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Petro-Chemical Processor meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants case study

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Oct. 27, 2014)

A multitude of chemical and petroleum 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. A facility must be a major source of HAP emissions Process units that: Produce organic chemicals ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs

by All4 Inc.  (Oct. 31, 2014)

In this edition of ALL4's 4 The Record newsletter, The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs, Roy R., Eric S., and Mark W. discuss the recent changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule and how that applies to facilities.  The article takes you through what NESHAPs means for compliance during ...

Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

by Worldwatch Institute  (Nov. 10, 2014)

With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, Richard Worthington, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

by Ceres  (May 28, 2014)

Electric Power Industry is Transitioning to Lower-Carbon Sources and Positioned to Meet New EPA Carbon Standards A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in ...

Clean urban transport can drive emissions cuts

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Here’s a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1,700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport. A new report by the University of California Davis and the Institute for ...

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

An Interview with Fred Walas, P.E., Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his company’s refineries and the crucial role of standards in fuel production and quality control. As the energy spectrum shifts in the United ...

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