On March 20, 2015, the Notice of Opportunity to Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Pennycress (Thlaspi Arvense) Oil for Use in Biofuel Production that was discussed in the March 19, 2015, Biobased and Renewable Products Update was published in the Federal Register. The docket number is EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0091 and comments on the notice close on April 20, 2015.
- Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
- Pennycress oil notice published in the federal register
Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release
The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according to a recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rochester. Methane hydrate, which is also referred to as gas hydrate, is a naturally-occurring, ice-like form of methane and water that is stable within a narrow range of pressure and temperature conditions. These conditions are mostly found in...
Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015
Summary of data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union Background and policy International policy The greenhouse gases addressed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) include several groups of fluorinated gases, the so-called F-gases. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) are covered by the Kyoto Protocol and are also included in the...
Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.
We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of CO2 equivalent in 2010 — about 11 percent of all methane generated by humans. The United States had the highest total quantity...
Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2014
1 GHG emissions in 2014 compared to 2013 1.1 Summary (last year)Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) decreased by 185 million tonnes, or 4.1% compared to 20132 to reach their lowest level in 2014 (4282 Mt CO2 eq.). This significant decrease in emissions in 2014 came with an increase in GDP of 1.4 %. This resulted in a lower GHG-emission intensity of GDP in the EU in 2014, which can be attributed to the sharp decline in the consumption of heat and electricity. This was in turn triggered by the lower heat demand...
Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2014 and inventory report 2016
ES.1 Background information on greenhouse gas inventories and climate change 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 between 1990 and the current calendar year (t) minus two (t–2), for emissions and removals within the area covered by its Member States (i.e. emissions taking place within its territory).The present report is the official inventory submission of the European...