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  • The Future of Air Emissions Reporting: Leveraging Real-time Data to Meet Environmental and Sustainability Targets
    by Jessica Hunt on August 12, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    More and more, stakeholders and investors are expecting organizations to go above and beyond environmental compliance limits set by the federal government. Organizations are setting ambitious targets to become carbon neutral, to minimize air pollutant emissions, and to prove their commitment to the long-term sustainability of their own […]

  • Eagles And Mockingbirds Catch A Break As Judge Strikes Down Trump Bird Opinion
    by Gabriela Saldivia on August 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.

  • Department of Energy Launches Research Platform for the Nation’s Energy Systems
    by Emily Holbrook on August 12, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Today, US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The post Department of Energy Launches Research Platform for the Nation’s Energy Systems appeared first on Environment + Energy […]

  • Orbital Marine Power decommissions 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine
    by Elizabeth Ingram on August 12, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Orbital Marine Power Ltd., working with Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth, has decommissioned its prototype 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine. Heavy lift specialists Mammoet managed the tandem lift of the 516-tonne structure out of the water and onto the Blyth quayside in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date, according to... […]

  • Google Achieves Alliance for Water Stewardship Certification at 3 Campuses
    by Emily Holbrook on August 12, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Google has achieved the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification at its Mountain View, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and Dublin, Ireland campuses under the AWS Standard. The post Google Achieves Alliance for Water Stewardship Certification at 3 Campuses appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • FERC, Michigan EGLE contract forensic investigation of flooding, breaches at Michigan dams
    by Elizabeth Ingram on August 12, 2020 at 10:47 am

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) say an independent forensic investigation team is moving forward with its examination of the May 19, 2020, failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams and operations of Smallwood and Secord dams near Midland, Mich. On May 20, FERC […]

  • Sir Kensington’s Sets Goal for 100% Recycled Content in its Packaging by 2022
    by Emily Holbrook on August 12, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Sir Kensington's, a manufacturer of condiments and dressings, today announced it has set initial impact targets focused on sustainable agriculture, responsible packaging, and team impact. The post Sir Kensington’s Sets Goal for 100% Recycled Content in its Packaging by 2022 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • New Guyana government looks to add 400 MW of generation
    by Elizabeth Ingram on August 12, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Guyana’s new government will seek to add 400 MW of new generation capacity, including hydropower, over the next five years, President Mohamed Irfaan Ali said in his inauguration speech. According to BNamericas, the head of state said: “To stimulate business enterprises, we will reduce the cost of energy by 50% through a mix of […]

  • How cities can influence the energy system
    by Heather House on August 12, 2020 at 3:45 am

    How cities can influence the energy system Heather House Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:45 As U.S. cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. Policy and regulatory […]

  • Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point
    by Katie Fehrenbacher on August 12, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:15 Companies and cities are increasingly adopting lower-carbon fleets — including trucks and buses that run off electricity, renewable diesel and renewable natural gas — according to a new report from the research team at […]

  • J.B. Hunt Makes First Delivery Using All-Electric Freightliner
    by Emily Holbrook on August 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    J.B. Hunt Transport completed its first delivery using the Freightliner eCascadia, Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) all-electric Class 8 truck. The post J.B. Hunt Makes First Delivery Using All-Electric Freightliner appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • A Prophet Of Soil Gets His Moment Of Fame
    by Dan Charles on August 11, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. Today, that idea has a catchy name: regenerative agriculture.