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Executive Brief - March 19, 2015 - Comparing Pollution Abatement and Waste Management Costs
NAEM Executive Brief March 19, 2015

"Experience is the teacher of all things." - Gaius Julius Caesar, (July 100 - March 15, 44 BC) Roman general, statesman, and Consul

An International Comparison of Pollution Abatement and Waste Management Costs
This study compares the costs of pollution control reduction faced by manufacturers in the U.S. and our trading partners in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the annual additional cost burden that environmental rules have on manufacturing and determine whether the United States is at a relative cost disadvantage compared with its key trading partners. Of the nine countries, the U.S. ranks second highest for air pollution costs as a percent of sector value-added, fourth for greenhouse gases, and sixth for waste disposal and wastewater treatment. Read more...

Aircraft Makers Urge Ban On Lithium Battery Shipments
Aircraft makers are urging a ban on bulk lithium battery shipments on passenger planes, calling the threat of fires "an unacceptable risk." The paper cites recent testing by the Federal Aviation Administration that shows the batteries emit explosive gases when overheated. Meanwhile, pilot unions in the U.S. have been pressing for a single safety standard for both passenger and cargo airlines, but regulators' hands are tied by a 2012 law enacted by Congress. Read more...

California Business Coalition Pushes For Secure Water Supply
A coalition of global businesses including General Mills, Coca-Cola, Gap, and Symantec launched a campaign to seek and support solutions to the state's water supply crunch. The Connect the Drops campaign comes as California enters a fourth year of drought, and days after state officials announced they could deliver just 20 percent the water requested by agencies. Read more...

China Wants Cleaner Air - Without An Environmental Movement
President Xi Jinping vowed to punish "violators" who destroy the environment "with an iron hand", but a powerful documentary on air pollution has been blocked by government censors. So is the government serious, or is it all a show? And if it really wants to improve the environment, what is wrong with a little public support and pressure? Read more...

Low Hanging Fruit... Really High Up
There might be low-hanging fruit on your roof. Openings at the top of many elevator shafts are leaking large amounts of heated air. The fix is cheap and the savings are large. Read more...

Lessons from Geese: A Better Way to Lead
When it comes to leadership, we can draw inspiration from many places - even from nature. Take for instance the great northern geese, shrewd and wild birds with a lot to teach us. Read more...

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