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  • New Tool Helps Farmers in North America Create Millions of Potential Carbon Offsets
    by Emily Holbrook on May 14, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Farmers Edge Inc., a pure-play digital agriculture company, has announced the availability of its data-driven "Smart Carbon" program for agricultural markets in North America. The post New Tool Helps Farmers in North America Create Millions of Potential Carbon Offsets appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • TransAlta says “exceptional performance” of Alberta hydro projects led strong Q1 results
    by Hydro Review Content Directors on May 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    TransAlta said its strong financial performance in Q1 2021 was led by the “exceptional performance” of its hydro projects in Alberta. TransAlta owns 26 hydroelectric projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and the U.S. (one plant) with a total capacity of 949 MW. In total, the company has more than 70 power plants in Canada,

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment Market to Jump 7.2% per Year through 2027
    by Jennifer Nastu on May 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    The industrial wastewater treatment market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2020 and 2027, reaching a value of $77.6 billion, according to a new report from Meticulous Research. The membrane bio-reactor (MBR) technology segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, as it has emerged as an efficient, compact technology for […]

  • Florida Brewery Reduces Wastewater Costs with Membrane Bioreactor
    by Jennifer Nastu on May 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    The Florida Brewery is installing equipment that will remove 99% of contaminants from its wastewater, enabling the company to discharge the treated water directly to the city sewer instead of trucking it off site. The installation will significantly improve its bottom line and also help it reach its compliance and environmental goals, the company […]

  • Frenzel chosen to succeed Fowke as CEO of Xcel Energy
    by Hydro Review Content Directors on May 14, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Ben Fowke, who guided Xcel Energy toward its aggressive decarbonization and modernization goals for the past decade, will step down as the utility’s chief executive officer this summer. Bob Frenzel, president and chief operating officer, will succeed Fowke as company CEO. Fowke retires effective Aug. 18, while remaining as the company’s […]

  • Kellogg Issues $363 Million Sustainability Bond
    by Emily Holbrook on May 14, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Kellogg Company today announced it has successfully priced a $363 million (EUR 300 million) 8-year Sustainability Bond with an interest coupon of 0.50% per annum, a first for the global food company. The post Kellogg Issues $363 Million Sustainability Bond appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • Two contractors killed during core drilling work at GRDA’s 128-MW Kerr project
    by Hydro Review Content Directors on May 14, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Two contractors who were performing core drilling have been killed after an explosion trapped them inside a tunnel at Kerr Dam. Grand River Dam Authority Executive Vice President John Wiscaver issued the following statement on the incident: “At approximately 4:30am this morning, Friday, May 14, recovery crews were able to recover the bodies of […]

  • How Intel Encourages 9,000 Tier-1 Suppliers to Strive for Sustainability
    by Jennifer Nastu on May 13, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Supply chain sustainability continues to be an evolving goal for corporations, and according to its 2020-21 Corporate Responsibility Report, Intel is one company that is focusing on improving its suppliers’ environmental management. Here’s how. The post How Intel Encourages 9,000 Tier-1 Suppliers to Strive for Sustainability appeared first on […]

  • Should Your Organization Declare A Climate Emergency?
    by Guest Author on May 13, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Among the latest moves by industry, B Corporations, or B Corps have now declared a climate emergency. Patagonia and Danone are among the thousands of firms that have joined the B Corp movement and become certified. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of... The post Should Your Organization Declare A Climate Emergency? appeared […]

  • Argo Blockchain purchases two Quebec data centers powered by hydro
    by Hydro Review Content Directors on May 13, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Argo Blockchain, a cryptocurrency mining company, has completed the acquisition of two data centers in Quebec, Canada, powered almost entirely from hydropower. The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to increase control over the mining facilities in which its machines are hosted, with a view to providing the company with long-term […]

  • Powering the Rise of Solar Power
    by Guest Author on May 13, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    No other renewable source of energy looks better positioned for long-term success than solar power. In 2020, solar provided 3.3% of the US’s total electricity, which is up from 2.3% in 2018. Solar energy is growing at a rate comparable to that of EVs and gearing up to go mainstream — but it isn’t without its challenges. The post Powering the […]

  • Are Regenerative Buildings the Wave of the Future in Sustainable Design?
    by Guest Author on May 13, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    As is well documented by Architecture 2030 and others, buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global emissions. And, in order to meet the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement, we need to eliminate all GHG emissions from the built environment by 2040. The good news is buildings are among the biggest investment opportunities at $24.7 […]