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Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities ...

Decommissioning is a significant part of nuclear power’s GHG impact

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 11, 2014)

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during the decommissioning phase of nuclear power plants may have been underestimated in previous assessments, new research suggests. The study estimated that the decommissioning process for a German plant resulted in 1 651 265 tonnes of CO2 (or equivalent) emissions, or 0.825 tonnes of CO2 equivalent ...

Semiconductor and aluminium industries underestimate greenhouse gas emissions

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Dec. 4, 2014)

Emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) tetrafluoromethane (TFM) and hexafluoroethane (HFE) reported by industry accounted for only around half actual levels measured in the atmosphere between 2002 and 2010, new research reveals. The semiconductor and aluminium production industries, the two main sources of these gases, have reported success in ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit for Magellan Processing

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 12, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Magellan Processing, L.P. to build a new condensate splitter plant at the company’s existing terminal. The facility is in Nueces County, in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Corpus ...

EU Parliament passes law to make ships report climate emissions

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Dec. 3, 2014)

For the first time, all shipping companies calling at EU ports will have to measure and publicly report carbon emissions under a law approved by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. Sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) says that the law is weak – it only ...

EPA Approves GHG Permitting Program in Texas

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 31, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the State of Texas program to issue greenhouse gas (GHG) permits for new and modified facilities. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has worked closely with EPA and submitted a state implementation plan for GHG permits to replace the existing federal program. EPA ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Guadalupe Power

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 3, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Guadalupe Power Partners L.P., to add two gas-fired turbines to their existing facility. The natural gas-fired plant is located in Guadalupe County, 30 miles northeast of San Antonio, Texas. ...

Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

by Associated Press  (Dec. 9, 2014)

North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast. And the "almost unspeakable" amount of natural gas found in recent years in the U.S. and elsewhere ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Carbon Capture Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Nuevo Midstream, L.L.C., to build three gas processing plants. The facility is located Orla, Texas about 100 miles west of Odessa. “This facility will help increase processing of natural ...

China-US links can spark emissions breakthrough

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Tentative steps have been taken by China and the US towards co-operating on climate change − mainly focusing on relatively modest technological schemes connected with more efficient and less polluting power generation. But a new report calls on ...

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