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Study Says Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

April 21, 2014 11:07 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Can Wal-Mart's Supplier Sustainability Index Translate To The Industrial Segment?

April 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Robert Kravitz, AlturaSolutions Communications | Blogs | Comments

Nearly 10 years ago, Wal-Mart launched a major sustainability program impacting the majority of...

Johnson Controls To Acquire Air Distribution Technologies For $1.6B

April 16, 2014 9:40 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Within the Johnson Controls portfolio, Air Distribution Technologies will be aligned under the...

Hawaii Receives First Containerized LNG Shipment

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Clean Energy | News | Comments

Hawaii Gas recently received approval from the Hawaii Public Utility Commission to land...

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GTKonnect Software To Assist Companies Comply With SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

April 10, 2014 10:36 am | by GTKonnect | News | Comments

GTKonnect’s new Conflict Minerals Module will help companies simplify the process for analyzing the origin of minerals – such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (or “3TG”) – used in their products and report if they have originated in “conflict” countries, says the company.

Accenture & Siemens Form Smart Grid Solutions Venture

April 8, 2014 9:53 am | by Siemens & Accenture | News | Comments

The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations, and reliability.         

What EPA Overregulation Means For U.S. Manufacturing

March 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Wayne Kovach, Energy Curtailments Specialists, Inc., @ecsgrid | Articles | Comments

Survivability in the manufacturing industry is at an all-time high, but still faces some roadblocks. An independent review of EPA regulations examines the disparity between EPA projections and the industry’s more realistic concerns about future profits, job loss, and taxes.

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Battery Recycling Program Celebrates 20 Years, Says Fastenal

March 21, 2014 9:38 am | by Fastenal Company | News | Comments

Established by five battery companies in 1994, Call2Recycle, Inc. pioneered the product stewardship movement through its efforts to establish a manufacturer-funded program to collect, transport, and recycle rechargeable batteries.    

Johnson Controls Collaborates To Develop Advanced Battery Technology

March 20, 2014 10:38 am | by Johnson Controls | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries.            

Going Green Can Put Your Business In The Black

March 17, 2014 2:59 pm | by Dan Labell, President & Owner, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Efforts at reducing carbon emissions, recycling and purchasing green products serve as common examples of ways in which many businesses try to be more eco-friendly. However, more and more firms are finding that automating their warehouses and distribution centers offers a great way to go green while adding efficiencies and savings to operations.

Case Study: Improved Efficiency On The Home Front

March 17, 2014 2:19 pm | by Michael Schratz, VP of Marketing at Dialight | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this year, Huron strengthened their commitment to reducing energy consumption by converting interior and exterior lighting in their heating and cooling facility from traditional HID to LED fixtures – the most efficient technology available today.

3 Inbound Shipping Challenges Logistics Executives Face Which Impact The Entire Supply Chain

March 17, 2014 12:45 pm | by Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis | Blogs | Comments

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.

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UPS Invests In Propane For U.S. Delivery Fleet

March 7, 2014 9:50 am | by UPS | News | Comments

The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.                      

Touch Screen Dust Collection

February 21, 2014 10:00 am | by Camfill Farr | Product Releases | Comments

A new Touch Screen Controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment.

Siemens To Supply Two Power Plant Units In PA

December 20, 2013 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The total value of the contract, which includes a long-term maintenance and service contract, is approximately $400 million. With this order, Siemens has sold 27 H-class gas turbines worldwide.                 

Central PA Plant To Recycle Shale Drilling Water

December 16, 2013 11:00 am | by ANYA LIVTAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.                 

Exxon: Rising Living Standards Propel Energy Needs

December 13, 2013 10:36 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The company's annual long-term energy outlook, released Thursday, predicts world energy demand will grow 35% by 2040 as electricity and modern fuels are brought to some of the billions of people in the developing world who currently live without power or burn wood or other biomass for cooking and heating.

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Honeywell Announces Major Investments To Increase HFO-1234yf Production In U.S.

December 11, 2013 3:50 pm | News | Comments

Honeywell announced investments of approximately $300 million will be made by the company and key suppliers to increase production capacity for HFO-1234yf, a new refrigerant for automobiles with a global-warming potential of less than 1.

One Step Closer To Clean Coal?

December 11, 2013 9:15 am | by GSE Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project. The FutureGen 2.0 will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.

Green Building Rival Emerges Among LEED Attacks

December 6, 2013 10:48 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

LEED has a rival — a controversial, Portland, OR-based rating system known as Green Globes, which markets itself as a simpler, less expensive alternative.                  

House OKs Bills To Speed Oil, Gas Drilling

November 21, 2013 10:29 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.

Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

November 18, 2013 11:08 am | by Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke® VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, the latest troubleshooting tool with built-in digital camera and thermal heat map overlay that bridges the gap between traditional IR thermometers and infrared cameras.

Berner Adds Longer Air Curtain Lengths

November 18, 2013 10:59 am | by Berner International Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Berner International Corp. has added lengths up to 16-foot-long and the high-efficiency VTH Venturi heater coil to its VS Series air curtains. The VS Series is designed for environmental separation at internal and exterior industrial doorways.

Streamlight Announces Recycling Results

November 13, 2013 10:32 am | News | Comments

Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled close to 3,500 pounds of rechargeable batteries during the third quarter of 2013, with a year-to-date total of nearly 6,800 pounds.

Ceramic Lamps With Electronic Ballasts

October 29, 2013 9:47 am | by EYE Lighting | Product Releases | Comments

EYE Lighting 375W ceramic lamps run on an exclusive electronic ballast, and can be used to replace up to 1000W HPS and MH systems, generating over 675 watts in energy savings.

GE Revenue, Profit Slip In 3Q

October 18, 2013 9:44 am | by GE | News | Comments

General Electric says net income fell 9% in the third quarter as the company struggles to increase profit after shedding media and banking assets. The company said orders rose 19% in the quarter.          

High Court Will Review EPA Global Warming Rules

October 15, 2013 12:04 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting emissions of six heat-trapping gases from factories and power plants.        

EPA To 'Effectively Shut Down' Without Budget Deal

September 24, 2013 8:45 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency won't be able to pay employees. She says only a core group of people will remain on duty in case the EPA has to respond to a "significant emergency." The vast majority of employees will stay home.

CTE Begins Houston Zero Emission Delivery Vehicle Project

August 29, 2013 10:09 am | by Smith Electric | News | Comments

As part of a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored effort, local fleets will replace existing diesel delivery vehicles with all-electric medium- and heavy-duty Smith Newton trucks for daily operations in the Houston-Galveston area.    

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