Guinness plans to use recyclable, biodegradable cardboard in place of plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap on multipack beer products. The move is part of brand owner Diageo's 2020 sustainability goals, which include 100% packaging recyclability, sustainable paper and board packaging sourcing and a 15% reduction in total packaging weight.
The Nutrient Removal and Recovery Symposium will bring together environmental professionals to discuss and debate the current state of the art for nutrient removal, recovery, and management and the parameters that influence technology boundaries. This year's event, located in Minneapolis, July 23-25, will provide a forum for the discussion of research collaboration to promote the rapid application of new innovative solutions for nutrient removal and recovery.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's compromise on how to assess a liquefied natural gas project's impact on climate change could help the agency as it works through the backlog of applications for permits, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said in an interview. However, Commissioners Richard Glick and Cheryl LaFleur raised concerns about the new framework, even though LaFleur voted last week to advance two LNG projects.
Halliburton on Monday reported better-than-expected first-quarter results, earning 23 cents per share on $5.74 billion in revenue, and said the market for oilfield services is starting to recover, although it provided no evidence to back the assertion. Halliburton said its North American activity accelerated slightly during the quarter, and it expects higher second-quarter margins in its drilling and evaluation units in addition to its completion and production business.
Chinese refiner Sinopec is poised to receive a 2 million-barrel cargo of West Texas Intermediate crude this week, the first since a suspension enacted in September due to fears of Chinese tariffs on US oil, according to sources. More US crude cargoes are scheduled to arrive in China in May and June, the sources said.
Northern Oil and Gas will acquire VEN Bakken's Williston Basin assets for $165 million in cash, 5.6 million common shares and a $130 million, 6% three-year senior unsecured note. The asset package consists of 18,000 net acres with roughly 87 net producing wells and estimated production of 6,600 oil equivalent barrels per day in 2019's second half.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is backing legislation that would bar oil and natural gas development off the coast of Florida following reports that the Trump administration plans to include the state in a five-year proposal to expand offshore drilling. The bill also calls for a review of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's oil spill response authority and would make oil companies more responsible for spill cleanup.
The 730-mile TransWest Express is a critical infrastructure project that will help Wyoming and other Western states access clean, low-cost energy while supporting necessary grid modernization efforts, says American Wind Energy Association Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Amy Farrell. "Moving new transmission projects forward strengthens our national grid by making it more resilient while also creating good jobs and boosting local tax revenues for years to come," she says.
Jobs in wind energy and other renewables are soaring in the US as costs continue to fall and more states set clean energy goals, writes Energy Innovation Communications Director Silvio Marcacci. "But the best aspect of renewable energy job growth is that it doesn't matter how states voted in the last election," Marcacci notes, citing an American Wind Energy Association report that shows wind's footprint is in all 50 states.
Wind power is once again taking the lead on wildlife conservation. At AWEA's Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an industry-led initiative to pool investment for wind and wildlife solutions, announced support for seven research projects aimed at tackling the industry's most difficult wildlife challenges. The initiatives are part of the industry's efforts to maximize wind's conservation potential.
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