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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

by Associated Press  (Feb. 9, 2016)

A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's ...

UK government misses own waste reduction targets

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Feb. 10, 2016)

The report namely, Greening Government Commitments, explains how “an ambitious framework of targets for reducing the UK government’s environmental impacts by 2014-15 against a 2009-10 baseline” had been set out. The government has failed to meet its ...

DCO Energy Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition

by Marketwire  (Mar. 23, 2011)

DCO Energy LLC ( is proud to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership has recognized DCO Energy's contribution to efficient domestic energy production with the US EPA CHP Partnership Certificate of Partner Greenhouse Gas Reduction for the 3rd consecutive ...

UNDP and Fortis announce greenhouse-gas reduction projects

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Dutch-Belgian finance group Fortis have announced the first project agreements of the new MDG Carbon Facility, a joint effort to support greenhouse-gas-reducing development projects through the carbon-trading mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. The projects, located in Uzbekistan, Macedonia, ...

Entergy Announces Purchase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Credits

by Entergy  (Oct. 24, 2011)

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of approximately 137,000 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York's largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The credits were generated from the capture and destruction of methane, a byproduct of waste decomposition. Seneca Meadows, Inc. owns and operates the waste ...

Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 16, 2010)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing eight landfill methane capture projects for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The winners include one of the largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas facilities in the world, located in Livermore, Calif. “We are ...

Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target

by Associated Press  (Aug. 11, 2015)

Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries. Lawmakers in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government on Tuesday agreed on a target of curbing carbon gas emissions to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target could go as ...

EPA Recognizes Oil and Gas Industry Partners for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 25, 2007)

(Washington, D.C. - Oct. 24, 2007) EPA yesterday presented awards to some members of the oil and gas industry for their voluntary efforts to reduce methane under EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program. The Natural Gas Star Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership between EPA and the oil and natural gas industry. Under the program, EPA works with ...

LG Electronics USA Announces Industry-leading Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitment

by LG Electronics  (Nov. 28, 2011)

        ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA today announced it will voluntarily reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2020, compared with a 2007 baseline. Like most ...

Voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs have limited potential

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2008)

The set of voluntary GHG programs we reviewed use outreach efforts to recruit program partners and reduce GHG emissions. We found the greatest barriers to participation were the perceived emission reduction costs and reporting requirements. We also found that it is unlikely these voluntary programs can reduce more than 19 percent of the projected ...

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