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  • Alleged terrorist caught using domestic truck shipments

    Discovery of suspicious package alerts FBI to bomb plot, leads to arrest U.S. authorities say a Saudi national arrested in Texas for allegedly plotting terror attacks was caught shipping explosive chemicals through domestic trucking networks. Law enforcement officials arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old student, this week and charged him with attempted use of a weapon of mass ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

    Prolonging the lifespan of products is vital in order to decouple economic success from environmental impact, according to Marie Hebrok of the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo, Norway. Writing in the Journal of Design Research she is developing a theory of dis-domestication of products that should help inform designers and manufacturers as to the social perspective on how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Container for Domestic Oil (CDO)

    Contenur has developed two new models of steel containers for domestic oil, the CDO-1 with a capacity of up to 360 l, and the CDO-2 with a maximum capacity of 700 l. Both models are manufactured in galvanised steel, giving a low-maintenance product with a high degree of resistance to atmospheric agents. The steel containers for domestic oil collection have rounded flowing lines with a smooth ...


  • A nationwide review of pay-by-use (PBU) domestic waste collection charges in Ireland

    This study funded by the EPA research programme, ‘A Nationwide Review of Pay-By-Use (PBU) Domestic Waste Collection Charges in Ireland’, investigated the implementation of pay-by-use (PBU) domestic waste charges in Ireland in order to discern their impact on domestic waste-management activities, such as waste presentation, waste recycling and illegal waste diversion. Key Points On a ...

  • Domestically Produced Propane Prominent at Virginia Energy Conference

    Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) President and CEO Roy Willis told the Second Annual ...


  • WRc launches online domestic water calculator

    WRc are launching an online water calculator which follows the methodology provided in CLG’s ‘The Water Efficiency Calculator for new dwellings’ for assessing water efficiency in new dwellings in support of The Code for Sustainable Homes and the new Part G of the Building Regulations. From October 2009 all new dwellings will be required to prove the water using products installed in the home meet ...


    By WRc plc

  • Direct Pack, Inc. Expands Domestic Manufacturing Capacity

    PET food packaging thermoformer Direct Pack, Inc. has substantially increased their manufacturing platform in Sun Valley, CA in order to further support their growing base of customers. Earlier this year, DPI opened a main distribution center in Azusa, CA. The expansion in Southern California has already created 20 jobs and another 20-25 positions are expected within the next six months. ...


  • Domestic gas prices in South Korea hiked 5.8%

    South Korea is set to raise its natural gas prices by an average of 5.8% as of the start of the new year (January 1st). Korea Gas Corp (Kogas) said that the hike has been implemented in order to meet rising demand following the shutdown of several of the country's nuclear reactors, Reuters reports. This is the first time the south-east Asian country has elected to increase its natural gas prices ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • U.K. Water Companies Address Domestic Water Shortage

    The current water shortage in southeast England is having a marked effect on water resource strategy. Many water companies are reviewing what can be done to address potential shortfalls that are predicted for the years to come. This has taken the form of both demand and supply side measures including changes in U.K. water metering policy and plans for alternative methods of water supply. ...

  • Time to Act: Energy from Domestic Resources

    Jobs and growth at home, investment from abroadAmerica's first expo and conference on energy from biomass and waste Pittsburgh, PA / Alpen, Germany – Now is the time to think about energy recovery from biomass and waste. With energy prices constantly rising, domestic resources such as wood waste, energy crops, and agricultural 'byproducts' like manure are becoming attractive ...


  • Turkey to boost energy production from domestic waste

    Solid waste will become an important part of Turkey's renewable share and electricity generation, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said Friday in Balikesir, Turkey.  Speaking at the opening ceremony of Altaca group's integrated biogas and organic waste facility, which is constructed with 100 percent Turkish technology, Yildiz ...


    By Altaca Group

  • Improving non-domestic RHI: Have your say

    We have started a LinkedIn discussion on ways to improve the non-domestic RHI scheme ahead of a review next year. Since it was launched in November 2011 the non-domestic RHI has driven the uptake of 0.5 TWH of renewable heat and given out £21.8m in incentive payments. To date our focus for the RHI has been on maximising the cost ...

  • BRC calls for domestic appliance scrappage scheme

    VAT should be removed entirely from energy efficient appliances and a car-industry-style scrappage scheme considered. This would help households cut their fuel bills by switching to low emissions-generating products. As the Chancellor begins drafting this autumn's Pre-Budget Report (PBR), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) is today (Monday) writing to Alistair Darling setting out its priorities ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • ReneSola revenue and margin falls in Q2 on slow domestic demand

    Few second quarter (Q2) financial results more accurately reflect the changes afoot in the Chinese and – by extension – global solar market than those published this week by ReneSola. The Tier-1 PV firm has recorded relatively solid revenue, income and shipments, but in a wider context the various ups and downs threaded through its financial report starkly reveal where the ...


    By pv magazine

  • STWA Attends 2012 Montana Energy Conference With Key Domestic Energy Producers

    STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of applied solutions for oil and fuel delivery systems in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, ...


  • EPDM rubber liners for a wide range of industrial and domestic water containment applications

    Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber liners are very effective for outdoor functions requiring long-term weathering properties. The flat sheet liner can be fabricated for lining water storage tanks, domestic garden ponds, irrigation and slurry lagoons, lakes and reservoirs. EPDM liners are also used for bespoke projects such as ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • British Retail Consortium calls for domestic appliance scrappage scheme

    The British Retail Consortium has called on the Government to introduce a domestic appliance scrappage scheme similar to the car industry scrappage scheme in the UK. The BRC wants the Government to waive the 15 per cent VAT on white goods such as fridges and washing machines when customers trade up. The body claims it will encourage consumers to replace old energy consuming appliances with ...

  • U.S., Japan Consider Co-Benefits of Domestic and Global Environmental Programs

    Washington, D.C. - EPA and the Japanese Ministry of Environment (MOEJ) held a Washington workshop this week to expand their efforts on climate change and sustainable development in developing countries. 'Climate change knows no borders. The U.S. and Japan play vital roles in global economic progress as well as global environmental protection" said Bill Wehrum, EPA acting assistant administrator ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: domestic investments to steer Malaysia out of troubling times ahead

    2011 saw Malaysia witness conservative growth in the environment and building technologies markets with sporadic high value and key development of projects, mainly bolstered by participation of domestic companies. According to Melvin Leong, Frost & Sullivan Program Manager for Environment & Building Technologies, "Significant contribution and participation by the private sector is needed. ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Bruel & Kjaer’s totally un-PC domestic noise monitors

    Leading sound and vibration expert, Bruel & Kjaer UK has launched a ‘PC-less’ version of its domestic noise monitoring systems, MATRON-3 and MATRON-Light, to help local authorities avoid the resources drain of IT support. Many businesses and councils use external IT support teams, but each visit to install software costs money and is likely to entail management approval, which is time ...

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