Last updateThu, 26 Apr 2018 2pm


Cap-and-Trade Would Have ‘Modest’ Industry Effect, Study Says

U.S. legislation capping greenhouse gas emissions would have a “modest” negative effect on the international competitiveness of industries such as cement, steel and aluminum, according to a study by the Pew Center on Climate Change.

These manufacturers on average would lose 1 percent of annual production to imports, the study projects.

Source: Bloomberg

View Full Article

Alaskan Pipeline Construction Going Green

Pipeline construction, as anyone who has travelled this province knows, is big business. But are you aware that contractors lay between 12,000 and 15,000 km of pipeline in Alberta, Canada each year?

About 85% of that is pipe less than 12 inches in diameter-in fact, most pipe has a diameter less than six inches. Yet, virtually every installation requires excavating a trench between 32 and 42 inches wide.

Source: Alberta Construction

View Full Article



U.S. Coal Power Plants Scuttled

Cancelation of a coal-fired power plant in Michigan announced on Friday brings to 97 the number of plants scuttled since 2001, said the Sierra Club, an environmental group that opposes coal plants because they are major emitters of gasses blamed for global warming.

Plans remain active for only 59 of the 220 coal coal-fired plants planned and in various stages of permitting since 2001, said Bruce Nilles, head of the Sierra Club's campaign to eliminate coal-fired power plants in the United States.

Source: Reuters

View Full Article



House Energy Dems Falling Short Of Needed Votes for CO2 Bill

Democratic leadership appears to be falling short of the votes needed to pass a major greenhouse gas bill out of the House energy subcommittee, lawmakers say.

Moderate Democrats on the Energy and Environment Subcommittee say fundamental issues concerning the impact of the program on energy and industries in their regions are still unresolved and a vote previously expected next week appears increasingly unlikely.

Source: Dow Jones

View Full Article



Salazar Announces New BLM Projects

The Interior Department is directing more than $300 million in federal economic stimulus money to the Bureau of Land Management to update its facilities, roads and trails and jump-start renewable energy projects across the country, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Saturday.

Salazar said the 650 approved projects will "restore our landscapes and our watersheds" and help fulfill the Obama administration's target for renewable energy development.

Source: Associated Press

View Full Article





• Print magazine
Digital magazine
• VALVE eNews
Read the latest issue

*to qualified valve professionals in the U.S./Canada


Looking for a career in the Valve Industry?

ValveCareers Horiz

To learn more, watch the videos below or visit ValveCareers.com a special initiative of the Valve Manufacturers Association

  • Latest Post

  • Popular

  • Links

  • Events

New Products