Environmental Leader https://www.environmentalleader.com Environmental Leader Conference, Energy Manager Today Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Transport Sector Primed for the growth of Electric Vehicles https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/transport-sector-primed-growth-electric-vehicles/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/transport-sector-primed-growth-electric-vehicles/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:00:09 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172322 The transport sector represents 26% of the greenhouse gas emissions. But it is now primed for the growth of electric vehicles. What effect will that phenomenon have?

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Aries Clean Energy: World’s Largest Downdraft Gasification Plant https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/aries-clean-energy-worlds-largest-downdraft-gasification-plant/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/aries-clean-energy-worlds-largest-downdraft-gasification-plant/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:24:22 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172305 Sponsored by:Aries Clean Energy     Aries Clean Energy won an Environmental Leader Product and Project Award for it’s Lebanon, Tennessee Downdraft Gasification Plant. Watch the video.

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https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/aries-clean-energy-worlds-largest-downdraft-gasification-plant/feed/ 0 Aries Clean Energy: World's Largest Downdraft Gasification Plant - Environmental Leader https://environmentalleader.wistia.com/medias/njqp5ohkbq?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   Aries Clean Energy won an Environmental Leader Product and Project Award for it's Lebanon, Tennessee Downdraft Gasification Plant. Watch the video.
Storm Water Management & Fees Still a Struggle in CA https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/storm-water-management-fees-still-struggle-ca/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/storm-water-management-fees-still-struggle-ca/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:24:49 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172303 Property owners in CA could be looking at fees from local governments to manage and collect storm water, without having any say in the matter – that is, if an amendment to a bill currently in the California state Assemly passes that includes “storm water” as part of sewer services. ... Read more »

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Help May Be on the Way for Industry’s Water Challenges https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/help-may-way-industrys-water-challenges/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/help-may-way-industrys-water-challenges/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:15:47 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172296 A large proportion of US companies may not be aware of the risks that face their businesses in terms of water challenges, according to the CDP. Just 34% of companies responding to a CDP survey in 2016 had undertaken a water assessment that included both direct operations and supply chain. ... Read more »

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Virgin Atlantic Drops CO2 Emissions 22% in 9 Years https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/virgin-atlantic-drops-co2-emissions-22-9-years/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/virgin-atlantic-drops-co2-emissions-22-9-years/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:52:42 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172292 Virgin Atlantic successfully dropped its CO2 emissions from more than 5.2 metric tons to slightly over 4 metric tons from a series of carbon savings initiatives including purchase of a multi-billion dollar fleet investment in Boeing 787 aircraft, single-engine taxiing, real-time weather technology to optimize flight planning, and rigorous weight management ... Read more »

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Look Beyond the Obvious When It Comes to Water Issues: Tips from Nestle Waters https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/look-beyond-obvious-comes-water-issues-tips-nestle-waters/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/look-beyond-obvious-comes-water-issues-tips-nestle-waters/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:10:21 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172265 Water issues covered by the regulations and policies in the city and state where a facility is located may not be the only water issues that a company faces, according to Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer of Nestle Waters NA. For example, regulations may cover water quality in terms of ... Read more »

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Owens Corning Sinks Water Use, Emissions in 2016 https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/owens-corning-sinks-water-use-emissions-2016/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/owens-corning-sinks-water-use-emissions-2016/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:16:52 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172260 Owens Corning has reduced water use by 37% in 2016 from 2010 levels, exceeding its 2020 goals; the company also decreased particulate matter emissions by 23% from 2010, according to its just-released 2016 sustainability report. For a company of Owens Corning’s size – Owens Corning does about $6 billion in ... Read more »

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So Are We Wasting 40% of Our Food or Not? Study Says We Don’t Really Know https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/wasting-40-food-not-study-says-dont-really-know/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/wasting-40-food-not-study-says-dont-really-know/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:20 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172256 Potentially overstated measures on the amount of food that is wasted each year could have profound consequences when it comes to public policy, according to a new study published on behalf of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The study indicates that food waste is being overestimated, in part because ... Read more »

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Groundwater Fees Prompt Farmers to Slash Water Use by a Third https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/groundwater-fees-prompt-farmers-slash-water-use-third/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/groundwater-fees-prompt-farmers-slash-water-use-third/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:22:21 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172253 When it comes to drought and the farming community, it seems a self-imposed fee on groundwater could work better than government regulations, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder. The study suggests that self-imposed well-pumping fees can play an important role, incentivizing farmers to slash use ... Read more »

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Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance) https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/investors-may-increase-emphasis-csr-reporting-beware-overstating-performance/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/06/investors-may-increase-emphasis-csr-reporting-beware-overstating-performance/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:29:42 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=172231 In today’s climate of increased investor interest in the sustainability performance of companies, US organizations have a unique opportunity to send a positive message to investors, one that says sustainability is still a priority. In fact, as corporations like Disney, Apple, Google and General Electric pledge to continue to pursue ... Read more »

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