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PUE, CUE and DCeP. Can Metrics Rescue Green IT?

Businesses’ technology estates consume ever-greater amounts of energy and, at the same time, the cost of that energy continues to escalate. Green IT initiatives seem to have little effect despite the fact that, on paper, the...more

EPA Seeks Comments by April 15 Regarding Hazardous Waste Compliance Burdens on Retail Establishments

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and rules promulgated by U.S. EPA under RCRA regulate “hazardous” wastes generated by U.S. businesses. Under these laws, certain products that can be placed in the trash by...more

Where to Look: Governmental Sources of Funding for Emerging Companies

Young companies are always looking for sources of capital, but many are unaware of funding sources provided by governmental programs. These programs are typically targeted at specific sectors and are intended to create jobs...more

Federal Court Sends Conditional Registrations of Nanosilver Pesticides Back to EPA

Swiss company HeiQ Materials proposed to use new pesticides AGS-20 and AGS-20 (U) on manufactured textiles such as clothing, blankets, and carpet. Nanosilver is used in the pesticides to suppress microbes that cause odors and...more

Google invests in solar energy projects

Google has announced an investment in six solar photovoltaic projects to its portfolio. The projects, located in California and Arizona, have a combined electric generating capacity of 106 megawatts. This deal illustrates...more

2013 Alternative Energy Legislative Roundup: California Continues to Move Forward on Clean Energy

California continued to add to its steady stream of laws and regulatory actions to promote renewable energy and clean technologies with significant new legislation on net metering and community solar projects. While AB 177...more

California Passes Landmark Green Chemical Laws

On August 28, 2013 the California Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) approved California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (“DTSC”) Safer Products Regulations. These regulations will go into effect on October 1,...more

Beverage, Pharma Producers Should Note Recent Settlement Of Pesticide Violations Under FIFRA

Beverage and pharma producers beware: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently has shown an interest in enforcing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), a law traditionally associated...more

Going Green: California Adopts Groundbreaking Safer Consumer Products Regulations

On August 28, 2013, California’s Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC’s) landmark Safer Consumer Products Regulations. These bold regulations are an integral part of the...more

California Adopts Nationally Ground-Breaking Safer Consumer Product Regulations

California's Green Chemistry Initiative blazes a new trail for consumer products in the United States, establishing a comprehensive approach aimed at reducing — over time — exposures to hazardous chemicals commonly found in a...more

California Adopts Landmark Green Chemistry Regulations

On August 28, 2013, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product regulations. The groundbreaking green chemistry regulations take...more

EU Environment Report - July/August 2013

In this issue: - Chemicals: ..European Chemicals Agency consults on BPA classification ..Norway proposes to restrict decaBDE ..Danish register of goods containing nanomaterials -...more

California’s New Green Chemistry Regulations Taking Effect

New California regulations awaiting final approval may soon require businesses to study alternatives to certain chemicals used in their products, and in some cases, redesign products or pull them from the market. ...more

Accounting for Sustainability

A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,...more

Clean Air Act Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Major Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $2.2 Million to EPA to Resolve...

On June 28, 2013, King Pharmaceuticals LLC (“King”) agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) to resolve alleged failures to comply with major source requirements at its...more

Upcoming Clean Energy Procurement by Southern California Edison, Including New Energy Storage Opportunities

On February 13, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (the Commission) issued Decision 13-02-105 to authorize the procurement of electrical capacity by Southern California Edison Company (SCE) to meet long-term...more

California Marching Toward Adoption of Green Chemistry Regulations

More than two years behind schedule, with no one apparently satisfied with the form of its regulations, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) appears to be taking the final steps toward adopting its...more

EU Environment Report - December/January 2013

In This Issue: *Chemicals - France bans bisphenol A in food contact materials - Commission adopts RoHS exemption for lead - Commission adopts RoHS exemption for cadmium - Consultation begins on three...more

Reducing Total Lifetime System Costs For Solar Panels

Dow Chemical of Midland is marketing a new way to minimize delamination in solar panels. Using polyolefin technology, Dow has created its ENLIGHT™ product which combines the encapsulate and backsheet as one unit for solar...more

Battery Currents: Advanced Energy Storage

In This Issue: - Aiming to Lessen Use of Rare Earth Metals - Overheating in Electronic Vehicle Testing - Nanophosphate Lithium Ion Battery All Electronic Vehicle - GM to Improve Electric Vehicle...more

Episode 77– Dr. Jay Udani Discusses Clinical Testing for Dietary Supplements

In Episode 77 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 22, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Dr. Jay Udani founder and...more

The Next Big Step For Renewables: Energy Storage

The promise of renewable energy has been partly realized as renewables, including wind and solar, have attracted significant investment over the years and now generate output that comprises a useful contribution to our...more

Episode 73 – Lindsay Riddell Discusses Current Cleantech Trends

In Episode 73 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on August 18, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show host Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Lindsay Riddell who covers...more

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sold in the European Union Must Comply with New ROHS 2 Requirements: DG Environment Issues...

In July 2012, the Directorate General for the Environment (DG Environment) published draft guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help businesses understand the new provisions of Directive 2011/65/EU...more

Next Generation of Consumer Product Rules: California Issues Draft Green Chemistry Regulations

On July 27, 2012, following a series of contentious administrative hearings, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) finally released its proposed green chemistry regulations for public notice and...more

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