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Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

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As US Ratifies Paris Climate Deal, Pressure Mounts on Oil & Gas to Shrink Carbon Footprint

The oil and gas industry is in a transitional phase. The sector is under increasing pressure in the US and abroad to reduce its carbon footprint. It’s also facing significant cost pressure as low energy prices persist. Shell’s chief energy adviser Wim Thomas recently said the global oil oversupply, which … Read more »

EHS

EHS Software Market a ‘Booming Growth Segment’

The global environment, health and safety software market will exceed $1.4 billion in 2020, up from $932 million in 2016, according to forecast by Verdantix. The market will grow at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate over the next 5 years reflecting economic growth, industry dynamics, and private equity … Read more »

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Cheap Oil’s Biggest Losers

Crude oil, which closed at about $32 a barrel yesterday, now costs less than a drum to transport it. A video from The Independent says the drums cost about $99 each — three times as expensive as the oil they carry. However, cheap oil isn’t giving the US economy the … Read more »

DNV GL Launches Recommended Practice on Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

DNV GL has launched a recommended practice (RP) that allows oil and gas operators to choose thermoplastic composite pipes instead of steel or traditional flexibles, enabling substantial cost reductions throughout the project lifecycle. Thermoplastic composite pipes are a new, lightweight pipe alternative that offer advantages across all stages of the … Read more »

Largest Ever Controlled CO2 Release from Underwater Pipeline Planned

DNV GL is conducting the oil and gas industry’s largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from an underwater pipeline at its Spadeadam Testing and Research Center in Cumbria, United Kingdom. The installation of offshore CO2 pipelines linked to depleted subsea gas reservoirs is a possible solution to mitigate CO2 … Read more »

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Oil & Gas Industry Partners Sought for End-of-Life Guidance for Offshore Installations

DNV GL, in collaboration with Decom North Sea, is seeking oil and gas industry partners to participate in a project that will develop end-of-life guidelines for offshore oil and gas installations. The environment, health and safety compliance organization says the joint industry project (JIP) will develop industry guidance to assist … Read more »

Top Environmental Consulting, EHS Brands Revealed

ERM has the highest brand preference in the environment, health and safety consulting sector, the Bureau Veritas brand ranks highest in the verification sector, SAP tops the brand preference list in the EH&S software sector and IBM has the highest brand preference for EH&S technology services, according to a global … Read more »

AkzoNobel

Waste-to-Chemical Initiative Doubles in Size

An initiative to investigate how waste can be used as a raw material to produce chemicals has more than doubled in size since being launched late last year. Initially formed by Dutch firm AkzoNobel, Canadian company Enerkem and four regional partners, the collaboration has since attracted eight more commercial parties. … Read more »

Cost, Compliance Main Drivers for Firms’ Water Management

Cost, Compliance Main Drivers for Firms’ Water Management

Some 70 percent of companies consider water management issues relevant to their business strategies, according to a report by DNV GL and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. This percentage climbs to 85 among firms using water in their production processes. The survey also finds one in five companies using … Read more »

Sustainability Challenges Present Profitable Business Opportunities

Business leaders globally have strong confidence in their own ability to turn sustainability challenges such as water scarcity and lock-in to fossil fuels into new business opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing and finance sectors in emerging economies. This is one of the key findings of the Global Opportunity Report launched … Read more »