Between April and July 2010, an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil gushed from the damaged Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion that killed 11 workers and destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. By the time the leak was stopped, oil had affected more than 1,000 miles of coast in ... Read more.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011 is a prime example of how an event outside the plant itself can affect its safety. As a consequence of the accident, the safety of all EU nuclear plants will be reviewed with the focus on evaluating the response of nuclear power plants to beyond design basis ... Read more.
Well, we were looking forward to the Sustainable Shipping Awards (SSAs) and we weren’t disappointed. London was gridlocked, Harry Potter mania was erupting on premiere night to close down what traffic movement there might have been, drawing fans from as far away as Vancouver – but then so did the SSAs with an audience from ... Read more.
In an earlier blog I suggested the 3Ps – planet, people and profit balance – were a catchy way to remember what sustainability stands for. But what really matters is to understand who your stakeholders are and where in the supply chain your operations lie… And then looking at them in a holistic way. On ... Read more.
Debate on ship propulsion is still wide open, but scrubbing or distillates may be more practical There are many competing approaches and agendas as the world struggles to plan for the future, balancing a requirement for increased amounts of energy with the need to reduce environmental impact. The dramatic introduction of shale gas as a ... Read more.