In line with the Paris Agreement, the shipping industry is constantly looking to technology for ways to reduce its share of greenhouse gas emissions. Significant cuts in emissions however can be challenging to achieve unless fundamental changes are realised in the short term.
According to a recent researcher's report in the online journal Nature Communications, soot breathed in by pregnant women can make is way far past their lungs, all the way into the womb surrounding their developing baby.
Environmental sustainability helps attract customers and employees, CEO says
Reported recently in the Wall Street Journal by author Sara Castellanos, renewable energy is top of mind for Charles Meyers, chief executive of data-center landlord Equinix Inc., largely due to the fact that environmental sustainability helps attract customers and talent.
California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created to improve access to quality healthcare for Californians. OSHPD has made health care building preparedness a priority in the event of future, strong earthquakes.
OSHPD provides a framework including:
- Training and Resources
- Codes and Regulations
- Seismic Compliance and Safety
- Hostpital Inspection Services, and
- Hospital Building Safety Board
Among the concerns beyond building collapse is the emergency back-up power that MUST remain fully operational until restoration of the electrical grid.
Imagine if an earthquake hits a dense urban environment and the power infrastructure supporting trauma centers, hospitals and nursing homes collapses. Emergency power generators are the only option to allow facilities to remain operational to meet the needs of the patients (both in house and in coming) and staff.
Those generators and the supporting components must perform quickly and dependably and should meet the standards set by OSHPD. The Rypos diesel particulate filter is OSP seismic certified and will provide clean, reliable and seismic tolerant emission control for emergency power systems.
Are you confident that the emergency power at your facility is OSPD and Rypos-ready if and when the next earth quake hits California?
The Green Energy Institute released A new report titled Deconstructing Diesel: A Law & Policy Roadmap for Reducing Diesel Emissions in the Portland Metropolitan Area which offers a road map for reducing diesel pollution in the Portland metro area.
The Financial Times reporters Anjli Raval and Josh Spero provide an informative article on pollution resulting from ocean shipping and the changes underway with industry leaders to address the growing issue.