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  • Shale gas in Europe – being consistent with a low carbon economy, managing health and environmental risks

    Mr Chair, Distinguished guests, Since the first industrial revolution, our economies have grown and expanded on the basis of abundant and cheap energy. With a fairly low hourly wage in Belgium, we can today buy enough gasoline to run a car for 100 km. Had we not the engine and the petrol, we would need days to transport ourselves on that distance. Energy has substituted labour and boosted ...

  • NEDAK ethanol to pay $3,600 penalty, purchase radios, install leak sensors, for failure to develop risk management plan

    NEDAK Ethanol, LLC, an alternative fuels manufacturer, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $3,600 to the United States for failing to develop a Risk Management Program and file a Risk Management Plan for its ethanol production facility at Atkinson, Neb. As part of an administrative civil settlement with EPA Region 7, NEDAK Ethanol has also agreed to spend at least ...

  • Unified Grocers settles EPA claims for delayed reporting of ammonia release, risk management, and emergency planning violations

    Unified Grocers has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleged chemical release reporting, risk management, and emergency planning violations at its warehouse facility in Seattle, Washington and will pay EPA a $110,200 penalty. The company will also complete a Supplemental Environmental Project which includes ammonia release detection improvements valued at over ...

  • Carbon credit management company signs risk-sharing agreement with European Investment Bank

    In Frankfurt, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW Bankengruppe have signed a risk sharing framework agreement for the KfW SME programme ‘Capital for Work and Investments’. Under this risk sharing agreement, between 2008 and 2010 the EIB will assume risks for a total of EUR 100 million arising in connection with subordinated financing offered under the KfW programme. Detlef Leinberger, ...

  • Wanted, innovative water project for Switzerland

    The Swiss Mountain Water Award is an innovation competition for water-related projects, which has been held four times so far. It rewards water-related projects which provide a sustainable contribution to added value in the Swiss mountains. The deadline for submitting innovative projects is 15 April 2008. The total value of the prizes is 60,000 Swiss francs. Possible ideas for projects are the ...


  • TGI's Edgetech Systems Inc. (TSPG) Adds End User Risk Management Tools to Platform

    TGI Group (PINK SHEETS: TSPG), diversified holding company, announced today that Edgetech Systems Inc., adds end user risk management tools to platform, which provides more research and analytics to trading platform EDGETECH Pro. Edgetech continues development of the system into a multi-asset class trading platform and looking to add to it social environment for the traders to share ...


  • New report: largest companies fall short in managing, disclosing water scarcity risks

    Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg. The report evaluates and ranks water ...


    By Ceres

  • IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Honor Industry Leaders for Achievement of Operational Excellence & Risk Management Business Goals

    IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that seven companies have received IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in operational excellence and risk management. This prestigious industry award program spotlights organizations and individuals around the world who make key decisions to achieve a broad variety of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 3E wins big for risk mitigation platform

    Environmental health and safety provider 3E Company’s web-based platform for risk mitigation, known as 3ESC, has won top product of the year at the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. 3ESC is 3E’s platform helps companies navigate the complexities associated with achieving product-and supplier-level compliance while helping to mitigate risk in the supply chain. One ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • New Orleans flood risk further mitigated

    Royal Haskoning has won a new contract for water control structures in New Orleans, working with partners HKV Lijn in Water and Fugro. The project will develop a software module that allows the local flood protection authority to monitor the opening and closing of gates on all flood defences. It is expected that the module contributes to an improved planning and coordination. The new system has ...


    By Royal HaskoningDHV

  • BioteQ Provides Development Project Update

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an update on projects in development which are expected to drive company growth for 2011 and 2012. Brad Marchant, BioteQ's Chief Executive Officer stated, "BioteQ is executing its business plan for 2011, to grow revenues, expand our presence in key markets, and introduce new clean ...


    By BQE Water

  • Resource nationalism remains number one risk for miners

    Resource nationalism remains the number one risk for mining and metals companies around the world, according to Ernst & Young. In its annual Business risks facing mining and metals 2012-2013 report, released earlier this year, the company notes that at a time when the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon Disclosure Project Renews Partnership with FirstCarbon Solutions to Measure Supply Chain Carbon Management

    FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, today announced an expanded partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). FirstCarbon Solutions will score companies' submissions on their greenhouse gas emissions and ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Greyling Chosen as Geosyntec Insurance Broker and Risk Consultant

    Greyling is pleased to announce it has been chosen as the insurance broker for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., an international environmental engineering and consulting firm with 50 U.S. offices as well as operations in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. "Greyling provides a high level of service and expertise," says Jon Dickinson, Chief Financial Officer for Geosyntec, "That ...


  • Risky Business – The Economic Risks From Climate Change

    The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New software to standardise risk assessment of pesticide pollution

    Researchers have developed a computer tool to help standardise risk assessment procedures for pesticides across Europe. The software combines climate, soil and crops data specific to each location to help understand the potential impact of each pesticide used. Pesticides used in farming can contaminate surface and ground waters through a number of means: runoff, infiltration and leaching, for ...

  • Customers benefit from risk analysis S/W

    Halcrow is using @RISK from Palisade to help Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water make informed decisions about pipe repair. Palisade's risk analysis software enables BWHW to identify areas of the water distribution network where targeted pipe replacement will result in the greatest benefits for customer service. This proactive and quantitative approach to risk analysis is crucial to ...


  • Flood risk in Europe: the long-term outlook

    Floods in Central Europe have caused deaths and widespread property damage across parts of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Such events are likely to increase in Europe for several reasons including climate change, according to recent assessments from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Floods, storms and other hydro-meteorological events account for around two thirds of the ...

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

  • Foster Wheeler Awarded Project Management Consultancy Contract for Cilacap Refinery Upgrade in Indonesia

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by PT Pertamina (Persero) (“Pertamina”), the national oil company of the Republic of Indonesia, to provide project management consultancy services for the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) Project at the ...


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