Washington State Considers First Carbon Tax in US

Washington state is considering the first carbon tax in the US, which would require energy-intensive manufacturing operations — steel mills and food processers, natural gas power plants, refineries that use fossil fuels, and others — to pay $25 per metric ton of carbon emissions released. Proponents of the bill say although it would impose a […]

Kurion System Gives Nuclear Site Operators ‘New Tool’ to Manage Tritium

Nuclear waste cleanup firm Kurion today announced it has completed construction and testing of a prototype system that removes tritium from contaminated water. Kurion says the Modular Detritiation System (MDS) is a cost-effective system to manage tritium and eliminate the release of tritiated water to the environment. Water treatment systems at nuclear sites remove many […]

Sustainability Programs Mature, Focus on Intended Outcomes

This article is sponsored by Dakota Software. The corporate sustainability programs of many companies saw 2015 marking the beginning of a new set of goals, which would seem to suggest that such programs are maturing, according to a new report from the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). Of particular interest, the report found, is the fact many […]

EPA Chief: Methane Emissions ‘Substantially Higher Than We Thought’

Energy markets may now be awash in natural gas but the fuel has, well, fueled an economic boom in the United States. Not only has it changed the way electricity is generated but it has also given the manufacturing sector here a critical edge. Anything standing in its way? Excessive methane releases could block progress. […]

California Water Bond Funding Will Begin to Flow

Two years ago, Californians voted to pass Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion general obligation bond, also known as the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. As part of developing a comprehensive water plan for California’s future, Proposition 1 provides $2.7 billion of continuously appropriated funds for the Water Storage Investment Project (“WSIP”) […]