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Supply Chain Disruptions ‘Significantly Hurt’ Bottom Line

Supply Chain Disruptions ‘Significantly Hurt’ Bottom Line

More than 90 percent of companies say supply chain disruptions have a significant impact on a company’s business and financial performance, according to a report from the MIT Forum and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The report is based on the 2013 Global Supply Chain and Risk Management Survey, conducted by the two … Read more »

Investors ‘Ignoring Climate Risks’

Infrastructure investors aren’t considering climate risk when building business models in areas that have yet to experience the effects of climate change and severe weather — but they should, says a report by UK insurance giant and risk adviser Marsh. Sustainable Infrastructure — Weathering the Storms says the resilience of infrastructure … Read more »

Battle Lines Drawn Over Tailpipe Pollution Rules

Battle Lines Drawn Over Tailpipe Pollution Rules

The American Petroleum Institute and the American Lung Association have released contradictory reports that, respectively, castigate and praise the EPA’s Tier 3 clean-gasoline proposal. The agency unveiled the proposed standards at the end of March. According to the API report, Effects of Light-duty Vehicle Emissions Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Level on Ambient Ozone, the gas rules … Read more »

Manufacturers’ Thermostat Recycling Programs Fall Short

A manufacturer-run program for collecting mercury thermostats is failing to keep the heavy metal out of the trash in most states, according to a new report released today by two environmental groups: the Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign (MMPC) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Turning up the Heat II estimates … Read more »

California Cuts GHGs for Third Year

California Cuts GHGs for Third Year

California’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped for the third straight year with power plants, cement facilities, oil refineries, general combustion sources and other facilities emitting 111 million tons of CO2e in 2011, according to numbers released by the California Air Resources Board. Emissions from electricity generation — which until 2011 had … Read more »