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Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore will begin levying a carbon tax starting in 2019 in an effort to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help make companies there more competitive. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat announced that facilities across all sectors that produce 25,000 metric tons of GHG or more annually must pay … Read more »

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

Investors Anticipate Global Meat Taxes To Curb Emissions

A group of investors is predicting that governments around the world will soon start taxing meat products over environmental and health concerns. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative explores this possibility in a new report to their investor members. Called “The Livestock Levy: Are Regulators Considering Meat … Read more »


Commercial-Scale Renewable Jet Fuel Produced Using Honeywell UOP Technology

Honeywell UOP says its technology is being used to produce commercial-scale amounts of renewable jet and diesel fuels. AltAir Paramount is using Honeywell UOP’s renewable jet fuel process technology to convert a variety of sustainable feedstocks into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel at the world’s first dedicated commercial-scale renewable jet fuel … Read more »

Supreme Court’s Mercury Decision Spells Further Trouble for Coal

For the second time in just a few weeks, the coal-consuming-and-producing states have tried for a Hail Mary — to get the US Supreme Court to delay the implementation of EPA rules. This time: the mercury rule, which had previously been kicked back down to the federal district court in … Read more »

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

IBM and Cisco are the top two smart city technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five. Navigant forecasts the global market … Read more »

Utility Regulators Refereeing Fierce Boxing Matches Over Rooftop Solar Energy

When California’s utility regulators kept a plan in place to pay rooftop solar owners the retail rate for the electricity that they return to their providers, those refs may have triggered a national trend. Is it the right decision? In Late January, the California Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 to … Read more »

Environmental Leader Q&A Podcast: How Did the Environment Fare in Congress Last Year?

Most people consider Congress to be hopelessly deadlocked. However, things do get done. At the end of last year, according Elizabeth Noll, a huge spending agreement was reached — and it contained a surprising amount of good news for environmental advocates. Noll, the Legislative Director for Energy and Transportation Programs … Read more »

Wastecorp Introduces Mobile Wastewater Pump for Government and Industry

Wastecorp Pumps has unveiled what it says is the first engine driven double disc pump for mobile pumping applications. Designed for government and industry wastewater, sludge and sewage pumping applications, the Sludge Pro double disc pump has fluid handling capabilities ranging from 10–500 gallons per minute (GPM). The size and … Read more »

Online Tools to Choose Water-Efficient Products

Online Tools to Choose Water-Efficient Products

Online tools to help agencies choose water-efficient and energy-efficient technologies and products for deployment in federal facilities have been released by the US Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Water-efficient products include WaterSense-labeled faucets, showerheads, toilets and urinals, as well as pool pumps that recirculate water. The efficient technologies and products … Read more »

US, China Announce Domestic Climate Actions

The US and China released a Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, which includes substantial domestic climate actions that are designed to help the countries achieve their respective post-2020 climate goals announced in November 2014. China announced that it is launching a national emissions trading system in 2017. The cap-and-trade system … Read more »

Tackling Climate Change Across Party Lines Works for America

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder joined other state leaders in taking climate action, announcing that Michigan will develop a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. This strong commitment from a Republican leader confirms once again that climate action is a practical solution, in the interest of every state. Cutting carbon pollution will make … Read more »

Businesses, Farms Face Losses Following Mine Spill

Businesses in the Durango and Silverton, Colorado, areas that rely on the Animas River to drive their operations are closed and will remain that way until at least Aug. 17 as a result of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill. Aug. 17 is the earliest date the EPA said … Read more »

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