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Low Carbon City Lab

by National Physical Laboratory (NPL)  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Climate-KIC has accepted a new Flagship project - the Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL). This project is an important catalyst for green growth opportunities and climate change mitigation in cities and urban areas around the globe. The project will provide funding, planning, capacity building, design and performance monitoring services at city ...

Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy

by Associated Press  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois Hollande, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were among the ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Tenaska Brownsville Generating Plant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 26, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Tenaska Brownsville Partners L.P., to construct a natural gas-fired electric generating plant. The Tenaska Brownsville Generating Plant will be located in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change for Public Review and Comment

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 22, 2014)

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014. This guidance is to “provide Federal agencies direction on when and how to consider the effects of [GHG] ...

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

by Associated Press  (Jan. 13, 2015)

The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of ...

Greenhouse Gas Increases Are Leading to a Faster Rate of Global Warming

by Worldwatch Institute  (Dec. 15, 2014)

According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates into the release of 37 billion additional tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. As negotiators wrap up their talks at the international climate ...

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. ...

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