10 Climate Trends That Will Shape Business in 2010 – WIH RESOURCE GROUP. As 2010 begins, there are looming questions about climate change action: Will the political agreement made in Copenhagen in 2009 be developed by the next “COP” meeting to include detailed targets and rules? Will those targets and rules be binding? Carbon transparency isn’t easy — it takes science, infrastructure, and group decisions about standards to allow for more accurate information. We have started moving in that direction. Web-based information services provide illustrations: country commitments needed for climate stabilization, indications of where we are now, and the critical path of individual U.S. policymakers. … More 10 Climate Trends That Will Shape Business in 2010 – WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Debate on Clean Energy Leads to Regional Divide. While most lawmakers accept that more renewable energy is needed on the nation’s grid, the debate over the giant climate-change and energy bill now before Congress is exposing a fundamental rift. For many players, the energy not only has to be clean and free of carbon-dioxide emissions, it also has to be generated nearby.
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Faced with rising refuse collection costs, the Town of Smithtown, New York, decided to require its refuse collection contractors to use compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. It was the first New York municipality to institute such a requirement. On January 1, 2007, the 30 contractor-owned diesel refuse trucks collecting solid waste and recyclables from the town’s 116,000 residents were replaced by 22 CNG models.
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City of Oahu Hawaii Aims to Block Off-Island Waste Export Plan. Mayor Mufi Hannemann of Oahu Hawaii and other city officials, however, believe Hawaiian Waste needs city approval to proceed.A resolution designed to clarify the situation by authorizing a private trash hauler to ship up to 150,000 tons of solid waste out of state “without challenge or other impediment from the city” was deferred 7-1 by the City Council yesterday after strong objections raised by city Environmental Services Director Tim Steinberger. … More City of Oahu Hawaii Aims to Block Off-Island Waste Export Plan