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EPA Recognizes CHS2M HILL for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management

by CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, recognized CH2M HILL for excellence in greenhouse gas (GHG) management in the fourth annual Climate Leadership Awards on February 24, 2015. ...

Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 27, 2015)

Investments in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions-reduction technology funded in part by the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation will add more than $2.4 billion (2007 $) and 15,017 person-years of full-time jobs to the Canadian economy. These conclusions are part of a Conference Board of Canada analysis, ...

United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 26, 2015)

In 2013, the United Nations emitted about 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent - the same as 155,109 homes in the United States - according to the organization's annual publication dedicated to reporting its own impact on climate change. The sixth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released today, details the emissions from 64 United ...

CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 20, 2015)

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews. The comment period now ends on March 25, 2015. The revised draft guidance, issued on December 18, 2014, is ...

Plan B – Net-Zero Greenhouse-Gas Emissions by 2050

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 5, 2015)

Leaders of The B Team running some of the world’s largest companies, have called upon world leaders to commit to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 – and urged business leaders to match this ambition by committing to bold long-term targets. The B Team’s ambition builds on recent talks ...

Sprint Recognized as EPA’s 2015 Climate Leader for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Sprint Corporation, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management – Goal Achievement. The Climate Leadership Award recipients demonstrate how innovative actions to combat climate change lead to smart business decisions. ...

EPA Issues Last Pending Federal Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 19, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing the final federal greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in the state of Texas. EPA has completed processing all submitted federal GHG permit applications, with the remaining applications transferred to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). “We have worked with Texas and ...

EPA Seeks Input on Federal Plan for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency’s top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. Based on input from states and stakeholders, EPA believes that many states will find the information included in this plan helpful as they ...

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. ...

Renewables successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Without the deployment of renewable energy since 2005, greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 could have been 7% higher than actual emissions, according to the EEA report 'Renewable energy in Europe – approximated recent growth and knock-on effects'. Renewable ...

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