Environment http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Myanmar is Ripe with Economic Opportunities http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> Mark Travers, Executive Vice President, ENVIRON </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Myanmar holds the promise of rapid growth for US investors but they will need to keep these three business principles in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities#comments Strategic Siting Emerging Markets Environment Global Economy News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 142691 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A new Timberland store is seen at the Junction Square mall in Yangon, Myanmar. Major international brands such as Chevrolet, Ford and Coca Cola have started doing business in Burma, taking advantage of the promising market and the country opening its doors to investment.</p> (Copyright Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) How Can Global Consortiums Advance Zero Deforestation and Sustainability Initiatives? http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives <div class="field-byline"> Ian Lifshitz, Director, Sustainability and Public Outreach, North America, APP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Public-private initiatives that embrace sustainability benefit business objectives as well as sensitive environmental areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives#comments Corporate Responsibility Environment Global Economy Supply Chain News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:22:00 +0000 142591 at http://www.industryweek.com Apple Examining Production Partners' Emissions http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On Wednesday, Apple released its 2014 environmental responsibility report, saying investments in renewable energy helped slash its carbon footprint from energy use by 31% from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2013. That's despite power consumption soaring 44% over the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions#comments Companies & Executives Environment News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 142361 at http://www.industryweek.com Greenpeace Blocks Access to Chevron Shale Gas Site in Romania http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chevron started drilling its first exploratory Romanian well in May despite fierce opposition from residents who fear environmental damage in an area dependent on agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania#comments Companies & Executives Environment Global Economy Leadership News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 142031 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Swine Waste-to-Energy Facility Opens in North Carolina http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 600 kW facility, operated by Storms Hog Power, evolved from a grant for four swine farm renewable energy pilot projects administered by the NC Department of Energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina#comments Environment Expansion Management News Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:28:00 +0000 141461 at http://www.industryweek.com Supreme Court Broadly Upholds Obama's Effort to Cut Greenhouse Gases http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Supreme Court took issue with one root argument of the Obama administration -- that the Environmental Protection Agency has the power under the Clean Air Act to restrict the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases#comments Environment Global Economy News Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:43:00 +0000 140731 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew, Getty Images Oil Production in North Dakota Hits 1 Million Barrels per Day http://www.industryweek.com/environment/oil-production-north-dakota-hits-1-million-barrels-day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The state had expected to reach this milestone some time at the end of last year, but a fierce winter slowed production, delaying growth until April. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/oil-production-north-dakota-hits-1-million-barrels-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/oil-production-north-dakota-hits-1-million-barrels-day#comments Competitiveness Environment Expansion Management News Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:12:00 +0000 121651 at http://www.industryweek.com <div id="pbCaption"> Oil containers sit at a train depot on July 26, 2013, outside Williston, N.D.</div> Copyright Andrew Burton, Getty Images EU Agrees to Limits on Use of Food-based Biofuels http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/eu-agrees-limits-use-food-based-biofuels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new deal will cap the use of fuel made from food products to 7% of transport sector energy use by 2020, down from an original target set in 2009 of 10%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/eu-agrees-limits-use-food-based-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/eu-agrees-limits-use-food-based-biofuels#comments Environment Legislation Public Policy News Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:03:00 +0000 121421 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images US Supreme Court Denies BP Bid to Halt Oil Spill Payments http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-supreme-court-denies-bp-bid-halt-oil-spill-payments <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>BP argued that the ruling against it accepts an overly broad definition of who can join in a class of victims covered in a damages settlement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-supreme-court-denies-bp-bid-halt-oil-spill-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-supreme-court-denies-bp-bid-halt-oil-spill-payments#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Environment Safety News Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:41:00 +0000 120951 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A pail lays on its side as the sun rises on the Louisiana coast on April 19, 2014, in Grand Isle. This was taken days after BP announced it had concluded its &#39;active&#39; cleanup efforts. <em>(Copyright Sean Gardner, Getty Images)</em></p> New Material Inexpensively Removes CO2 from Gas, Scientists Claim http://www.industryweek.com/environment/new-material-inexpensively-removes-co2-gas-scientists-claim <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The breakthrough should also allow the use of natural gas whose high content of CO2 would make it prohibitively costly to clean using current capture technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/new-material-inexpensively-removes-co2-gas-scientists-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/new-material-inexpensively-removes-co2-gas-scientists-claim#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Energy Environment Research & Development News Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 120521 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Rice University graduate student Chih-Chau Hwang, left, and Professor James Tour show a vial of material that that they say has the ability to capture carbon from gas flowing out of a well and hold it until it can be put back underground or otherwise used. <em>(Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) </em></p>