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B&W to EPA: Limit Landfill Methane Emissions

Calling for more stringent limits on methane emissions, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has provided formal comments to the EPA’s proposed emissions rules for municipal solid waste landfills. Methane, generated in landfills by the decomposition of organic waste, is 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills are responsible for 18 … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Liberty Property Trust, Terex, IPCC, Casella

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Liberty Property Trust: The commercial real estate investment trust has named Billy Grayson director of sustainability. He comes to Liberty from the Electronic Industry Citizen Coalition, where he served as vice president of social and environmental sustainability. Terex: … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Dupont, LG Chem Power, Kurion, AECOM Waste Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Dupont: The chemical company has appointed Edward Breen (pictured), a current member of the DuPont board of directors and chairman of Tyco International, as interim chair and CEO. Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont, is retiring on Oct. … Read more »

P&G

Cutting Carbon: What P&G, Time Warner Cable are Doing to Curb Absolute GHG Emissions

Procter & Gamble and Time Warner Cable have both set new goals to cut carbon emissions. Procter & Gamble has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. The consumer goods company has currently reduced absolute emissions by almost … Read more »

IBM Big Data Manages World’s Largest Climate Data Archive

IBM Big Data Manages World’s Largest Climate Data Archive

The German Climate Computing Center is using technology and services from IBM to manage the world’s largest climate simulation data archive, used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other leading climate researchers worldwide. The archive currently consists of more than 40 petabytes of data and is projected to … Read more »

EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

The EPA has launched the Climate Adjustment Tool for its Stormwater Management Model, an online stormwater simulation model. The Climate Adjustment Tool allows engineers and planners to evaluate the performance of water infrastructure while considering future climate change projections, such as more frequent high-intensity storms and changes in evaporation rates … Read more »

Denmark Considers Phasing Out Coal

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025, according to Helveg Petersen, Denmark’s climate, energy and building minister, as reported by Reuters. The cost of phasing out coal would not be significant, according to Petersen. Wind turbines are set to generate more than half of Denmark’s electricity by 2020. Petersen’s ministry … Read more »

IPCC Report: Zero Emissions by 2100

Global emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent between 2010 and 2050, and hit zero by 2100 to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s synthesis report released in Copenhagen yesterday. This would require … Read more »

Lego

Lego Builds on IPCC Meeting

Lego looks to be continuing its recent climate-change action campaign. After ending its promotional deal with Shell, following pressure from Greenpeace that called on Lego to stop making toys with Shell’s branding, the toy company is partnering with sustainability think tank Sustainia and the World Wildlife Fund to host an … Read more »

IPCC Report Warns ‘Irreversible Impacts’ of Climate Change

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are “increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” according to a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC report, now under review by government officials and top scientists meeting in Copenhagen, is slated for approval on … Read more »

Report: Methane Mitigation Could Stimulate US Economy

Increased use of technologies and services that capture methane emissions from oil and gas systems could save the industry over $1 billion in lost product, reduce air pollution and create new jobs, according to an economic analysis by Datu Research and the Environmental Defense Fund. The report identifies 76 companies … Read more »

Major GHG Cuts Needed, IPCC Draft Warns

Major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, of 40 to 70 percent by 2050 compared to 2010 levels, would be needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a draft UN report obtained by Reuters. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) draft, which sums up the three … Read more »