emissions standard News

  • Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Deal reached on car emission standards

    Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06). In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed ...

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Emissions from Airplanes Beg For New Standards

    The next time you consider flying to a “green” event, think about the impact of air travel. According to Flying Clean, long haul flights produce on average twice as much emissions per mile traveled per passenger than cars and short haul flights produce three times as much.  At the time ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • 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

  • Can congress thwart EPA’s emission standards proposal?

    Late last month, the day after the U.S.’s 111th Congress officially adjourned, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson announced that, despite the fact lawmakers failed to pass President Barack Obama’s ambitious energy bill, the organization would tackle climate change within its own means ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Terex CR662RM Meets Tier IVi Emissions Standards

    Powered by the Cummins QSB6.7 turbocharged diesel engine, the new Terex CR662RM RoadMix material transfer vehicle and paver meets stringent Tier IVi (Stage III B) emissions standards. Offering the same 260 hp (191 kW) output as the previous model, the machine’s new power unit is 5 percent more fuel efficient to extend operating intervals between tank refills. The engine features a cooled ...


    By Terex

  • 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 ...

  • ZPP Reports G3 Emissions Standard Fully Implemented

    Zongshen PEM Power Systems Inc. (TSX: ZPP) ("ZPP", or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Chinese central government has fully enacted the emissions standards set out in State Policy No. 3 ("G3") which bans the production and sale of motorcycles that do not meet this emissions standard. G3, which replaced the emission standards set out in State Policy No. 2 ("G2"), was enacted by the ...


    By Marketwire

  • New emission standards boon to US environment and auto industry

    US President Barack Obama outlined last week the country’s first auto fuel efficiency plan in an attempt to reduce vehicle emissions and reduce dependency on foreign oil. The CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards are expected to increase the cost to the consumer per vehicle purchased by $1,300 by 2016 when the plan is fully implemented. The savings that result from better fuel ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA issues stringent emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plants

    In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards - which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry - would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Finalizes Standards to Cut Emissions for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production Facilities

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final standards for facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride and copolymers (PVC) with the aim of reducing harmful air emissions. According to the agency, facilities will be required to monitor emissions at certain points in the PVC production process to ensure that the standards are met.    One compound released during the manufacture ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Deadline extended for GHG Emission Data Transfer Standard consultation

    Stakeholders have an extra 30 days to give their feedback on the enquiry draft for Emission Data Transfer – Requirements. You can now submit your feedback up to 4 May 2016. “We have taken the decision to extend the consultation deadline in order to align with the ...


    By PEFC International

  • New generation diesel cars are likely to exceed emissions standards on the road

    More Europeans are driving diesel cars, with important implications for vehicle emissions. A new study suggests that diesel cars may emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) at levels far higher than emissions standards, even when considering the newest generation of diesel cars. Part of the problem is that tests of vehicle emissions in the laboratory do not accurately reflect on-road emissions. Owing ...

  • EPA announces next steps on emissions standards for boilers, certain incinerators

    Today a federal District Court judge in Washington D.C. issued an order extending by 30 days EPA’s deadline to issue emission standards for large and small boilers and solid waste and sewage sludge incinerators. EPA is disappointed that the extension was not longer. However, the agency will work diligently to issue these standards by this new deadline. The standards will be significantly ...

  • Cities get common standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions

    The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries. UNEP, UN-HABITAT, and the World Bank jointly launched a Global Greenhouse Gas Standard for cities at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro today. City mayors, other urban leaders, businesses and civil society all recognize the need to act to reduce the impacts of climate ...

  • Forestry sector GHG emission data transfer standard – need to know more?

    The use of the PEFC framework to transfer forestry sector Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission related data along the supply chain has been the subject of increasing interest among the bioenergy sector and other industry sectors processing forest-based materials in recent years. In response, a Task Force has developed a draft document as an attempt to outline requirements for a strictly voluntary ...


    By PEFC International

  • EPA seeks to adopt emission standards for large commercial aircraft

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to adopt new air pollution standards for engines used primarily in large commercial aircraft, including 737s, 747s, and 767s. The proposal would reduce ground-level nitrogen oxide emissions by an estimated 100,000 tons nationwide by 2030. Exposure to nitrogen oxide emissions can cause and aggravate lung diseases and increase ...

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