Storage solutions continue to drive natural gas’s prominence as part of a balanced power portfolio. Results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report survey signal that in order to realize natural gas storage potential, industry organizations will first need to manage the array of associated federal and state regulations. Final rules to be issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), for instance, will require up-front planning and may pose compliance challenges for storage facility operators.
Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.
This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and look into what 2018 has in store.
In 2017, we saw some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. We witnessed groundbreaking policy changes and shocking political backward steps. People took on seemingly insurmountable issues – and won – and the corporate world took leaps forward to support sustainable development.
Sustainability is in Schneider Electric’s DNA. It is rooted in everything we do. Our mission is to help our customers meet their sustainability goals while continuing to grow their business.
But we must start with ourselves. We know that sustainable businesses are more innovative, efficient and having more engaged employees. Businesses really canreduce their resource consumption while thriving in today’s economy. The following are key learnings from our sustainability program.
December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Testifying today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing on repealing the glider provisions in the Phase 2 national fuel economy standard for heavy-duty vehicles, Carol Lee Rawn, Transportation Program Director at Ceres, made the following statement:
Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month?
RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030.
The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond.
Helping clients navigate the complexities of wind projects
Tracey Dubuque has worked with Tetra Tech for more than 15 years. She began her career as an engineer working in Tetra Tech’s remediation group. In 2005, she transitioned to working on energy projects, supporting front-end permitting and siting for various wind developers. In 2013, she became the practice leader for Tetra Tech’s onshore wind program.
The company highlights pivotal steps in decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency
BONN, Germany, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joins representatives from hundreds of countries at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 6-17 to support continued actions that address climate change.