Tag: environment

Process, Production

Deep-Sea Mining Is Close to Reality Despite Environmental Concerns

August 22, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Companies could start mining the ocean floor for metals used to make electric-vehicle batteries within the next year, a development that could occur despite broad concerns about the environmental impact of deep-sea mining. The International Seabed Authority, a United Nations […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

The hydropower industry is talking the talk, but fine words won’t save our last wild rivers

September 28, 2021


Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as crucial for a low-emissions future. But over many decades, the hydropower industry has caused serious damage to the environment and people’s lives. More than 500 new hydropower dams are currently […]


How Light Manufacturers Can Successfully Reduce Waste

August 3, 2021

Via: Industry Today

The business community has cemented the theme of sustainability as its No. 1 priority, according to S&P Global’s “The Sustainability Yearbook” 2021. Organizations in nearly every industry across the nation have found unique alignments to provide lasting solutions when it […]

Process, Production, Regulations

American Steel is Cleaner than its Competition. Can We Leverage That?

June 2, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

A report released last week supports what we’ve been saying all along: The American steel industry’s recent push towards carbon efficiency is good for the environment and our economy. The report, commissioned by the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), focuses on […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New Administration’s Expected Impact on Manufacturing

March 9, 2021

Via: Industry Today

The 2020 election cycle is now behind us, and a new administration took control on January 20th. The new administration is markedly different from the former administration in very clear and defined ways. The differences pose new opportunities, and risks, […]

Design & Planning, Process

Plastics Continue to Make Cars Safer for People and the Environment

March 8, 2021

Via: Design News

Before he was confirmed as Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg called for millions of new electric vehicles on our roads to meet the challenges of climate change. It is a goal that would not be possible without plastics. Over the years, […]

Process, R & D

Is Recycling the New Manufacturing? How Companies Who Take a Green, Circular Approach are Saving Money and the Environment

October 28, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Thanks to continuous innovation, upgrades and a human need to be in front of the trends, the product lifecycle is getting shorter from electronic devices to clothes. As a result, mountains of obsolete, discarded items are being created that can […]

Design & Planning, Process

Tesla to address environmental concerns over planned German factory

June 4, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BERLIN — Tesla Inc. will rework plans for its factory near Berlin to appease environmental critics and ensure its first European outpost can start producing cars in about a year, a senior local government official said. The electric-car pioneer has […]


Trump to overhaul environmental review process, dismiss climate impacts: sources

January 6, 2020

Via: Reuters

The proposed overhaul will update how federal agencies implement the bedrock National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a law aimed at ensuring the government protects the environment when reviewing or making decisions about major projects, from building roads and bridges, cutting […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

US judge throws out climate change lawsuits against big oil

June 26, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out […]

Design & Planning, Process

America’s New Factory Building Frenzy

June 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

A flurry of new manufacturing facilities has begun popping up across the U.S. In this environment of low unemployment, skills deficits and shifting corporate paradigms, this abundance is rife with challenge and potential. We spoke with several manufacturers in the […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Court vacates key federal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species. […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

California sues Trump administration over fracking rule

January 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration yet again Wednesday, this time for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment. The suit challenges the federal […]


Largest Manufacturing Companies Stick with Climate Pledge after Trump Pivot

March 31, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Many of America’s biggest corporations including Apple Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are sticking by their pledges to fight climate change even as President Donald Trump guts his predecessor’s environmental policies. Companies say their pledges, coordinated by the Obama administration, […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

ExxonMobil Plans $20 Billion in Manufacturing Investments in Gulf Region

March 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

ExxonMobil will invest $20 billion at 11 new and existing sites in the next 10 years to expand its manufacturing and export capacity along the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced March 6. The expansion program, which ExxonMobil is calling […]


Automakers Ask Trump’s EPA Boss to Toss Obama Mileage Decision

February 22, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Automakers have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new chief to withdraw a decision made in the Obama administration’s final days that upheld light-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards through 2025. In a Feb. 21 letter, the Association of Global Automakers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

VW to Pay $1.2 Billion Over Audi, Porsche Diesels in US

February 2, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Volkswagen AG agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve U.S. consumer claims over rigged large diesel engines, the latest step in working through a pile of legal challenges resulting from its emissions-cheating scandal. The proposed settlement, with the Federal Trade […]


Dynegy CEO Says Trump Good for Existing Coal Plants

December 29, 2016

Via: Industry Week

U.S. power generator Dynegy Inc. sees coal regaining some market share as President-elect Donald Trump promises to put more miners back to work. “Certainly more coal is good for us” and helps make coal-fired plants more profitable when natural gas […]


Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World

November 14, 2016

Via: Industry Week

What will Donald Trump actually do? It’s a question many Americans are asking themselves now that the U.S. has wrapped up one of its least policy-specific elections ever. The president-elect has offered only the loosest of legislative prescriptions, including whatever plans […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Big Oil to Invest $1 Billion in Carbon-Capture Technology

November 4, 2016

Via: Industry Week

Some of the world’s biggest oil companies will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to develop technologies to capture and store emissions of greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency. The investment, announced in a joint statement on Friday […]