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  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York City-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group, has informed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected yesterday (November 12) a Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc. lawsuit that attempted to prevent environmental groups from challenging its oil drilling plans in the […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected yesterday a Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc. lawsuit that attempted to prevent environmental groups from challenging its oil drilling plans in the Arctic, Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) said. The appeals court dismissed the case on the grounds that it violated […]

  • 26 August 2013

    Environmental Groups led by The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Clean Ocean Action submitted letters with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG ) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), regarding the environmental impact of the Port Ambrose LNG import terminal. Liberty Natural Gas LLC proposes to construct, own and operate  the Port Ambrose deepwater port and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal […]

  • 20 July 2016

    The Ninth Circuit court ruled on Friday that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) had illegally approved a permit authorizing the Navy to use its long-range sonar, called low-frequency active sonar (or LFA), in more than 70 percent of the world’s oceans. The case against the Fisheries Service was brought by the Natural Resources Defense […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A two-month investigation launched in April this year by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has found various anti-trust violations at the country’s seaports. As a result, Shanghai, Tianjin Port, Ningbo Zhoushan and Qingdao port groups have been ordered to cut the container handling fees as of 2018 ranging between 10-20 percent. NRDC said […]

  • 3 February 2016

    The TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction targets introduced by the city authorities several years ago, the Los Angeles Times reports citing unnamed city officials. The air improvement measures included shutting down of ship engines while entering port and plugging into shore-power while docked at the terminal. This is […]

  • 19 February 2016

    More than 100 people have expressed their gratitude to the New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio for his plan to power 100% of City government operations with renewable energy, and urged him to include offshore wind as a cornerstone of that plan. New Yorkers gathered on 18 February in front of the City Hall, calling for the Mayor to make the City […]

  • 30 October 2014

    China’s largely unregulated ports and shipping system generate significant air pollution that imposes a huge health and environmental burden and contribute to the country’s over 1 million pollution-related deaths each year,  the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said in a report. China is now home to seven of the globe’s top ten busiest ports and […]

  • 9 June 2015

    China has launched a public consultation process regarding legislation on pollution from the shipping sector as it faces growing pressure to resolve this burning issue. China’s Ministry of Environment Protection issued a call for public feedback on Monday for what is yet to become the country’s first regulation specifically targeting emissions from the shipping sector, Xinhua […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Environment

    Clean Energy Counsel at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Kit Kennedy, opposes the claims on Cape Wind’s environmental impact that were made by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS). Mr. Kennedy says in a statement on Boston Herald’s news site that the APNS’ claims that its lawsuit aims to protect the environment are […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Research & Development

    North Carolinians overwhelmingly oppose fracking, want more clean energy and think state environmental standards should be strengthened or left alone, according to a poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “From the mountains to the beaches, it’s clear that North Carolinians take special pride in their state, and see state environmental safeguards as protecting […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Environment

    A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    China’s NRDC announced a reduction in the benchmark container handling tariff for import and export containers.

  • 8 May 2014
    Environment

    A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities & Government

    More than 60 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday, calling for “a large-scale, long-term, megawatt-certain offshore wind power commitment from the Governor”. Groups are specifically calling on the Cuomo Administration to include an offshore wind tier in the soon-to-be finalized Clean Energy Standard, in order […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Clearwater, NRDC, Riverkeeper, and Scenic Hudson are presenting a Hudson River General Electric PCB cleanup update for Mid-Hudson communities, entitled “Hudson River PCB Forum,” at the Marist College Boathouse. In 2009, GE started to re-mediate the more than 1.3 million pounds of PCBs it released […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities & Government

    More than 60 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday, calling for “a large-scale, long-term, megawatt-certain offshore wind power commitment from the Governor”. Groups are specifically calling on the Cuomo Administration to include an offshore wind tier in the soon-to-be finalized Clean Energy Standard, in order […]

  • 2 August 2013

    Norstec, the offshore renewables industry alliance for Europe’s northern seas, has welcomed the launch of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy for Offshore Wind. This is a joint Government/Industry plan to ensure that the UK puts into the place the right measures to secure the future of offshore wind in the UK. The Industrial Strategy identifies […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Deepwater Wind and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have announced an agreement that will further protect endangered North Atlantic right whales during the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm. After extensive discussions with CLF, Deepwater Wind has agreed to voluntarily adjust its planned construction period to minimize potential impacts to migrating North Atlantic Right Whales. […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Environment, Research & Development

    In just the last year, New York State began developing at least 25 percent of the alternative electricity sources necessary to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper. The report also provides a detailed roadmap for fully and cost-effectively replacing […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Over forty organisations will today join forces to set out a long-term vision for the deployment of offshore wind in the northern seas and the economic opportunities this presents. These include world-leading manufacturers, cutting-edge developers, supply-chain firms, researchers and industry-bodies. The new network – called norstec – was first announced by the Prime Minister at […]