Environmental Regulation

Lessons from an Oil Spill

Last summer a facility in Texas spilled 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel intended for one of their emergency generators. The fuel was pushed up through a day tank vent, ran across their parking lot, and into a pond adjacent to their property. The clean-up team recovered about 2,100 gallons of fuel out of the pond, but at a […]

Liquid Wood: The Renewable, Carbon-Neutral Fuel Alternative That Is Finally Ready to Burn

Discussions of sustainable energy don’t often include food flavorings. However, the same process that creates liquid smoke—the stuff you can buy at the grocery store to add a smoky flavor to just about anything—can produce liquid wood, a very environmentally friendly fuel. You may not have heard of liquid wood because, until very recently, it was quite difficult […]

Understanding Local Law 87 – and laws like it

The New Paradigm What does Local Law 87 – and laws like it – mean for you? With increasing regulatory effort to protect the environment, preserve energy, and reduce carbon emissions, states and cities have taken matters into their own hands by way of local legislation. New York City’s Local Law 87 (LL87) mandates that buildings over 50,000 gross square feet undergo periodic […]