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Coal Ash Now Layered in One More Controversy

Coal Ash Now Layered in One More Controversy

Coal ash is now layered in one more controversy: whether the toxins pollute the ground water and whether it is a violation of the Clean Water Act. A federal judge in Virginia is deciding this issue. It’s a result of the Sierra Club suit against Dominion Resources, which wants the coal ash moved to a place where it can’t pollute the ground water.

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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 »

Intrexon, Dominion to Commercialize Bioconversion of Natural Gas to Isobutanol

Intrexon Energy Partners, and Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, have entered into an agreement to explore the potential for commercial-scale biological conversion of natural gas to isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks. Intrexon says its proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the … 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 »

Storms Shut Down Amazon Cloud Service, Chicago’s Midway Airport

Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram were among the millions of businesses and people without power over the weekend as a series of deadly storms moved across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Lightning in Virginia on June 29 took out part of Amazon Web Services — the company’s cloud-based computing service — affecting … Read more »