eu emissions regulation Articles

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Different emission estimates by EU bodies

    EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The legal basis for the compilation of the EU GHG ...

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2016 — The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

    About this report This 2016 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission (i.e. May 2016 data on verified emissions and compliance by operators under the EU ETS for the years up until 2015) and Member ...

  • Wallström Warms to Role for Aviation in EU Emissions Trading

    EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström has expressed cautious support for allowing European flights into the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008. Airport operator BAA has developed proposals to allow airlines to offset their rising emissions by buying EU allowances - and the UK Government looks likely to back the idea in its forthcoming aviation White Paper. Aviation's soaring ...

  • Different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions

    EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The legal basis for the compilation of the ...

  • Two Detector Solution to Analyzing Sulfur

    Sulfur compounds are reactive, corrosive to pipes, and destructive to catalysts in petroleum refineries. Sulfur emission are strictly regulated globally. When released into the atmosphere sulfur dioxide converts to sulfuric acid resulting in adverse effects on human health and the environment. Sulfur detection is found useful in many other industries; therefore, detection of sulfur compounds in ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • EU environment council conclusions

    Main results of the EU Environment Council held on 20 December 2007 The Council reached political agreement on a draft directive including aviation activities into the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme within the European Community. It also adopted common positions on: a draft directive on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy; a draft directive on waste; and ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2015

    The European Union (EU) Emission Trading System (ETS) covers about 45% of the EU's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHG emissions from the installations included in the ETS decreased by 24% between 2005 and 2014. The emission level reached in 2014 was the lowest since 2005, when the system was launched. It was also lower than the 21% reduction target for the year 2020. Between 2013 and 2014, ...

  • 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

  • Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

    Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 ...

  • Legislation: The Eu Directive On Industrial Emissions: Squaring The Circle of Integrated, Harmonised and Ambitious Technology Standards?

    Keywords: Integrated pollution control, technology standards, emissions trading, h|ar-monisation, information exchange, comitology The EU Directive on Industrial Emissions1 reforms the twice amended, consolidated EU Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control.2 This legislation note critiques key provisions of the new Directive, and comments on whether its main purposes - ...


  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2012

    For the third successive year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has collected EU Member States' data on passenger car registrations, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009. All Member States reported information on Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the mass of cars, together with other vehicle characteristics. This data was used to evaluate the performance in 2012 of the new vehicle ...

  • Revising IPPC: Incremental Change Rather than a Radical Overhaul of EU Industrial Emissions Policy

    Abstract: The European Commission has published a proposal to revise the IPPC Directive (1996/61, codified as 2008/1). The proposal also incorporates six 'sectoral' industrial emissions Directives as annexes: large combustion plants (2001/80); waste incineration (2000/76); solvent emissions (1999/13); and titanium dioxide (78/176, 82/883 and 92/112). The proposal would only extend the scope of ...


  • Global innovation vs. local regulation: introduction of automotive emission control in Sweden and Europe

    The increasing effects of pollution in larger cities in Europe in the 1960s spurred investigations into the sources of pollution and the means for its reduction. One important source of pollution was found to be the increasing fleet of passenger cars. In difference to a common description like "strict vehicle emission regulations were established in EU and EFTA countries in 1995", this paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Overview of the F-Gas Regulation Proposals

    By now you should have an appreciation of F-Gas regulations and what it means to you. But in case you don’t, here’s a quick overview in relation to leak detection. Why have the F-Gas regulations come into force? Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and are sometimes referred to as High ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • An end to the problem of particle emissions

    Austrian biomass heating systems guarantee an 80% cut in emissions. Recent studies have shown that these modern domestic boilers offer a significant reduction in particles, emitting fewer contaminating agents than previous generation boilers and wood stoves – with more than 100mg / ml of particles. The future will be based on new biomass combustion technology which cuts dust emissions from ...

  • New Non-Road Regulations in USA and Europe

    Earlier this year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced Tier 4 emissions standards for diesel engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), which will come into force between 2008 and 2015.The European Union ...

  • Update and revision of Turkish air quality regulation

    The Air Quality Assurance Regulation (AQAR) was issued on October 1986. This regulation was basically a direct translation of the German TA-Luft of 1984. The main purpose of AQAR was to control the effect of industry, domestic heating and Traffic on ambient air quality which previously had not adequately been represented. Two new regulations, "Industry Related Air Pollution Control Regulation" ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SPERCS – a tool for environmental emission estimation

    The EU chemicals regulation REACH requires a hazardous substance registration to identify the uses of a substance and the corresponding conditions of safe use. This includes a human and an environmental safety assessment. Exposure scenarios are developed and employed for estimating emissions resulting from the uses of hazardous substances. To support the environmental assessments, the REACH ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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