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Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined ...

NEC Directive status report 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 12, 2014)

This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2013 under Directive 2001/81/EC, the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (EC, 2001). The NECD requires all 28 EU Member States to report information annually on emissions of four significant air ...

Rule Changes for the Natural Gas Industry - Air Pollution Abatement Technology

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jun. 13, 2014)

Changes were published in the 2012 and affect oil and natural oil and natural gas processing; Federal Register on August 16, gas exploration & production; natural gas transmission. Last year EPA finalzed regulations that affect the oil and natural gas industries in a variety of areas. These rules cover the following industry sectors: oil and ...

After State of the Union Address, U.S. Should Pursue Ambitious Power Plant Emissions Standards

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jan. 29, 2014)

In the State of the Union address last night, President Obama called to make this “a year of action.” Addressing climate change will require his administration to make that call a reality. The President noted that “the debate is settled. Climate ...

New Climate Action Report: U.S. Can Reach its Emissions-Reduction Goal, but Only With Ambitious Action

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 27, 2013)

On 26th October, the Obama Administration released the sixth U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR6) for public review, to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in January 2014. The report, which all developed countries are required to complete, outlines U.S. historical and future greenhouse ...

Envision 2050: The Future of Transportation

by Ensia  (Mar. 31, 2014)

What will transportation be like in 2050? Will we all be stuck in one giant traffic jam? Flying to our appointments in personal airborne delivery systems? Teleporting ourselves and our stuff around? Or not going anywhere at all? In large part, the answers to these questions will depend on how we answer two other questions today: What would ...

Cellulosic biofuels meets national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jun. 9, 2011)

Cellulosic Biofuels meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants A multitude of new cellulosic bio-fuel processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. The applicability ...

Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Apr. 4, 2013)

The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes ...

Designing National Commitments to Drive Measurable Emissions Reductions After 2020

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 1, 2013)

In November 2013, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Warsaw, Poland to continue negotiations on the new international 2015 climate change agreement. A critical component of this new agreement will be the design of national mitigation commitments that outline countries’ emissions ...

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