Tagged with industry

How sustainable is the paper industry?

How sustainable is the paper industry?

To mark Arbor Day in the US, Gary M. Scott, chair of the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, answered five questions about the pulp and paper industry – a major consumer of trees. This was published on The Conversation website.   Is the … Continue reading

Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Audits were made mandatory to large industry in the EU’s 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. Now the directive is under review and there have been many concerns that the Commission has proposed no new legislative changes to promote industrial energy efficiency. Silvia Zinetti, a sustainable energy expert based in California and a regular contributor to EiD, … Continue reading

Creating a sustainable chemical industry

Creating a sustainable chemical industry

Even energy-intensive industries have to assess how they can be part of the sustainability drive and the energy transition. Alex Bissember, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences at the University of Tasmania writes on The Conversation website about recent developments in the chemical industry. If you know of similar developments, please let EiD … Continue reading

Recognising industry’s contribution to clean energy

Recognising industry’s contribution to clean energy

The European Commission has published its proposals for the contribution of clean energy in meeting the EU’s obligations for the Paris climate agreement. Published on 30 November, the “winter package” is appropriately entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans”. The Communication proposes a binding target for energy saving for 2030 and it includes recommendations to adapt … Continue reading

“Huge variations in performance” in levels of carbon efficiency among the world’s 2,000 largest listed firms

“Huge variations in performance” in levels of carbon efficiency among the world’s 2,000 largest listed firms

Luke Nicholls and Alex Baldwin provide an important article on the edie.net website about the large gap between the worst and best-performing businesses on energy efficiency. This was a global study.   Energy efficiency: ‘Champions and dunces’ exist in every industry The world’s largest listed companies could save 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 – the … Continue reading