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Carbon Capture Project Aims to Reduce Oil Sands’ Carbon Footprint

FuelCell Energy has signed a contract with investment firm Alberta Innovates for an engineering study on fuel cell carbon capture at a Husky Energy-owned heavy oil thermal facility near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. The engineering study is part of a multi-phase project to show how commercial-scale fuel cells carbon capture can … Read more »

Tesla-SolarCity, Total-Saft Acquisitions: In the Race to Integrate Power Companies, Who Is Next?

Tesla-SolarCity, Total-Saft Acquisitions: In the Race to Integrate Power Companies, Who Is Next?

These are tough times for oil giants. They’re up against falling profits and facing threats from alternative fuels and battery technologies as global momentum shifts toward a low-carbon economy. To overcome these challenges, global oil “supermajors” should follow in the footsteps of Total — which bought energy storage company Saft … Read more »

Navy Ship Runs on 100% Biodiesel

A US Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel — a first, according to the biofuel makers Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus Global. Last week the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of a 100 percent drop-in … Read more »

offshore oil drilling

Shareholder Group Says Oil Companies Need to Turn the Corner, or Crash

Corporate environmental managers may be eyeing this report with skepticism. But they are reading it closely, nonetheless. As You Sow is reporting that the oil industry’s fundamentals are weakening, which could cut into its future market share and future profitability.

If Companies Move Into Modern Offices, What Are They to do with Their Old Furniture

If Companies Move Into Modern Offices, What Are They to do with Their Old Furniture

Many corporations are moving their staff into modernized green offices in LEED buildings. But the left-behind furniture and equipment often end up in landfill. It’s better to recycle, resell, and donate them to minimize your footprint, recover costs, and benefit charities. Let’s see how Chevron did it and what you … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

World’s Largest Companies Decoupling Emissions, Business Growth

Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »

Portland Harbor

Companies will Pay $746 Million to Clean Up Superfund Site

The EPA will ask more than 150 companies and other groups to foot the $746 million bill to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The proposed plan to remove 65 contaminants along the 10-mile stretch of Oregon’s Willamette River will take 30 years, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The agency … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

Why Climate Business Risk Disclosures are the New Norm

A new emissions disclosure rule, proposed by the White House this week, would require companies with federal contracts to report on their greenhouse gas emissions, efforts and targets to limit such releases and their climate-change related business risks. “It’s the responsible thing to do to take steps to understand the … Read more »