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  • 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 SERIES

  • Regulations being developed for international carbon credits

    The government is developing regulations to specify the carbon credits known as assigned amount units that will be accepted for compliance with the emissions trading scheme, Climate Change Minister David Parker announced today. 'The ETS legislation allows imported assigned amount units, or AAUs, to be surrendered under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme, but only where these AAUs meet the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Regulations being developed for international carbon credits

    The government is developing regulations to specify the carbon credits known as assigned amount units that will be accepted for compliance with the emissions trading scheme, Climate Change Minister David Parker announced today. 'The ETS legislation allows imported assigned amount units, or AAUs, to be surrendered under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme, but only where these AAUs meet the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • EPA To Develop Regulations for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 11, 2007) Today EPA announced plans to develop regulations to establish a clear path for geologic sequestration, a process of injecting captured carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in deep rock formations for long-term storage. Once completed, the regulations will ensure there is a consistent and effective permit system under the Safe Drinking Water Act for commercial-scale ...

  • EPA Exempts Carbon Dioxide Injection From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule that will exempt carbon dioxide streams captured from power plants and industrial sources and injected underground for geologic sequestration from federal hazardous waste regulations. The agency did not make the text of the final rule available Dec. 19. The EPA said carbon dioxide injected into Class VI wells approved for geological ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Huhne: Strong, independent, regulator crucial for secure, low-carbon, affordable energy

    DECC published the conclusions of two reviews today that aim to support the delivery of energy and climate change goals by strengthening the way regulation is carried out in the gas and electricity markets, and improving delivery of DECC programmes. The Ofgem Review proposes new legislation for government to set high-level strategic goals that the energy regulator will play a part in meeting. ...

  • EPA Carbon Standards for Modified Plants Impose Double Regulation, Utilities Say

    An Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule that would require modified and reconstructed power plants to meet two different carbon dioxide emissions standards under separate provisions of the Clean Air Act is illegal, states and industry groups said. “The EPA provides no discussion regarding how an affected [electricity generating unit] could meet two different standards, the basis ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA Proposal to Regulate Carbon Dioxide From Existing Plants Under OMB Review

    The White House is reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would set the first carbon dioxide emissions limits for existing power plants. However, the EPA has revealed few details of what the proposed new source performance standards might entail. The EPA sent its proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review March 31. “They're doing a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Emissions from shipping to be regulated

    Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC will continue to consider a number of proposals for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Calculating carbon emissions

    Refrigerant Gas & Fugitive Emissions Compliance Includes CO2 Calculations If you manage a facility using a refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC-R) system, it’s time to comply with federal and state environmental laws regarding carbon emissions. To help reduce greenhouse gases, the law requires calculating carbon emissions. This ...


    By Verisae

  • Carbon masters respond to mandatory carbon reporting consultation

    DEFRA´s consultation on the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Draft Regulations will close this week. In response to the consultation, Carbon Masters have developed the second paper in our Mandatory Carbon Reporting series, which can be downloaded here. The briefing paper highlights some of the key issues from the DEFRA consultation and shares Carbon Masters perspective on the draft ...


    By Carbon Masters

  • Action needed on testing and regulation of nanomaterials

    A recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) has presented a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge about the effect of new materials on the environment, focusing on nanotechnology. The authors recommend that more testing is urgently needed and that existing regulations should be amended to control the development of nanomaterials, given the state of ...

  • Subprime Carbon: Preparing for the dangers of hidden carbon risk

    WRI is drawing lessons from the subprime mortgage crisis to prepare the financial community for another potentially paradigm-shifting market change: the advent of carbon regulation. With the Wall Street financial meltdown on everyone’s mind, the dangers of hidden risks are a timely topic. At a minimum, there are two key lessons here with respect to climate change and carbon risk. First, markets ...

  • EA sees itself as a `facilitator` and `regulator`

    Environment Agency chair Lord Chris Smith has said that the EA has to see itself as a facilitator as well as a regulator. Smith was speaking at the Royal Society for the Arts lecture called Out of the Red, Into the Green - after the credit crunch: a more sustainable future? (11 February). He was addressing topics about the economy and the environmental challenges. He said: “We have to become an ...

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Stove manufacturers prepare for emissions regulations

    From 1st January 2022, a European regulation will impose Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters. Regulation (EU) 2015/1185 24/5/2015 describes the requirements which will harmonise energy consumption, particulate matter, organic gaseous compounds, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides emission requirements for solid fuel local space heaters throughout the European Union. John ...


    By Signal Group Ltd

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...

  • Cleaning up the carbon market

    This week the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. While many are celebrating the start up success of multibillion-dollar CDM experiment designed to curb global warming, CDM regulators themselves are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 SERIES

  • Carbon dioxide storage 101

    Scientists and engineers will soon be able to receive advanced training and certification in burying and permanently storing underground the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as part of a recent stimulus award from the Department of Energy. The DOE awarded nearly $1 million to the Seattle-based Environmental Outreach and Stewardship Alliance (EOS) to develop a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) ...

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