Environment of California

Worldwide Route Optimization Software Industry to 2025 - Featuring Trimble, Caliper & Descartes Systems Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:59pm

Logistics is estimated to contribute over 10% of the total carbon emission by the company.

Key Points: 
  • Logistics is estimated to contribute over 10% of the total carbon emission by the company.
  • The company has been focusing on reducing 30% CO2 emission through logistics by the end of 2020.
  • Spelthorne Borough Council, England, mentioned adopting route optimization software for its kerbside collection services.
  • With this implementation, the department was able to achieve a reduction in CO2 emission by up to 30% and driving time.

Cal Am Withdrawls Coastal Commission Permit Application

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:38am

California American Water announced today that it is withdrawing its application to the California Coastal Commission for a Coastal Development Permit to construct the slant wells for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, the companys desalination proposal to replace pumping from the environmentally-sensitive Carmel River.

Key Points: 
  • California American Water announced today that it is withdrawing its application to the California Coastal Commission for a Coastal Development Permit to construct the slant wells for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, the companys desalination proposal to replace pumping from the environmentally-sensitive Carmel River.
  • The Commission has now cancelled tomorrows hearing and will reschedule after the company has refiled its application.
  • Because the Commission must meet deadlines associated with the Permit Streamlining Act, withdrawing and refiling our application is the best way to allow more time for these things to occur.
  • Public comments the Commission has received to date on the project will be preserved as part of the official record for the projects application and have been shared with the Coastal Commission members.

Allen Matkins Welcomes Land Use Partner Caroline Guibert Chase

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Allen Matkins , a California-based, full-service real estate and business law firm, announced today the addition of partner Caroline Guibert Chase to its San Francisco office.

Key Points: 
  • Allen Matkins , a California-based, full-service real estate and business law firm, announced today the addition of partner Caroline Guibert Chase to its San Francisco office.
  • Caroline's practice focuses on land use law, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.
  • "Caroline deepens the bench of the firm's already dynamic Land Use Practice Group and we look forward to having her on our team."
  • She is also a member of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Housing Policy Committee and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

PG&E Turns Off Power for Safety to Approximately 172,000 Customers in 22 Counties in Sierra Foothills, Sacramento Valley, Northern Sierra and Elevated North Bay Terrain

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:08pm

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed this morning that customers in the Sierra Foothills, Northern Sierra and elevated North Bay terrain who were notified of an impending Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) are now without power.

Key Points: 
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed this morning that customers in the Sierra Foothills, Northern Sierra and elevated North Bay terrain who were notified of an impending Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) are now without power.
  • The PSPS event is affecting approximately 172,000 customers in 22 counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne and Yuba.
  • The process to turn off power to these counties was completed between approximately 9:00 p.m. Monday evening and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
  • Power will be shut off in Kern County at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Commercial Truck and Engine Manufacturers Raise Significant Concerns About California’s New Omnibus Low-NOx Regulations

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 2:06am

CARBs far-reaching Omnibus Low-NOX Rule is not technologically feasible or cost-effective, said Jed Mandel, President of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA).

Key Points: 
  • CARBs far-reaching Omnibus Low-NOX Rule is not technologically feasible or cost-effective, said Jed Mandel, President of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA).
  • The compounding and overlapping nature of the two regulatory mandates that CARB approved this summer threatens Californias commercial truck market.
  • Effective and implementable alternatives exist to the cost-prohibitive and unworkable Omnibus Low-NOX regulations that CARB is imposing on Californias commercial trucking industry.
  • The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) represents the worlds leading manufacturers of internal combustion engines, zero-emission powertrains, and on-highway medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

SoCalGas Receives Over $7 Million in Funding from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance Zero- and Near-zero Emissions Vehicle Technologies

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 5:54pm

SoCalGas' Research, Development & Demonstration department will provide $730,000 in additional funding for the projects which are led by Cummins, Inc ., GTI and West Virginia University Research Corporation .

Key Points: 
  • SoCalGas' Research, Development & Demonstration department will provide $730,000 in additional funding for the projects which are led by Cummins, Inc ., GTI and West Virginia University Research Corporation .
  • "The transportation sector accounts for around 40% of California's GHG emissions , and developing zero- and near-zero emissions vehicle technology is critical to mitigating the impacts of climate change."
  • SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based inSan Diego.
  • For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.

ContraFect Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:30pm

The award provides initial funding of $4.9 million, and ContraFect could receive additional funding at the discretion of CARB-X if certain project milestones are met.

Key Points: 
  • The award provides initial funding of $4.9 million, and ContraFect could receive additional funding at the discretion of CARB-X if certain project milestones are met.
  • In June, the Company announced the publication of the exebacase Phase 2 study results in the July 1, 2020 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation .
  • Research and development (R&D) expenses were $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2020 compared to $4.8 million in the comparable period in 2019.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $2.6 million for both the second quarter of 2020 and 2019.

Husky Releases 2020 ESG Report, Sets Targets for Carbon and Diversity

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Husky Energy today released its 2020 ESG Report, including a GHG emissions intensity reduction target of 25% by 2025 and a gender diversity target of 25% women in senior leadership roles.

Key Points: 
  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Husky Energy today released its 2020 ESG Report, including a GHG emissions intensity reduction target of 25% by 2025 and a gender diversity target of 25% women in senior leadership roles.
  • Husky has set a target to reduce its Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 25% by 2025.
  • Starting in 2020, all Husky business units will maintain a carbon management plan, including requirements to meet or exceed our 2025 25% emissions intensity reduction target.
  • Managers and leaders across Husky play a key role in meeting and exceeding Huskys gender diversity target.

Homeplate® Approval in California Provides New Herbicide Option for Growers in 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:17pm

Registration approval of the non-selective herbicide Homeplate by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) unlocks a new option for growers in the 2020 growing season, Certis USA officials say.

Key Points: 
  • Registration approval of the non-selective herbicide Homeplate by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) unlocks a new option for growers in the 2020 growing season, Certis USA officials say.
  • CDPR announced the approval for statewide use of Homeplate labeled for use in all crops on June 25, 2020.
  • California growers now have a reliable broad-spectrum herbicide alternative that effectively saves time and reduces labor costs from handweeding in their fields and sucker removal in orchards and vineyards.
  • Growers trust Homeplate as a single solution to a myriad of weeds that threaten the health of their crops.

AB&I Efforts To Capture Emissions Are Working As Challenges Are Addressed According To CARB Report

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

"The CARB study confirms that AB&I's efforts to reduce emissions are working.

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  • "The CARB study confirms that AB&I's efforts to reduce emissions are working.
  • An odor threshold is an airborne concentration at which the human sense of smell can detect a chemical.
  • AB&I recognizes that CARB is one of four governmental regulatory bodies looking to improve air quality in East Oakland, the Bay Area and California.
  • Their findings have shown that manufacturing emissions sources are dwarfed by vehicle emissions and other emissions sources.