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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 ...

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 ...

Québec and California to hold joint auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 3, 2014)

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec today announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Voestalpine Iron Production Plant

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Voestalpine for an iron production plant in San Patricio County, TX. The facility’s process for producing iron will use minimal natural gas and will be 40 percent more efficient than ...

Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two ...

China to Cut 6 Million High Emissions Vehicles

by Climate Action  (Jun. 12, 2014)

The Chinese government is planning to take six million high-emission vehicles off the road this year to reduce pollution, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Tuesday. Nearly 2.5 million vehicles will be taken off roads in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, and four municipalities and provinces ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for ONEOK Hydrocarbon; Permit allows $800M expansion of facility near Houston, will create 15-25 permanent jobs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 24, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to ONEOK Hydrocarbon. The company plans to expand operations at their existing natural gas liquids (NGL) processing plant in Mont Belvieu, TX. “EPA will continue working with companies to ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Corpus Christi-Area Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 28, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi, TX, to modify an existing petroleum refinery. Flint Hills will also modify equipment to allow their West Refinery facility increase capacity to ...

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for C3 Petrochemicals; $1.2B facility in Brazoria Co., TX, will create 40 permanent jobs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 13, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to C3 Petrochemicals LLC in Alvin, Texas. C3 plans to construct a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at its existing facility near Alvin, which is south of Houston in Brazoria County. The ...

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