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  • California proposes rules to spur clean car growth

    California's Air Resources Board (ARB) is proposing new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Improving the rules on carbon projects

    Climate negotiations must promote capacity building, not impose quotas, if all developing countries are to benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism, argues ZhongXiang Zhang. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative financial incentive built into the Kyoto Protocol to channel funds and technology to developing countries to help them meet their sustainable development goals. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Statement by Secretary Moniz on Release of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants. Below is the statement from Secretary Moniz: “Before President Barack Obama took office, America did not have a comprehensive ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Here’s What They’re Saying About the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands, benefitting families who rely on safe places to swim and healthy fish to eat, farmers who need reliable sources of water to grow their crops, hunters and fishermen who depend on healthy waters for recreation and work, and ...

  • Energy Efficiency a Key Compliance Strategy for States in EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a rule that sets state-specific targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. As the president noted in today’s announcement, one of the most promising compliance options available for states under the rule is increasing their energy efficiency. Previous analysis by the American Council for an ...

  • How clean is Green Energy?

    Environmentalists discover that the World’s largest Solar Thermal Farm launched in California this February, is actually killing birds that fly around its extremely hot towers. This ‘Greener and Cleaner’ farm is alleged for hampering the survival of many other species –and this is where it sparks controversy in certain cautious corners. The above would probably ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • States reliant on fossil fuels sue over new clean air rules

    States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Opponents of the plan filed a flurry of lawsuits at the U.S. Court of Appeals as the Environmental Protection Agency published its final version of the new ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

    California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering California's plugged-in lifestyle, these new efficiency ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Energy Efficiency Poised for Key Role in New Power Plant Rule

    In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), made the following statement: “Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most readily available energy resource to help states cut ...

  • New transfer rules for rooftop solar

    A new consultation launched by the government today seeks views on removing a barrier for building-mounted solar PV by allowing medium and large installations to be moved between buildings without loss of Feed-in-Tariff payments. These proposed changes will enable businesses and factories to take solar panels (with a capacity of greater than 50kW) with them when they relocate, allowing them to ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • EPA, National Aquarium, business leaders stress importance of Clean Water Rule on environment, economy

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined officials from local boating businesses, brewers and the National Aquarium at the Inner Harbor today to highlight what the Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule means to Maryland’s rivers, streams and drinking water. “It’s important that we protect the quality of water in our lakes and rivers by ensuring that the streams ...

  • US utilities resist epa pollution rules

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a three-year schedule for power plants to comply with new pollution rules for utilities. However, company executives argue that the timeline for implementing new rules requiring utilities to reduce emissions of toxic chemicals is too aggressive and could put the reliability of the nation’s electric grid at risk. “If EPA continues on ...

  • Overview of the new draft USEPA MACT boiler rule

    On Dec. 2, 2011, the USEPA released for public comment draft changes of final rules for reconsideration for industrial, commercial and institutional boilers under the MACT Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) program. These will be 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD (“5 D’s”) for boilers at major sources for HAPs and Subpart JJJJJJ (“6 J’s”) for boilers at area (non-major) ...


  • New study shows how EPA clean air rules boost the economy and create jobs

    A new study details the positive impacts on the economy and job creation resulting from companies’ investments in emission control technology in response to new air pollution rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report, New Jobs – Cleaner Air Part II: An Investment in American ...

  • Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

    In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably ...

  • Canada to match US climate change rules

    Canada will adopt climate-change regulations comparable to those of the United States - including new rules for oil sands producers and refiners - to avoid punitive 'green' tariffs, Environment Minister Jim Prentice says. In an interview Tuesday, Mr. Prentice said it is too early to predict whether the bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday will be adopted in its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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