Environmental Protection

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Energy Market and Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

This report responds to a request to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Edward Markey for an analysis of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA).1 ACESA, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009, is a complex bill that regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and economic incentives.

Flu Pandemic Annex

This Sector-specific guideline is an annex to the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR Pandemic Influenza Guide) and intends to assist water and wastewater utilities in planning for a catastrophic influenza pandemic.

Optimizing Solar Thermal Performance

Solar thermal energy appears poised for a renaissance in the United States, as the Obama Administration presses forward with its green energy agenda. But the revival could be short-lived unless solar hot systems are maintained properly.

Process Analytics

Process Analytics and Intelligence—sometimes called Manufacturing Intelligence—has transformed the way companies produce goods, understand their manufacturing processes, and ensure a quality product in ways we could not have foreseen ten years ago.

Adventus Field Profile

Groundwater at an industrial site in Texas is impacted with Chlorinated Volatile Organic Carbon’s (CVOCs), primarily PCE and TCE, from historical waste disposal. The topography at the site slopes steeply towards a small channel where the groundwater discharges. Depth to groundwater ranges from approximately 20 ft bgs at the source area to 1 ft bgs close to the channel.

Shimadzu Total Organic Carbon Analysis

Shimadzu’s Total Nitrogen Module (TNM-1) analyzes Total Nitrogen in less than 4 minutes, requires no reagents or chemicals, and produces no hazardous wastes. Conforming to the American Society for Test Method’s (ASTM) D5176 procedure, the TNM-1 uses combustion oxidation and chemiluminescence detection.

Prefurbia Solution to Urban Renewal

Prefurbia is a neighborhood planning method that produces organically designed, low environmental-impact neighborhoods through varied streetscapes, more public/private spaces, and better pedestrian connectivity.

Ensuring the Accuracy of Your Emissions Information

Verification of GHG emissions from your installation for mandatory reporting purposes.

How Food Producers can Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in their Wastewater Treatment System

A white paper for the packaged-food industry.

The Growing Importance of GHG Emissions Inventory, Carbon Footprinting and Independent Verification

Today climate change, greenhouses gases (GHG) and global warming are front page issues the world over. The scientific understanding of climate change is now sufficiently clear to justify taking prompt action. As a result, and for environmental, ethical and economic reasons, governments, businesses and individuals are responding to this challenge by attempting to quantify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.

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