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Global Leaders and Businesses Connect in Paris to Reaffirm Climate Goals

Global Leaders and Businesses Connect in Paris to Reaffirm Climate Goals

Global leaders and international businesses joined hands in Paris this week to affirm their commitment to the global climate treaty and to share the wealth with developing nations. Is it enough?


ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech to Turn Waste Gases to Low-Carbon Fuel

ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel company, in partnership with carbon recycling company LanzaTech and Primetals Technologies, a technology and service provider to the iron and steel industry, plan to build Europe’s first-ever commercial scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process. The companies say … Read more »

Global 500 Firms’ GHG Emissions Rise

Global 500 Firms’ GHG Emissions Rise

Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s 500 largest businesses rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a Thomson Reuters report written in collaboration with BSD Consulting. During this time the UN says major companies should have seen a 4.2 percent reduction to keep global temperatures within a 2 … Read more »

Webinar: How to Achieve EHS Success in 2015

Webinar: How to Achieve EHS Success in 2015

Environmental regulations of air, water, waste, health and safety are evolving rapidly and so are the best practices for achieving compliance. Many companies endeavor to effectively manage their environmental programs, but few are true leaders in environmental excellence. This webinar offers a rare opportunity to learn from industry leaders at … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Volvo, Alcoa, HyperSolar, California Energy Commission

Volvo will officially launch its 7900 electric hybrid bus (pictured) at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show at the end of the month. The bus offers fuel savings of 75 percent, energy reduction of 60 percent, and CO2 reduction of 75 percent. Alcoa will roll out its lightest heavy-duty truck … Read more »

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Dow Chemical Company, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and ExxonMobil are among the 29 major public companies in the US — and 150 globally — that are incorporating an internal carbon price into their business decisions, according to a CDP report. The prices disclosed, ranging from $6 to $80 a metric ton, … Read more »

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GE, AT&T, Siemens Support Keystone XL

A diverse group of over 150 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Volvo and Wyndham Worldwide, have urged President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Companies signing the letter include many one would expect – fossil fuel companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell; utilities such … Read more »

Beyond Energy Companies: Who are the Big Emitters?

Not surprisingly, the Greenhouse 100 index of the nation’s top greenhouse gas emitters – released yesterday by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – is dominated by utilities and oil and gas companies. So who are the outliers? The highest-emitting company not hailing from the … Read more »

RWE, Vattenfall Emit Most CO2 in EU System

RWE, Vattenfall Emit Most CO2 in EU System

RWE, Vattenfall and E.On have topped Carbon Data’s rankings of the most carbon-intensive companies in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, same as last year. Steel manufacturers ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel and cement maker LaFarge were the three companies with the most freely allocated surplus EU carbon allowance for 2012. RWE … Read more »

New Research Validates Steel’s Advantages in the Race to 54.5 MPG

The current and pending US EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tailpipe emissions and fuel economy standards will require a footprint-based, fleet-average fuel economy of 54.5 MPG for new vehicles by 2025. These impending and aggressive standards provide a significant challenge for the auto industry and have sparked … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Water Plans, Cemex $1m Fine, States Sue BP

The EPA on Friday proposed several options to reduce the amounts of mercury, arsenic, lead and selenium that power plants release into waterways via coal ash, air pollution control waste and other waste. The proposed rules would update standards in place since 1982 and would be phased in between 2017 … Read more »

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