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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for West Texas Power Plant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 6, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, Ector County Energy Center, Ector County, Texas. The company plans to construct a new simple-cycle power generation facility. “Facilities like ...

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 ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Texas Power Plant;$607 million in economic development and new jobs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Tenaska Roan’s Prairie power plant in Grimes County, Texas. The company plans to construct three gas-fired turbines for power generation. “As the Texas population and economy ...

Lufkin Facility Receives EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit; $443.8 million in economic development and job creation

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Pinecrest Energy Center power plant in Lufkin, Texas. The project proposes to construct a new natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating plant. “Every day we are hard at ...

EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 4, 2014)

The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 4, 2014)

The European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come ...

Strategic Priority Call for Expressions of Interest – Deadline Approaching

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The Deadline for the Call for Expressions of Interest for projects in any of the CCEMC’s strategic priority areas is fast approaching. Call for Expressions of Interest is intended for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Carbon Capture and Storage, or Cleaner Energy Production and Utilization projects that have a strong potential to result in ...

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