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Cutting Emissions Pays For Itself

August 26, 2014 10:21 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? MIT researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.

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New Process Helps Overcome Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

August 26, 2014 10:05 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

There’s an old saying in the biofuels industry: “You can make anything from lignin except money.” But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage.                                                        

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EPA Takes Comment On Four Corners Plant

August 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.                                    

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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                           

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Wastewater Management App

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

ICONICS introduces MobileHMI™ for Water, a mobile application with role-based dashboards designed to meet the needs of executives, managers, operators and field service technicians in the water and wastewater industry.

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Maintenance App

August 26, 2014 9:33 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

CMMS Data Group announces the launch of the MVP Capture application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.This wireless barcode solution tracks work orders, parts inventory, equipment, meters and much more. 

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Avoiding Decision Fatigue In The Engineering Change Management Process

August 26, 2014 1:00 am | by Heatherly Bucher, Arena Solutions | Blogs | Comments

In product design and manufacturing environments, we assume decisions are based on facts and technical details. But, perhaps not always. Sometimes, it could be the wrong time of day to make one more good decision.         

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Mortar Round Caused Deadly Plant Blast

August 25, 2014 4:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in a St. Louis suburb where a recycling plant explosion killed two people say it was caused by a mortar round.                                  

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Politicians Cheer Pittsburgh Airport Gas Drilling

August 25, 2014 4:48 pm | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.                               

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Biomass Steam Plant Already Closed

August 25, 2014 4:42 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.

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Biomass Steam Plant Already Closed

August 25, 2014 4:42 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.

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Two-Way Radios

August 25, 2014 10:42 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Barcoding, Inc. introduces Two-Way Radios by Barcoding™, a division dedicated to delivering the latest in two-way business radios to support clients’ communication needs.

Intelligent On-Vehicle Computer

August 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

I.D. Systems, Inc. introduces its 4th-generation Vehicle Asset Communicator® (VAC), an intelligent, highly configurable, RFID-based, vehicle-mounted computer.

New Pollution Trial Bid Denied

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A southeast Kansas town has lost its latest bid to retry a class-action lawsuit claiming BP of North America should do more to clean up industrial pollution from a refinery that closed in 1970.                      

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Court Declares More Than A Decade Of Coal Allocations Illegal

August 25, 2014 10:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

India's Supreme Court said Monday that all government allocations of coal reserves to private companies from 1993 to 2010 were conducted illegally, and it will hold a hearing to decide whether to cancel them.                         

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