Category: Energy

Unplugged natural gas leak threatens Alaska’s endangered Cook Inlet belugas

Natural gas from a 52-year-old underwater pipeline has been leaking for at least two weeks into Cook Inlet in Alaska, home to a number of endangered species, including beluga whales. The company that owns the pipeline, Hilcorp, has said that the pipeline cannot be shut down without posing additional risk to the environment or employee ...

Climate Disclosure Project’s report shows progress on emissions but says it’s not enough

More than 4300 Suppliers to Large Companies Complete Survey, with About One-Third Saying they Reduce CO2 Emissions in 2016. The latest annual supply chain report from the UK's Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) repeats the same theme as most recent years, finding some progress in the reduction of carbon emissions in the supply chain, but that ...

Taking auditing to new level with International Standard under revision

ISO’s popular standard for auditing management systems is under revision and has just reached the first voting stage, a crucial step in its development. Organizations are increasingly turning to management systems, in a quest to be more effective and save time and money. Many companies have several different management systems, each focusing on different areas, ...

Leading global collaboration in climate change standards

ISO is collaborating globally to update and extend its climate change standards and help the world minimize and adapt to the effects of climate change. There is now little doubt that climate change is happening. It is the major environmental challenge of the 21st century, and it affects us all. “The scientific evidence for warming ...

Alternative composting technology reduces organic waste

At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, there is a long-standing commitment to improving environmental sustainability, as was laid out in the 2015 Strategic Plan, Vision 2020/Redefining Possible. In this plan, a pledge was made to implement strategies and technologies that would lessen the hospital’s environmental impact, cut operating costs, and improve the health of the community as ...

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. But as the use of LNG-fuelled vessels spreads to other parts of the world and many more parties become involved, there is a clear need to standardize LNG bunkering ...

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after both overflow channels at the tallest dam in the US were found to be damaged. The emergency spillway of the 770ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close to collapse, officials said. The excess water has now stopped flowing. However, late ...

Dare to dream big: Empowering innovators with Standards

To create the innovations of today and tomorrow we have to work together, but first we need to understand each other. To exchange knowledge, to make things compatible, ISO Standards are the solid base, the common language that humanity can rely on.