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How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

by Ensia  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy. As the adage goes, following every action is a reaction. As elsewhere, this is true in politics, where every move is followed by a series of countermeasures. Lately, climate and energy have increasingly been at the political fore. It ...

`This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

by Associated Press  (Sep. 30, 2014)

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein argues that those fuels aren't the root problem - capitalism is. ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

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 ...

Global economies must lower carbon emissions five times faster than today

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 9, 2014)

A new analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies suggests that global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions faster – much faster. In order to limit global warming to 2°C, the limit scientists agree is needed to avoid serious risks of runaway climate change impacts, global ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

by Enviro Technology Services plc  (Jul. 24, 2012)

Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a ...

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