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Leading Indicators Lead the Way in Integrated Risk Management

Leading Indicators Lead the Way in Integrated Risk Management

It’s not surprising that, if given the choice between lagging and leading, most would gravitate toward leading. “Leading” sounds more progressive—and it is. In a recent Harvard Business Review podcast, Sue Ashford, a University of Michigan professor, took it one step further by explaining “Why Everyone Should See Themselves as … Read more »

A Safety-First Culture Requires Integrated Risk Management

A Safety-First Culture Requires Integrated Risk Management

Compliance is a very important thing, but it’s far from the only thing when it comes to true Operational Excellence. It takes a true integrated risk management strategy to ensure your organization is performing safely, efficiently and profitably. When properly planned and executed, an integrated risk management plan can appropriately … Read more »

Coal Exports and the Hidden Value of Federal Coal

If you’ve been following the news, you probably know that coal is down in the dumps. Three of the top five US coal companies have declared bankruptcy in the past year, part of a massive trend of insolvency sweeping the industry as solar, wind, and natural gas steadily eat into … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: More EPA Delays, Solar Trade Dispute, Chevron Fined

The EPA said it will delay proposing the country’s first-ever greenhouse gas limits on oil refineries, the latest setback for the agency that has struggled to fulfill its ambitious clean air agenda, Reuters reported. The EPA had been required to propose the rules by mid-December as part of a court … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Green Coins, Organics Vote, LEED

The U.S. Mint announced that its West Point, N.Y., facility has been accepted in the Energy Department’s Superior Energy Performance program, just one of the steps the bureau said it is taking to “‘green’ the production of America’s coins, Reuters reported. The Superior Energy Performance project is a certification program … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Climate Pact Setback, California Tailpipe Rules, Biofuel Support

The world’s richest countries have all but given up on a new climate treaty that would take effect this decade ahead of next month’s talks in Durban, South Africa, The Guardian reported. Government officials from the United Kingdom, European Union, Japan and the United States said any global climate agreement … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Rules, Soot Standard, Competing Studies

The EPA said that it will propose twice-delayed rules for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants early next year, Reuters reported. The agency delayed the release of the long-anticipated Clean Air Act rules in June and September amid an onslaught of criticism from Republicans in Congress. A coalition of health, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Green Product App, China WEEE, GM Wildlife Conservation

Consumer Reports announced the launch of its new Eco-Label smart phone app, which will provide consumers with information on products’ green marketing claims. The magazine said the app, which is a mobile version of Consumer Reports’ greenerchoices.org Web site, is available for purchase for $.99. The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Energy IG Report, Keystone XL Reroute, Pickens Plan

The criticism is coming from all corners for the Energy Department. The department’s inspector general issued a report on Tuesday recommending that the department rein in wasteful spending at its 16 laboratories, The New York Times reported. The laboratories’ budget is $13 billion, and the inspector general noted that operations … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Green Construction Code, WM Certifications, LEED Airports

The provisions in the new 2012 International Green Construction Code were completed during a final hearing at the International Code Council’s meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. The new code will be available Spring 2012 and can be viewed here. The EPA and Natural Resources Canada announced an agreement that will create … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: ANWR Drilling Push, Canada Reacts, EV Fire Probe

A jobs-related proposal from House Republicans to support new infrastructure spending is dominating by a plan to massively expand offshore oil and gas leasing and open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, The Hill reported. The proposal was announced days after President Obama unveiled a five-year offshore drilling … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Keystone XL Delayed, Solar Tariffs, EDF Hacking

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election, The New York Times reported. The State Department said it will review alternate routes that would avoid the Sand Hills region of Nebraska, which is home to a … Read more »

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