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  • RTI International supports EPA`s development of the first climate change regulation

    With the support of researchers at RTI International and other contractors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States. Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and through industrial ...


    By RTI International

  • 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

  • Regulation for a sustainable water industry

    A new report published this month by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM, UK), Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry, describes CIWEM's positive vision for the future water industry in England and Wales. CIWEM believes a wide-reaching review of the governance of the water industry is needed now to ensure that our use of water is sustainable in the long ...

  • The right’s resistance to regulation

    Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades. Written by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office.You can read the original story in MIT NewsJames Watt, who served as Secretary of the Interior from 1981 ...

  • Water regulator to be reviewed

    Ofwat, the water regulator for England and Wales, is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for future challenges, the Government announced. The process will examine how the industry regulator works, whether it offers good value for money and if it is delivering what the Government and customers expect. The economic regulator was set up 20 years ago at the time the water industry was privatised, to ...

  • Australian water market regulations finalised

    The Federal Executive Council has approved the Water Amendment Regulations 2008, which set out the process the Minister for Water will follow in making water market and water charge rules. Under the Water Act 2007, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the task of advising the Minister on draft rules to give farmers flexibility to trade their water access rights and ...


    By Australian Government

  • ExxonMobil probed on climate science

    ExxonMobil is being investigated by New York state over whether it lied to the public about the risks of climate change, the oil giant said Thursday. Ken Cohen, a vice president for public affairs at ExxonMobil, described the demand for documents as a "broad subpoena" and said the company was still reviewing how to respond to it. A person familiar with the New York prosecutor's thinking said ...

  • Uncovering the Costs of Climate Mitigation

    Original story at MIT news. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions will come at a cost to energy producers, industry and consumers. Policymakers around the globe are working to determine the most effective and cost efficient way to reduce these emissions — from renewable energy subsidies and ...

  • Cities sign on to climate action

    Cities have sent a strong message to national governments ahead of the upcoming round of climate talks, scheduled to begin in Cancún, Mexico, at the end of this month. The message is: we are acting to address our planet's changing climate and we want you to do the same. On Nov. 21, 135 mayors from around the world signed an agreement to address climate change at the World Mayors Summit on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A Roadmap to respond to the climate crisis

    Tonight, President Obama will address the nation at the State of the Union, laying out his priorities for his second term. Climate change is expected to be high on the list, especially following the Inauguration when the president declared that a failure to respond would ...

  • Canada’s climate change plans

    Although a national climate change strategy for Canada is still being developed, every province and territory has initiated plans of their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article summarizes the stated climate change policies of Canada’s top 5 greenhouse gas emitting provinces, and offers a comment on the implications of these initiatives for an eventual National Climate Change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) (PECOS 1/14, PE-CO#6;S 1/14 COR 1, 7929/14 ADD 1). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • 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

  • Changes to Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations announced

    The government has announced changes to The Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations, introduced as part of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The European Commission is updating guidance on the application of cost effectiveness tests for the installation of final customer meters into existing buildings on heat ...


    By ENER-G

  • CCL – Climate Change Levy

    ENMAT provides Climate Change Agreement Performance Tracking facilities to monitor    and record specific energy consumption against set milestones.   ...

  • CSA in Climate Change

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and codes, has announced the availability of its CSA in Climate Change Background Report. The new white paper was developed to help provide the media, public, academia, government bodies and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of CSA's role in supporting the development and deployment of technologies, services ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New UK independent nuclear regulator proposed

    “A new era of world class nuclear power demands that we continue to set world class safety standards.” – Lord Hunt A single, easily identifiable, body for regulating the civil nuclear energy sector was proposed by the Government today. The new body would combine responsibility for overseeing safety, security and transport of civil nuclear sites and material. Speaking at a nuclear supply chain ...


  • Climate Change and Wealth Creation

    Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a business opportunity. That is the core message in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Cap-and-Trade regulation posted on Ontario Environmental Registry

    Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted on the Environmental Registry February 25, 2016, a regulatory proposal for a new cap-and-trade regulation designed to generate approximately $1.8-1.9 billion per year to fund projects aimed at reducing emissions. The proposed framework includes: An appendix presenting detailed technical information for the ...

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