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  • Colorado can meet future carbon emissions standards

    New analysis of Colorado’s power sector finds that the state has the policies and opportunity to further reduce their carbon emissions in coming years. The analysis, conducted by the World Resources Institute, shows existing state policies and improved use of infrastructure could lower ...

  • Setting the standard for carbon storage

    CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will be developed by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tackling air pollution in China

    Original story at MIT News A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year — roughly 4,000 a day — from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the nation’s ...

  • ITWire, carbon emissions solution

    In what is claimed to be a first, a new reporting software product, aimed at simplifying carbon emissions reporting across Australia's business community, has been launched. Perth-based company, BMS Solutions, has developed a package called CINTELLATE to measure Australian organisations' carbon footprints using data collection, measurement and reporting functions. According to BMS Solutions, ...


  • New Analysis Shows Illinois Can Meet Future Carbon Emissions Standards

    Using existing policies and infrastructure, the state could reduce emissions 35 percent by 2020 New analysis of Illinois’ power sector finds that the state is currently decreasing its carbon pollution emissions and is well positioned to make deeper ...

  • Carbon Standards for Reservation Plants Delayed

    Two of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other. But one of them didn't factor into the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the nation because it is on an American Indian reservation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will hold off on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Helping Industry Reduce Carbon Emissions.

    Climate change and the need to decrease greenhouse gases has become an important global, political and social issue. Many governments are developing new legislation regarding carbon trading and carbon permits. Regulation alone will not solve the issue of greenhouse gas emissions. An effective response to the climate change challenge requires action by everyone - governments, businesses and the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • World`s first standard for deep-earth storage of industrial carbon emissions to be developed by CSA Standards and IPAC-CO2 Research

    Toronto – CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will ...


    By CSA Standards

  • EPA sets stricter emission standards for oil refineries

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. The rules will require for the first time that refineries install air monitors along "fence lines" where pollution enters neighboring communities. The monitors will measure levels of benzene and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chris Huhne letter to the guardian on an emissions performance standard

    The idea that we are “watering down” our commitment is simply incorrect ('Dirtiest coal power plants win reprieve, 16 August'): this Government has committed to introducing an Emissions Performance Standard. We are moving as quickly as possible and our consultation on a radical ...

  • CO2 emission standards for cars: ETUC regrets retreat

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed over the outcome of the vote by the European Parliament Industry Committee because it weakens the proposals aimed at forcing vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. ETUC still defends the entry into force of the system in 2012 and calls for a serious study on the possible impacts of such legislation on ...

  • Trinity Mirror cuts carbon footprint to be first to retain carbon trust standard

    Trinity Mirror has set the standard for others to follow by becoming the first company in the UK to achieve recertification with the Carbon Trust Standard  – the UK’s premier certification for companies that are reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2005 Trinity Mirror has consistently reduced carbon emissions across its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Masters standard awarded to West Dunbartonshire Council

    West Dunbartonshire has become one of the first Councils in the UK to achieve the Carbon Masters Standard. The Council received the award after demonstrating an 11% emission reduction in 2011/12 compared to the previous two years. This reduction, which exceeds the Council´s own targets, has been achieved through the use of fuel efficient vehicles and a change of behavior and habits in the ...


    By Carbon Masters

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • LRQA carbon emissions expert speaking at Carbon Forum Americas

    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) will take a leading role at the upcoming Carbon Forum Americas, February 26-27, 2008, in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Anne-Marie Warris, LRQA Technical Director of Climate Change, will speak on the Voluntary Carbon Market, exploring the roles of the new Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and ISO 14064 in helping organizations and project developers ...

  • California Governor Sets Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles got a power boost today as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order establishing the world's first greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels - the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Because greenhouse gas emissions 'pose a serious threat to the health of California's citizens and the ...

  • Carbon capture in soil could reduce CO2 emissions

    To help mitigate climate change, it is possible to capture carbon in soil to avoid its release into the atmosphere. Breakdown of organic matter by organisms in the soil bacteria, releases carbon and incorporates it into the soil as soil organic matter (SOM). A new review has explored different EU strategies for capturing carbon in soil. As part of the Kyoto1 protocol, the 15 member states that ...

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises sets the standard for carbon reduction

    CocaCola Enterprises (CCE) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard with the highest score for carbon performance in the carbon reduction assessment's history, demonstrating outstanding results from the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. CCE is also the first major soft drinks manufacturer to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, which recognises the achievements of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Senate rejects bid to block carbon standards

    Late last night, the Senate rejected a bid to block standards to limit the dangerous carbon pollution that is driving climate change. The measure, an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution proposed by Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK, would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency and the executive branch from developing standards under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon emissions ...

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