"This project is a win for the environment and the communities of Cambridge and Boston. Ending the discharge of heated water to the Charles River will help protect fish, restore habitat, and reduce the severity of cyanobacteria blooms," said Charles River Watershed Association Executive Director Robert Zimmerman, Jr.
ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric Announce Construction of a 5.76 MW Mt. Tom Solar Farm in Western Massachusetts. Holyoke residents will benefit from the purchase agreement.
The draft evaluates the potential environmental impacts of survey activities on marine mammals, fish, coral, and other environmentally sensitive species in the seabed and water column of the Outer Continental Shelf.
The document defines the New York Offshore Study Area and identifies wind energy areas outside of that study area that will be reviewed for their grid interconnection, costs, and benefits, with all of the options being included in a final Offshore Wind Master Plan expected at the end of 2017.
The Department of Energy announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin tweeted that the order affects 37 disposal wells. Every well within 5 miles of a 10-mile section of the fault involved in the earthquake is to be shut down within seven days, and other wells in the area must be shut down within 10 days.
LDAR programs are shifting from reactive to proactive, evolving from mere compliance to actively seeking and repairing leaks to using the best available control technology and practices to prevent leaks from occurring in the first place. Mandated use of preventive technologies and programs could be next.
Envision Solar’s EV ARC product has been named Best Product of the Year in the 8th Annual Golden Bridge.
The free tool from EPA became even more useful to building managers starting Aug. 8, 2016.
"Solar and storage are at their best when they're combined. As one company, Tesla (storage) and SolarCity (solar) can create fully integrated residential, commercial and grid-scale products that improve the way that energy is generated, stored and consumed," their announcement states.
In exchange for the land needed for the project, the base will receive in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned facilities. Energy generated by the solar facility will feed into the island's electric grid and serve all customers on Oahu, including those on the base.
The company's consent decree with EPA and DOJ includes civil penalties under the Clean Water Act of $61 million relating to the Line 6B release and $1 million related to the Line 6A release, both payable within 30 days of the effective date of the decree.
Gov. David Ige said the 2-0 ruling "gives us a chance to reset and refocus on our goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045."
"Over the past few months, we've made significant progress resolving outstanding Deepwater Horizon claims and today we can estimate all the material liabilities remaining from the incident. Importantly, we have a clear plan for managing these costs and it provides our investors with certainty going forward," said Brian Gilvary, BP's chief financial officer.
BP is working with manufacturer Planet Ocean, the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the UK's National Oceanography Centre, and the Scottish Association of Marine Science to optimize the microsub technology before starting the first trial in the North Sea in December.
The regulations have been raised to ensure high safety standards for drilling activities on the OCS.
The company's announcement said "Upon emergence, Alpha is expected to operate as a privately held company, positioned well to satisfy its environmental obligations on an ongoing basis."
Andy Mack is an advisor to multiple Alaska Native Corporations engaged in oil and gas activities on the North Slope. The governor's announcement said in this role, he helped guide the regulatory drafting and implementation applied to drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
They also committed to accelerated deployment of clean vehicles in government fleets; working with industry to encourage the adoption of clean vehicles; and encouraging public and private infrastructure investments to establish North American refueling corridors for clean vehicles.
LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report from USGBC highlights facilities incorporating LEED and green practices.