January 2012

Competing Forces Clash Over Coal Ash

(EnergyBiz 1-24-2012) Issue Tied To Presidential Outcome. Two competing forces with regard to how coal ash is regulated are headed for a collision. Environmentalist groups have just said that they would sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force prompt action while U.S. lawmakers from coal-producing states are working to head off those attempts.

New research on the Environmental Impact of Concrete

(Concrete Helper 1-16-2012) Nearly 500 representatives from industry, government and academia convened at MIT in August for a day-long symposium on the environmental impacts of concrete – a topic of no small importance, given that concrete is the most widely used man-made material on earth and that its use contributes about 5% of global CO2 emissions.