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SPF Americas Will Cover the Hottest Topics in EHS, Sustainability and Risk Technology

Conference Sessions will Highlight Mobility, Predictive Analytics and More
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In less than two weeks 500+ attendees will gather in Chicago on September 25 & 26 to attend 50+ expert-led sessions. It will be the largest EH&S, Sustainability and Risk technology conference of the year and you can find out all about it on the SPF website.

Check out a few of the hottest sessions at SPF and then save your seat in the audience by registering today.

Quiz: What You Don’t Know About Energy Efficiency

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You know that poor insulation makes for a drafty, energy-wasting home, but how much do you really know about the true potential of energy efficiency?
 

Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says

Current methods for calculating global emissions fail to take current facilities into account.
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The world's existing power plants are on track to pour more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and current monitoring standards often fail to take these long-term emissions into account, according to new research from scientists at UC Irvine and Princeton University.
 
The paper, published Tuesday in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters, is the first to estimate the lifetime carbon emissions of power plants globally over multiple years.
 

"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

U.S. server facilities are riddled with underused machines, report says.
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In nearly 3 million data centers across the United States, some 12 million machines serve up the emails, web pages, and files we access online every day. They're the repositories of all our computerized information.

LG Ecohybrid Heat Pump Dryer Earns 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award

LG’s Revolutionary Super-Efficient Clothes Dryer Has Potential to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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WASHINGTON, August 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Global home appliance leader LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for its revolutionary new EcoHybrid™ Heat Pump Dryer. The annual award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality.

New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables

Offshore wind energy and transnational grids bring power lines below the waves.
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In the German North Sea, 80 wind turbines now under construction will eventually generate enough power for some 400,000 homes. That power will travel via advanced cables buried along several miles of ocean floor, part of a growing move toward undersea transmission of electricity.
 

Clean Energy: A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to invest $44 trillion in clean energy by 2050. We have a long way to go to achieve the Clean Trillion goal, however, there are several signs of progress.
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To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to invest $44 trillion in clean energy by 2050 – an average of $1.2 trillion per year for the next 36 years.

Huntsman Polyurethanes Make Modern Life More Sustainable

We look for innovative, sustainable ways to tackle some of the world’s more pressing concerns with polyurethanes
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Polyurethanes have become an important part of modern life. From the soles of shoes and furniture cushions to refrigerator and home insulation; polyurethanes help make us comfortable, reduce waste and save energy. At Huntsman, we are constantly seeking ways to make polyurethanes more sustainable.

Explore the Circular Economy this September

Join the Impact Equation September 8-10 in DC
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Moving Toward a Circular Economy

September 9, 2014, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The circular economy aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract maximum value of these resources while in use, and recover and regenerate materials and products at the end of each life cycle. In this session panelists will highlight the benefits of the circular economy, and the scalable technologies, innovations, and processes that companies are employing to achieve zero waste and beyond.

New SPF Americas Speakers Announced

BNSF Railway, DCP Midstream, Roll Global and More to Discuss EH&S, Sustainability and Risk Best Practices
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500+ attendees will gather in Chicago on September 25 & 26 to attend 30+ expert-led sessions. It's been named one of the can't-miss events of the year and you can find out all about it on the SPF website.
 

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