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CO2 Levels Reach All-Time High, But Growth Is Slowing

December 19, 2014 1:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

While bustling economies with booming industries have often sent CO2 emissions soaring, government actions have begun to mitigate this coupling trend.                             

New York To Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

December 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a long-awaited report which concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses...

Timken HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Timken | News | Comments

Built in 1966, the building located near the...

Poll Reveals Americans' Stance On Limiting Carbon

December 12, 2014 3:10 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon...

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New EPA Regulations Could Be Trouble For Manufacturers

December 3, 2014 4:22 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Blogs | Comments

Though the new regulation clearly has its benefits, it is not without costs, and unfortunately most of the expenses will be shouldered by the manufacturing industry.                         

Eaton Helps NC Reduce Carbon Footprint, Advance Sustainability

December 2, 2014 3:34 pm | by Eaton | News | Comments

Eaton will provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for two 5-megawatt solar installations in Chocowinity and Bunn, North Carolina.                           

Can Low Oil Prices Be Good For The Environment?

November 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

At around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields.                     

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AED Legislative Action Week – Nothing Lame About The Lame Duck

November 17, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Equipment Distributors | News | Comments

Association members will follow a week-long menu of topics to tell their representatives and senators what needs to be done before the year is up.                             

Colder Weather Drives Forecast Of 2014 Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2014 12:33 pm | by Today In Energy | News | Comments

The forecasted 1.1 percent rise in CO2 emissions for 2014 relative to their 2013 level reflects a combination of historical energy use data already in hand for more than half of the year and forecasted energy use for the remaining months. 

5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Paul Leavoy, Research Analyst, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Tips for manufacturers to improve and integrate supplier performance into the management of their EHS requirements.                       

New Environmental Rules May Raise Electricity Costs

October 20, 2014 3:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed rules would lead to a rise in prices as they would require much of today's electricity production to be replaced with costly generation and expensive programs to decrease energy use.               

EPA's Proposed Power Plant Climate Rule Could Reach Far Beyond Power Plants

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Adam Reidel | Articles | Comments

Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate.                   

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Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 27, 2014 3:41 pm | by MIT | Articles | Comments

Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions?                                        

UL Environment Teams With Green Endeavor To Green Industrial Cleaning

August 11, 2014 3:34 pm | by UL Environment | News | Comments

UL Environment and Green Endeavor Inc. announced Monday the launch of a collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental and health-related impacts associated with industrial cleaning.                 

Accurate Equipment Energy Use Data

July 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Onset | Product Releases | Comments

While minimizing plug loads can be an effective energy reduction strategy in buildings, it is often difficult for energy auditors and building management professionals to determine how much energy individual pieces of equipment such as computers, monitors, printers and other devices consume.

Nuclear Industry Explores Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 10:50 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

In response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, the U.S. government dramatically increased funding to develop tougher protective skins for nuclear fuel, hoping to spur innovation in designs that hadn't changed much in years.     

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Are Quebecers Irrationally Opposed To Shale?

June 16, 2014 9:40 am | by University of Montreal | Articles | Comments

Quebecers are particularly hostile toward the development of shale gas, but this aversion is driven less by 'not in my backyard' attitudes than 'not in anyone's backyard,' according to a comparative study of 2,500 Quebecers and Americans.   

Drilling States Explore Man-Made Earthquakes

June 13, 2014 10:00 am | by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.       

EPA's New Plan - Feasible & Economically Beneficial?

June 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Michael Obeiter and Kevin Kennedy, World Resources Institute | Blogs | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in avoiding the worst consequences of global warming. Without significant reductions from the power sector, the country cannot meet its goal of reducing its emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

GE Breaks Ground On $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by The Greenville Area Development Corporation | News | Comments

General Electric broke ground on a new state-of-the-art Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Greenville, SC, announcing plans to invest $400 million over the next ten years in Greenville to expand the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Summer Is Here: Preventing Heat Stress On The Job

June 5, 2014 10:22 am | by Scott Jacobs, PE, Director of Engineering, Port-A-Cool, LLC | Articles | Comments

Many industries face challenges when it comes to providing a cool working environment, particularly in heat-susceptible areas such as industrial plants, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. These extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and certainly, the company’s bottom-line.

EPA Asks Alaska To Cut Carbon Emissions 26%

June 5, 2014 10:15 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emissions cuts vary by state. In Alaska, the plan calls for a cut of carbon pollutants by nearly 26 percent over the next 15 years. The draft rule is more than 600 pages long, and it's accompanied by nearly 400 pages of regulatory analysis, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Americans Agree, EPA Regulations Go Too Far

June 3, 2014 2:22 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.info - @Chem_Kita | Blogs | Comments

According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically targeting coal power plants - will lead to higher electricity prices.            

Exxon: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source For Years

May 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.                 

Cleaner Air May Mean Higher Electric Bills

May 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.                     

EPA Proposes Changes To Emission Rules For Refineries

May 16, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal Thursday to reduce oil refinery pollution that if adopted would mark the first change to the industry's emission standards in nearly two decades.        

Getting Smart With Energy Intelligence

May 16, 2014 10:15 am | by Mary K Burgoon, Manager Market Development, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity.               

Wyoming Governor Blasts EPA's Coal Plant Proposal

May 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Ben Neary, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.   

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