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EPA to Propose Endangerment Finding For Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 5, 2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose an endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in late April 2015. The EPA would be required by the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases from aircraft if it determines the emissions endanger public health or the environment, it said in a Sept. 3  ...

Freight emissions: Compare apples and apples

by PE International AG  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Transport and logistics account for half the global oil consumption and nearly 20% of the world’s energy use. Experts estimate that up to a quarter of the global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are transport related and the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects this figure to double by 2050. Many stakeholders in the freight sector, ...

Ocean acidification and GHGs hit record levels

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 9, 2014)

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reports that the amounts of atmospheric greenhouse gases reached a new high in 2013, driven by rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide. The news is consistent with trends in fossil fuel consumption. But what comes as more of a surprise is the WMO’s revelation that the current rate of ocean ...

Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 9, 2014)

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $500M CCI Petroleum Facilities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi, LLC. The company plans to construct petroleum process facilities near Corpus Christi, TX. “Climate change contributes to many types of challenges, especially for ...

EPA Announces New Actions to Curb Potent Greenhouse Gases

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders at the White House today to recognize progress and take new steps to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced ...

EPA Finalizes 50th Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 5, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final approval of the 50th greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas. In Texas alone, EPA has received 83 GHG permit applications from businesses since 2011. Texas is No. 1 in the country for receiving EPA-issued GHG permits for projects totaling well over $24 billion and creating over ...

Global economies must lower carbon emissions five times faster than today

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 11, 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 ...

GE Ecomagination Challenge to Reduce GHG Emissions in Canada’s Oil Sands

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 8, 2014)

GE (NYSE: GE) today, announced the launch of a $1 million ecomagination open innovation challenge to help accelerate technology development in Canada’s oil sands. The Innovation Challenge will target two of the biggest opportunities to reduce green-house gas (GHG) emissions in the oil sands: new uses for waste heat and improved efficiency of ...

Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Ceres  (Aug. 14, 2014)

In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil –a leading driver of global deforestation, which causes nearly 20 percent of global ...

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