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EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

by Associated Press  (Oct. 23, 2014)

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at an ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Victoria Power Station Expansion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 9, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Victoria WLE to expand the Victoria Power Station. The expansion will allow the Victoria County, Texas, facility to add equipment and capacity to its combined-cycle electricity generating unit. ...

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  ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Austin Energy Expansion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the city of Austin for the Sand Hill Energy Center. The city plans to add equipment and capacity at the facility’s combined-cycle electricity generating unit. “The city of Austin ...

Novelis and World Wildlife Fund Partner to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Novelis Inc.  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their ...

EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 28, 2014)

European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1B Gas-to-Gasoline Plant; Facility will bring 3,000 construction jobs, 280 permanent jobs to Beaumont area

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Natgasoline to construct a new natural gas-to-gasoline facility in Nederland, TX. “The Texas economy continues to grow and add jobs, and energy projects like Natgasoline’s are an ...

Individual power stations’ emissions can be identified from a distance

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs) from a coal-fired power station have been correctly identified 12 km away, researchers report in a new US study. Their monitoring method paves the way for a space-based satellite system which can check emissions reported by individual power stations against actual emissions. It is challenging to check the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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