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Harvey Also Hits Chemical Companies and Manufacturing Enterprises

Harvey Also Hits Chemical Companies and Manufacturing Enterprises

Hurricane Harvey has disrupted oil and operations throughout Texas, which is expected to at least temporarily hurt chemical companies and manufacturing enterprises that will pay higher prices.

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

Schneider Electric Helps AEG Save $3 Million, Improve Environmental Management

Using Schneider Electric’s water, waste and electricity management platform has helped sports and entertainment company AEG save more than $3 million and shrink its environmental footprint.

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Environmental Executive Moves: Amici Enterprises, Schneider Electric, Aqua America, Evoqua, Trina Solar, Carbon Trust

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Amici Enterprises: The energy conservation technology company said Derek Chan, former chief operating officer of DreamWorks Nova and chief technology officer of Oriental DreamWorks, resigned from DreamWorks to accept the chief executive officer post at Amici Enterprises. Schneider … Read more »

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Schneider Electric Fined $6.8M in Largest-Ever Superfund Cleanup Penalty

Schneider Electric has been hit with a $6.8 million penalty for alleged environmental violations — the largest-ever stipulated penalty for cleanup of a Superfund site and the third largest overall in EPA history. The EPA says Schneider Electric violated the terms of a 2002 court-approved Superfund consent decree during its … Read more »

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COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »

Schneider Electric Brings IoT to Agriculture Industry

Schneider Electric is leveraging its big data and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled WeatherSentry platform to connect more than 4,000 disparate rural area weather stations. The platform will provide a more holistic view of rural weather patterns across the US, helping the agriculture industry to increase efficiency, profitability and sustainability. WeatherSentry … Read more »

Screening Tool Reduces Chemical Compliance Burden by 66%

BOMcheck’s substance declarations and conflict minerals web database has published a new screening tool for the electrotechnical industry that reduces the time and cost of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance by 66 percent. BOMcheck is a centralized database that helps companies manage supply chain compliance with … Read more »

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Major Firms Call for Climate Agreement in Paris

Fourteen major companies based or with large-scale operations in the US have voiced strong support for a new global climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. In a statement organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the companies — Alcoa, Alstom, … Read more »

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Oil Giants Form Climate Lobbying Group

Shell, Schneider Electric and the Rocky Mountain Institute introduced the Energy Transitions Commission at the Fortune Brainstorm E Conference in Austin, Texas. The commission was formed to develop actionable insights to help energy decision-makers sustain economic growth while also mitigating climate change. Commissioners come from the following energy companies, renewable … Read more »

Schneider Electric Sustainability Software Provides Near Real-Time Data

Schneider Electric Sustainability Software Provides Near Real-Time Data

Schneider Electric has launched Performance Analytics, a new suite of functionality within its StruxureWare Resource Advisor software platform. This functionality builds on Resource Advisor’s set of capabilities, which includes the ability to monitor energy and carbon markets, manage key sustainability metrics and report results to stakeholders on more than 400 … Read more »