With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the publication of the ISO International Standard ISO 50001 on Energy Management Systems wasan eagerly awaited event because it is estimated the standard could have a positive impact on some 60 percent of the world’s energy use.
ISO 50001 provides public and private sector organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance.
Corn based plastic cups, potato based utensils, or bamboo based plates may be doing more harm than good in terms of GHG production, not necessarily during production, but at waste disposal.
Only 69% of landfills in the United States collect landfill gas. And of that 69% that do collect, only around 75% is collected. That means only half of all landfill methane is collected. Capturing more methane from landfills could lessen contribution to climate change.
In Europe, about 50 percent of motor oil is re-refined, thanks to regulations dating to 1975 that were revised in 2008, say analysts at Kline & Company, a market research firm based in Parsippany, New Jersey. In North America, only about 10 to 15 percent of motor oil is re-refined. But that story is slowly changing as U.S. companies have begun to see a new market in “green” lubricant.
In May 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled the most dramatic overhaul to fuel economy labels since they were introduced 35 years ago. When the new labels start to appear in showrooms and online, shoppers will have more information at their fingertips than ever before. The redesigned label will provide the public with new information on vehicles’ fuel economy, energy use, fuel costs, and environmental impacts.
The majority of businesses say that the benefits resulting from their sustainability initiatives have exceeded expectations, according to an international survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But a hard core minority of businesses does not see sustainability as a critical or strategic investment.
A publication of recent energy statistics. This publication includes total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions values.
The goal of NEEF’s business and environment program is to help companies engage their employees directly to understand how their actions can contribute to achieving environmentally superior performance.
Report for the UN into the activities of the world's 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost if firms were forced to pay for use, loss and damage of environment
This study, commissioned by the Center for American Progress, examines broader economic considerations—jobs, incomes, and economic growth—through the lens of two government initiatives this year by the Obama administration and Congress. The first is the set of clean-energy provisions incorporated within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The second is the proposed American Clean Energy and Security Act which is now before Congress.
By replacing aluminum sheet body panels with rugged, lightweight ABS plastic, UPS engineers have lowered fuel consumption by about 40 percent. Using less sheet metal cut the truck's weight so much that UPS could then opt for a smaller, lighter engine, saving still more weight. All together, the changes have carved off 1,000 pounds, or about 10 percent, from the original 5-ton model, says Dale Spencer, UPS' director of automotive engineering.