Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

Morgan Stanley Report Predicts Renewable Energy Will Replace Coal By 2033

A February 2023 Morgan Stanley report says renewable energy will replace coal-fired power plants by 2033, reports Power magazine. “The report published Feb. 1 said renewable energy such as solar and wind power will provide nearly 40% of U.S. electricity in 2030, and as much as 55% in 2035,” the Power article says. “The U.S. […]

Infographic: Common Air Pollutants

Here’s what you need to know about common air pollutants. There are many challenges the EPA faces when dealing with air pollution. Here’s what you need to know about common air pollutants. 

Back to Basics: Hazardous Air Pollution

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine hazardous air pollution and the EPA’s strategies for dealing with climate change. Following the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, that happened in early February, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has […]

DOI Proposes First Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Gulf

On February 22, 2023, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the first proposed offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. “The announcement is part of the Administration’s latest actions to expand offshore wind opportunities to more regions of the country, building on investments in the President’s Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

EHSDA Shorts: Organizational ESG Challenges

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Chris Michie, product marketing manager at Cority, on his thoughts about challenges that organizations face when implementing ESG programs. Tune in to hear his insights.

Biden’s Transportation Decarbonization Blueprint

The U.S. transportation sector is responsible for one-third of all domestic carbon emissions. In response, the Biden administration released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization: A Joint Strategy to Transform Transportation early this year. Developed by the Departments of Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the EPA, it is […]

Biden’s Challenges in Strengthening Environmental Rules

President Joseph Biden Jr.’s first term in office is a little more than half over since his inauguration on January 20, 2021. His election platform was characterized as the most ambitious climate action platform of any U.S. president to date.  Environmental advocates have expressed concern that he is running out of time to strengthen environmental […]

Biden Administration’s Guidance on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

In the last few weeks, the Biden administration issued guidance in two areas: 1) Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change and 2) Environmental Justice (EJ) in Air Permitting. To be prepared for new regulatory actions and practices, it’s important for industry seeking federal permitting or funding to be informed about how their projects will be […]

EHSDA Shorts: Safety Climate vs. Safety Culture

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Kathi Dobson, Safety Director at Alberici Constructors, Inc., on her thoughts on the difference between safety climate and safety culture.