A European Response to the US Inflation Reduction Act

What follows is a summary of T&E’s report on a European response to the Inflation Reduction Act. The full report can be downloaded on this page. The European Green Deal is one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies to usher the European Union into the net zero economy byContinue Reading

Sumika partners with Hexagon, enabling 60% plastic carbon reduction for new vehicles by digitizing sustainable compounds for engineers

Digitised mechanical and environmental performance of recycled short glass-fibre reinforced PP compounds supports the transition to more sustainable vehicles COBHAM, England, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe (SPC Europe), a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds, have partnered to digitise the performance ofContinue Reading

EPA Announces Spectral Sensor Solutions of Albuquerque Among Recipients of Over $3 Million in Funding to Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

Historic grant funding for environmental justice will support projects in communities overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment January 10, 2023 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $100 million for projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the country. ThisContinue Reading

Commentary: Paths to plastic reduction

New York-based Closed Loop Partners and U.K.-based Brookfield Renewable have established Circular Services as a developer of circular economy and recycling infrastructure in the United States. Circular Services is majority owned and managed by Closed Loop Partners, and Brookfield is committing up to $700 million toward the growth of CircularContinue Reading

Issues of the Environment: The environmental pros and cons of the federal Inflation Reduction Act for Washtenaw County and the region

Overview It had been 41 years since the US Congress held its first hearings about “global warming,” and 25 years since the Kyoto Protocol was approved, committing the nations of the world to address the climate crisis.  For decades, the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on US politics kept action at bay. Continue Reading

Asheville's sustainability director Bridget Herring addresses City Council Oct. 11, 2022.

ASHEVILLE – Serious plastic regulation is on its way to Asheville following City Council’s Oct. 11 vote to prohibit plastic bags for curbside litter collection and begin public engagement around further regulation of plastic grocery bags at point of sale, with many conservationists calling for an outright ban. The moreContinue Reading