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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 ...

Global economies must lower carbon emissions five times faster than today

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 11, 2014)

A new analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies suggests that global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions faster – much faster. In order to limit global warming to 2°C, the limit scientists agree is needed to avoid serious risks of runaway climate change impacts, global ...

EPA Announces New Actions to Curb Potent Greenhouse Gases

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

Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders at the White House today to recognize progress and take new steps to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced ...

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 3, 2014)

Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. In the settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), ...

Cities launch global alliance to lower carbon emissions

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 30, 2014)

More than 2,000 cities have banded together in what the UN calls the largest effort by cities so far to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. The goal of the Compact of Mayors is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 454 million tonnes a year by 2020 — equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from 130 coal power plants — ...

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 Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

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

Today (Sep 30, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, detailing greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. In 2013, reported emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million ...

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