CIBO Newsletters

2024 Highlights
February SAVE the DATE: CIBO Policies & Technical Issues Conference I on May 14-15, 2024 – Washington, D.C.  Preview of CIBO 2024.  CIBO’s Key Areas of Focus – Policies and Regulations: Energy Technologies, Industrial Power, De-Carbonization, Sustainability and Environmental Compliance
2022 Highlights
June BOMP 2022 theme is “Setting Policy for De-Carbonization of Energy.” In-person IECT Conference  scheduled for August 2-3 in Washington, DC. EPA – Ozone Transport Plan: CIBO and Coalition Register Strong Concerns. Detroit Stoker Company profile.
March Policy Issue:  45Q Tax Credit – Carbon Sequestration. The CIBO Committees have been hard at work and we have a great line up of presenters at the March EE Meeting.  We are proud to profile Associate Member Ware Inc. in this edition.
2021 Highlights
September Register for CIBO Virtual EE/Sustainability Working Group (SWG) Committee Meetings. Setting the course for CIBO strategy.  Administration & Capitol Hill – Budget Reconciliation & Infrastructure Bill: Climate/Clean Energy.
June New CIBO Leadership Team. Director’s priorities. Closing the Warrenton office and other operations updates. Committee changes. CIBO 2021 Energy/Environment Committee (EE) Meeting Highlights.This year’s combined – Virtual BOMP/IECT Conference topic is: “A Changing Energy Environment: Taking a Deeper Dive – Looking at a Proposed De-Carbonized Future.” The
February Introducing CIBO’s new Executive Director, Alex Stoddard, and new Executive Committee. Pressure from ENGO community and the Green New Deal (GND) Climate Change supporters demanding radical change from Trump Administration policies. EPA policies under review. GHG emissions and sustainability public review. Comments on thermal energy.
2020 Highlights
November Mitigating consequences of policies through real, solid, technically sound application information, limitations and capabilities. The electrification of everything with renewable energy as the answer to all things energy and environmental. Technical discussion for input into new regulations, laws and policies. Changes to CIBO by-laws at the Annual Meeting. Note from Bob on his retirement.
October Impact of current politics on energy. Proposed revisions to CSAPR that apply to utility units (EGUs). Important Annual Meeting.
September Impact of election energy policy. Cross States Air Pollution Rule and the latest information from the Mid-West Ozone Group (MOG). The new moniker of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). CIBO’s 42nd Annual Meeting is now 100% Virtual and will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday November 10 and 11th.
August Energy centers around social responsibility. Shift to global sustainability. Annual Meeting update.  Impact of Kamela Harris.  Bob Bessette retirement.
June Natural Gas concerns. The impact of new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) policies.When court cases are decided by non-technical factors. Virtual CIBO. Details on the Joint IECT/BOMP Conference.
March Impact of COVID-19, Energy bills and actions at the Federal and state level, Boiler MACT final reconsideration rule, Start-up Shut-down in the MATS case, Recycling plastics
February Importance of addressing thermal energy, Low natural gas prices, Getting back to speed on BMACT, Next Gen chemicals including PFAS/PFOS and others, What to do with plastics
2019 Highlights
December The push to elevate climate change to emergency levels / thermal energy as an alternative. Implementing EPA rules before the 2020 election. Significance of technical issues.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
November Challenges in lowering emissions.  EPA regulations and the political environment. Appreciation of the role of engineers.  Highlights of the 2019 Annual Meting.
September The age of energy transparency, Two issues of importance: MM2A (formally Once-In-Always-In (OIAI)) and Project Emissions Accounting (PEA). Highlights of the Implementing Sustainability Management and Best Practices Conference
February Support of Wheeler’s nomination; Dealing with the Democratic control of the House; Technical foundations to get the most out of a facility at the lowest cost and with the absolute best environmental
footprint and understanding; CIBO meeting updates
2018 Highlights
April Cost of energy / NSR reform and White House activities / Integrating Energy (50001) and Environmental (14001) for Implementing Sustainability / Theme of June Meeting is EPA Injection Well
Classifications and Associated Permitting & Requirements / Profiles on Neundorfer and Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS),
February The changing way we look at energy; Good news with the Trump Administration and Bill Wehrum’s leadership at the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR); ENGO community and environmental activists set to fight back; New CIBO Membership Classification – Individual Independent Consultant
2017 Highlights
December FERC Chairman remarks at Natural Gas Roundtable Meeting; NSRPSD Reform issues; Technical Focus Group session on “Environmental Management Systems”; Bob’s reflections on the new year
November Annual Meeting highlights; Combined Heat and Power’s (CHP) and renewable energy and energy storage; NSR concerns and regulations; Emissions data and reporting; Higher Logic Communications platform up and running; New Cleaver-Brooks CBEX Dryback Elite Boiler
August Providing energy for our future; “Quiet before the Storm” in environmental energy policy; Update on Industrial Emissions Control Technology XV Conference & Air Permitting Workshop in Portland, Maine; Keeping up with change
July Background on the US Department of Energy; Technical Focus Group session on “Water Side
Enhancements”; Annual membership survey; Higher Logic goes beta; Profiles on Accordant Energy and Stanley Consultants
May Trump Energy Budget; Lack of top EPA leadership stifling CIBO concerns; Beta version of the Higher
Logic community based communications platform; Welcome new member Air Monitor Corporation
President Trump signs Executive Order during the Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Press Conference on March 28, 2017; Environmental policy struggles; Highlights of March Technical Focus Group session; Welcome new member Ware, Inc.
2016 Highlights
December Hopes for the new Administration in terms of energy policy; Undoing the Obama energy legacy; Successful “Combined Heat and Power” session at December meeting; Prospects for 2017
November Annual Meeting update; Focus on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and the change of the powerhouse from a central industrial/institutional energy production location to one of distributed
energy generation;  EPA and Clean Water Act updates; Annual Membership Survey results & schedule of meetings for next year
September Expansion of the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) framework; DC Court of Appeals ruling on Boiler MACT; Industrial Emissions Control Technology XIV Conference & Modeling Workshop update; Annual Membership Survey goes out
July Attention on Republican & Democratic Convention issues; EPA convention and regulation compliance;  Finding new people for the Boiler industry; Welcome new member Kinetrex Energy
June Impacts on the cost of energy; Environmental Committee Meeting presentations show current environmental issues; Boiler Operations, Maintenance,and Performance Conference updates
Board of Directors, Committee and Conference leadership changes; Rate of conversion to natural gas as a result of the Boiler MACT; upcoming conferences and meetings focus on state-of-the-art concerns
February Energy in today’s political climate; Update on EPA Boiler MACT Database; technical presentations from December 2015 meeting; Upcoming meetings; welcome new members Environmental Technology & Consulting, Inc. and Preferred Utilities.