Southern California Edison gets proactive with greenhouse gas reduction
Southern California Edison (SCE), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., proposed a collection of voluntary greenhouse gas reduction projects ahead of the state’s final climate change rules that are due in 2012.
Southern California Edison (SCE), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., proposed a collection of voluntary greenhouse gas reduction projects ahead of the state’s final climate change rules that are due in 2012. The projects will cost $23 million and will eliminate 3.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. SCE will ask the California Public Utilities Commission for permission to include projects’ costs in customer rates, which will result in a 0.2 of 1% raise in current rates. The program consists of eight projects that will take place in California and outside of the state. The projects include the conversion of livestock waste and abandoned mine methane to energy and the conversion of 1,000 truck stop parking spaces to supply truck cabs with heating, cooling, cable T.V., and electrical services. Other projects include the replacement of diesel forklifts and agriculture pump engines with electric models, the planting of 70,000 urban trees, the reduction of sulfur hexafluoride emissions from high voltage electrical equipment, and the implementation of a consumer rebate for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.