Environmental Protection

Sustainability


This Gamesa photo was taken at its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Cuenca, Spain. (Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica photo)

Companies Call for Ambitious 2030 EU Renewables Target

Eight European leaders in producing energy and renewable energy technologies announced recently they want a legally binding target of more than 30 percent of the EU energy mix to be renewables.

New Report Explores Resiliency of Water and Electric Utilities

Thought leaders explore opportunities for transformational solutions to maximize resource efficiency.

Times Square Alliance Boosts Number of Recycling Stations for America Recycles Day

Times Square will be home to 46 solar-powered waste and recycling stations, helping divert 25 percent of waste to recycling.

Experts Agree Ocean Acidification Caused by Carbon Dioxide Emission from Human Activity

Change our behaviors or expect significant economic and ecosystem loss to our world’s oceans.

Earth Day Texas

The Lone Star State seeks environmental awareness.

Interpol Part of European E-waste Coalition

"The e-waste challenge has many facets. Illegal shipment is just one aspect, and it causes substantial losses of valuable resources. At the same time, the illegal trade in e-waste leads to extreme pollution cases at local dump sites," said Dr. Jaco Huisman, scientific coordinator of the project.

Illicit Gold Mines Destroying Peruvian Rainforest

The average annual rate of forest loss has tripled since 2008, when the price of gold soared.

Container Recycling Rate Not Nearly Good Enough

"Between 1990 and 2010—a period that saw almost feverish growth and investment in municipal recycling programs, education and infrastructure—Americans have persisted in wasting more beverage containers than they've recycled," the Container Recycling Institute reports.



Congenerattion offers efficiency and a waste-to-energy path.

The Future of Cogeneration is Green

Gas-fired cogen plants are common, but biomass-fueled plants have the added benefit of using a renewable, practically inexhaustible fuel source.

Ethiopia Power's Up Africa's Largest Wind Farm

Harmony between wind and water boosts power production

Purdue University Receives Two Environmental Awards from GE

GE helped Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., enhance the safety of its campus community by reducing the use of acid and caustic chemicals in the university’s utility plant.

Ominous Forecast

Recent IPCC report sites human influence cause of global warming

McCarthy, Moniz Discussing Climate Action Plan Today

The EPA administrator and secretary of energy will participate in a White House Google+ Hangout starting at 12:15 p.m. EDT.

New Study Shows Some Tropical Trees Can 'Regenerate'

A new research study discovered that tropical trees can fix themselves by capturing nitrogen from the air after being logged.

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

In a word, the key to future biofuel development stinks.

The U.S. and Sweden Launch Grand Challenge for Development to Secure Water for Food

The program to fund and accelerate scientific and technological innovations to manage water in developing and emerging countries.

Australian Company Bent on Solving Coal Plants' C02 Emissions Woes

Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

BSEE, DOE Collaborating on Offshore R&D

The agencies' memorandum of collaboration continues their work to make oil and gas exploration safer and more environmentally sustainable, officials said.

Veolia Opening Expanded Recycling Facility

The 55,000-square-foot facility in West Bridgewater, Mass., has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste.

First 'Great Wall of Mulch' Erected in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach constructs 12-foot wall from mulch to reduce noise and visual pollution of Terminal Island Freeway. The project cost $150,000.

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