the city - greening urban infrastructures

    Cities play a vital role in the quest to achieve global ecological sustainability. They are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases and climate change. However, through sustainable construction and the better use of urban infrastructure, cities could become a critical leverage point in global efforts to drastically reduce emissions and avoid the social and economic costs associated with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Securing UK’s leadership in Climate Science

    60 million of investment in the Met Office Hadley Centre’s Climate Programme was announced by the Government today aimed at maintaining the UK’s place as a global leader in climate research and modelling. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “As we face the impacts of climate change over the coming decades it is vital that we understand what the future holds ...

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Securing Canada`s energy future

    Canada's biggest challenge as an energy exporting country is security of demand, and Asia offers the greatest opportunity to respond to this challenge, according to a taskforce report released recently by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC) and the Canada West Foundation. The report, entitled 'Securing Canada's Energy Future,' outlines the case for making a broad-based Canada-Asia energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy Bill to support energy security

    The Energy Bill is part of our long-term plan to back business, create jobs to provide lasting economic security for working people, and secure the recovery for the benefit of families across the UK. The Bill also supports our work to power the economy with clean, ...

  • WRG awards GBP 7m waste infrastructure subcontract

    Welsh civil engineering firm Jones Bros Ruthin has won £7 million contract to build waste infrastructure in Yorkshire as part of a two year deal. The work is part of a wider WRG tendering process to secure engineering contractors for all of its landfill site works. Jones Bros Ruthin has opened an area office in Wakefield to co-ordinate the regional work. Under the deal, the company will ...

  • Stimulating private investment in green infrastructure - A how to guide

    A new report from OECD identifies how governments can scale-up private investment towards greener infrastructure,e.g. in energy, transport and water sectors, to address climate change and local development goals. The report, Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework: The Case of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • FieldView to Address Data Center Infrastructure Management

    FieldView Solutions, a provider of industry-leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software -- and recent recipient of venture-led ...


  • US, Canada pursue trade, security overhaul

    Obama, Harper call for integrated border, cargo security strategy The U.S. and Canada agreed Friday to work more closely together to better focus infrastructure investment needed to speed cross-border trade. President Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a pact Feb. 4 calling for greater U.S.-Canada cooperation in trade and security. "We will focus investment in modern ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Chicago’s climate action plan

    In September 2008, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled a detailed strategy to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan, plan builds on the many efforts the City has already implemented that have earned it the title of 'the most environmentally friendly city in the nation.' 'We can continue to lead by example and the Chicago Climate Action ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Soil Association response to Defra on food security in the UK

    In response to a Defra discussion paper titled, “Ensuring the UK’s food security in a changing world”, Patrick Holden, Soil Association director, said: “Credit to Hilary Benn for joining the debate that has been live amongst far-sighted individuals and food and farming groups for years. But the dead-hand of the Treasury is still visible on the document – with its outdated economic mantra of ...


    By Soil Association

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • JouleX Secures $17 Million in Expansion Capital

    JouleX, the leading innovator in enterprise energy management systems for data centers, distributed office environments, and facilities, today announced it received $17 million in investment capital from new investors Sigma Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners and ...


  • Securing energy supply in a changing and variable climate

    A conference to advance our understanding of how weather and climate events will impact global energy systems is underway on the Gold Coast. Welcoming delegates today to the international conference on climate risk management for the energy sector, CSIRO’s Dr Alberto Troccoli said companies are soaking up weather and climate data to maximise production and minimise effects that ...

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