industrial emissions law Articles

  • Border tax adjustments and emissions trading: the implications of international trade law for policy design

    Border tax adjustments offer a means of addressing the competitiveness impacts of rigorous emissions policies, though their status under international trade law is unclear at best. The legality of border adjustments for energy taxes has long been an unsettled question, and the legal uncertainties only multiply when the concept is extended to an emissions trading scheme. Designing a mechanism to ...

  • Opinion: Implementing Climate Change Policy For Agriculture – What Role For The Law?

    Identifying instruments to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation policy has become a pressing issue both for environmental law and for environmental lawyers. We have seen the beginnings of a legislative approach (and an innovative one at that) in the UK with the Climate Change Act of 2008. The 2008 Act initially set 'legally binding targets' for carbon dioxide reduction from 1990 ...


  • War of words waged over Big Apple’s e-waste law

    A legal battle over an e-waste law enacted in New York City could have far-reaching implications throughout the United States and create a “chilling effect” on existing state programs and pending legislation, according to a leading environmental organization. That scenario, however, is being dismissed by industry trade groups representing manufacturers, retailers and distributors of electronics ...

  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 13 Issue 3 2011

    Contents 151 Opinion Planning Reform – ‘The Continuous Revolution’ Meets the Legal Minefield - Hugh Ellis Articles 155 Regulatory Agencies and Regulatory Change: Breaking Out of the Routine Elizabeth A. Kirk and Alison D. Reeves 169 Science and ...


  • Extensions to the emission trading system in Spain

    Climate change is the subject of debate these days derived from the Copenhagen Summit, where the major commitments and agreements have been discussed. In any case, the commitment within the EU is strong and clear for the immediate future. The commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases within the EU framework have as their main flagship the Emission Trading System (ETS) regime established ...

  • Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

    Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a combination of factors, such as the recast ...

  • Panelboard emission control: An historical perspective

    Sometimes the best view of the future can be seen from the past. That's why we've written this paper. We believe that an understanding of the history of emission controls in the panelboard industry will help everyone understand how this industry got to where it is and what the future holds. This account focuses on the evolution of technology devoted to the control of air pollution emissions from ...

  • Minimizing Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

    Managing the operation and maintenance of a facility's air conditioning equipment has always been a major responsibility, as chillers often represent the single largest electrical load in a facility. Since the annual cost of operating chillers is a major ...


    By IHS

  • Summarizing the fundamentals of fugitive emission tracking

    Fugitive emission tracking for a number of key industries is now a focus for the United States and a number of other countries. When a hazardous leak occurs it is important to identify and gauge the amount and type of substance emitted. Officials will gain a better understanding of the challenge posed by greenhouse gases, as they affect global warming. When an unexpected leak of a hazardous ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 ...


  • Book Review: Toxics and Transnational Law: International and European Regulation of Toxic Substances as Legal Symbolism

    Reviewed by Jane Holder      This is a huge book in terms of its scope, its aims and its contribution to the body of environmental law literature (as well as its sheer size).  And yet it is also tightly structured and ...


  • Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

    When Tianjin launched its carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on Dec 26th 2013, it became the fifth ETS operating in China, following Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Now that five of seven pilots have started trading and the rest are expected to start in 2014, the aggregate of all emissions regulated in China through the seven pilots will be the second largest in the world, following ...

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Encouraging green industry innovation

    Recently, in the New York Times Green Column, Bettina Wassener wrote about the “Plastic Disclosure Project,” which annually surveys industry on their overall plastic use and reports back on consumption trends. The goal of the project is to raise ...

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Inside China’s emissions trading scheme: First steps and the road ahead

    China launched its first pilot emission trading program this past June. This development is potentially a major marker in the country’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Shenzhen Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) program will cover some 635 industrial companies from 26 industries. This is the first of seven ...

  • ADGAS Builds on Tradition of Innovation and Leadership with a New Flaring and Emissions Reporting System

    Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company or ADGAS was established in 1973 as the first liquefied natural gas production company in the entire Middle East and North Africa region. For four decades, ADGAS has pioneered liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and marketing in this region. Today, the company is a recognized industry leader serving its customers and ...


    By IHS

  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer + Zeolite Wheel for VOC Emissions Abatement - Case Study

    Case Study: “Heceygo Project” Ehaust Air Treatment Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer For Voc Emissions Treatment ZEOLITE ROTOR-CONCENTRATOR + REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER The Technical Solution For Large Air Flows With Low Solvent Concentrations PROJECT MAIN DATA: ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


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