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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Updates to Methane Standards at New Landfills

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposal last week to update the air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.  The proposal is a part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. … Continue reading

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Turning Food Waste into Electricity

The Kroger Co., a California based grocery chain, has plans for a new method of dealing with the huge amount of food waste grocery stores produce.  The company has built an industrial silo where outdated food will be stored.  Bacteria … Continue reading

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Final Air Regulations for Oil and Natural Gas Industry

In July of 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its first air rules for the oil and natural gas industries.  The rules concerned the reduction of emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air toxics.  Since then, the … Continue reading

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Creating Electricity and Carbon Offsets from Hog Waste

Duke University and Duke Energy teamed up to create and construct a pilot waste-to-energy system on a hog finishing facility 25 miles west of Winston-Salem, N.C.  The system converts hog waste from the facility to electricity and creates carbon offset … Continue reading

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