emissions regulation Articles

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Which sectors should be covered by emissions trading regulations?

    For the first time, the US Congress is debating climate change policy in a serious way. A number of bills have been introduced that would establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading programs as part of efforts to address climate change. In discussions on climate policy proposals, the stringency and timing of emissions reduction targets are often seen as determining program costs. Allocation ...

  • Draft New Zealand emissions trading regulations for forestry

    These regulations are the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008 [Draft for Consultation]. They come into force on the day after the date that sections 4 and 43 of the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Act 2008 come into force. They apply on and after 1 January 2008. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise require:Act means the Climate Change ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Regulator designed to help reduce manufacturers` emissions

    Actio Corporation, a provider of softwarefor supply chain materials information management and environmental compliance hasreleased the latest version of Actio Regulator -- an on-demand software productwhich can be used by manufacturers to calculate chemical inventory, usage,emissions, chemical mixtures, scrap and waste, as well as incoming and outgoingdistribution volumes. According to Actio, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Legislation Note: Emissions Trading in the United Kingdom: The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) and National Emissions Inventory Regulations 2005 and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Regulations 2005

    A greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme is an arrangement in which allowances to emit such gases, usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, are allocated to industrial plant and recorded in a central register. The emissions of greenhouse gas from that plant are then measured, in accordance with protocols, and reported to a central authority at regular intervals. At the end of a ...


  • The Regulation of CO2 Emissions from New and Expanding Power Plants in the Northwestern U.S.

    Presentation Outline: Background Information / Washington State’s Carbon Dioxide Mitigation Program for Fossil Fueled Power Plants / Oregon’s Standards for Energy Facilities That Emit Carbon Dioxide / Alterative State and Regional CO2Mitigation Programs / Concluding ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Soil formate regulates the fungal nitrous oxide emission pathway

    Fungal activity is a major driver in the global nitrogen cycle, and mounting evidence suggests that fungal denitrification activity contributes significantly to soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). The metabolic pathway and oxygen requirement for fungal denitrification are different from those for bacterial denitrification. We hypothesized that the soil N2O emission from ...

  • Draft New Zealand emissions regulations for liquid fossil fuels

    These regulations are the Climate Change (Liquid Fossil Fuels) Regulations 2008 [Draft for Consultation]. They come into force on 1 January 2009. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires: Act means the Climate Change Response Act 2002biofuel has the same meaning as in section 1B of the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989blend, in relation to a fuel specified in ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Notes on environmental regulation and growth

    This paper looks at the costs of regulating the environment on economic growth in a model that has increasing returns to scale in production at lower levels of development. It concludes that these costs are low, as are the costs of moving from a non-optimal regulatory policy to an optimal one. The implied shape of the Environmental Kuznets Curve may have one or two humps, but this depends upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • F-Gas Regulations - An Update

    How does the latest F-Gas Regulation affect refrigerant leak detection? January 2014 saw the revised EU Regulation of F-Gases following publication of a draft proposal by the European Commission at the end of 2012. The much anticipated regulation changes aim to strengthen the existing F-Gas Regulation and to ‘encourage’ the industry to move towards a HFC free market and use of ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The shifting sands of GHG regulation

    So far this year, there have been significant developments on U.S. climate change policy, including movement toward mandatory reporting and regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the federal level via either a cap-and-trade program or possibly existing Clean Air Act mechanisms. While the specifics are still uncertain regarding how these regulatory developments and legislative actions ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Economic modelling of sulphur regulations in Poland

    This study presents an assessment of the possible consequences of reducing the emission of sulphur dioxide in Poland according to international sulphur agreement. A computable general equilibrium model was used for this purpose. The model, calibrated for 1995, provides results for year 2010 which suggest that future emission reductions may have positive effects on Polish economic indicators. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal regulations for sustainable chemical manufacturing

    Environmental regulations typically follow a command-and-control approach mandating the installation of state-of-the-art abatement technology and imposing hard emission thresholds. However, this type of regulations does not encourage process improvement and technological research to reduce emissions. In contrast, market-based environmental regulations stimulate continued improvement of cleaner ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

     The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • Role of final cover soil in regulating volatile organic compounds: emissions from solid waste disposal sites in developing countries

    The objective of this study was to investigate the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from solid waste disposal sites and their remediation at final cover soil. This research was conducted using field cover soil lysimeters placed at the surface of a solid waste dumping area and batch experiments in the laboratory. It was found that benzene, toluene, chloroform and perchloroethylene ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions trading and duties of the state: A preliminary review of Alberta’s specified Gas Emitters Regulation

    In July 2007 the oil endowed Canadian province of Alberta launched the first compliance emissions trading scheme for greenhouse gases in North America under its Specified Gas Emitters Regulation. This paper reviews key aspects of the programme including scope, performance credit trading and project offsetting with comparative reference to other carbon emissions trading schemes. The paper ...

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